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D. simulans with variable Y chromosomes

ABSTRACT: Y chromosome from different Drosophila simulans were introgressed into the same genetic background. Strains showing distinct sex-ratio distortion were clustered according to the ratio of males and females observed in the progeny. Strains showing disproportionally high number of female flies in the progeny were contrasted with strains displaying the proportion of male and females flies close to 1:1. In addition, interspecific Y chromosome from Drosophila sechellia (Ysec) was compared with D. simulans Y chromosomes. Total RNA was extracted from whole flies using TRIzol (Life Technologies). The synthesis of cDNA and its labeling with fluorescent dyes (Cy3 and Cy5) as well as hybridization reactions were carried out using 3DNA protocols and reagents (Genisphere). A minimum of 2 biological replicas was used, however this number varied according to the hybridization design (See 'Branco et. al, Natural variation of the Y chromosome suppresses sex ratio distortion and modulates testis-specific gene expression in Drosophila simulans' for details of the hybridization design). Microarrays were ~18,000-feature cDNA arrays spotted with D. melanogaster cDNA PCR products. We have recently annotated these probes using the D. simulans genome. Possible biases introduced by using a D. melanogaster platform for a D. simulans genome are minimized because the probed genomes are essentially identical except for the Y chromosomes. Slides were scanned using Axon 400B scanner (Axon Instruments) and GenePix Pro 6.0 software. Foreground fluorescence of dye intensities was normalized by the Loess method in Bioconductor / Limma. Dye "swaps," loop design.

ORGANISM(S): Drosophila simulans  

SUBMITTER: Bernardo Lemos   Alan T Branco  Alan Branco 

PROVIDER: E-GEOD-43665 | ArrayExpress | 2014-02-01



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