Inversion Polymorphism and Adult Emergence in Anopheles stephensi

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Science  07 Apr 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4030, pp. 59-60
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4030.59


The adult carriers of two alternative gene arrangements in Anopheles stephensi were found to have distinct daily distributions of emergence, the heterokaryotype being intermediate between the homokaryotypes. Such differences in temporal organization may arise from inversion coadaptation that results in the production of diversified genetic regulatory systems.