Inversion polymorphism in Drosophila has long served as a research subject for a variety of evolutionary studies and continues to be extremely important in understanding evolutionary principles today. Until now, no single volume has ever been assembled as a summary of this work. Drosophila Inversion Polymorphism provides background information, explores new and rigorous approaches to reconstructing phylogenetic relationships from inversion variation, and discusses inversion polymorphism in the six most studied species groups. Some chapters examine general principles and conclusions, some present detailed data sets (many of which have never before been published), and others offer detailed chromosome maps for identification. The book is a one-of-a-kind source of summary discussions and data ripe for analysis. Geneticists, evolutionary biologists, biologists, and all investigators researching inversion polymorphisms should consider Drosophila Inversion Polymorphism a "must-have" volume.
Introduction (C.B. Krimbas and Jeffrey R. Powell). Inferring Chromosome Trees from Inversion Data (J. Sourdis and C.B. Krimbas). Inversion Polymorphisms in Drosophila Pseudoobscura and Drosophila Persimilis (J.R. Powell). The Inversion Polymorphism of Drosophila Subobscura (C.B. Krimbas). Chromosomal Variation in Drosophila Robusta Sturtevant (M. Levitan). Inversion Polymorphism in Drosophila Melanogaster (F. Lemeunier and S. Aulard). Inversion in Hawaiian Drosophila (H.L. Carson). Polytene Chromosome Maps for Hawaiian Drosophila (H.L. Carson, J. Tonzetich, and L.T. Teramoto). Cytological Evolution of the Drosophila Repleta Species Group (M. Wasserman).