Evolution of the response patterns to dietary carbohydrates and the developmental differentiation of gene expression of α-amylase in Drosophila

Nobuyuki Inomata, Kyoko Kanda, Marie Louise Cariou, Hidenori Tachida, Tsuneyuki Yamazaki

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Intraspecific variation of α-amylase activity in D. melanogaster and D. immigrans, which is distantly related to D. melanogaster, and interspecific variation of α-amylase activity in 18 Drosophila species were examined. The amount of intraspecific variation of α-amylase activities measured in terms of coefficient of variation in D. melanogaster and D. immigrans was one-half and one-tenth or less, respectively, of the interspecific variation in 18 Drosophila species. We also surveyed the response patterns of α-amylase activity to dietary carbohydrates at the larval and adult stages. The levels of α-amylase activity depended on both repression by dietary glucose (glucose repression) and induction by dietary starch (starch induction). In general, our data suggest that glucose repression was conserved among species at both stages while starch induction was mainly observed in larvae, although the degree of the response depended on species. In D. lebanonensis lebanonensis and D. serrata, larvae expressed electrophoretically different α-amylase variants (isozymes) from those of adult flies. These results may suggest that the regulatory systems responsible both for the response to environment and developmental expression are different among species in Drosophila.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1076-1084
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Molecular Evolution
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1995

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Dietary Carbohydrates
Developmental Genes
dietary carbohydrate
Amylases
amylases
Drosophila
gene expression
carbohydrate
Gene Expression
starch
glucose
Starch
interspecific variation
intraspecific variation
Melanogaster
Glucose
Larva
Drosophila immigrans
larva
larvae

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics

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Evolution of the response patterns to dietary carbohydrates and the developmental differentiation of gene expression of α-amylase in Drosophila. / Inomata, Nobuyuki; Kanda, Kyoko; Cariou, Marie Louise; Tachida, Hidenori; Yamazaki, Tsuneyuki.

In: Journal of Molecular Evolution, Vol. 41, No. 6, 01.01.1995, p. 1076-1084.

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Inomata, Nobuyuki ; Kanda, Kyoko ; Cariou, Marie Louise ; Tachida, Hidenori ; Yamazaki, Tsuneyuki. / Evolution of the response patterns to dietary carbohydrates and the developmental differentiation of gene expression of α-amylase in Drosophila. In: Journal of Molecular Evolution. 1995 ; Vol. 41, No. 6. pp. 1076-1084.
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