His scientific interests lie mostly in Genetics, Drosophila melanogaster, Evolutionary biology, Gene and Natural selection. His work on Genetics deals in particular with Genome, Directional selection, Genetic variation, Selective sweep and Allele frequency. His Genetic variation study integrates concerns from other disciplines, such as Fixation and McDonald–Kreitman test.
His Drosophila melanogaster study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Sperm, Sperm competition, Genotype, Gene flow and DNA sequencing. He works mostly in the field of Gene flow, limiting it down to concerns involving Nuclear gene and, occasionally, Molecular evolution and Melanogaster. In his study, Drosophila Protein is strongly linked to Population genomics, which falls under the umbrella field of Evolutionary biology.
His primary areas of investigation include Genetics, Drosophila melanogaster, Evolutionary biology, Gene and Melanogaster. His study in Population genetics extends to Genetics with its themes. His Drosophila melanogaster research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Adaptation, Local adaptation, Mating and Sperm.
His Evolutionary biology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Population genomics, Natural selection, DNA, X chromosome and Loss of heterozygosity. David J. Begun focuses mostly in the field of Melanogaster, narrowing it down to topics relating to Drosophila Protein and, in certain cases, Drosophila mojavensis. The various areas that David J. Begun examines in his Genetic variation study include Chromosomal crossover, Linkage disequilibrium, McDonald–Kreitman test, Fixation and Nucleotide diversity.
His primary areas of study are Drosophila melanogaster, Genetics, Natural selection, Melanogaster and Local adaptation. His Drosophila melanogaster research includes elements of Evolutionary biology and Zoology. His work deals with themes such as Cline, Genetic variation and Genomics, which intersect with Evolutionary biology.
As part of his studies on Genetics, he often connects relevant subjects like Population genetics. He has included themes like Neutral theory of molecular evolution, Molecular evolution, Directional selection, Genetic hitchhiking and Neutral mutation in his Population genetics study. Many of his research projects under Gene are closely connected to Open reading frame with Open reading frame, tying the diverse disciplines of science together.
The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Drosophila melanogaster, Genetics, Natural selection, Gene and Local adaptation. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Phenotype, Melanogaster, Intergenic region and Sequence. Gene and Population sample are commonly linked in his work.
The concepts of his Local adaptation study are interwoven with issues in Phylogeography and Genome, Population genomics, Genomics. The study of Adaptation is intertwined with the study of Evolutionary biology in a number of ways.
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Levels of naturally occurring DNA polymorphism correlate with recombination rates in D. melanogaster
David J. Begun;Charles F. Aquadro.
Population Genomics: Whole-Genome Analysis of Polymorphism and Divergence in Drosophila simulans
David J. Begun;Alisha K. Holloway;Kristian Stevens;La Deana W. Hillier.
PLOS Biology (2007)
Female x male interactions in Drosophila sperm competition
Andrew G. Clark;David J. Begun;Timothy Prout.
African and North American populations of Drosophila melanogaster are very different at the DNA level
David J. Begun;Charles F. Aquadro.
Genomic Variation in Natural Populations of Drosophila melanogaster
Charles H. Langley;Kristian Stevens;Charis Cardeno;Yuh Chwen G. Lee.
Population Genomics of Sub-Saharan Drosophila melanogaster: African Diversity and Non-African Admixture
John E. Pool;Russell B. Corbett-Detig;Ryuichi P. Sugino;Kristian A. Stevens.
PLOS Genetics (2012)
Novel genes derived from noncoding DNA in Drosophila melanogaster are frequently X-linked and exhibit testis-biased expression
Mia T. Levine;Corbin D. Jones;Andrew D. Kern;Heather A. Lindfors.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2006)
Strong selective sweep associated with a transposon insertion in Drosophila simulans
Todd A. Schlenke;David J. Begun.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2004)
A genome-wide analysis of courting and mating responses in Drosophila melanogaster females.
Mara K. N. Lawniczak;David J. Begun.
Reduced X-linked nucleotide polymorphism in Drosophila simulans
David J. Begun;Penn Whitley.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2000)
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