Hwei-yu Chang ( iz , Professor )
Research area:
  • Pre-mating isolation mechanisms
  • Female mating preference
  • Male-male interactionl
Gene mapping in Drosophila albomicans
  • By sex-linkage & comparison with D. nasuta Identify Muller's elements
Sex chromosome evolution
  • Hypotheses:
    Y degeneration hypothesis
    Sexual antagonism hypothesis
  • Hypothesis testing:
    Laboratory established Y-like chromosomes
    Adult cDNA libraries & male SSH libraries

  • Postdoctoral fellow: 0
  • Ph.D. student: 0
  • M.S. student: 1
  • Undergraduate student: 0
  • Research assistant: 0

Selected Publications (for further publications, please see the appendix)

  1. Lin, S. H., Y. Y. Huang, and H. Y. Chang*. 2008. Cooption of neo-X and neo-Y chromosomes in Drosophila albomicans. Zool. Stud. 47: 293-301. [SCI]
  2. Yang, Y. Y., C. Y. Lee, Y. H. Yang, S. P. Huang, T. P. Chang, and H. Y. Chang*. 2008. The fate of neo-sex chromosomes in Drosophila albomicans - nasuta hybrid populations. Zool. Stud. 47: 84-95. [SCI]
  3. Chang*, H., and T. Y. Kung. 2008. Evolutionary changes on a Y-like chromosome in hybrids of Drosophila albomicans and D. nasuta. Zool. Stud. 47: 455-465. [SCI]
  4. Chang, T. P., D. H. Tsai, and H. Chang*. 2008. Fusions of Muller’s elements during the chromosome evolution of Drosophila albomicans. Zool. Stud. 47: 574-584. [SCI]
Drosophila Laboratory
Teaching courses:
  • Genetics
  • Evolution
  • Evolutionary genetics
  • Advanced evolution

Drosophila albomicans

The sexual antagonism hypothesis of D. albomicans

The polytene chromosome of D. albomicans


Karyotypes of two Drosophila sibling species