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International Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 301894, 9 pages
Chromatin Evolution and Molecular Drive in Speciation
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8572, Japan
Received 14 July 2011; Accepted 5 October 2011
Academic Editor: Chau-Ti Ting
Copyright © 2012 Kyoichi Sawamura. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Are there biological generalities that underlie hybrid sterility or inviability? Recently, around a dozen “speciation genes” have been identified mainly in Drosophila, and the biological functions of these genes are revealing molecular generalities. Major cases of hybrid sterility and inviability seem to result from chromatin evolution and molecular drive in speciation. Repetitive satellite DNAs within heterochromatin, especially at centromeres, evolve rapidly through molecular drive mechanisms (both meiotic and centromeric). Chromatin-binding proteins, therefore, must also evolve rapidly to maintain binding capability. As a result, chromatin binding proteins may not be able to interact with chromosomes from another species in a hybrid, causing hybrid sterility and inviability.
Are there biological generalities that underlie hybrid sterility or inviability? In other words, do common mechanisms dictate that mules and leopons, for example, are sterile? The widely accepted Dobzhansky-Muller incompatibility (DMI) model of reproductive isolation [1, 2] does not provide an answer to this question. Instead, the DMI model only predicts that combinations of incompatible genes from different species lead to sterile or inviable hybrids. According to Mayr , reproductive isolation is an accidental byproduct of speciation. Recently, around a dozen “speciation genes” have been identified, and the biological functions of these genes are revealing molecular generalities that control hybrid sterility and inviability [4–8] (but see ). They are chromatin evolution and molecular drive in speciation.
Dover  argues, “In the case of many families of genes and noncoding sequences…, fixation of mutations within a population may proceed as a consequence of molecular mechanisms of turnover within the genome [i.e., molecular drive]. …There are circumstances in which the unusual concerted pattern of fixation permits the establishment of biological novelty and species discontinuities [i.e., reproductive isolation]…” Genes encoding heterochromatin proteins may have evolved rapidly to counteract mutations within repetitive DNA sequences in heterochromatin, which accumulate by molecular drive. The molecular drive theory once dominated the field of speciation, supported by the discovery that selfish transposable elements cause hybrid dysgenesis [11–14]. However, this hypothesis has been discounted, as there is no direct evidence that transposons are involved in reproductive isolation [15, 16] (but see [17, 18]). Even the most contemporary textbook concerning speciation  does not cite the Dover’s .
2. Lhr and Hmr of Drosophila
When Drosophila melanogaster females mate with Drosophila simulans males, only weak, sterile, female hybrids eclose, as male hybrids die during larval stages . Watanabe  discovered a D. simulans mutation, Lethal hybrid rescue (Lhr), that prevents hybrid larval lethality and restores female hybrid vigor . It was thought that the wild-type allele of D. simulans Lhr was incompatible with X-linked genes from D. melanogaster. It has since been demonstrated that Lhr encodes a heterochromatin protein, HP3, which contains a boundary element-associated factor 32/Su(var)3-7/Stonewall (BESS) domain [23–25]. The X-linked Hybrid male rescue (Hmr) of D. melanogaster  has an effect similar to Lhr when mutated, and it also restores female hybrid fertility in this context . Hmr encodes a DNA-binding protein with two myb/SANT-like in Adf-1 (MADF) domains .
LHR and HMR may physically interact through their BESS and MADF domains and may colocalize to specific chromatin regions. LHR also interacts with the heterochromatin proteins HP1 and HP6, as demonstrated by yeast two-hybrid (Y2H) experiments, RNA interference (RNAi) knockdown, and Bayesian network analysis [23, 25, 29–31]. The ratio of the number of nonsynonymous substitutions per nonsynonymous site to the number of synonymous substitutions per synonymous site (Ka/Ks)  and McDonald-Kreitman (MK) test  indicate that Hmr and a subset of genes encoding heterochromatin proteins (including Lhr and HP6) have evolved under positive selection [23, 28, 31, 34]. The involvement of Lhr and Hmr in reproductive isolation is reminiscent of speciation mediated by molecular drive. A comprehensive analysis of LHR, but not HMR, binding sites in the genome has been performed .
3. zhr of Drosophila
Involvement of heterochromatic repetitive sequences in hybrid inviability is evident when crosses between D. simulans females and D. melanogaster males (reciprocal to the cross discussed above) are analyzed. Progeny from this cross are sterile, male hybrids, as most female hybrids die during embryogenesis [20, 36]. We discovered zygotic hybrid rescue (zhr), a D. melanogaster gene that prevents female embryonic lethality in this context . Genetic analyses using chromosome deficiencies and duplications [38–40] indicate that female hybrids are rescued if the number of 359-bp repetitive sequences (1.688 satellite) on the D. melanogaster X chromosome is decreased. In addition, hybrids of both sexes are inviable when repetitive sequences are added. In embryos from D. simulans mothers, chromatin regions rich in the 1.688 satellite are not properly condensed , resulting in mitotic defects such as chromosome bridges and irregularly spaced nuclei [41, 42].
The 1.688 satellite was one of the earliest sequences cloned in Drosophila [43, 44] and represents more than 4% of the D. melanogaster genome [45–47]. Related sequences are present in D. simulans, but the homology is low [48–51]. Heterochromatin regions rich in the 1.688 satellite may represent binding sites for the putative HMR/LHR complex. However, because zhr only affects hybrid viability when D. simulans females are crossed to D. melanogaster males (not the reciprocal cross), the larval and embryonic hybrid-inviability phenotypes associated with these crosses were thought to be independent (see [37, 52] for additional evidence). However, the possibility remains that female hybrids from D. melanogaster mothers are viable because proteins necessary to cope with D. melanogaster heterochromatin on the X chromosome are supplied maternally. This explanation is consistent with the model proposed by [53, 54]. Identification of proteins that bind to the 1.688 heterochromatin satellite will be informative [55–58]. maternal hybrid rescue (mhr) of D. simulans  and Simulans hybrid females rescue (Shfr)  represent loci encoding strong 1.688-binding candidates.
Although the 1.688 satellite does not seem to encode any proteins, it is transcribed in ovaries and silenced by the RNAi machinery. This silencing is mediated by repeat-associated small interfering RNA, also called Piwi-associated RNA . In hybrids, failure to silence the 1.688 satellite may lead to heterochromatin decondensation and lethality . Finally, the hybrid lethal on the X (hlx) locus of D. mauritiana affects viability of D. simulans hybrids and has been mapped to heterochromatin . It will be interesting to determine whether this locus also consists of repetitive sequences, similar to zhr.
4. OdsH of Drosophila
In reciprocal crosses between D. mauritiana and D. simulans, female hybrids are fertile but male hybrids are sterile . Many genes have been identified that affect this male hybrid sterility (for a review see ). These loci are scattered throughout the two genomes, but an X-linked gene, Odysseus (Ods), plays a particularly important role. When the D. mauritiana allele of Ods is cointrogressed with a closely linked gene onto the D. simulans genetic background, males become sterile [64, 65]. This hybrid male sterility gene has been isolated as Ods-site homeobox (OdsH) . OdsH is paralogous to uncoordinated-4 (unc-4), which is expressed in postmitotic neurons and epidermal cells . In Drosophila, OdsH is thought to have arisen through gene duplication and neofunctionalization, thereby assuming a novel role in spermatogenesis [66, 68, 69]. Ample evidence suggests that OdsH, especially its DNA-binding homeodomain, has evolved under positive selection [66, 69]. Four genes downregulated in sterile male hybrids are thought to lie downstream of OdsH . And misexpressed genes are disproportionately more common on autosomes than on the X in the males with OdsH introgression . Regulatory regions of these genes may contain binding sites for the OdsH transcription factor.
Alternatively, but not mutually exclusively, Bayes and Malik  suggested that the ODSH protein localizes to evolutionarily dynamic loci in heterochromatin and that ODSH abundance and localization during premeiotic phases of spermatogenesis are different between D. simulans and D. mauritiana. ODSH from D. mauritiana associates with the heterochromatic Y chromosome of D. simulans, leading to decondensation and male hybrid sterility . These data reveal that rapid heterochromatin evolution affects the onset of male hybrid sterility , in addition to hybrid inviability [37, 41]. However, it remains unclear which DNA sequences ODSH binds with the highest affinity.
5. Nup160 and Nup96 of Drosophila
The discovery of strains that restore the fertility of D. simulans/D. melanogaster female hybrids  provided the tools to introgress D. simulans chromosomal segments onto the D. melanogaster genetic background . Both male and female introgression homozygotes successfully made were sterile, and the genes responsible for the male and female sterility have been mapped [75–77]. Among them, Nucleoporin 160 (Nup160) of D. simulans was identified as the gene underlying female sterility on the D. melanogaster genetic background . Both D. simulans Nup160 and Nucleoporin 96 (Nup96), which also encodes a component protein of the nuclear pore complex (NPC), cause inviability in D. melanogaster/D. simulans male hybrids [78–80]. This is independent of the F1 hybrid inviability that can be rescued by Lhr mutation and is only revealed in introgression bearers or hemizygotes made from D. melanogaster deficiencies [81, 82].
Population genetics studies have indicated that positive selection is operating in seven nucleoporin genes, including Nup160 and Nup96 [79, 80, 83] and have revealed significant correlated evolution between them . Several hypotheses have been proposed for why nucleoporins are evolving so rapidly in Drosophila [78–80, 83], but here I will focus on the hypothesis most highly related to the molecular drive theory. The NPC forms channels that allow transport of macromolecules between the nucleus and cytoplasm (for a recent review see ). In addition, NPC components also function in kinetochore/spindle formation and transcriptional regulation (i.e., dosage compensation) [86–91]. The evolution of scaffold nucleoporins (the NUP107-160 complex) may have accelerated to recognize repetitive sequences in centromeric heterochromatin. In this way, incompatible NPCs may result in hybrid sterility and inviability through improper kinetochore formation. Alternatively, small RNAs derived from repetitive DNA sequences may not be properly trafficked in cells with incompatible NPCs. This leads to chromatin decondensation and, ultimately, sterility or inviability. Such a model has been proposed in the meiotic drive system of D. melanogaster (see below). In this case, mislocalized and truncated Ran GTPase Activating Protein (RanGAP), which is encoded by Segregation distortion (Sd) , disrupts proper nuclear transport of small RNAs derived from Responder (Rsp) and ribonucleoprotein complexes that are required to suppress the Rsp satellites [54, 93].
6. Prdm9 of Mice
Evidence for chromatin mechanisms in speciation is not restricted to Drosophila. In the cross between Mus musculus musculus and M. m. domesticus, female hybrids are fertile, but male hybrids are sterile (for a review see ; see also [95, 96]). Backcross analyses have indicated that three or more independently segregating loci are involved in this male hybrid sterility. One gene, Hybrid sterility 1 (Hst1) of M. m. domesticus, is polymorphic: the Hst1s allele causes sterility, but Hst1f does not . This situation is similar to the hybrid rescue mutations in Drosophila. The Hst1 locus was mapped to the PR domain zinc finger protein 9 (Prdm9) gene, where PR stands for PRDIBF1 and RIZ homology. Prdm9 encodes a histone H3 lysine 4 (H3K4) trimethyltransferase , which is also known as the Meisetz, meiosis-induced factor containing a PR/SET domain and a zinc-finger motif . Hybrid males sterilized by the Prdm9 introgression exhibit frequent dissociation of the X and Y chromosomes during meiosis , similar to the sterile male hybrid from a cross between M. m. musculus and M. spretus [100–102]. A gene involved in M. musculus/M. spretus male hybrid sterility and a gene responsible for X-Y dissociation in M. m. musculus/M. m. molossinus hybrid males (the latter termed Sex-chromosome association (Sxa)) have been mapped to the pseudoautosomal region of the X chromosome [103, 104]. The heterochromatin content of this region is quantitatively different among species or subspecies [105, 106].
The DNA-binding domain of PRDM9 consists of multiple, tandem C2H2 zinc finger domains and is evolving rapidly under positive selection in diverse metazoans, including rodents and primates. Rapid evolution of this binding domain likely results from recurrent selection for binding specificity to satellite DNAs [107–109]. The interaction between PRDM9 and repetitive sequences also affects meiotic recombination [110–112]. Histone H3 modifications are typical epigenetic events that determine chromatin status (for reviews see [113, 114]). Genomic regions characterized by heterochromatin-mediated gene silencing are rich in histone H3K9 methylation and have few histone acetylations. In contrast, histones in transcriptionally active euchromatic regions are highly acetylated and methylated at H3K4. Interestingly, chromatin structures regulated by H3K9 methylation, Su(var)3-9, HP1, or the RNAi pathway are required to maintain the structural integrity of tandemly repeated, heterochromatic sequences, like the 1.688 satellite, in D. melanogaster .
7. Three Drives in Speciation
The meiotic drive model of male hybrid sterility assumes an arms race between meiotic drive genes and suppressor genes in which male hybrids exhibit segregation distortion or sterility if they inherit drive genes, but not their corresponding suppressors [116, 117]. At first, this model was not accepted because cryptic segregation distortion was not detected in interspecies crosses of Drosophila [118, 119]. In the cross between D. mauritiana and D. simulans, one gene involved in male hybrid sterility is not separable from the meiotic drive gene, too much yin (tmy), by recombination . In addition, the gene Overdrive (Ovd) causes both male hybrid sterility and meiotic drive in aged males when D. pseudoobscura pseudoobscura is crossed with D. p. bogotana [121, 122]. Interestingly, Ovd encodes a protein that contains a MADF DNA-binding domain , similar to HMR of D. melanogaster .
In the context of speciation, meiotic drive can be the manifestation of molecular drive. The most common example of this phenomenon is centromere drive. The centromere drive model assumes that both DNA and protein components of centromeric chromatin are evolving rapidly and that incompatibilities between rapidly evolving centromeric components may be responsible for hybrid sterility . In particular, the expansion of centromeric repetitive sequences provides more microtubule attachment sites, thereby creating a stronger centromere that tends to be included in the oocyte nucleus . This represents an alternative force from molecular drive that is distinct from a variety of mutational processes that include replication slippage, unequal exchange, transposition, and excision [10, 124–126]. To suppress potential nondisjunction of chromosomes that carry expanded satellite DNAs, the gene centromere identifier (cid) has evolved rapidly in diverse organisms including Drosophila [127, 128]. cid encodes centromeric histone H3-like, a homologue of human Centromere protein A (CENP-A). Examples of centromeric repeats affecting meiotic drive include the Rsp locus of D. melanogaster, which is the target of Sd , and the Cent728 repeat, which is responsible for female meiotic drive in the Monkeyflower hybrid between Mimulus guttatus and Mimulus nasutus .
8. Applicability and Related Issues
Above I proposed a theory that hybrid sterility and inviability are generally the manifestation of chromatin evolution and molecular drive in the context of speciation, but I do not claim that this model explains every case. Among hybrid incompatibility genes discussed in recent review papers, only 10 of 18 (Table 1 of ), 8 of 14 (Table 1 of ), and 7 of 14 (Table S1 of ) are consistent with this theory. In addition, as most hybrid incompatibility data are from Drosophila, a different trend may appear if reproductive isolation genes are identified from diverse taxa. A famous exception to this theory involves the JYalpha gene in Drosophila. JYalpha encodes a protein with sodium/potassium-exchanging ATPase activity and is located on chromosome 4 in D. melanogaster but on chromosome 3 in D. simulans. Therefore, males carrying homozygous introgression of D. simulans chromosome 4 on the D. melanogaster genetic background are sterile, as they do not inherit JYalpha from either species [131–133]. This is an example of male hybrid sterility caused by gene transposition between species, which is consistent with the gene duplication and nonfunctionalization model of speciation .
Haldane’s rule is generally observed when hybrid sterility and inviability are encountered. This rule states that “when in the F1 offspring of two different animal races one sex is absent, rare, or sterile, that sex is the heterozygous [heterogametic (XY or ZW)] sex” . This rule is empirical and seems to be a composite phenomenon [136–138], although the dominance theory is applicable in most cases . Here I propose an additional explanation for Haldane’s rule, based on chromatin evolution and molecular drive in speciation. In hybrid animals, chromatin-binding proteins supplied from one species may not be able to recognize the other species’ Y or W chromosome, as these chromosomes are generally heterochromatic and have high levels of repetitive satellite DNAs. This results in meiotic or mitotic chromosome decondensation or nondisjunction and leads to hybrid sterility or inviability in the heterogametic sex.
There are several chromatin state systems that have not been discussed yet, which may be related to the present issue. First, inactivation of the X chromosome in primary spermatocytes is necessary for the normal progression of spermatogenesis in heterogametic (XY) males  (but see [141, 142]), a process termed meiotic sex chromosome inactivation (MSCI). In some cases, male hybrid sterility may result from ineffective MSCI, as DNA-binding proteins may not be able to recognize and inactivate X chromosomes from different species (e.g., [63, 102]). Second, genomic imprinting affects a subset of genes, resulting in monoallelic and parent-of-origin-specific expression. This process usually depends on DNA methylation or histone modification (e.g., [143–146]). Species-specific variations in epigenetic marks may disrupt imprinting and lead to hybrid inviability. This can explain classic observations of unilateral incompatibility in rodent and flowering plant species (e.g., [147–150]).
As has been discussed in this paper, major cases of hybrid sterility and inviability seem to result from chromatin evolution and molecular drive in speciation (Table 1). Repetitive satellite DNAs within heterochromatin, especially at centromeres, evolve rapidly through molecular drive mechanisms (both meiotic and centromeric). Chromatin-binding proteins, therefore, must also evolve rapidly to maintain binding capability. As a result, chromatin-binding proteins may not be able to interact with chromosomes from another species in a hybrid, causing hybrid sterility and inviability (Figure 1).
The author’s current study is supported by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (21570001) from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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