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Allozymes and the Population Structure of Yponomeuta Cagnagellus (Hübner) (Lepidoptera)

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For more content, see Archives Néerlandaises de Zoologie (Vol 1-17) and Animal Biology (Vol 53 and onwards).

A population of rponomeuta cagnagellus from a dune area in The Netherlands was studied extensively for its variation at four polymorphic enzyme loci. Its genetic structure was analysed using inbreeding coefficients (F-statistics). This population is found to be slightly substructured. Investigation of populations from The Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland reveals statistically significant variation at several loci among localities, with those from Switzerland the most divergent. The grand mean FST value for Y. cagnagellus equals .027 ± .013. The observed pattern of allozyme distribution can be accounted for by both selection and drift.

Affiliations: 1: Division of Systematics and Evolutionary Biology, Uniuersity of Leiden, The Netherlands


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