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- Nylin, Sören; Nygren, Georg H.; Windig, Jack J.; Janz, Niklas; Bergström, Anders
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2005 v.84 no.4 pp. 755-765
- Polygonia; Salix caprea; Urtica dioica; butterflies; cages; females; flight; gene flow; genetic variance; genetic variation; heritability; host plants; interspecific variation; major genes; pedigree; phytophagous insects; population structure; probability analysis; sex linkage
- ... In the Lepidoptera, sex-linked genes have been found to be of importance for species differences in, for example, host-plant preference, and have been implicated in ecological speciation. Variation within species is typically not sex-linked. However, in the comma butterfly Polygonia c-album (Nymphalidae) an X-linked gene has been found to play a major role in determining differences in host-plant ...
- Hausdorf, Bernhard; Hennig, Christian
- Biological journal of the Linnean Society 2005 v.84 no.4 pp. 785-795
- Isopoda; Miocene epoch; Pliocene epoch; Tenebrionidae; atmospheric precipitation; butterflies; climate; fauna; habitats; islands; palaeogeography; reptiles; snails; structural equation modeling
- ... Partial Mantel tests and structural equation models were used to investigate the influence of recent geography, palaeogeography and climate on the composition of the fauna of the central Aegean Islands. The composition of land snail and isopod island faunas was significantly influenced by recent and by Pliocene geography. Only Pleistocene palaeogeography had a significant influence on the composit ...