Sari M. Viinikainen

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Parthenogenetic lineages are predicted to be initially successful, but predisposed to deteriorate due to insufficient genetic diversity. Unexpectedly, parthenogenetic moths do not show any signs of deterioration. We hypothesize that these moths may exhibit levels of genetic diversity which allow them to successfully persist. To test our hypothesis, we(More)
Ten polymorphic microsatellite loci were isolated and characterized for the Wood Tiger Moth (Parasemia plantaginis), a nocturnal moth of the Arctiidae family distributed throughout the globe at mid to northerly latitudes. Characterization of 25 P. plantaginis individuals form central Austria showed moderate to high allelic diversity ranging from 2 to 14(More)
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