An estimate of the amount of genetic variation in the common mussel Mytilus edulis

  title={An estimate of the amount of genetic variation in the common mussel Mytilus edulis},
  author={Mahmud Ahmad and David O. F. Skibinski and John A. Beardmore},
  journal={Biochemical Genetics},
Allozyme variation in a population of the common mussel Mytilus edulis in Mumbles, South Wales, has been studied by starch gel electrophoresis. On the basis of data obtained for 34 loci, we estimate the proportion of loci polymorphic to be 30%. Using only the 29 loci for which individual genotypes can be accurately typed, the average heterozygosity is estimated to be 9.5±3.6%. The calculated expected average heterozygosity based on Hardy-Weinberg expectations is identical with the observed… CONTINUE READING
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