Chromosomal Polymorphism in Caribbean Island Populations of Drosophila Willistoni.

@article{Townsend1958ChromosomalPI,
  title={Chromosomal Polymorphism in Caribbean Island Populations of Drosophila Willistoni.},
  author={Jennette Townsend},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1958},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={38-42}
}
  • Jennette Townsend
  • Published 1958 in
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
In Drosophila willistoni, the amount of chromosomal polymorphism measured as the mean number of heterozygous inversions per fly in a population was found by da Cunha, Burla, and Dobzhansky,l and verified by others,2' to be generally proportional to the diversity of ecological niches available to the particular population. Recently Dobzhansky4 examined samples of this species from Central America and the Caribbean islands and concluded that (a) the amount of chromosomal polymorphism measured… CONTINUE READING

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