Differential Climatic Selection in Natural Population of Land Snail Cepaea nemoralis

Abstract

DURING a study of the energetics of a population of the polymorphic land snail Cepaea nemoralis L. on the sand dunes at Braunton Burrows, North Devon, numbers of dead and dying snails were collected during the daylight hours in the summer. They showed similar symptoms, being unable to retract the foot which had become dried, discoloured and unresponsive to… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/247572a0

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