Long-term balancing selection on chromosomal variants associated with crypsis in a stick insect.


How polymorphisms are maintained within populations over long periods of time remains debated, because genetic drift and various forms of selection are expected to reduce variation. Here, we study the genetic architecture and maintenance of phenotypic morphs that confer crypsis in Timema cristinae stick insects, combining phenotypic information and… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/mec.14280