MORPHOMETRIC ADAPTATION OF THE HOUSEFLY, MUSCA DOMESTICA L., IN THE UNITED STATES

@article{Bryant1977MORPHOMETRICAO,
  title={MORPHOMETRIC ADAPTATION OF THE HOUSEFLY, MUSCA DOMESTICA L., IN THE UNITED STATES},
  author={Edwin H. Bryant},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1977},
  volume={31}
}
  • E. H. Bryant
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • Environmental Science
  • Evolution
It has long been recognized that morphometric difference among geographic populations of a species can reveal modes of adaptation to environment and of eventual speciation. Most early studies of such variation were limited to few characters (e.g., Alpatov, 1929; Dobzhansky, 1933), and not until the advent of computers could large suites of characters be analyzed by appropriate techniques of covariation, such as principal component or factor analysis, to isolate and identify underlying patterns… 

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