Maintenance of polymorphism by potentially injurious genes in eight natural populations of the platyfish,xiphophorus maculatus

Abstract

The polymorphism of the platyfish,Xiphophorus maculatus, consists in part of a series of seven tail patterns produced by micromelanophores, which are controlled by an autosomal series of dominant multiple alleles. Also present are a series of five body patterns produced by macromelanophores which are controlled by an incompletely sex-linked series of dominant multiple alleles.

DOI: 10.1007/BF02981614

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@article{Gordon2008MaintenanceOP, title={Maintenance of polymorphism by potentially injurious genes in eight natural populations of the platyfish,xiphophorus maculatus}, author={Hugh Gordon and Myron J. Gordon}, journal={Journal of Genetics}, year={2008}, volume={55}, pages={1-44} }