Mutation, Selection, and the Maintenance of Life-history Variation in a Natural Population.

Abstract

In an effort to provide insight into the role of mutation in the maintenance of genetic variance for life-history traits, we accumulated spontaneous mutations in 10 sets of clonal replicates of Daphnia pulex for approximately 30 generations and compared the variance generated by mutation with the standing level of variation in the wild population. Mutations… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1998.tb03697.x

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