Stable genetic polymorphism in heterogeneous environments: balance between asymmetrical dispersal and selection in the acorn barnacle.

@article{Veliz2006StableGP,
  title={Stable genetic polymorphism in heterogeneous environments: balance between asymmetrical dispersal and selection in the acorn barnacle.},
  author={David Veliz and Pierre Duchesne and Edwin Bourget and Louis Bernatchez},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={589-99}
}
Elucidating the processes responsible for maintaining polymorphism at ecologically relevant genes is intimately related to understanding the interplay between selection imposed by habitat heterogeneity and a species' capacity for dispersal in the face of environmental constraints. In this paper, we used a model-based approach to solve equilibria of balanced polymorphism, given values of fitness and larval dispersal among different habitats in the acorn barnacle Semibalanus balanoides from the… CONTINUE READING