The effects of natural selection on body colour in the land snail Cepaea nemoralis

@article{Cain1952TheEO,
  title={The effects of natural selection on body colour in the land snail Cepaea nemoralis},
  author={Angus J. Cain and Peter Sheppard},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1952},
  volume={6},
  pages={217-231}
}
IT has been shown in earlier papers (Cain and Sheppard, 1950; Sheppard, 1951) that, contrary to the opinion of other workers, variation in the colour and banding patterns of the very polymorphic land snail Cepaea nemoralis (L.) is not random. It is controlled by natural selection. Two main types of selection are acting; one is physiological, producing here… CONTINUE READING