publication . Master thesis . 2007

Association between molecular variation in the phosphoglucose isomerase (Pgi) locus and migration propensity in the Glanville fritillary butterfly

Mattila, Anniina L. K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2007
  • Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto. Bio- ja ympäristötieteiden laitos
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
Habitat fragmentation produces patches of suitable habitat surrounded by unfavourable matrix habitat. A species may persist in such a fragmented landscape in an equilibrium between the extinctions and recolonizations of local populations, thus forming a metapopulation. Migration between local populations is necessary for the long-term persistence of a metapopulation. The Glanville fritillary butterfly (Melitaea cinxia) forms a metapopulation in the Åland islands in Finland. There is migration between the populations, the extent of which is affected by several environmental factors and variation in the phenotype of individual butterflies. Different allelic forms ...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: lipids (amino acids, peptides, and proteins)
free text keywords: 118 Biological sciences, ekologia, metapopulaatio, dispersaali, fosfoglukoosi-isomeraasi (Pgi), ecology, metapopulation, dispersal, phosphoglucose isomerase (Pgi)
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