The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus

D. A. Powers, T. Lauerman, Douglas L Crawford, M. Smith, I. Gonzalez-Villasenor, L. DiMichele

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Abstract

Using the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus as an experimental model, we demonstrate how a multi-disciplinary approach to problems of intraspecies genetic variation can provide a better under-standing of complex biodiversity problems than can be addressed by a more monolithic approach. We emphasize the importance of starting with simple molecular systems and making predictions that can be tested by experimentation at a higher level of biological complexity-leading from molecules to cells to organ systems to organisms and eventually laboratory and field selection experiments. Using this interdisciplinary approach, we address the classical 'selectionst/neutralist' controversy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-184
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume39
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Fundulus heteroclitus
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enzyme
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interdisciplinary approach
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organism
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Keywords

  • allelic isozymes
  • biochemical adaptation
  • cDNA
  • LDH-B

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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Powers, D. A., Lauerman, T., Crawford, D. L., Smith, M., Gonzalez-Villasenor, I., & DiMichele, L. (1991). The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Fish Biology, 39(SUPPL. 1), 169-184.

The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus. / Powers, D. A.; Lauerman, T.; Crawford, Douglas L; Smith, M.; Gonzalez-Villasenor, I.; DiMichele, L.

In: Journal of Fish Biology, Vol. 39, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.12.1991, p. 169-184.

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Powers, DA, Lauerman, T, Crawford, DL, Smith, M, Gonzalez-Villasenor, I & DiMichele, L 1991, 'The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus', Journal of Fish Biology, vol. 39, no. SUPPL. 1, pp. 169-184.
Powers DA, Lauerman T, Crawford DL, Smith M, Gonzalez-Villasenor I, DiMichele L. The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus. Journal of Fish Biology. 1991 Dec 1;39(SUPPL. 1):169-184.
Powers, D. A. ; Lauerman, T. ; Crawford, Douglas L ; Smith, M. ; Gonzalez-Villasenor, I. ; DiMichele, L. / The evolutionary significance of genetic variation at enzyme synthesizing loci in the teleost Fundulus heteroclitus. In: Journal of Fish Biology. 1991 ; Vol. 39, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 169-184.
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