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

D. A. Powers, T. Lauerman, D. Crawford, M. Smith, I. Gonzalez‐Villasenor, L. DiMichelet

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)169-184
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Volume39
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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