Lepidoptera Genetics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080066592, 9781483154701

Lepidoptera Genetics

1st Edition

International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology: Zoology

Authors: Roy Robinson
Editors: G. A. Kerkut
eBook ISBN: 9781483154701
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 698
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Lepidoptera Genetics provides a systematic account of the genetics and karyology of Lepidoptera. Topics covered include the use of biometry in genetic studies; population genetics and polymorphism; the rise of industrial melanism; and the evolution of mimicry. The genetics of Rhopalocera and Heterocera is also discussed. This book is comprised of eight chapters and begins with an overview of Lepidoptera species and their genetics, paying particular attention to color and pigmentation, breeding, and resistance to insecticides, as well as the effect of seasonal variations and the environment on Lepidoptera. The next chapter outlines the tenets of genetics that are of value for Lepidoptera research, including particulate heredity, random assortment, sex-linked inheritance, maternal inheritance, and mosaicism. The reader is methodically introduced to the application of biometry to the study of Lepidoptera genetics; the evolution of mimicry in Lepidoptera; and the known heredity of Rhopalocera and Heterocera. The final chapter examines the karyology of Lepidoptera, focusing on the haploid karyotype, polyploidy, chiasmata frequency, supernumerary chromosomes, and sex chromatin. This monograph will be a useful resource for entomologists, geneticists, and biologists.

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter I. Elements of Lepidoptera Genetics Chapter II. Elementary Biometry Chapter III. Population Genetics and Polymorphism Chapter IV. Rise of Industrial Melanism Chapter V. Evolution of Mimicry Chapter VI. Genetics of Rhopalocera Chapter VII. Genetics of Heterocera Chapter VIII. Karyology of Lepidoptera Bibliography Author Index Subject Index Species, Subspecies and Aberration Index


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Roy Robinson

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G. A. Kerkut

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