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Some Contributions of Snails to the Development of Ecological Genetics

  • B. Clarke
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)

Abstract

It has been suggested that the British school of ecological genetics sprang from an upper-middle-class fascination with snails and butterflies (Lewontin, 1974). My task, in the following account, is to argue that, for the molluscs at least, this fascination has a basis in scientific logic.

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Land Snail Chiasma Frequency Area Effect Random Genetic Drift Colour Polymorphism 
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