Some Contributions of Snails to the Development of Ecological Genetics

  • B. Clarke
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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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