Population Genetics of Zoarces Viviparus (L.): A Review

  • Freddy Bugge Christiansen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 19)


The now almost classical controversy as to whether the vast amount of biochemically defined genetic variation in natural populations needs to be explained by adaptive differences between genotypes is an overwhelming argument for detailed studies which have the potential of revealing and describing the action of natural selection on these polymorphisms. However, the mere existence of the controversy emphasizes the difficulty involved in designing such studies so that a reasonably clear answer emerges. Among several possible approaches to the problem, we will discuss the possibility of measuring selection solely by direct observation of the genetic composition of a natural population.


Sexual Selection Gene Frequency Random Mating Male Gamete Gene Frequency Difference 
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