Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2004

Journal or Book Title

Insect Molecular Biology

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

293

Last Page

303

DOI

10.1111/j.0962-1075.2004.00487.x

Abstract

Randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) analysis was performed to infer the magnitude and pattern of genetic differentiation among boll weevil populations from eighteen locations across eight US states and north-east Mexico. Sixty-seven reproducible bands from six random primers were analysed for genetic variation within and between weevil populations. Genetic and geographical distances among all populations were positively correlated, reflecting a pattern of isolation by distance within a larger metapopulation. Gene flow between south-central, western and eastern regions is limited, but migration between locations within regions appears to be relatively frequent up to distances of ∼300–400 km. However, estimates of effective migration were much lower than those estimated from mtDNA-RFLP data reported previously.

Comments

This article is from Insect Molecular Biology 13 (2004): 293, doi:10.1111/j.0962-1075.2004.00487.x.

Rights

Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS