Campus Units

Entomology

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-1993

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Medical Entomology

Volume

30

Issue

2

First Page

477

Last Page

480

DOI

10.1093/jmedent/30.2.477

Abstract

Starch gel electrophoresis was used to resolve gene frequencies among populations of screwworm,Cochliomyia hominivorax (Coquerel). The loci examined coded for α-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase, octanol dehydrogenase, and phosphoglucomutase. Flies were sampled by traps widely distributed in Colima Province, southwestern Mexico. Gene frequencies at Odh differed significantly among the 11 populations. Alleles segregating at Pgm and α-Gpdh were homogeneous among populations. There were significant departures from random mating within populations, but no genetic differentiation among populations was detected. The data suggest unrestricted gene flow among populations. Departures from random mating within populations were explained by the pooling of samples from separate breeding units.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Medical Entomology 30 (1993): 477, doi: 10.1093/jmedent/30.2.477.

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Language

en

File Format

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