Allozyme variation in Parnassius mnemosyne (L.) (Lepidoptera) populations in North-East Hungary: Variation within a subspecies group

Emese Meglécz, Katalin Pecsenye, László Peregovits, Z. Varga

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Abstract

Allozyme polymorphism was studied in 11 Parnassius mnemosyne (Linnaeus, 1758) populations in North-East Hungary. Significant departures from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium were observed in several cases due to heterozygote deficiency. Genetic variability did not display geographical pattern; the level of genetic differentiation was similar between adjacent populations and between populations originating from different geographical regions. Even a completely isolated population was not differentiated markedly from the others. Thus, genetic drift can be expected as the main evolutionary force acting in the populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-66
Number of pages8
JournalGenetica
Volume101
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Parnassius
Lepidoptera
Hungary
genetic drift
isolated population
geographical region
allozyme
genetic differentiation
allozymes
Isoenzymes
subspecies
polymorphism
Population
Genetic Drift
genetic variation
Heterozygote
heterozygosity
genetic polymorphism

Keywords

  • Allozyme frequencies
  • Genetic drift
  • Heterozygote deficiency
  • Lepidoptera
  • Parnassius mnemosyne

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Genetics

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Allozyme variation in Parnassius mnemosyne (L.) (Lepidoptera) populations in North-East Hungary : Variation within a subspecies group. / Meglécz, Emese; Pecsenye, Katalin; Peregovits, László; Varga, Z.

In: Genetica, Vol. 101, No. 1, 1997, p. 59-66.

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Meglécz, Emese ; Pecsenye, Katalin ; Peregovits, László ; Varga, Z. / Allozyme variation in Parnassius mnemosyne (L.) (Lepidoptera) populations in North-East Hungary : Variation within a subspecies group. In: Genetica. 1997 ; Vol. 101, No. 1. pp. 59-66.
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