Twenty one enzyme systems examined in samples from eight populations of the social theridiid spider, Achaearanea wau, showed no variation and one enzyme system, alpha-glycerophosphate dehydrogenase, was polymorphic. The geographic distribution of alpha-GPDH enzyme phenotypes in eight populations supports a model of partial extinction of local populations and establishment of new populations from surviving colonies by fission or by swarming.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Insect Science