Electrophoretic evidence for population differentiation in a social spider Achaearanea wau (Theridiidae)

Y. D. Lubin, R. H. Crozier

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalInsectes Sociaux
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 1985
Externally publishedYes

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