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Title: Inbreeding and developmental stability in a laboratory strain of the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus

Creator:

Zakharov, V. M. ; Sikorski, M. D.

Date issued/created:

1997

Resource Type:

Article

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Description:

Developmental stability and phenotypic diversity of the bank vole Clethrionomys glareolus Schreber, 1780 were tested in a group of founders collected from natural population in Białowieża National Park (Poland) and in a sample taken from the 20th generation of a laboratory mass-cross strain derived from these founders. Fluctuating asymmetry of 28 skull characters such as the number of foramina were used as a measure of developmental stability. Variance of the foramina on the left and right sides of the skull for the same characters was used as a measure of phenotypic diversity. The data obained indicate a developmental stability decrease and phenotypic diversity increase as a result of inbreeding during 20 generations in the laboratory.

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

42

Issue:

Suppl. 4

Start page:

73

End page:

78

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:12740 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:12740 ; 10.4098/AT.arch.97-49

Source:

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Language:

eng ; Sum. eng.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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