Volume 12, Issue 4
October 1940, pages 95-188
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Three populations ofDermestes vulpinus were investigated for genetical variability.
Polymorphism not previously described was found to be due to three pairs of allelomorphs, behaving as simple mendelian factors, and a number of factors, affecting the venation of the wing showing various degrees of realisation.
Seven factors with simple mendelian inheritance were isolated in F2 and F3 generation.
One factor, copying a secondary sexual character of the other sub-group of Dermestidæ, behaved as an autosomal recessive with sex-limited action.
One sex-linked lethal was found.
Mating within each of the populations was at random. But taking the three populations as an entity, significant disagreement with the hypothesis of random mating was revealed.
A comparison showed the three colonies to be largely independent.
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