Researches on Population Ecology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 323–329

Heritability estimates of life history traits in small white butterflyPieris rapae crucivora


  • Yoshinari Tanaka
    • Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Nematology, School of AgricultureNagoya University

DOI: 10.1007/BF02513557

Cite this article as:
Tanaka, Y. Res Popul Ecol (1991) 33: 323. doi:10.1007/BF02513557


Heritabilities and genetic correlations of life history characters (pupal weight, age-specific fecundities, and egg weight) of small white butterflyPieris rapae crucivora are estimated by a quantitative genetic method (sib analysis). The results indicate moderate or high heritabilities and a largely negative genetic correaltion in age-specific fecundities.

Key words

Pieris rapae crucivora life history heritability genetic correlation pleiotropy senescence

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