Researches on Population Ecology

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 323–329 | Cite as

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

  • Yoshinari Tanaka
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Summary

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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshinari Tanaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Applied Entomology and Nematology, School of AgricultureNagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of GeneticsMishimaJapan

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