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Inheritance of longitudinal shell bands in the snails Littorina obtusata and L. saxatilis (Gastropoda, Prosobranchia)

  • E. V. Kozminsky
Animal Genetics

Abstract

The hypothesis of a monogenic inheritance of dark longitudinal bands on the shell in the gastropods Littorina obtusata and L. saxatilis was checked. One gene having two alleles proved to be responsible for the shell banding pattern in both of the species. The presence of bands was a dominant character in either case.

Keywords

Land Snail Multiple Paternity Shell Diameter Longitudinal Band Monogenic Inheritance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Belomorsk Biological Station, Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia

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