Evolutionary Phenetics and Genetics

The Threespine Stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus, and Related Species
  • Michael A. Bell
Part of the Monographs in Evolutionary Biology book series (MEBI)


The advent of analysis of allozyme variation within natural populations has touched off a veritable revolution of our knowledge of evolutionary genetics. Many organisms that could not be bred in the laboratory or that exhibit no obvious polymorphism have yielded important insights into the genetic structure of natural populations. Although allozyme variation has allowed investigation of evolutionary phenomena at a level very close to the genome in diverse organisms, it has left very important problems unresolved and engendered a series of problems that are preculiar to allozymes (e.g., Lewontin, 1974; Koehn and Eanes, 1977, 1978).


Dorsal Spine Gasterosteus Aculeatus Lateral Plate Pelvic Girdle Freshwater Population 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael A. Bell
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  1. 1.Department of Ecology and EvolutionState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA

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