The association between mitochondrial genetic variation and reduced colony fitness in an invasive waspJ. Dobelmann, A. Alexander, J. W. Baty, N. J. Gemmell, M. A. M. Gruber, O. Quinn, T. Wenseleers and P. J. Lester, Molecular Ecology, 28:3324-3338. 2019.
Despite the mitochondrion's long-recognized role in energy production, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) variation commonly found in natural populations was assumed to be effectively neutral. However, variation in mtDNA has now been increasingly linked to phenotypic variation in life ...
Keywords: colony fitness, common wasps, control region, DNA, Evolution, genetic biocontrol, invasive species, mitochondrial DNA, mtDNA variation, natural-selection, population, size variation, trojan female, vespidae, Vespula vulgaris, vulgaris l. hymenoptera
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