Species and their formation

Discussion of everything related to the Theory of Evolution.

Moderators: honeev, Leonid, amiradm, BioTeam

Post Reply
fran008
Garter
Garter
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Oct 13, 2005 7:48 pm
Location: Malta

Species and their formation

Post by fran008 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:13 pm

Although many butterfly species are divided into local populations among which there is little gene flow, these species often show relatively little morphological variation among populations. What studies are needed to determine what maintains this morphological similaroty?

User avatar
MrMistery
Inland Taipan
Inland Taipan
Posts: 6832
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Romania(small and unimportant country)
Contact:

Post by MrMistery » Sat Jan 21, 2006 1:59 pm

No study is needed, it's natural selection. Even if without any gene flow, if the environmental conditions are similar than the buterflies will also look similar.
"As a biologist, I firmly believe that when you're dead, you're dead. Except for what you live behind in history. That's the only afterlife" - J. Craig Venter

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests