Shell Color Allelic Lines of Rapana venos (VALENCIENNES, 1846)
Igor P. Bondarev
Benthos Ecology Department, Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas (IBSS), Ukrainian National Academy of Sciences (NASU), Nakhimov av., 2, Sevastopol, 99011, Ukraine
Biological Evidence, 2013, Vol. 3, No. 2 doi: 10.5376/be.2013.03.0002
Received: 30 Nov., 2012 Accepted: 15 Dec., 2012 Published: 17 Dec., 2012
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Bondarev, 2013, Shell Color Allelic Lines of Rapana venosa (VALENCIENNES, 1846), Biological Evidence, Vol.3, No.2 4-11 (doi: 10.5376/be.2013.03.0002)
Rapana venosa shell outer background color and color patterns variation were investigated. It is stated that color diversity spectrum is produced by combination of two different genes and their alleles. Dominant and recessive alleles are determined by proportional frequency of associated shell color type reflection.
Allele; Rapana venos; Shell color patterns