Title: Heritability of flight distance for Cydia pomonella
Authors : Schumacher, Peter
Weber, Donald C.
Hagger, Christian
Dorn, Silvia
Published in : Entomologia experimentalis et applicata
Volume(Issue) : 85
Issue : 2
Pages : 169
Pages to: 175
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 1997
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Cydia pomonella; Apfelwickler; Flight distance; Dispersal; Heritability; Flight mill
Subject (DDC) : 590: Animals (Zoology)
Abstract: Cydia pomonella L. (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) is considered to be rather sedentary, but some individuals undertake flights of several kilometres in the field. This paper investigates the genetic influence on this variability. The flight capacity was measured in the laboratory by a flight mill and its heritability was estimated for two different strains. The laboratory strain was kept for more than 45 generations and the field strain from Embrach (northern Switzerland) was recently collected in the field. The multiple-trait-restricted-maximum-likelihood method was used for the estimation of genetic variances and covariances. A mixed full-sib/half-sib design was applied for the field strain and a full-sib design for the laboratory strain. The heritability of total distance was 0.57 for the field strain and 0.37 for the laboratory strain (both sexes). In addition, a heritability of 0.38 for total distance was estimated by parent-offspring regression for the laboratory strain. All three values were significantly different from zero (P < 0:05) and show that there is a significant additive genetic influence on flight capacity. The genetic correlations between total distance and other flight traits (total duration, flight velocity, longest flight) were between 0.84 and 1.00 for both strains and suggest that these traits actually belong to a single one. High genetic correlations were also found between total distance and the morphological traits body weight and wing length for the field strain, whereas a negative correlation was found between total flight distance and body weight for the laboratory strain. This difference between the two strains was interpreted as a possible trade-off between flight capacity and fecundity.
Departement: Life Sciences and Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Natural Resource Sciences (IUNR)
Publication type: Article in scientific journal
DOI : 10.1046/j.1570-7458.1997.00247.x
ISSN: 0013-8703
1570-7458
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14830
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