I've some difficulties concerning the use of "in" and "of" in English paper titles.
Some examples of published papers (excluding on, for, by, with):
"Comparison of fluorescence-based quantitation with UV absorbance measurements"
"Effect of host defense chemicals on clonal distribution and performance of different genotypes of the cereal aphid Sitobion avenae"
The above titles I would write in the same manner, but in some titles, it seems, as if "of" is replaced by "in" (not in geographical context):
"Electrophoresis as a tool for estimating levels of hymenopterous parasitism in field populations of the cereal aphid"
"Microsatellite loci in the stable fly, Stomoxys niger niger (Diptera: Muscidae) on La Reunion Island"
"Population structure in African Drosophila melanogaster revealed by microsatellite analysis"
Therefore can I replace "of" with "in", or are there any rules or style conventions, I might have missed?
Thanks for any advice or hints.