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Case study: quantitative genetics and sexual selection of weaponry in a wild ungulate

Loeske E. B. Kruuk, Tim Clutton-Brock, and Josephine M. Pemberton

in Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199674237
eISBN:
9780191779275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674237.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ecology

This case study illustrates three key themes in current evolutionary quantitative genetics: the role of genetic associations in the evolutionary dynamics of selection, the insights gained from ... More


Phenotype Landscapes, Adaptive Landscapes, and the Evolution of Development

Sean H. Rice

in The Adaptive Landscape in Evolutionary Biology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199595372
eISBN:
9780191774799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595372.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sewall Wright originally conceived of his Adaptive Landscape as a visual device to capture the consequences of non-linear (epistatic) interactions between genes. A useful way to visualise a ... More


The Genetics and Evolutionary Consequences of Maternal Effects

James M. Cheverud and Jason B. Wolf

in Maternal Effects in Mammals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of maternal effects on genetics and evolution. It defines maternal effects as the effects of the environment provided by the mother on the development of her ... More


Mate choice

John Hunt and Scott K. Sakaluk

in The Evolution of Insect Mating Systems

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199678020
eISBN:
9780191788987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678020.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Much progress has been made over the last 30 years showing the complexity of female mate choice. There is now a better understanding of why females choose certain males over others, as well as the ... More


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