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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


Quantitative Genetics

Fred W. Allendorf, W. Chris Funk, Sally N. Aitken, Margaret Byrne, and Gordon Luikart

in Conservation and the Genomics of Populations

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198856566
eISBN:
9780191889912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856566.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Most phenotypic traits are the product of many genes as well as environmental effects, and the resulting phenotypic variation is quantitative rather than qualitative. The extent to which traits are ... More


Rapid evolution in experimental populations of major life forms

Jianping Xu

in Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199642274
eISBN:
9780191774751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199642274.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines rates of biological evolution via two complementary approaches. The dominant approach is through analyzing naturally occurring biotic and abiotic samples. The less common ... More


Dispersal syndromes in the common lizard: personality traits, information use, and context-dependent dispersal decisions

Julien Cote and Jean Clobert

in Dispersal Ecology and Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199608898
eISBN:
9780191774560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608898.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews evidence for the existence of dispersal syndromes in common lizards. Many previous studies have suggested a connection between phenotypic traits and dispersal decisions, and one ... More


Maternal Effects in Mammals

Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501192
eISBN:
9780226501222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501222.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Evolutionary maternal effects occur whenever a mother's phenotypic traits directly affect her offspring's phenotype, independent of the offspring's genotype. Some of the phenotypic traits that result ... More


The Role of Maternal Effects in Mammalian Evolution and Adaptation

Dario Maestripieri and Jill M. Mateo

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/9780226501222.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the objective of this volume which is to provide a comprehensive representation of maternal effects research in different mammalian groups, with a balanced emphasis between ... More


Personal genomics and the environment

Joel T. Dudley and Konrad J. Karczewski

in Exploring Personal Genomics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199644483
eISBN:
9780191774577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644483.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about how in the event of understanding and discussing how personal genetic traits relate to phenotypic traits, then it is necessary to also explore and understand the consequences ... More


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