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Evolutionary constraints and genotype spaces

Andreas Wagner

in The Origins of Evolutionary Innovations: A Theory of Transformative Change in Living Systems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692590
eISBN:
9780191774829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692590.003.0206
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

An evolutionary constraint is a bias or limitation in genotypic or phenotypic variation that a biological system produces. Striking phenotypic examples include the absence of photosynthesis in higher ... More


A Theoretical Overview of Genetic Maternal Effects: Evolutionary Predictions and Empirical Tests with Mammalian Data

Michael J. Wade, Nicholas K. Priest, and Tami E. Cruickshank

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/9780226501222.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter reviews recent theoretical advances in relation to maternal-effect genes and the theory of relaxed selective constraint (RSC). It explains how to test theoretical predictions using ... More


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