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Analysis of the inheritance, selection and evolution of growth trajectories.
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It is shown how the estimates for the additive genetic covariance function and the selection gradient function can be used to predict the evolutionary change in a population's mean growth trajectory. Expand
Evolution of a Species' Range
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This work studies the process using simple models that track both demography and the evolution of a quantitative trait in a population that is continuously distributed in space to dramatically shift the balance between gene flow and local adaptation, allowing a species with a limited range to suddenly expand to fill all the available habitat. Expand
THE EVOLUTION OF MATERNAL CHARACTERS
We develop quantitative‐genetic models for the evolution of multiple traits under maternal inheritance, in which traits are transmitted through non‐Mendelian as well as Mendelian mechanisms, andExpand
SEXUAL SELECTION AND THE EVOLUTION OF FEMALE CHOICE
  • M. Kirkpatrick
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 January 1982
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The primary conclusion of the present paper is that the initial selective advantages for the female preference assumed by Fisher, O'Donald, and many later authors are not necessary for either the origin or subsequent elaboration of mating preferences for traits associated with reduced survivorship. Expand
The evolution of mating preferences and the paradox of the lek
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There is growing support for direct selection, in which preferences evolve because of their direct effects on female fitness rather than the genetic effects on offspring resulting from mate choice. Expand
Sex Determination: Why So Many Ways of Doing It?
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The current understanding of how and why sex determination evolves in animals and plants is reviewed. Expand
Patterns of quantitative genetic variation in multiple dimensions
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The results suggest that adaptation and genetic improvement may often be as much constrained by patterns of genetic correlation as by the overall amount of genetic variation. Expand
How and Why Chromosome Inversions Evolve
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New genomic and ecological data are beginning to reveal the evolutionary forces that drive the evolution of inversions, which are a major engine of genome evolution. Expand
Speciation by Natural and Sexual Selection: Models and Experiments
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It is shown that the geographical context of speciation can be viewed as a form of assortative mating and this provides a framework for interpreting results from laboratory experiments, which are found to agree generally with theoretical predictions about conditions that are favorable to the evolution of prezygotic isolation. Expand
Assortative Mating in Animals
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A meta-analysis of published measures of assortative mating for a variety of phenotypic and genotypic traits in a diverse set of animal taxa finds significant differences in the strength of assortment among major taxonomic groups and among trait categories. Expand
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