Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan.

@article{Charmantier2006AgedependentGV,
  title={Age-dependent genetic variance in a life-history trait in the mute swan.},
  author={Anne Charmantier and Christopher M. Perrins and Robin H. McCleery and Ben C Sheldon},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={273 1583},
  pages={225-32}
}
Genetic variance in characters under natural selection in natural populations determines the way those populations respond to that selection. Whether populations show temporal and/or spatial constancy in patterns of genetic variance and covariance is regularly considered, as this will determine whether selection responses are constant over space and time. Much less often considered is whether characters show differing amounts of genetic variance over the life-history of individuals. Such age… CONTINUE READING