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Analysis of the inheritance, selection and evolution of growth trajectories.

@article{Kirkpatrick1990AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the inheritance, selection and evolution of growth trajectories.},
  author={Mark Kirkpatrick and David Lofsvold and Michael G. Bulmer},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={1990},
  volume={124 4},
  pages={
          979-93
        }
}
We present methods for estimating the parameters of inheritance and selection that appear in a quantitative genetic model for the evolution growth trajectories and other "infinite-dimensional" traits that we recently introduced. Two methods for estimating the additive genetic covariance function are developed, a "full" model that fully fits the data and a "reduced" model that generates a smoothed estimate consistent with the sampling errors in the data. By decomposing the covariance function… 

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