Assortative mating and the genetic correlation

@article{Gianola1982AssortativeMA,
  title={Assortative mating and the genetic correlation},
  author={Daniel Gianola},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={1982},
  volume={62},
  pages={225-231}
}
The effect of assortative mating on the genetic correlation between traits X and Y is considered. Assortation on trait X changes the magnitude of the genetic correlation but not its sign. There are two situations depending on the signs of the correlation between mates (ρ) and of the random mating genetic correlation (θ): 1) if sign (θ) = sign (ρ), then θ >θ, where θ is the genetic correlation at equilibrium after continued assortation, and 2) if sign (θ) ≠ = sign (ρ), then θ < θ. However… CONTINUE READING

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