Contribution of direct and maternal genetic effects to life-history evolution.


Maternal effects are ubiquitous in nature. In plants, most work has focused on the effects of maternal environments on offspring trait expression. Less is known about the prevalence of genetic maternal effects and how they influence adaptive evolution. Here, we used multivariate genetic models to estimate the contributions of maternal and direct genetic (co… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02939.x