Directional selection and developmental stability: evidence from fluctuating asymmetry of dental characters in mice

@article{Leamy1986DirectionalSA,
  title={Directional selection and developmental stability: evidence from fluctuating asymmetry of dental characters in mice},
  author={Larry J. Leamy},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1986},
  volume={57},
  pages={381-388}
}
  • L. Leamy
  • Published 1986
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Heredity
Developmental stability was assessed among lines of mice subjected to 11 generations of selection for increased (up line) and decreased (down line) widths of the first maxillary molar (M1), primarily to test the hypothesis that this stability would decline over time as a result of selection. Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) was used as an inverse measure of developmental stability, and was calculated for the M1 and a correlated character, the second mandibular molar (M2), in each generation. As… Expand
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