Fitness-related patterns of genetic variation in rhesus macaques

@article{Blomquist2008FitnessrelatedPO,
  title={Fitness-related patterns of genetic variation in rhesus macaques},
  author={Gregory E. Blomquist},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2008},
  volume={135},
  pages={209-219}
}
The patterning of quantitative genetic descriptions of genetic and residual variation for 15 skeletal and six life history traits was explored in a semi-free-ranging group of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta Zimmerman 1780). I tested theoretical predictions that explain the magnitude of genetic and residual variation as a result of 1. strength of a trait’s association with evolutionary fitness, or 2. developmental and physiological relationships among traits. I found skeletal traits had higher… CONTINUE READING