Genetic specification of life span and self-fertility in recombinant-inbred strains of Caenorhabditis elegans

@article{Brooks1991GeneticSO,
  title={Genetic specification of life span and self-fertility in recombinant-inbred strains of Caenorhabditis elegans},
  author={Anne E. Brooks and Thomas Johnson},
  journal={Heredity},
  year={1991},
  volume={67},
  pages={19-28}
}
The genetic basis of life-span and age-specific fertility has been analysed using recombinant-inbred strains of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Estimates of narrow-sense heritability range from 0.05 to 0.36 for life span and from 0.36 to 0.49 for total self-fertility. Positive phenotypic and genetic correlations for life span and total fertility were also observed, although in most cases the correlations were not significant. In general, age-specific hermaphrodite fertility was positively… CONTINUE READING

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