Heritability and genetic constraints of life-history trait evolution in preindustrial humans.

@article{Pettay2005HeritabilityAG,
  title={Heritability and genetic constraints of life-history trait evolution in preindustrial humans.},
  author={Jenni E Pettay and Loeske E B Kruuk and Jukka Jokela and Virpi Lummaa},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={102 8},
  pages={2838-43}
}
An increasing number of studies have documented phenotypic selection on life-history traits in human populations, but less is known of the heritability and genetic constraints that mediate the response to selection on life-history traits in humans. We collected pedigree data for four generations of preindustrial (1745-1900) Finns who lived in premodern fertility and mortality conditions, and by using a restricted maximum-likelihood animal-model framework, we estimated the heritability of and… CONTINUE READING
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