Heritability is not Evolvability

  title={Heritability is not Evolvability},
  author={Thomas Folkmann Hansen and Christophe P{\'e}labon and David Houle},
  journal={Evolutionary Biology},
Short-term evolutionary potential depends on the additive genetic variance in the population. The additive variance is often measured as heritability, the fraction of the total phenotypic variance that is additive. Heritability is thus a common measure of evolutionary potential. An alternative is to measure evolutionary potential as expected proportional change under a unit strength of selection. This yields the mean-scaled additive variance as a measure of evolvability. Houle in Genetics 130… CONTINUE READING
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