Just How Much is the G-matrix Actually Constraining Adaptation?

Abstract

The genetic variance–covariance matrix (G) has long been considered to summarize the genetic constraints biasing evolution in its early stages, although in some instances, G can enhance divergence and facilitate adaptation. However, the effects of G on the response to selection might be of less importance than previously thought. In addition, it has been… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11692-009-9062-y

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