METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMPARATIVE DATA IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY

@article{Lynch1991METHODSFT,
  title={METHODS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF COMPARATIVE DATA IN EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY},
  author={Michael Lynch},
  journal={Evolution},
  year={1991},
  volume={45}
}
  • M. Lynch
  • Published 1 August 1991
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution
Inferences regarding phylogenetic patterns and constraints on the evolution of characters often can be derived only from comparisons of extant species. If the phylogeny of these species is known, then the mean phenotypes of taxa can be partitioned into heritable phylogenetic effects and nonheritable residual components. Methods are presented for the estimation of phylogenywide means of characters, the variance‐covariance structure of the components of taxon‐specific means, and the mean… Expand
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