Maximum-likelihood Approaches Applied to Quantitative Genetics of Natural Populations.

  • Ruth G. Shaw
  • Published 1987 in
    Evolution; international journal of organic…

Abstract

Growing interest in adaptive evolution in natural populations has spurred efforts to infer genetic components of variance and covariance of quantitative characters. Here, I review difficulties inherent in the usual least-squares methods of estimation. A useful alternative approach is that of maximum likelihood (ML). Its particular advantage over least… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.1987.tb05855.x

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@article{Shaw1987MaximumlikelihoodAA, title={Maximum-likelihood Approaches Applied to Quantitative Genetics of Natural Populations.}, author={Ruth G. Shaw}, journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution}, year={1987}, volume={41 4}, pages={812-826} }