Multivariate Inheritance and Evolution: a Review of Concepts

  title={Multivariate Inheritance and Evolution: a Review of Concepts},
  author={Stevan F Arnold}
A female dusky salamander (Desmognathus fuscusJ, uncovered while she was brooding her eggs. The mass of yolk provided by the female affects the size of the hatchling larvae. Female behaviors that affect yolk size (e.g., feeding behavior) are said to exert maternal effects on hatchling size. Females also protect their developing young by attacking small predators !Forester 1978). Such antipredator behaviors are said to experience maternal selection !Kirkpatrick and Lande 1989). The aim of this… CONTINUE READING


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