Study of genetic variance in the fluctuating asymmetry of anthropometrical traits.

@article{Livshits1989StudyOG,
  title={Study of genetic variance in the fluctuating asymmetry of anthropometrical traits.},
  author={G. Livshits and E. Kobyliansky},
  journal={Annals of human biology},
  year={1989},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          121-9
        }
}
We have studied the fluctuating asymmetry (FA) of 8 bilateral morphometric traits in two-parent families, comprising 216 families with one newborn baby, and 60 families with two children (age range 5-18 years). Heritability was assessed by: (1) multiple regression analyses of the children's measurements on the mother's and father's measurements; (2) midparent-child regressions; and (3) sibling correlations. The extent of genetic determination of individual FA measurements was generally low… Expand
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