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The infinitesimal model: definition, derivation, and implications

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Our focus here is on the infinitesimal model. In this model, one or several quantitative traits are described as the sum of a genetic and a non-genetic component, the first being distributed within families as a normal random variable centred at the average of the parental genetic components, and with a variance independent of the parental traits. Thus, the variance that segregates within families is not perturbed by selection, and can be predicted from the variance components. This does not ...

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Peer review status:
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10.1016/j.tpb.2017.06.001

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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Etheridge, A
Grant:
EP/K034316/1
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Theoretical Population Biology Journal website
Volume:
118
Pages:
50-73
Publication date:
2017-07-11
Acceptance date:
2017-06-02
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EISSN:
1096-0325
ISSN:
0040-5809
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698643
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pubs:698643
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uuid:20784bd5-c1bf-437f-aa9b-c6ccea10a508
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2017-06-07

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