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Components of variance underlying fitness in a natural population of the Great tit Parus major

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Traits that are closely associated with fitness tend to have lower heritabilities (h2) than those that are not. This has been interpreted as evidence that natural selection tends to deplete genetic variation more rapidly for traits more closely associated with fitness (a corollary of Fisher’s fundamental theorem), but Price and Schluter (1991) suggested the pattern might be due to higher residual variance in traits more closely related to fitness. The relationship between 10 different traits ...

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University of Oxford
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Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology
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Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London
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Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London; University of Vermont
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University of New England
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B. C. Sheldon
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American Naturalist Journal website
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164
Issue:
3
Pages:
E62–E72
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0003-0147
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2008-03-14

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