17. Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

  1. D. J. Balding4,
  2. M. Bishop5 and
  3. C. Cannings6
  1. B. Walsh1,2,3

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch17

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition

How to Cite

Walsh, B. (2007) Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics, in Handbook of Statistical Genetics, Third Edition (eds D. J. Balding, M. Bishop and C. Cannings), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470061619.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK

  2. 5

    CNR-ITB, Milan, Italy

  3. 6

    Division of Genomic Medicine, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 24 AUG 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470058305

Online ISBN: 9780470061619

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Keywords:

  • Fisher's genetic decomposition;
  • phenotypic and genetic regressions;
  • infinitesimal model and genotypic values;
  • gametic-phase disequilibrium;
  • artificial selection program;
  • Robertson–Price identity;
  • directional selection differential;
  • multivariate normal;
  • quadratic selection gradient;
  • mean population fitness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Selection Response Under the Infinitesimal Model

  • Fitness

  • Fitness Surfaces

  • Measuring Multivariate Selection

  • Multiple Trait Selection

  • Phenotypic Evolution Models

  • Theorems of Natural Selection: Fundamental and Otherwise

  • Final Remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References