QUANTITATIVE GENETIC APPROACHES TO EVOLUTIONARY CONSTRAINT: HOW USEFUL?
Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012
© 2012 The Author. Evolution© 2012 The Society for the Study of Evolution.
Volume 66, Issue 11, pages 3313–3320, November 2012
How to Cite
Conner, J. K. (2012), QUANTITATIVE GENETIC APPROACHES TO EVOLUTIONARY CONSTRAINT: HOW USEFUL?. Evolution, 66: 3313–3320. doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01794.x
- Issue published online: 25 OCT 2012
- Article first published online: 24 SEP 2012
- Accepted manuscript online: 3 SEP 2012 12:07PM EST
- Received August 6, 2012 Accepted August 8, 2012
- genetic correlation;
- selection gradient;
The study of evolutionary constraint is an active and important area, and genetic correlations and quantitative genetic techniques more generally have been the dominant approach to constraint. Here, I argue that genetic correlations are not very useful for studying constraint, review recent alternative approaches, and briefly discuss the state of our knowledge of the evolutionary importance of constraints caused by genetic variance and covariance.