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Phenotypic selection on a heritable size trait revisited.

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One of evolutionary biology's most persistent puzzles is the fact that apparent directional selection on a heritable trait in a natural population often does not produce a selection response. We tested three possible explanations for this problem using data on body size of more than 23,000 individuals, measured over 18 yr, in a collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) population. Using a restricted maximum likelihood "animal model," we found a narrow-sense heritability for fledgling tarsus l...

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10.1086/323585

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Journal:
American naturalist
Volume:
158
Issue:
6
Pages:
557-571
Publication date:
2001-12-01
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
Source identifiers:
204433
Language:
English
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pubs:204433
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uuid:09fdae1e-dbfc-443a-a3fd-2189fff78a6f
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pubs:204433
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2012-12-19

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