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Phenotypic selection on a heritable size trait revisited.

Abstract:

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
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Journal:
The American naturalist
Volume:
158
Issue:
6
Pages:
557-571
Publication date:
2001-12-05
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EISSN:
1537-5323
ISSN:
0003-0147
URN:
uuid:09fdae1e-dbfc-443a-a3fd-2189fff78a6f
Source identifiers:
204433
Local pid:
pubs:204433

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