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Data depth, data completeness, and their influence on quantitative genetic estimation in two contrasting bird populations.

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Evolutionary biologists increasingly use pedigree-based quantitative genetic methods to address questions about the evolutionary dynamics of traits in wild populations. In many cases, phenotypic data may have been collected only for recent parts of the study. How does this influence the performance of the models used to analyse these data? Here we explore how data depth (number of years) and completeness (number of observations) influence estimates of genetic variance and covariance within th...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of evolutionary biology
Volume:
19
Issue:
3
Pages:
994-1002
Publication date:
2006-05-05
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EISSN:
1420-9101
ISSN:
1010-061X
URN:
uuid:b01fb84a-3c8b-4c35-872d-b77aac41486c
Source identifiers:
204402
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pubs:204402

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