Bigger Is Fitter? Quantitative Genetic Decomposition of Selection Reveals an Adaptive Evolutionary Decline of Body Mass in a Wild Rodent Population.

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Timothée Bonnet; Peter Wandeler; Glauco Camenisch; Erik Postma;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS Biology,volume 15,issue 1 (issn: 1544-9173, eissn: 1545-7885)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002592, doi: 10.1101/038604, pmc: PMC5268405
  • Subject: Probability Theory | Research Article | Natural Selection | Mathematics | Adults | Evolutionary Processes | Covariance | Rodents | Evolutionary Genetics | Population Groupings | Evolutionary Biology | Genetics | Physical Sciences | People and Places | Animals | Population Genetics | Biology and Life Sciences | Random Variables | Age Groups | Vertebrates | QH301-705.5 | bepress|Life Sciences|Biology | Amniotes | Phenotypes | Voles | Population Biology | Mammals | Organisms | Genetic Polymorphism | Biology (General)

In natural populations, quantitative trait dynamics often do not appear to follow evolutionary predictions: Despite abundant examples of natural selection acting on heritable traits, conclusive evidence for contemporary adaptive evolution remains rare for wild vertebrat... View more
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