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About this book
About this book
An examination of the theory and methods of quantitative genetics - the statistical study of the inheritance of traits within a population - in which the author present case studies that illustrate the ways in which the methods can be applied.
Contents Preface Introduction 1 Outlining the Issues, Christine R. B. Boake Quantitative Genetic Theory in Relation to Behavioral Evolution 2 Multivariate Inheritance and Evolution: A Review of Concepts, Stevan J. Arnold 3 Optimality Modeling and Quantitative Genetics: A Comparison of the Two Approaches, Derek A. Roff 4 Quantitative Genetics and the Role of the Environment Provided by Relatives in Behavioral Evolution, James M. Cheverud and Allen J. Moore 5 Quantitative Genetic Models of the Evolution of Mating Behavior, I. Lorraine Heisler 6 Genetic and Nongenetic Approaches to Questions about Sexual Selection, Linda Partridge Applications of Quantitative Genetics to Studies of Behavioral Evolution in Natural Populations 7 Genetic Analyses of Animal Migration, Hugh Dingle 8 Size-Dependent Behavioral Variation and Its Genetic Control within and among Populations, Joseph Travis 9 Genetic Analysis of Territoriality in _Drosophila melanogaster_, Ary A. Hoffman 10 Genetic Analysis of Cannibalism Behavior in _Tribolium_ Flour Beetles, Lori Stevens 11 The Heritability of Mate-Attractive Traits: A Case Study on Field Crickets, Ann V. Hedrick 12 Quantitative Genetics of Locomotor Behavior and Physiology in a Garter Snake, Theodore Garland, Jr. 13 Evolutionary Inferences from Genetic Analyses of Cold Adaptation in Laboratory and Wild Populations of the House Mouse, Carol Becker Lynch Conclusions 14 Evaluation of Applications of the Theory and Methods of Quantitative Genetics to Behavioral Evolution, Christine R. B. Boake