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Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits$
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Bruce Walsh and Michael Lynch

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198830870

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198830870.001.0001

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Changes in Quantitative Traits Over Time

Changes in Quantitative Traits Over Time

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(p.3) 1 Changes in Quantitative Traits Over Time
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Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits
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Bruce Walsh

Michael Lynch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830870.003.0001

Quantitative traits—be they morphological or physiological characters, aspects of behavior, or genome-level features such as the amount of RNA or protein expression for a specific gene—usually show considerable variation within and among populations. This chapter provides a historical overview of the study of such traits and their connections with traditional and molecular population genetics, applied breeding, and evolutionary theory.

Keywords:   animal breeding, Biometricians, epigenetics, evolutionary genetics, extended evolutionary synthesis, Mendelians, molecular population genetics, plant breeding

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