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Modeling Experimental Evolution Using Individual-Based, Variance-Components Models

Derek A. Roff and Daphne J. Fairbairn

in Experimental Evolution

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780520247666
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520944473 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520247666.003.0003
Modeling Experimental Evolution Using Individual-Based, Variance-Components Models

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This chapter provides an overview of the ways to model experimental evolution. There are three approaches to modeling the evolution of quantitative traits: (1) population-based models, (2) Mendelian-based models, and (3) variance-components models. The chapter focuses on variance-components models and discusses how to implement them for both single- and multiple-trait cases. To illustrate how multiple traits can be dealt with in a laboratory evolution model, it presents a case study of the laboratory evolution in the sand cricket, Gryllus firmus.

Keywords: experimental evolution; population-based models; Mendelian-based models; variance-components models; multiple traits; laboratory evolution; sand cricket; Gryllus firmus

Chapter.  11868 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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