Volume 2: Evolution and Selection of Quantitative Traits
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I. Introduction
1. Changes in quantitative characters over time
II. Drift and Inbreeding
2.
Inbreeding, Finite Population Size, and Gene Frequency Change
3.
Changes in Variances Induced by Random Genetic Drift
III. ShortTerm Response in a Single Character: Individual Selection
4.
Shortterm Changes in the Mean: The Breeders' Equation
[ Updated Draft posted 20 March 2007]
5.
Shortterm Changes in the Mean: Response for Special Traits
6.
Shortterm Changes in the Variance
7.
LeastSquares Analysis of Shortterm Selection Experiments
8.
MixedModel and Bayesian Analysis of Shortterm Selection Experiments
III. ShortTerm Response in a Single Character: Advanced Topics
8.
Familybased Selection
9.
Group and Kin Selection
10.
Selection Under Inbreeding
11.
Selection and Development of Pure Lines
12.
Selection Under Crossbreeding
13.
Selection in Agestructured Populations
V. PopulationGenetics Models of Selection
14.
One and Twolocus Selection Theory
15.
The Infinitesimal Model
16.
Longterm Response: Very Large Populations
17.
Longterm Response: Finite Populations
18.
The Maintenance of Quantitative Genetic Variation
VI. Measuring Selection
19.
Individual Fitness and the Measurement of Univariate Selection
20.
Measuring Multivariate Selection
VII. Selection on Multiple Characters
21.
Multivariate Response: Changes in Means
22.
Multivariate Response: Changes in Covariances
23.
Theory of Index Selection
24.
Applications of Index Selection
25.
BLUP Selection
26.
MarkerAssisted Selection
VIII. Phenotypic Evolution Models
27.
Ecological Applications
28.
Sexual Selection
29.
Applications in Macroevolution and Paleobiology
XI Final Remarks
30.
Evolution and Development
31.
Summary: Nature of Adapation
X. Appendices
A1.
The Geometry of Vectors and Matrices: Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
A2.
The Multivariate Normal Distribution
A3.
Derivatives of Vectors and Vectorvalued Functions
A4.
Optimization of Complex Functions: Genetic Algorithms
A5.
Diffusion Theory
A6.
Using Molecular Data to Detect Selection on Individual Loci
A7.
Kirkpatrick's method for infinitedimensional characters
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Bruce Walsh. jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu .
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