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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Nov 26;99(24):15518-23. Epub 2002 Nov 18.

A general population genetic theory for the evolution of developmental interactions.

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Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Osborn Memorial Laboratories, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, USA. sean.rice@yale.edu

Abstract

The development of most phenotypic traits involves complex interactions between many underlying factors, both genetic and environmental. To study the evolution of such processes, a set of mathematical relationships is derived that describe how selection acts to change the distribution of genetic variation given arbitrarily complex developmental interactions and any distribution of genetic and environmental variation. The result is illustrated by using it to derive models for the evolution of dominance and for the evolutionary consequences of asymmetry in the distribution of genetic variation.

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12438697
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PMC137749
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10.1073/pnas.202620999
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