Javascript verkar inte påslaget? - Vissa delar av Lunds universitets webbplats fungerar inte optimalt utan javascript, kontrollera din webbläsares inställningar.
Du är här

Just How Much is the G-matrix Actually Constraining Adaptation?

  • Fabrice Eroukhmanoff
Publiceringsår: 2009
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 323-326
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Evolutionary Biology
Volym: 36
Nummer: 3
Dokumenttyp: Artikel i tidskrift
Förlag: Springer


The genetic variance-covariance matrix (G) has long been considered to summarize the genetic constraints biasing evolution in its early stages, although in some instances, G can enhance divergence and facilitate adaptation. However, the effects of G on the response to selection might be of less importance than previously thought. In addition, it has been suggested that selection itself, under certain conditions, might rapidly alter the genetic covariance structure. If selection can indeed affect the stability of G to facilitate evolution, the overall structure of G might not be as important to consider as the past selective conditions that G was subject to. Thus, more empirical work is needed on the stability of G in the early stages of divergence before one can really assess to what extent G constrains evolution.


  • Ecology
  • Selection
  • Quantitative genetics
  • G-matrix
  • Adaptation
  • Constraints


  • ISSN: 0071-3260

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu [dot] se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
Om webbplatsen