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Eco-evolutionary Dynamics$
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Andrew P. Hendry

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691145433

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.001.0001

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Genetics and Genomics

Genetics and Genomics

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(p.253) Chapter 10 Genetics and Genomics
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Eco-evolutionary Dynamics
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Andrew P. Hendry

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691145433.003.0010

This chapter focuses on common empirical methods for studying the genetics of adaptation: quantitative genetics, quantitative trait locus (QTL) linkage mapping, association mapping, genome scans, gene expression, and candidate genes. It addresses various aspects of adaptation, speciation, and eco-evolutionary dynamics. The key questions include examining how much additive genetic variation exists in fitness-related traits, to what extent nonadditive genetic variation (dominance and epistasis) influences phenotypic variation, how many loci are involved in adaptation and how large their effects are, to what extent the adaptation of independent populations to similar environments involves parallel/convergent genetic changes, whether adaptation to changing environments is driven mainly by new mutations or by standing genetic variation, and to what extent the ecological effects of individuals transmitted among generations are.

Keywords:   genetics, quantitative genetics, quantitative trait locus, QTL linkage mapping, association mapping, genome scans, gene expression, candidate genes, epistasis

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