Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Mate ChoiceThe Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gil G. Rosenthal

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691150673

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM PRINCETON SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.princeton.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Princeton University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in PRSO for personal use.date: 28 May 2020

Variation I: Genetics

Variation I: Genetics

Chapter:
(p.263) Chapter 10 Variation I: Genetics
Source:
Mate Choice
Author(s):

Gil G. Rosenthal

Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691150673.003.0010

This chapter reviews the main approaches for characterizing preference genetics. Approaches to understanding the genetics underlying preferences (or any other phenotype) take two broad forms. The first approach consists of attempts to identify particular genes or genomic regions associated with preference variation; for preferences, this is typically done using so-called forward genetics, whereby variation in phenotype is correlated with variation in genotype. Alternatively, the effects of candidate genes on preference can be characterized using reverse genetics, whereby gene structure or function is altered to test its effect on phenotype. The second approach encompasses quantitative genetic studies that assume that the underlying genetic variation is continuous and additive. Quantitative genetic models often assume an infinite number of loci each contributing infinitely small positive or negative effect, summing to determine trait value.

Keywords:   mate choice, preference genetics, forward genetics, reverse genetics, genetic models

Princeton Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.