Genetic Constraints on Adaptive Evolution

Editors: Loeschcke, Volker (Ed.)

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Genetic constraints on adaptive evolution can be understood as those genetic aspects that prevent or reduce the potential for natural selection to result in the most direct ascent of the mean phenotype to an optimum. The contributions to this volume emphasize how genetic aspects in the transmission of traits constrain adaptive evolution. Approaches span from quantitative, population, ecological to molecular genetics. Much attention is devoted to genetic correlations, to the maintenance of quantitative genetic variation, and to the intimate relation between genetics, ecology, and evolution. This volume addresses all evolutionary biologists and explains why they should be wary of evolutionary concepts that base arguments purely on phenotypic characteristics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Genetic Constraints on Adaptive Evolution and the Evolution of Genetic Constraints

    Loeschcke, V.

    Pages 1-2

  • A Quantitative Genetic Perspective on Adaptive Evolution

    Barker, J. S. F. (et al.)

    Pages 3-23

  • Genetic Correlations: The Quantitative Genetics of Evolutionary Constraints

    Clark, A. G.

    Pages 25-45

  • Genetic Constraints on the Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity

    Via, S.

    Pages 47-71

  • Reflections on the Genetics of Quantitative Traits with Continuous Environmental Variation

    Noordwijk, A. J. (et al.)

    Pages 73-90

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Constraints on Adaptive Evolution
Editors
  • Volker Loeschcke
Copyright
1987
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-72770-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-72770-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-72772-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 188
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