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Quantitative Genetics of Fitness Traits in a Wild Population of Phlox

Author(s): K. E. Schwaegerle and D. A. Levin

Month: Feb
Year: 1991

Journal: Evolution
Volume: 45
Issue: 1
Pages: 169-177

Article Topic(s): Genetics
Research Setting(s): Greenhouse

Species Referenced: Phlox drummondii (Annual phlox),


Calculates the heritability and genetic correlation of 16 traits of Phlox drummondii. Results from the study suggest that the lack of variation in fitness traits may constrain evolution in this population.

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K. E. Schwaegerle and D. A. Levin. "Quantitative Genetics of Fitness Traits in a Wild Population of Phlox." Evolution 45.1 (1991): 169-177.

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