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Population genetic models can be used to study the evolution of the interacting behaviours of parents and their progeny.
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PMID:  17298838     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An example of the evolution of the interacting behaviours of parents and progeny is studied using iterative equations linking the frequencies of the gametes produced by the progeny to the frequencies of the gametes in the parental generation. This population genetics approach shows that a model in which both behaviours are determined by a single locus can lead to a stable equilibrium in which the two behaviours continue to segregate. A model in which the behaviours are determined by genes at two separate loci leads eventually to fixation of the alleles at both loci but this can take many generations of selection. Models of the type described in this paper will be needed to understand the evolution of complex behaviour when genomic or experimental information is available about the genetic determinants of behaviour and the selective values of different genomes.
R N Curnow; K L Ayres
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-12-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Theoretical population biology     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0040-5809     ISO Abbreviation:  Theor Popul Biol     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-12     Completed Date:  2007-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0256422     Medline TA:  Theor Popul Biol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Section of Applied Statistics, School of Biological Sciences, University of Reading, P.O. Box 240, Reading, RG6 6FN, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Behavior, Animal*
Genetics, Population / methods*
Maternal Behavior
Models, Genetic*
Mutation / genetics
Polymorphism, Genetic
Selection, Genetic*
Weevils / genetics*

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