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Growth rate in mice is an archetypal quantitative trait that has long been studied genetically, physiologically, and metabolically, but its genetic basis is still poorly understood due to its complex inheritance and the influence of environment. We measured differences in 17 growth-related traits...
The evolution of dioecy in plants is expected to be followed by sex-specific selection, leading to sexual dimorphism. The extent of the response to selection depends on the genetic covariance structure between traits both within and between the sexes. Here I describe an investigation to determine...
Plant colonization of the North Atlantic raises the intriguing question of the relationships between extant island species with their continental counterparts (European, African, and American), which may provide clues to past geographic distribution and colonization history. It has been suggested...