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2004 The Society for the Study of Evolution. All rights reserved. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGANIC EVOLUTION
 

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2004 The Society for the Study of Evolution. All rights reserved.
EVOLUTION
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORGANIC EVOLUTION
PUBLISHED BY
THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF EVOLUTION
Vol. 58 August 2004 No. 8
Evolution, 58(8), 2004, pp. 1639­1654
EVOLUTION AND STABILITY OF THE G-MATRIX ON A LANDSCAPE WITH A
MOVING OPTIMUM
ADAM G. JONES,1,2 STEVAN J. ARNOLD,3 AND REINHARD BU¨ RGER4
1School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 310 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332
2E-mail: adam.jones@biology.gatech.edu
3Department of Zoology, 3029 Cordley Hall, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 97331
4Institut fu¨r Mathematik, Universita¨t Wien, Strudlhofgasse 4, 1090 Wien, Austria
Abstract. In quantitative genetics, the genetic architecture of traits, described in terms of variances and covariances,
plays a major role in determining the trajectory of evolutionary change. Hence, the genetic variance-covariance matrix
(G-matrix) is a critical component of modern quantitative genetics theory. Considerable debate has surrounded the
issue of G-matrix constancy because unstable G-matrices provide major difficulties for evolutionary inference. Em-
pirical studies and analytical theory have not resolved the debate. Here we present the results of stochastic models

  

Source: Arnold, Stevan J. - Department of Zoology, Oregon State University
Buerger, Reinhard - Fakultät für Mathematik, Universität Wien
Jones, Adam - Department of Biology, Texas A&M University
Manapat, Michael - Program for Evolutionary Dynamics, Harvard University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine; Environmental Sciences and Ecology; Geosciences; Mathematics