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BMC Evolutionary Biology
Open AccessResearch article
The genetic architecture of fitness in a seed beetle: assessing the
potential for indirect genetic benefits of female choice
T Bilde*1,2, U Friberg1,3, AA Maklakov1,4, JD Fry5 and G Arnqvist1
Address: 1Animal Ecology/Department of Ecology and Evolution, Evolutionary Biology Centre, University of Uppsala, Uppsala SE-753 32,
Sweden, 2Department of Biological Sciences, Ecology and Genetics, University of Aarhus, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark, 3Department of Ecology,
Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106-9610, USA, 4School of Biological, Earth and
Environmental Sciences, The University of New South Wales, Kensington, Sydney 2052, Australia and 5University of Rochester, Department of
Biology, Rochester, New York 14627-0211, USA
Email: T Bilde* - trine.bilde@biology.au.dk; U Friberg - friberg@lifesci.ucsb.edu; AA Maklakov - A.Maklakov@unsw.edu.au;
JD Fry - jfry@mail.rochester.edu; G Arnqvist - goran.arnqvist@ebc.uu.se
* Corresponding author
Background: Quantifying the amount of standing genetic variation in fitness represents an
empirical challenge. Unfortunately, the shortage of detailed studies of the genetic architecture of
fitness has hampered progress in several domains of evolutionary biology. One such area is the


Source: Arnqvist, Göran - Department of Animal Ecology, Uppsala Universitet


Collections: Environmental Sciences and Ecology