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Evolutionary Biology BIO 3350 Clemson

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Evolutionary Biology BIO 3350 Clemson 12050 - BIOL 3350 - 001

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Evolutionary Biology BIO 3350 Clemson
Evolutionary Biology
Dr. Michael Sears
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Date Created: 07/12/16
EVOL BIO-3/8/2016 03/08/2016 ▯ Quantitative Traits a. Traits for which the distribution of phenotypes in continuous rather than discrete. o Consistent with Mendelian genetics  Influenced by the combined effects of genotype at many loci  Influenced by the environment ▯ QTL Mapping a. Collective name for a suite of related techniques that employ marker loci to scan chromosomes and identify regions containing genes that contribute to a quantitative trait o We can detect the presence and location of loci influencing a quantitative trait by crossing parents from populations with fixed differences.  Among the grand-offspring, we look for associations between phenotype and genotype at marker loci.  Results from QTL Mapping studies are often summarized with plots of LOD score ▯ Measuring Heritable Variation   phenotypic variance = genetic variance + environmental variance   Narrow Sense heritability don’t take the square root  narrow   sense  heritability  broad sense heritability: degree of genetic determination ▯  Quantitative genetics allows us to analyze evolution by natural selection in traits controlled by many loci.  Additive genetic variation versus dominance genetic variation in a trait controlled by two alleles at a single locus.  Heritability=0 then selection cant act on because there is no genetic variation  Heritability=1, then selection can act on it because there is genetic variation  Monozygotic twins develop from a single zygote and thus share all their genes.  Dizygotic twins develop from separate zygotes and share half their genes. o If the heritability of a trait is high, monozygotic twins will resemble each other more strongly than dizygotic twins. Second step in a quantitative genetic analysis to measure strength of selection on trait in question o One measure is selection differential (S) = difference between mean of selected individuals + mean of entire population o Breeder’s Equation  Slope   R  o Once we know h2 and S, we can use them to predict the response to selection as R=h2S ▯ ▯ When characters are genetically correlated, selection on one can drag the other along for the ride. ▯ ▯


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