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The impact of environmental heterogeneity on genetic architecture in a wild population of soay sheep

Robinson, Matthew R.; Wilson, Alastair J.; Pilkington, Jill G.; Clutton-Brock, Tim H; Pemberton, Josephine M; Kruuk, Loeske


This work demonstrates that environmental conditions experienced by individuals can shape their development and affect the stability of genetic associations. The implication of this observation is that the environmental response may influence the evolution of traits in the wild. Here, we examined how the genetic architecture of a suite of sexually dimorphic traits changed as a function of environmental conditions in an unmanaged population of Soay sheep (Ovis aries) on the island of Hirta, St....[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Genetics (Print) ceased Dec 2009 - don't use
DOI: 10.1534/genetics.108.086801


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