Correlates of male fitness in captive zebra finches - a comparison of methods to disentangle genetic and environmental effects
1 Department of Behavioural Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse 5, Seewiesen, 82 319, Germany
2 Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
3 Evolutionary Biology Centre, Uppsala University, Norbyvägen 18D, Uppsala, 752 36, Sweden
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:327 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-327Published: 8 November 2011
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Genetic (A) and environmental (E) covariances (cov) and correlations (r) between song rate (BLUPs of song rate, in seconds1/2), beak colour (PC1), tarsus length (mm) and fitness (number of eggs fertilised/mean number of eggs fertilised). CovA and covE adds up to the phenotypic covariance, and likewise for the correlations.
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