Table 1

Additive genetic variance (VA), heritability (h2) and coefficient of additive genetic variance (CVA) of traits.

Trait

VA (SE)

h2 (SE)

CVA (%)


Tarsus

0.19 (0.022)

0.55 (0.046)

2.43

Song rate

0.64 (0.22)

0.26 (0.062)

11.9

Beak colour

0.027 (0.005)

0.33 (0.041)

-

Fitness

0.26 (0.19)

0.38 (0.18)

28.5


VA of traits is based on tarsus length in mm, the BLUPs of song rate in seconds1/2, the PC1 of beak colour, and the relative fitness (number of eggs fertilised/mean number of eggs fertilised). The CVA of traits is based on tarsus length in mm, song rate in square-root seconds, and fitness in number of eggs fertilised. Note that CVA of beak colour is not computable.

Bolund et al. BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011 11:327   doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-327

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