TY - JOUR
T1 - The Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection in Ewens' sense (case of fertility selection).
JF - Genetics
JO - Genetics
SP - 733
LP - 742
VL - 141
IS - 2
AU - Lessard, S
AU - Castilloux, A M
Y1 - 1995/10/01
UR - http://www.genetics.org/content/141/2/733.abstract
N2 - We show that the Fundamental Theorem of Natural Selection in Ewens' sense is valid in the case of fertility selection: the additive genetic variance in fertility divided by the mean fertility is exactly equal to the partial change in the mean fertility from the current generation to the next. This partial change is the increase in the mean additive value caused by frequency changes from on generation to the next. This partial change is the increase in the mean additive value caused by frequency changes from one generation to the next but keeping unchanged the additive values. The only hypothesis on mating is that it does not affect the allelic frequencies in the sense that these are the same before and after mating in the parental generation, which occurs for a wide range of mating patterns going from random mating to several regular systems of inbreeding and cases of assortative mating. The fertility of couples is determined by the genes at an arbitrary number of loci, and the additive (average) allelic allelic effects are defined by a linear system of equations, which is used to extend Ewens' optimality principle to the case of fertility selection.
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