TABLE 1

Mutational correlations between age-specific mortality rates

Week
Week234567
10.970.680.460.300.100.05
20.830.660.780.30
30.960.93−0.32−0.82
40.95−0.07−0.76
50.19
6−0.66
10.680.860.560.360.99
20.770.690.040.32
30.920.090.39
40.55
5
6
  • Entries are genetic correlations generated by 19 generations of mutation accumulation. Hypothesis tests were conducted to determine if each entry is significantly different from zero. Significance was determined using log-likelihood ratio tests of unconstrained covariance relative to covariance constrained to zero (see text). Bold values indicate P < 0.01, and italics indicate 0.01 < P < 0.10. A dash indicates either lack of additive variance for one age (in the case of week 5 males) or failure of the likelihood algorithm to converge.