TABLE 1

Estimates of means and (co)variance components among lines for three reproductive traits in contemporaneously assayed plants of A. thaliana representing generations 8 and 17 of mutation accumulation

Seed number per fruitFruit numberReproductive mass (mg)
Mean032.659.745.3
(0.4)(1.8)(1.5)
Mean1732.657.644.5
(0.6)(1.7)(1.3)
VL81.28.23.0
(1.9)(44.7)(28.0)
CovL(8,17)1.222.115.0
(1.3)(30.2)(19.5)
rL(8,17)0.640.811
VL172.990.571.0
(1.9)(49.1)(32.9)
VE845.41325.2713.0
(4.0)(116.9)(63.3)
VE1751.81137.2682.0
(4.0)(87.2)(52.4)
VMat83.2944.866.0
(3.1)(81.3)(51.0)
VMat17000
  • There is no environmental or maternal covariance between traits expressed in different generations because different generations are represented by distinct sets of individuals and maternal sublines. Standard errors are given in parentheses.