Table 4 The multivariate trait combinations describing the first eigenvectors of the additive genetic covariance matrix A (amax), dominance genetic covariance matrix D (dmax), and the difference matrix A–D [(A–D)max]
amaxdmax(A–D)max
Trait% variance:375044
Fitness0.048−0.0700.157
aLM2-40.4590.1320.349
aLM2-50.2780.3380.331
aLM2-8−0.428−0.263−0.191
aLM3-70.1120.406−0.300
aLM3-90.000−0.3810.017
aLM4-50.4940.4590.422
aLM5-6−0.3150.080−0.605
aLM5-8−0.413−0.518−0.271
  • The % variance indicates the proportion of variance each eigenvector accounts for, determined by the eigenvalue divided by the trace for the corresponding vector and matrix, respectively.