Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 75, Issue 1, pp 41–45 | Cite as

The joint effects of selection and assortative mating on a single polygenic character

  • G. M. Tallis
  • P. Leppard

Key words

Selection Assortative mating 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. M. Tallis
    • 1
  • P. Leppard
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of AdelaideAdelaideAustralia

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