Selection and Non-Mendelian Variability

  • Marcus W. Feldman
  • Luigi L. Cavalli-Sforza
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 19)


“It is clear that attitude toward a product or combination of the three products is not significantly related genetically to any other variable. However, the amount consumed of cigarettes is genetically related to anxiety. The amount consumed of cigarettes and coffee, and cigarettes and alcohol has a significant genetic component as well. The analysis definitely reveals that the consumption of cigarettes has a significant genetic component both by itself and in relation to one personality trait (anxiety) and the consumption of two other products (coffee and alcohol)”.


Genotypic Variance Assortative Mating Cultural Transmission Population Genetic Model Significant Genetic Component 
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  • Marcus W. Feldman
  • Luigi L. Cavalli-Sforza

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