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Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution$
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Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922058

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001

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Quantitative and Molecular Genetics of Animal Personality

Quantitative and Molecular Genetics of Animal Personality

(p.148) (p.149) 6 Quantitative and Molecular Genetics of Animal Personality
Animal Personalities

Kees Van Oers

David L. Sinn

University of Chicago Press

This chapter addresses the quantitative and molecular genetics of animal personality. It discusses the role of additive and nonadditive genetic effects, genetic correlations between animal personality traits, and modes of development and heritability. The chapter also presents a formal meta-analysis of published studies on the heritability of personality estimates of animal traits.

Keywords:   genetics, animal personality, additive genetic effects, nonadditive genetic effects, genetic correlations, heritability, animal traits

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