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PMID
1066340
TITLE
The effect of cultural transmission on continuous variation.
ABSTRACT
Cultural transmission may depend on the non-genetic transfer of information from parent to offspring. The consequences of such cultural transmission for continuous variation are investigated theoretically for randomly mating populations. Cultural inheritance may act on genetical and environmental differences between individuals. The consequences for cultural inheritance of polygenic variation and variation due to chance environmental factors are considered. An equilibrium may occur in which the population variance and the covariances between relatives can be expressed as functions of estimable parameters of genetical and environmental variation. Whatever the ultimate origin of culturally inherited differences they are expected to lead to environmental differences between families ("E2" variation). In addition, if cultural transmission maintains differences due ultimately to segregation at many gene loci we may find genotype-environmental covariation is generated.
DATE PUBLISHED
1976 Aug
HISTORY
PUBSTATUS PUBSTATUSDATE
pubmed 1976/08/01
medline 1976/08/01 00:01
entrez 1976/08/01 00:00
AUTHORS
NAME COLLECTIVENAME LASTNAME FORENAME INITIALS AFFILIATION AFFILIATIONINFO
Eaves L Eaves L L
INVESTIGATORS
JOURNAL
VOLUME: 37
ISSUE: 1
TITLE: Heredity
ISOABBREVIATION: Heredity (Edinb)
YEAR: 1976
MONTH: Aug
DAY:
MEDLINEDATE:
SEASON:
CITEDMEDIUM: Print
ISSN: 0018-067X
ISSNTYPE: Print
MEDLINE JOURNAL
MEDLINETA: Heredity (Edinb)
COUNTRY: England
ISSNLINKING: 0018-067X
NLMUNIQUEID: 0373007
PUBLICATION TYPE
PUBLICATIONTYPE TEXT
Journal Article
COMMENTS AND CORRECTIONS
GRANTS
GENERAL NOTE
KEYWORDS
MESH HEADINGS
DESCRIPTORNAME QUALIFIERNAME
Cultural Characteristics
Culture
Female
Genetic Variation
Humans
Male
Models, Biological
Parents
SUPPLEMENTARY MESH
GENE SYMBOLS
CHEMICALS
OTHER ID's