Data from: QTL linkage mapping of zebra finch beak color shows an oligogenic control of a sexually selected trait

Holger Schielzeth, Bart Kempenaers, Hans Ellegren & Wolfgang Forstmeier
Mate choice based on sexual ornaments can impose strong selection, which raises the question of how genetic variation in ornaments is maintained. One mechanism that has been proposed is genic capture. If ornament expression is influenced by general condition and condition is under polygenic control, selection will be inefficient in removing genetic variation. Here we analyze whether the genetic architecture of beak color in a population of zebra finches supports this hypothesis. Zebra finch beak...
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