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Raj Whitlock, J. Phil Grime, and Terry Burke. 2010. Genetic variation in plant morphology contributes to the species-level structure of grassland communities. Ecology 91:1344–1354.

Appendix D. Broad-sense heritability of traits of the sedge Carex caryophyllea.

TABLE D1. Broad-sense heritability of traits among genotypes of the sedge Carex caryophyllea. The transformation applied to data for each trait is given, along with mean squares arising from univariate ANOVA from which the heritability estimate was derived. 95% confidence intervals follow Lynch and Walsh (1998; Eq. 18.24).

Trait

Transformation

Genotype
mean square

Residual
mean square

Heritability (95% CI)

Leaf Length

None

40.55

3.311

0.548 (0.321, 0.815)

Leaf width

Log

0.111

0.0145

0.417 (0.203, 0.730)

Leaf breaking force

Log

0.217

0.0145

0.600 (0.375, 0.844)

Specific leaf area

None

0.000559

0.000163

0.208 (0.052, 0.537)

Tissue density

None

9.64

3.15

0.182 (0.036, 0.505)

Genet radius

Log

0.502

0.235

0.109 (-0.007, 0.404)

Ramet number

Log

0.668

0.316

0.107 (-0.008, 0.401)

Root length

Log

0.0447

0.0233

0.0898 (-0.0171, 0.3741)

Total rhizome number

Log

0.52

0.266

0.093 (-0.015, 0.379)

Total rhizome length

Log

0.665

0.341

0.093 (-0.015, 0.379)

Mean rhizome length

None

1.67

0.691

0.133 (0.007, 0.439)

Total dry mass

Log

0.359

0.343

0.005 (-0.062, 0.217)

Proportion of mass as rhizomes

Arctangent

0.0227

0.00205

0.519 (0.293, 0.798)

Canopy height

Log

2.21

0.071

0.765 (0.578, 0.919)

Reproductive effort

None

55.7

7.3

0.417 (0.203, 0.730)

LITERATURE CITED

Lynch, M., and B. Walsh. 1998. Genetics and analysis of quantitative traits. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, Massachusetts, USA.


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