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Table 1 Observational variance component estimates (SE) and likelihood ratio tests of the null hypothesis H0: σ2 = 0 against HA: σ2 > 0.

From: The genetic architecture of fitness in a seed beetle: assessing the potential for indirect genetic benefits of female choice

  Lifetime egg production Lifetime offspring production Egg-to-adult survival (arcsine sqrt) F1 productivity
Variance component Estimate (SE) P Estimate (SE) P Estimate (SE) P Estimate (SE) P
σ 2 n 0 - 0 - 0.0012 (0.002) 0.12 9 (3.7) < 0.001
σ 2 t 8.5 (4.6) 0.015 5.1 (4.3) 0.055 0.0046 (0.003) 0.035 6.7 (3.7) 0.015
σ 2 m 12.7 (5.3) < 0.001 10.8 (4.6) < 0.001 0.003 (0.003) 0.035 4.3 (2.7) 0.004
σ 2 p 12.6 (5.3) < 0.001 11.5 (4.9) < 0.001 0.0043 (0.003) 0.01 0 -
σ 2 k 0.2 (6.2) 0.5 0.5 (6) 0.18 0 - 8.5 (4.7) 0.008
σ 2 rep 125.7 (7.5) < 0.001 121.9 (7.2) < 0.001 0.118 (0.006) < 0.001 24.1 (4.1) < 0.001
σ 2 w        116.1 (3.7) < 0.001
  1. σ2rep: variance among replicate crosses
  2. σ2w: variance among F1 females from the same replicate cross