SticklebackPlates {abd}R Documentation

Number of Lateral Plates in Sticklebacks


Number of lateral plates (plates) in threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus) with three different Ectodysplasin genotypes (mm, Mm, and MM).


A data frame with 344 observations on the following 2 variables.


a factor with levels mm, Mm, and MM


number of plates


Colosimo, P.F., C.L. Peichel, K. Nereng, B.K. Blackman, M.D. Shapiro, D. Schluter, and D.M. Kingsley. 2004. The genetic architecture of parallel armor plate reduction in threespine sticklebacks. PLoS Biology 2: 635-641.


Colosimo P.F., K.E. Hosemann, S. Balabhadra, G. Villarreal, M. Dickson, J. Grimwood, J Schmutz, R.M. Myers, D. Schluter, D.M. Kingsley. 2005. Widespread parallel evolution in sticklebacks by repeated fixation of ectodysplasin alleles. Science 307: 1928-33.


aggregate(plates ~ genotype, SticklebackPlates, FUN = favstats)

histogram( ~ plates | genotype, SticklebackPlates,
  layout = c(1,3),
  n = 15,
  xlab = "Number of Lateral Body Plates"

densityplot( ~ plates | genotype, SticklebackPlates,
  xlab = "Number of Lateral Body Plates",
  layout = c(1,3)

[Package abd version 0.2-8 Index]