quantitative genetics

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quan·ti·ta·tive ge·net·ics

the formal study of measurable genetic traits, traditionally but not necessarily confined to galtonian genetics.

quantitative genetics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the effects that heredity and environment have on traits that can be quantitatively measured, such as size.
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Assuming that the QTL effect is random, the component of quantitative genetic variance explained by the significant QTL ([Mathematical Expression Omitted]) was estimated by equating the mean squares with the expected mean squares derived from Type III sums of squares, PROC GLM (SAS Institute 1988).
The quantitative genetic parameter estimates should be obtained under natural conditions and their constancy measured among different environments to be able to predict potential responses to selection (Mitchell-Olds & Rutledge 1986).
Many who have taught quantitative genetics courses over the years will look forward to using this book as an excellent software supplement to their courses.
Quantitative genetics of juvenile hormone esterase, juvenile hormone binding and general esterase activity in the cricket Gryllus assimilis.
Moreover, one can use the model to study other problems such as the influence of phenotypic variability and quantitative genetics on population dynamics (Doebeli 1995b).
The advances made possible by the development of molecular techniques have in recent years revolutionized quantitative genetics and its relevance for population genetics.
The consultant is required to demonstrate a multitude of skills such as quantitative genetics, data management and sql and sas programming skills.
Hence, from a quantitative genetics point of view, we have shown that increased diversity by itself cannot be expected to increase genetic variability in a manner that will lead to an increased rate of genetic improvement.
Quantitative genetics and developmental constraints on evolution by selection.
The book provides a good mixture of theoretical population genetics, molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, computer modeling, experimental laboratory studies, field studies, and conservation techniques - at times all within single chapters - and the balance reflects the activity in the field of conservation genetics at present.
Bishop, President, received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from North Dakota State University and his Masters of Science degree and PhD from The Ohio State University, Columbus specializing in Animal Breeding, Molecular and Quantitative Genetics.

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