biometrical genetics

biometrical genetics

(1) The science concerned with the inheritance of quantitative traits.
(2) The statistical analysis of the inheritance of different phenotypes, or physical characteristics, as relates to plant or animal breeding.
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Principles of Plant Breeding is organized into three main parts that address introductory topics (evolution, domestication, mating systems), biological foundations of plant breeding (genetic consequences of hybridization, heredity and environment, biometrical genetics), and modern breeding plans.
Prof Kendler was born in New York and was Assistant Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine before leaving to study a Master of Science Degree in Biometrical Genetics at Birmingham.
Biometrical genetic analysis initiated by Fisher (1918), applied by Mather (1949) and popularized by Jinks and Fulker (1970), Jinks and Eaves (1974), Eaves, Last, Young and Martin (1978), is the most appropriate technique to study traits having continuous variations, e.g., intelligence.