quantitative genetics

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quantitative genetics

[′kwän·ə·tād·iv jə′ned·iks]
(genetics)
The study of continuously varying traits, such as height or milk yield.
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950 (LeBeau and Coleman, 1950), and sources of dilatory resistance, which is expected to be inherited as a multigenic trait, have also been identified (Casela et al.
These results are in agreement with previous studies (Rakow and McGregor, 1973; Brunklaus-Jung and Robbelen, 1987) and they suggest the need for a more reliable and environmentally insensitive approach in making selections for low 18:3, which is a complex multigenic trait.
Genetic constitution of multigenic traits in F2 populations of intra-hirsutum crosses.