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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In addition, phenotypes can arise from complex polygenic traits, where an SNP only relates to one factor in the final phenotype.
Quantitative trait loci (QTL) analyses have been performed for economically important quantitative traits in beef cattle, since such genomic technologies can provide genetic dissection of polygenic traits and help to understand the molecular mechanisms of the identified genes or genetic loci (Womack, 2006).
Genetic control of some polygenic traits in vulgar species.
If we can understand the genetics of height, it will help us understand how other polygenic traits are inherited," says Hirschhorn.