quantitative inheritance


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Related to quantitative inheritance: Polygenic inheritance, qualitative inheritance

quantitative inheritance

[′kwän·ə·tād·iv in′her·əd·əns]
(genetics)
The acquisition of characteristics which show a quantitative and continuous type of variation.
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For inferences about quantitative inheritance under these complex models, variation must be detected for more complex modes of genetic relationship.
This result is consistent with previous reports in common bean indicating quantitative inheritance of disease reactions to S.
The method of Ritland (1996b) for inferring quantitative inheritance was applied to the joint measurements of quantitative traits, physical distance between plants, and isozyme genotype.
The second section on the genetic basis of plant breeding covers succinctly but adequately the basic principles of chromosome behavior and qualitative and quantitative inheritance.
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