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 farm animals using genomic selection increased the correctness of selection and having a great impact on shorten the generation interval and in the more comprehensively it rapidly replacing the traditional quantitative genetic approaches based on general progeny testing (Zhang, 2011).
Comparison of experimental designs for estimating quantitative genetic parameters in fish.
Gene regulation, quantitative genetics and the evolution of reaction norms.
Proceedings of 2nd Conference on Quantitative Genetics. Massachusetts: Sinauer Associates.
Quantitative genetics and the role of the environment provided by relatives in behavioral evolution.
Hard proposes that the major problem with molecular approaches is that conservation units may be identified without seriously addressing whether these units represent adaptive variation, and he suggests an emphasis on quantitative genetics. Part Five addresses ecosystems and habitats, and how the ESU concept may overlook biotic integrity as an important component of conservation biology.
Quantitative Genetics and Its Connections With Big Data and Sequenced Genomes
This ambitious project, which draws from the fields of comparative physiology, ecology, and evolution, relies on an innovative, integrative approach that combines experimental evolution, quantitative genetics, macrophysiology and evolutionary theory.
The authors begin with material suitable for students, including the molecular basis of inheritance in terms of genome organization, gene structure and regulation, transmission genetics, genetic markers, population genetics and quantitative genetics, genetic variation in natural populations, including variation within populations, geographic variation, evolutionary genetics and gene conservation, and tree improvement, including the structure and concepts of tree improvement programs, base populations, phenotypic mass selection, genetic testing, data analysis methods, deployment, and advanced-generation breeding stages.
The remainder of the book is divided into two parts: Part 1 focuses on classical quantitative genetics (Chapters 2-7) and Part 2 (Chapters 8-11) covers molecular genetics.
Natural Variation and Quantitative Genetics in Model Organisms.

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