quantitative inheritance


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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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However, we emphasize that statistical problems only get worse from this point, that caution needs to be exercised with any treatment of real data, and that much further work remains to find improved statistical models and methods for marker-based inferences about quantitative inheritance in the field.
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.
Quantitative Inheritance.--Assume (1) that inheritance is quantitative, (2) that heritability is constant through time and identical in island and mainland populations, (3) that the directional selection differential (in SD units) in island populations is s, (4) that gene flow occurs from mainland to island populations at rate m, and (5) that the difference in phenotypic mean between mainland and island populations (in SD units) is d.
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