quantitative genetics


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quantitative genetics

n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the effects that heredity and environment have on traits that can be quantitatively measured, such as size.
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Introduction: population genetics, quantitative genetics and animal improvement.
Quantitative genetics and heritability of growth-related traits in hybrid striped bass (Morone chrysops [female] x Morone saxatilis [male]).
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Proceedings of the second international conference on quantitative genetics.
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.
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Fluxes and metabolic pools as model traits for quantitative genetics.
By elegantly blending a quantitative genetics experiment with a simple model they show that we might be able to explain the coexistence of different defensive strategies in the same plants simply because there is not any negative genetic correlation among different defenses (as is so often implied in trade-off arguments).
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