heritability


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her·i·ta·ble

 (hĕr′ĭ-tə-bəl)
adj.
1. Capable of being passed from one generation to the next; hereditary.
2. Capable of inheriting or taking by inheritance.

[Middle English, from Old French, from heriter, to inherit, from Late Latin hērēditāre; see inherit.]

her′i·ta·bil′i·ty n.
her′i·ta·bly adv.
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Statistical model: Univariate animal model was used for estimating heritability of conformation traits and bivariate model for estimating genetic and phenotypic correlations between body measurements and milk production traits.
Revaluation of cows would be beneficial from the standpoints of their less intense selection and easier incorporation into the reference population for its expansion, especially from the standpoints based on the bias and accuracy of GPs by varying the magnitudes of heritability and intensity of preselection among the animals chosen to create the reference population.
Thus, the evaluation of genetic parameters, such as coefficient of genetic variance and heritability, are important tools for genetic improvement, since they provide information on genetic variability, the degree of expression of a character between generations, and the possibility of gains through direct or indirect selection (ROCHA et al., 2003; PASSOS et al., 2010).
The results suggest that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with similar traits to our own.
The study suggests that the heritability of life span is well below past estimates, which failed to account for our tendency to select partners with similar traits to our own.
Broad sense heritability may be defined as the ratio of genotypic variance over the phenotypic variance.
Genetic variation and the heritability of that trait are among the key considerations for genetic improvement of crops for any trait [21, 22].
The study, titled "Heritability of Schizophrenia and Schizophrenia Spectrum Based on the Nationwide Danish Twin Register," was published in "Biological Psychiatry." It shared updated heritability predictions based on nationwide data in Denmark.
In a study on Baluchi sheep, the heritability of the number of lambs born per ewe in each lambing, total birth weight and total weaning weight of lambs per ewe per lambing have been reported as 0.20, 0.19, and 0.02, respectively (Saneei, Nejati-Javaremi, & Kiani-Manesh, 2002).
The main objective of the present study was to estimate the persistency of lactation in Sahiwal cows using different persistency indices and to estimate heritability of persistency.