quantitative inheritance


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quan′titative inher′itance



n.
the process in which the additive action of a group of genes results in a trait, as height or shape, showing continuous variability.
[1925–30]
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Quantitative inheritance of some physiological traits for spring wheat under two different population densities.
The chapters on genetical basis of plant breeding and quantitative inheritance provide the basics of Hardy-Weinberg law, components of variation, and an extensive treatment of diallel analysis.
An analysis of linkage of quantitative inheritance. In: Quantitative inheritance (E.C.R.
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