Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits

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Sinauer Associates, Incorporated, 1998 - Science - 980 pages
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An overview of quantitative genetics; Properties of distributions; Covariance, regression, and correlation; Properties of single loci; Sources of genetic variation for multilocus traits; Components of environmental variation; Resemblance between relatives; Introduction of matrix algebra and linear models; Analysis of line crosses; Inbreeding depression; matters of scale; Quantitative trait loci; Polygenes mutation; Detecting major genes; Principles of marker-based analysis; Twins and clones; Cross-classified designs; Correlation between characters; Genotype x environmenta interaction; Matternal effects; Sex linkage and sexual dimorphism; Threshold characters; Estimation of breeding values; Variance-component estimation with complex pedigrees; Expectations, variances and covariances of compund variables; Path analysis; Further topics in matrix algebra and linear models; Maximum likelihood estimation and likelihood ratio tests; Computing the power of statistical tests.

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Michael Lynch teaches at the University of Leicester and is also a writer, specializing in modern European and Asian history.

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