## Introduction to quantitative genetics |

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additive variance alleles assortative mating average effect base population breeding value bristle number calculated cent change of gene chapter coancestry combining ability components of variance consequences covariance crosses disequilibrium dominance deviations dominance variance Drosophila Drosophila melanogaster environment environmental variance equal equation equilibrium estimated example expressed family mean females fitness fixation frequency of heterozygotes full sibs gametes gene frequency genetic variance genotype frequencies given gives half sibs Hardy—Weinberg heritability heterosis heterozygote advantage homozygotes inbred lines inbreeding coefficient inbreeding depression increase individual selection intensity of selection large number liability litter locus males measured metric characters mice mid-parent values mutation rate natural selection number of individuals number of loci number of offspring observed overdominance phenotypic values phenotypic variance polymorphism population mean predicted Problem progeny proportion quency random drift random mating rate of inbreeding recessive gene reduced selection differential shown Solution standard deviation standard error Table tion variation weight