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1Chapter 27 Reading Study GuideQuantitative GeneticsGeneral Genetics (BIO 301)I. Chapter 27.1:Overview of Quantitative TraitsA.Section Learning Objectives:1.Define complex traits and quantitative traits.2.Explain how quantitative traits may be described with a frequency distribution.B.Important Terms:Complex traitsQuantitative traitsContinuous traitsDiscontinuous traitsFrequency distributionNormal distributionC. Assigned Figures: 27.1D. Assigned Tables: 27.1 (Don’t memorize but note the four types of traits and examples)E. Assigned Comprehension Questions:1 and 2F. Problem Sets and Insights–Assigned Solved Problems:NoneG.Problem Sets and Insights–Assigned Conceptual Questions: C1, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7H.Problem Sets and Insights–Assigned Experimental Questions:None
2II. Chapter 27.2: Statistical Methods for Evaluating Quantitative TraitsA.Section Learning Objectives:1.Explain the meanings of the following terms relating to quantitative traits: the mean, variance,standard deviation, and correlation coefficient.