8.3 - Module 8 Complex Inheritance George Mellick E-mail...

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Module 8 Complex Inheritance George Mellick E-mail [email protected] Telephone 3735 5019 (Room N44 2.11) • References – Chapter 22 of Pierce “ Genetics – A conceptual approach”
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Homework exercise Parental length (mean, mm) Offspring length (mean, mm) 30 31 35 28 33 26 32 31 29 40 33 36 31 35 27 30 34 28 38 34 The length of the middle joint of the right index finger was measured on 10 sets of parents and their adult offspring. The mean parental lengths and mean offspring lengths for each family are listed in the table. What are the descriptive statistics (i.e. mean, variance, and standard deviation) for this characteristic in the parent and offspring groups and what is the narrow sense heritability of the trait?
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