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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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Types of traits Genes and quantitative traits Introduction to statistical methods for analysing quantitative traits Phenotypic variance Heritability/types of heritability Mapping QTLs Response to selection Limitations of quantitative trait genetics Complex Inheritance
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Discontinuous traits – traits with only a few possible phenotypes that fall into discrete classes – phenotype is controlled by one or only a few genes Types of traits
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