Unformatted text preview: Parsimony – choose the tree with the least steps or that is the simplest Quantitative Genetics 1 Quantitative Genetics 2: Variance, Heritability, Selection Questions Asked: what is the genetic and environmental contribution to the phenotype? How many genes influence the trait? Are the contributions equal? How do alleles at different loci interact? • Means, variances, and allele frequencies are all properties of the population • Phenotypic value is the measurement of a given trait for an individual • Genotypic value is the phenotype produced by a given genotype in the average environment • P+G =E?...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course ZOL 445 taught by Professor Williams,b during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08