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Quantitative Genetics

  1. Michael C Neale

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005408

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How to Cite

Neale, M. C. 2006. Quantitative Genetics. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

Quantitative genetics is the assessment of variation due to genetic and environmental factors. It can be used to identify the sources of similarity between relatives.

Keywords:

  • heritability;
  • genetic model;
  • environment;
  • linkage;
  • association;
  • twins