Genetics and Analysis of Quantitative Traits

ISBN-10: 0878934812
ISBN-13: 9780878934812
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $87.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 980
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.950
Language: English

The authors bring together an array of theoretical and empirical applications of quantitative genetics in this work that is designed for anyone with a rudimentary understanding of statistics and genetics.

Michael Lynchis professor in the Science & Technology Studies Department at Cornell University.Simon Coleis the author ofSuspect Identities: A History of Fingerprinting and Criminal Identification.Ruth McNallyis a senior research fellow at the Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics at Lancaster University.Kathleen Jordanhas a Ph.D. in sociology from Boston University and is currently a student at the Rhode Island School of Design.

The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA

Preface
Foundations of Quantitative Genetics
An Overview of Quantitative Genetics
Properties of Distributions
Covariance, Regression, and Correlation
Properties of Single Loci
Sources of Genetic Variation for Multilocus Traits
Components of Environmental Variation
Resemblance Between Relatives
Introduction of Matrix Algebra and Linear Models
Analysis of Line Crosses
Inbreeding Depression
Matters of Scale
Quantitative Trait Loci
Polygenes and Polygenic Mutation
Detecting Major Genes
Principles of Marker-Based Analysis
Mapping and Characterizing QTLS: Inbred Line Crosses
Mapping and Characterizing QTLS: Outbred Populations
Estimation Procedures
Parent-Offspring Regression
Sib Analysis
Twins and Clones
Cross-Classified Designs
Correlations Between Characters
Genotype x Environment Interaction
Maternal Effects
Sex Linkage and Sexual Dimorphism
Threshold Characters
Estimation of Breeding Values
Variance-Component Estimation with Complex Pedigrees
Expectations, Variances, and Covariances of Compound Variables
Path Analysis
Further Topics in Matrix Algebra and Linear Models
Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Likelihood-Ratio Tests
Computing the Power of Statistical Tests
Literature Cited
Author Index
Organism and Trait Index
Subject Index

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