Mar 24, 2011

On statistical methods for estimating heritability in wild populations

Molecular Ecology
Mikko J Sillanpää

Abstract

Here we take a look at molecular marker-based heritability estimation suitable for non-model organisms. We address several theoretical issues involved and discuss similarities and differences between our two main approaches: the animal model approach and the shrinkage-estimation based multilocus association approach. Also computational issues and hypothetical example applications for ecologists are considered.

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Genetics, Population
Quantitative Trait, Heritable
Bionomics
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