Chapter 1. Introduction, quantitative versus qualitative genetics


1. Domestic animals in Denmark, quantitative traits

2. The terms genotype, phenotype and heritability

3. Effect of animal breeding (evolution)

4. Quantitative versus qualitative inheritance

5. Qualitative traits, Mendelian genetics

6. Data base on Mendelian inheritance in domestic animals

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This chapter is meant as a brushup for terms such as genotype, phenotype and linear regression, as well as the introduction of new ones. This is only meant as an overview, so very detailed study should be avoided, as some of the terms are fairly abstract. After reading of chapters 2 to 8 read this chapter again.