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Genetics and Genomics Glossary

The following glossary was obtained with permission from the following resource: Allendorf, F.W., and G. Luikart. 2007. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations. Blackwell Publishing. 642 pp.



QTLs
See
quantitative trait loci.

quantitative trait loci (QTLs)
Genetic loci that affect phenotypic variation (and potentially fitness), which are identified by a statistically significant association between genetic markers and measurable phenotypes. Quantitative traits are often influenced by multiple loci as well as environmental factors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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