Phenotypic Value

  • Donald P. Doolittle
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 16)


The phenotype of an individual for a qualitative trait is the class into which that individual’s phenotype falls. But metric traits are measured, rather than classified. The phenotype of the ij-th individual in a population with regard to a given metric trait is the value of the trait measured in individual ij, Pij.




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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Doolittle
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  1. 1.Department of Animal SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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