Environmental Variance

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


Quantitative geneticists tend to regard environmental variance as “noise” which interferes with their attempts to evaluate genetic parameters. Some understanding of the nature of this noise is necessary, however, if only to avoid or combat its effects.


Environmental Variance Maternal Effect Tail Length Quantitative Geneticist Common Environmental Effect 
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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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