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Quantitative genetics - How can quantitative genetics be applied?


The response to selection can be calculated.

S is the mean deviation of the selected parents from the mean for the parental population; S is also called the selection differential.

R is the response to selection. It is the difference between the offspring population mean and the parental population mean.

The response to selection is equal to the amount by which the parents of the offspring generation deviate from the mean for their population, multiplied by the character's heritability:

R = h2S

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