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Estimating and testing the effect of allelic recombination on the correlation between genotypic relatives

ICA Oyeka, CA Oyeka, CA Uzuke

Abstract


This paper provides estimates of the correlation between genotypic relatives and the effect of allelic recombination on the correlation assuming random mating. It is shown that the correlation is a non negative quantity and that allelic recombination has the effect of reducing total variation and doubling the correlation between genotypic relatives with respect to measurements on the character of interest. The significance of the correlation coefficient as well as the fitted regression model was obtained using Analysis of Variance method.

Key words: Allele, genotype, regression, correlation, F-ratio, analysis of variance.




http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB09.1907
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