## What is/are Quantitative Genetics?

Quantitative Genetics - Motivation Pangenomes provide novel insights for population and quantitative genetics, genomics, and breeding not available from studying a single reference genome.^{[1]}We calculated the theoretical AUCs using quantitative genetics model-based formulae and obtained the empirical estimates via 10-fold cross-validation using statistical and machine learning techniques.

^{[2]}While several studies have demonstrated the relevance of the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases for heritable variation and response to selection of the host population, our current theoretical framework of quantitative genetics excludes these dynamics.

^{[3]}The field of quantitative genetics provides predictions for the response to directional selection through the breeder’s equation.

^{[4]}keywords : genomic selection, quantitative genetics, mating selection, simulation.

^{[5]}Although genotyping arrays are still considered the gold standard in high-throughput quantitative genetics, recent advances in sequencing provide new opportunities for this.

^{[6]}Applying these heuristics, we obtain stochastic ordinary differential equations that generalize classical expressions of ecological quantitative genetics.

^{[7]}We tested this hypothesis by mating two species of closely related, but ecologically distinct, Sicilian daisies (Senecio, Asteraceae) using a quantitative genetics breeding design.

^{[8]}This is a typical example of the Winners’ curse applied to molecular quantitative genetics.

^{[9]}Characterization of genomic regions underlying adaptation of landraces can reveal a quantitative genetics framework for local wheat (Triticum aestivum L.

^{[10]}The extension of quantitative genetics to include models that incorporate properties of gene networks expands the long tradition of studying epistasis resulting from gene-gene interactions.

^{[11]}We propose that integrating the fields of quantitative genetics and food web ecology will reveal new insights on how climate change may reorganize biodiversity across levels of organization.

^{[12]}Sexual dimorphism, the phenomenon whereby males and females of the same species are distinctive in some aspect of appearance or size, has previously been documented in cattle for traits such as growth rate and carcass merit using a quantitative genetics approach.

^{[13]}Here we investigate the quantitative genetics of survival over 120 hours of exposure (“susceptibility”) of C.

^{[14]}We produced seeds by breeding field-collected individuals of two closely related, but ecologically distinct, species of Sicilian daisy (Senecio, Asteraceae) in a quantitative genetics design.

^{[15]}The genetic regulation of annual cycles can be studied either via candidate genes or through the decomposition of phenotypic variance by quantitative genetics.

^{[16]}We present a general extension to sexual reproduction and an analytical solution for a particular but important case, the infinitesimal model of quantitative genetics which assumes traits to be normally distributed.

^{[17]}Subject area Quantitative genetics and Mendelian inheritance.

^{[18]}We formalized the multivariate quantitative genetics model describing the coevolution of the size of nuptial gift produced by the male (x) and the female's propensity to engage in remating (y).

^{[19]}The introduction of quantitative genetics and the use of statistical models have played a fundamental role in achieving these advances.

^{[20]}While several studies have demonstrated the relevance of transmission of infections for heritable variation and response to selection, current quantitative genetics ignores transmission.

^{[21]}Here we investigate the simplest generalization of these single locus models to quantitative genetics with many loci, assuming simple additive effects on a set of phenotypes and a linear approximation to the fitness function.

^{[22]}In honeybee, the haplodiploid sex determination does not allow the straightforward use of classical quantitative genetics methods to estimate heritability and genetic correlation.

^{[23]}Using individual-based models and analytic approximations that fuse quantitative genetics and demography, we explore how heritability and phenotypic variance affect population size and extinction risk in finite populations under an extreme event of fixed duration.

^{[24]}The ambition of the obtained tool is not to substitute but complement ampelography and quantitative genetics, and in this way, assist cultivar identification services.

^{[25]}Those that have belong to one of two distinct empirical traditions: (i) quantitative genetics, which focusses on multi-locus genetic variances in each sex, but is largely agnostic about their genetic basis; and (ii) molecular population genetics, which focusses on comparing autosomal and X-linked polymorphism, but is poorly suited for inferring contemporary sex differences.

^{[26]}Their efficiency in terms of genetic gains per unit of cost and time and their ability to release new varieties rely on the development of many breeding applications based on quantitative genetics theory and on statistical analyses of numerous experimental data from selection schemes including DNA marker data developed for some genomic breeding applications.

^{[27]}To evaluate the potential for ecological morphology to drive evolution of immunity, and vice versa, we use a quantitative genetics framework coupled with an ecological model of a predator and two prey species (the diet options).

^{[28]}This view has been breaking down from the moment it was proposed, and is now seriously challenged by results from evo-devo, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, and quantitative genetics.

^{[29]}We also derive new analytical predictions from a quantitative genetics model for the expected genetic variance at equilibrium, and its components, the lag of the population to the optimum, and the population mean fitness.

^{[30]}In evolutionary quantitative genetics, the genetic variance-covariance matrix, G, and the vector of directional selection gradients, β, are key parameters for predicting multivariate selection responses and genetic constraints.

^{[31]}A central challenge of quantitative genetics is partitioning phenotypic variation into genetic and non-genetic components.

^{[32]}Two popular approaches for modeling social evolution, evolutionary game theory and quantitative genetics, ask complementary questions but are rarely integrated.

^{[33]}To illustrate, we connect the framework to quantitative genetics models and to common classes of statistical models used to infer individual heterogeneity.

^{[34]}Conclusions: The findings of the current study may have important implications in the quantitative genetics of salinity tolerance and the development of cultivars tolerant to salinity in wheat.

^{[35]}A decade of high-throughput sequencing-based investigations into the genomic basis of migration points to an integrative framework that incorporates quantitative genetics, evolutionary developmental biology, phenotypic plasticity, and epigenetics to explain migration evolution.

^{[36]}ResultsWe used microarrays, RNA-Seq and quantitative genetics with the spontaneously hypertensive, SHR (SHR/OlaIpcv) rat strain, the normotensive Brown Norway (BN-Lx/Cub) rat strain, and a recombinant inbred (RI) panel of rats (HXB/BXH) derived from these strains to examine the areas of the genome associated with cardiac hypertrophy.

^{[37]}We also explore the coevolution of life-history traits of the parasite and hyperparasite, using adaptive dynamics and quantitative genetics frameworks to identify evolutionarily singular strategies.

^{[38]}Significance We investigated the genetic architecture of maize domestication using a quantitative genetics approach.

^{[39]}We show that research using Tribolium beetles has contributed a substantial amount to evolutionary and ecological understanding, especially in the fields of population dynamics, reproduction and sexual selection, population and quantitative genetics, and behaviour, physiology and life history.

^{[40]}Here, we test this hypothesis by applying a quantitative genetics approach based on the Lande model to assess whether variation in the nasal region can be explained by random neutral processes (e.

^{[41]}Quantitative genetics states that phenotypic variation is a consequence of the interaction between genetic and environmental factors.

^{[42]}Our approach extends to class-structured populations a recently introduced “oligomorphic approximation” which bridges the gap between adaptive dynamics and quantitative genetics approaches and allows for the joint description of the dynamics of ecological variables and of the moments of multimodal trait distributions.

^{[43]}Here, we illustrate how integrating the microbiome into quantitative genetics can help untangle complexities of host-microbiome evolution.

^{[44]}In poultry, selection programs through quantitative genetics are time consuming in case of lowly heritable traits.

^{[45]}Here, we first summarize the results obtained from different quantitative genetics and population genetics models, about the genetic architecture of polygenic traits and their response to directional selection.

^{[46]}Despite the great success of CGIAR breeding in the last decades, we posit that quantitative genetics principles must be more strongly emphasized in breeding strategies to keep pace with the accelerated demand and with changes in production conditions resulting in a growing demand for food, climate change and newly introduced breeding objectives -such as nutritional quality.

^{[47]}In this study, heritability of growth sensitivity of south-eastern Baltic provenances of Scots pine differing by field performance to meteorological conditions was assessed combining methods of quantitative genetics and dendrochronology.

^{[48]}In evolutionary quantitative genetics, the genetic variance–covariance matrix, G, and the vector of directional selection gradients, β, are key parameters for predicting multivariate selection responses and genetic constraints.

^{[49]}We suggest that research on correlational selection has great potential to integrate multiple fields in evolutionary biology, including developmental and functional biology, ecology, quantitative genetics, phenotypic polymorphisms, hybrid zones and speciation processes.

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## Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics

In evolutionary quantitative genetics, the genetic variance-covariance matrix, G, and the vector of directional selection gradients, β, are key parameters for predicting multivariate selection responses and genetic constraints.^{[1]}In evolutionary quantitative genetics, the genetic variance–covariance matrix, G, and the vector of directional selection gradients, β, are key parameters for predicting multivariate selection responses and genetic constraints.

^{[2]}The adaptation of complex organisms to changing environments has been a central question in evolutionary quantitative genetics since its inception.

^{[3]}The adaptation of complex organisms to changing environments has been a central question in evolutionary quantitative genetics since its inception.

^{[4]}Given the continued difficulties associated with unequivocally detecting costs of herbicide resistance, we advocate future studies that adopt classical evolutionary quantitative genetics approaches to determine genetic correlations between resistance and fitness-related plant life history traits.

^{[5]}Evolutionary quantitative genetics is the study of how complex traits evolve over time.

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## Classical Quantitative Genetics

In honeybee, the haplodiploid sex determination does not allow the straightforward use of classical quantitative genetics methods to estimate heritability and genetic correlation.^{[1]}The additive genomic variance in linear models with random marker effects can be defined as a random variable that is in accordance with classical quantitative genetics theory.

^{[2]}The additive genomic variance in linear models with random marker effects can be defined as a random variable that is in accordance with classical quantitative genetics theory.

^{[3]}One way to approach this problem builds on classical quantitative genetics theory, where the phenotypic correlation between two traits is modelled as the sum of a genetic component called the coheritability (hx,y), which reflects the degree of shared genetics influencing the phenotypic correlation, and an environmental component, namely the coenvironmentability (ex,y) that accounts for all other factors that exert influence on the observed trait-trait association.

^{[4]}Applying classical quantitative genetics on a recombinant inbred line population derived from a Can-0 x Col-0 cross, we identified the MADS-box transcription factor FLOWERING LOCUS M (FLM) as a player of the phenotypic variation for leaf growth and colour.

^{[5]}Using a classical quantitative genetics model, we demonstrate that selfing populations are better able to store cryptic genetic variance than outcrossing populations, notably due to their lower recombination rate.

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## Multivariate Quantitative Genetics

We formalized the multivariate quantitative genetics model describing the coevolution of the size of nuptial gift produced by the male (x) and the female's propensity to engage in remating (y).^{[1]}The objective was to simulate the response to selection by modifying the shape of the lactation curve to improve persistency in Israeli first-parity Holstein cattle using geometric morphometrics and multivariate quantitative genetics.

^{[2]}Multivariate quantitative genetics provides a powerful framework for understanding patterns and processes of phenotypic evolution.

^{[3]}Such genetic integration among stress response components has yet to be formally demonstrated using multivariate quantitative genetics, despite its profound implications for optimising human and animal health and understanding the responses of wild populations to natural and anthropogenic stressors.

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## Using Quantitative Genetics

Using quantitative genetics, here we demonstrate that parental effects substantially contribute to the evolutionary potential of larval antipredator responses in a leaf beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata).^{[1]}Using quantitative genetics, here we demonstrate that parental effects contribute substantially to the evolutionary potential of larval antipredator responses in a leaf beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata).

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## Explicit Quantitative Genetics

Our simulations illustrate the power of analysing ecological and evolutionary patterns from an explicit quantitative genetics perspective.^{[1]}Our simulations illustrate the power of analysing ecological and evolutionary patterns from an explicit quantitative genetics perspective.

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## quantitative genetics approach

Sexual dimorphism, the phenomenon whereby males and females of the same species are distinctive in some aspect of appearance or size, has previously been documented in cattle for traits such as growth rate and carcass merit using a quantitative genetics approach.^{[1]}Significance We investigated the genetic architecture of maize domestication using a quantitative genetics approach.

^{[2]}Here, we test this hypothesis by applying a quantitative genetics approach based on the Lande model to assess whether variation in the nasal region can be explained by random neutral processes (e.

^{[3]}Our approach extends to class-structured populations a recently introduced “oligomorphic approximation” which bridges the gap between adaptive dynamics and quantitative genetics approaches and allows for the joint description of the dynamics of ecological variables and of the moments of multimodal trait distributions.

^{[4]}One of the main outcomes of quantitative genetics approaches to natural variation is to reveal the genetic architecture underlying the phenotypic space.

^{[5]}Here, using phenotype, genotype and transcriptomics data of maize kernels at 5 and 15 days after pollination (DAP) for a large association mapping panel, we employed multiple quantitative genetics approaches—genome‐wide association studies (GWAS) as well as expression quantitative trait loci (eQTL) and quantitative trait transcript (QTT) analyses—to gain insights about molecular genetic basis of kernel development in maize.

^{[6]}Yet, we rarely apply a quantitative genetics approach to understand the causes and consequences of genetic variation in the ways that individuals choose and manipulate their environments, particularly in wild populations.

^{[7]}We used a quantitative genetics approach to investigate constraints on the evolution of secondary metabolites in a wild mustard, Boechera stricta.

^{[8]}Weaker versions of the same signatures are present among genes identified through conventional quantitative genetics approaches.

^{[9]}Given the continued difficulties associated with unequivocally detecting costs of herbicide resistance, we advocate future studies that adopt classical evolutionary quantitative genetics approaches to determine genetic correlations between resistance and fitness-related plant life history traits.

^{[10]}By using a quantitative genetics approach, we first show that for a one-dimensional phenotype, phenotypic noise promotes adaptive evolution on plateaus of positive fitness, independently from the direct selective advantage on fitness.

^{[11]}Here, we use a quantitative genetics approach to investigate the coevolution of multiple quantitative traits under selection, mutation, and limited dispersal.

^{[12]}A set of 30 craniometric traits was studied for each of the OTUs using the quantitative genetics approaches.

^{[13]}Then, we highlight case studies that have explicitly manipulated both a global change and the presence or abundance of interacting species and used either experimental evolution or quantitative genetics approaches to test for the effects of species interactions on evolutionary responses to global change.

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## quantitative genetics theory

Their efficiency in terms of genetic gains per unit of cost and time and their ability to release new varieties rely on the development of many breeding applications based on quantitative genetics theory and on statistical analyses of numerous experimental data from selection schemes including DNA marker data developed for some genomic breeding applications.^{[1]}Allele substitution effects at quantitative trait loci (QTL) are part of the basis of quantitative genetics theory and applications such as association analysis and genomic prediction.

^{[2]}The additive genomic variance in linear models with random marker effects can be defined as a random variable that is in accordance with classical quantitative genetics theory.

^{[3]}The additive genomic variance in linear models with random marker effects can be defined as a random variable that is in accordance with classical quantitative genetics theory.

^{[4]}One way to approach this problem builds on classical quantitative genetics theory, where the phenotypic correlation between two traits is modelled as the sum of a genetic component called the coheritability (hx,y), which reflects the degree of shared genetics influencing the phenotypic correlation, and an environmental component, namely the coenvironmentability (ex,y) that accounts for all other factors that exert influence on the observed trait-trait association.

^{[5]}Quantitative genetics theory predicts that X-chromosome dosage compensation (DC) will have a detectable effect on the amount of genetic and therefore phenotypic trait variances at associated loci in males and females.

^{[6]}Existing methods are based on the linear mixed model, with the assumption that the genetic effects are random variables, which is opposite to the fixed effect assumption embedded in the framework of quantitative genetics theory.

^{[7]}It uses quantitative genetics theory to produce an explicit description of the typical life cycle of monoecious and hermaphroditic plant species.

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## quantitative genetics model

We calculated the theoretical AUCs using quantitative genetics model-based formulae and obtained the empirical estimates via 10-fold cross-validation using statistical and machine learning techniques.^{[1]}We formalized the multivariate quantitative genetics model describing the coevolution of the size of nuptial gift produced by the male (x) and the female's propensity to engage in remating (y).

^{[2]}We also derive new analytical predictions from a quantitative genetics model for the expected genetic variance at equilibrium, and its components, the lag of the population to the optimum, and the population mean fitness.

^{[3]}To illustrate, we connect the framework to quantitative genetics models and to common classes of statistical models used to infer individual heterogeneity.

^{[4]}Quantitative genetics models provide a means of interrogating aspects of long-standing H.

^{[5]}We use a quantitative genetics model to predict the dynamics of adaptation in a stage-structured population confronted with a steadily changing environment.

^{[6]}A quantitative genetics model taking account of the effects of stabilising natural selection, the environment and mutation on phenotypic means and variances is developed.

^{[7]}Using a classical quantitative genetics model, we demonstrate that selfing populations are better able to store cryptic genetic variance than outcrossing populations, notably due to their lower recombination rate.

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## quantitative genetics perspective

Our simulations illustrate the power of analysing ecological and evolutionary patterns from an explicit quantitative genetics perspective.^{[1]}We interrogated the genetic architecture of maize domestication from a quantitative genetics perspective.

^{[2]}Our simulations illustrate the power of analysing ecological and evolutionary patterns from an explicit quantitative genetics perspective.

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## quantitative genetics framework

Characterization of genomic regions underlying adaptation of landraces can reveal a quantitative genetics framework for local wheat (Triticum aestivum L.^{[1]}To evaluate the potential for ecological morphology to drive evolution of immunity, and vice versa, we use a quantitative genetics framework coupled with an ecological model of a predator and two prey species (the diet options).

^{[2]}We also explore the coevolution of life-history traits of the parasite and hyperparasite, using adaptive dynamics and quantitative genetics frameworks to identify evolutionarily singular strategies.

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## quantitative genetics since

The adaptation of complex organisms to changing environments has been a central question in evolutionary quantitative genetics since its inception.^{[1]}The adaptation of complex organisms to changing environments has been a central question in evolutionary quantitative genetics since its inception.

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## quantitative genetics approximate

Quantitative genetics approximates such maps using linear models, and has developed methods to predict the response to selection in a population.^{[1]}Quantitative genetics approximates such maps using linear models, and has developed methods to predict the response to selection in a population (2, 3).

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## quantitative genetics crossing

Using a quantitative genetics crossing design, we produced an F4 Advanced Recombinant Form (ARF) between four contrasting ecotypes, which we phenotyped in the glasshouse (N=770) and transplanted into the four natural habitats (N=14,265 seeds), alongside the parental ecotypes.^{[1]}Using a quantitative genetics crossing design, we produced an F4 generation Advanced Recombinant Form (ARF) between four contrasting ecotypes, which we phenotyped in the glasshouse (N=770) and transplanted into the four natural habitats (N=14,265 seeds), alongside the parental ecotypes.

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## quantitative genetics study

Based on quantitative genetics studies of most traits of interest over the past 10–15 years, selective breeding programs are now applied to this species, which is at the beginning of its domestication process.^{[1]}Author summary Identification of genomic regions involved in genetic architecture of traits has become commonplace in quantitative genetics studies.

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## quantitative genetics method

In honeybee, the haplodiploid sex determination does not allow the straightforward use of classical quantitative genetics methods to estimate heritability and genetic correlation.^{[1]}Line‐cross analysis is a powerful quantitative genetics method to infer genetic architecture by analysing the mean phenotype value of two diverged strains and a series of subsequent crosses and backcrosses.

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## quantitative genetics provide

The field of quantitative genetics provides predictions for the response to directional selection through the breeder’s equation.^{[1]}Multivariate quantitative genetics provides a powerful framework for understanding patterns and processes of phenotypic evolution.

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## quantitative genetics analysis

For quantitative genetics analyses focused on selection, linear mixed models are fitted to large data sets using residual maximum-likelihood estimation.^{[1]}We combine structural equation modeling with quantitative genetics analyses to study morphological (co)variation in a meta‐population of house sparrows (Passer domesticus).

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## quantitative genetics state

Quantitative genetics states that phenotypic variation is a consequence of the interaction between genetic and environmental factors.^{[1]}Quantitative genetics states that phenotypic variation is a consequence of genetic and environmental factors and their subsequent interaction.

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