Quantitative genetics: partitioning genetic variation
Last time I provided a broad overview of the ideas underlying quantitative genetics, and we started to see a few of the details. Today it gets real. This lecture and the couple that follow are the most mathematically intense of the entire semester. I'm keeping things as simple as I can, but I'm afraid the complexity is unavoidable. By the end of today's lecture you will finally understand (or at least you will have witnessed my attempt to explain) the difference between additive and dominance genetic variance.
Note: The notes linked below are the same ones we used on Tuesday. I'm duplicating them here just so you have them handy.