Some heritability estimates


Some heritability estimates

Table
Some heritability estimates
trait correlation
Cattle
butterfat percentage 0.6
milk yield 0.3
Pigs
body length 0.5
weight at 180 days 0.3
litter size 0.15
Poultry
egg weight 0.6
annual egg production 0.3
body weight 0.2
viability 0.1
Drosophila melanogaster
abdominal bristle number 0.5
body size 0.4
ovary size 0.3
egg production 0.2
Source: Adapted from D.S. Falconer, Introduction to Quantitative Genetics, Copyright 1960 D.S. Falconer, reprinted with permission of Longman Group Ltd.
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