additive genetic variance

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Genetic variance attributed to the average effects of substituting one allele for another at a given locus, or at the multiple loci governing a polygenic trait. It is this component of variance that allows prediction of the rate of response for selection of quantitative traits. See quantitative inheritance.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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