Analysis of Heritability

Authored by: Brent D. Burch , Ian R. Harris

Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  August  2018

Print ISBN: 9781498733953
eBook ISBN: 9781351110273
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781351110273-130001012

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Abstract

The heritability of a measurable characteristic is the most commonly used statistic for expressing the degree to which genetic material is transferred from parent to progeny. This entry reviews methods of analyzing heritability such as statistical modeling and point and interval estimation.

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