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Interaction Between Genotype and Environment: A Tale of Two Concepts

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Fisher's (1918) linear model for quantitative inheritance has been extraordinarily successful, even though it was attacked, correctly, by Hogben (1933) as unsuitable for the analysis of traits manifesting non-linear interactions, which were likely to be common, not rare. This prediction has been confirmed. The robustness and success of the linear model, especially for short-term prediction in applied genetics, should not be allowed to obscure its difficulties when multivariate methods can replace it and the data on which to use them are available.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 2011

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  • In 2004, the South Australian Museum and the Royal Society of South Australia became partners in Southern Scientific Press. This led to the amalgamation of their two professional journals. The Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia now incorporates the Records of the South Australian Museum.
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia deals with natural history relating to South Australia
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