Journal of Genetics

, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 177-185

First online:

A note on the analysis of reciprocal effects in diallel crosses

  • Wim E. CrusioAffiliated withInstitut für Humangenetik und Anthropologie, Universität Heidelberg

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Maternal effects and sex-linkage give rise to differences between reciprocal crosses. In diallel-cross analyses, the presence of these effects will cause biases in the estimates of the genetical components of the variation. A method of analysis is described in which this bias is removed. Also, a worked example demonstrates the analysis for a case where males only are available.


Quantitative genetics diallel cross reciprocal effects maternal effects sex linkage