Journal of Genetics

, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 177–185

A note on the analysis of reciprocal effects in diallel crosses

  • Wim E. Crusio

DOI: 10.1007/BF02927711

Cite this article as:
Crusio, W.E. J. Genet. (1987) 66: 177. doi:10.1007/BF02927711


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 

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wim E. Crusio
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Humangenetik und AnthropologieUniversität HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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