International Journal of Research in Agronomy

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International Journal of Research in Agronomy
2022, Vol. 5, Issue 2, Part A

Overview on heritability concept, application and its importance in quantitative genetics


Lemi Yadesa

The proportion of phenotypic variability that may be attributable to genetic variation is measured by heritability. Without any genetic changes, heritability can alter. The concept of the scope for implementing genetic improvement through selection is thrown into doubt when the size of the problem is understood. It is a measure of the precision with which a genotype may be selected from an individual's or a group of people' phenotype. The core principles of heredity were created by the concepts of quantitative variation. In the formation of quantitative genetics, the perspective acquired from scientific explanations on the reality of inconsistency and its random derivation was crucial. Heritability is a simple, dimensionless measure of the importance of genetic factors in elucidating individual variations, and it allows for a quick comparison of individuals. It also allows for direct comparisons of the same characteristic between populations as well as between different qualities within a group. It is crucial for forecasting how people will react to selection. To enhance the agronomic characteristics of crop varieties based on heredity of desirable features, most breeding curricula routinely use grain yield as the primary selection criterion. As a result, in gene-mapping investigations that use pedigree information, heritability is an essential metric that determines statistical power. Heritability, on the other hand, does not reveal anything about the genetic architecture of the traits. To summarize, heritability is used to determine genetic advance, which shows the degree of increase in features achieved through intentional selection compression, as well as its utility advancements. As a result, genetic progress is a risky selection characteristic that aids the breeder in a selection technique.
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How to cite this article:
Lemi Yadesa. Overview on heritability concept, application and its importance in quantitative genetics. Int J Res Agron 2022;5(2):12-17.