Quantitative Genetics and Its Connections with Big Data and Sequenced Genomes by Charles J Mode

Quantitative Genetics and Its Connections with Big Data and Sequenced Genomes

byCharles J Mode

Kobo ebook | November 2, 2016

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The book gives an overview of developments in Quantitative Genetics and variance component analysis in an era of Big Data and Sequenced Genomes. It provides a detailed description of a direct method of estimation that will be a useful means of extracting information from a large set of data that was inconceivable 10 to 20 years ago.

The book is a combination of a history of variance component analysis and a forward looking view as to how direct methods of estimation arise from the availability of big data sets and sequenced genomes of each individual in the sample.

Many papers and books on quantitative genetics versions of the general linear model from statistics are useful for analyzing the data, using relatively small sets of data. In this book, new methods of direct estimation are introduced and analyzed that are appropriate for an era of big sets of data and sequences genomes. These direct methods of estimation are based on taking conditional expectations rather the methods of least squares that characterize many applications of the general linear model of statistics.

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Contents:

  • An Example of an Application of Variance and Covariance Models in Quantitative Genetics in the 1950s
  • On Fitting a Genetic Model to Data
  • Estimating Effects and Variance Components in Models of Quantitative Genetics in an Era of Sequenced Genomes
  • Estimating Statistical Measures of Pleiotropic and Epistatic Effects in the Genomic Era
  • Direct Estimation of Effects and Tests of Their Statistical Significance for the Case of One Autosomal Locus with Two Alleles

Readership: Graduate students and researchers in statistics, biostatistics and researchers in genetics.

Title:Quantitative Genetics and Its Connections with Big Data and Sequenced GenomesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 2, 2016Publisher:World Scientific Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9813140704

ISBN - 13:9789813140707

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