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The Broad-Sense Heritability Equation

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Heritability is how a total phenotype is influenced by _____ variation.

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1. Which of the following is an example of complete penetrance?

2. Phenotypic variation is a combination of:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combination quiz and worksheet will test your comprehension of the definition of genotype, penetrance, and phenotype.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take this quiz to test your understanding of:

  • Heritability
  • Complete penetrance
  • Phenotypic variation
  • Heritability scores

Skills Practiced

Skills tested in these assessments include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding heritability scores and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define heritability, phenotype, phenotypic variation, penetrance
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding heritability

Additional Learning

Genetic expression, or phenotype, can be influenced by both genes and the environment. Learn more in this interactive lesson called The Broad-Sense Heritability Equation. Topics covered include:

  • Defining multifactorial
  • Explaining the broad-sense equation
  • Describing the heritability of a trait
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