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(English) The fraction of the total phenotypic variance in a population that is due to the additive effects of genes; used to predict the response to artificial selection. (See also: gene, selection, phenotype)
(French) Fraction de la variabilité phénotypique totale d’une population qui est due aux effets additifs des gènes ; utilisé pour prédire la réponse à la sélection artificielle. (See also: gene, selection, phenotype)
(Portuguese) Fracção da variância fenotípica total duma população que é devida a efeitos aditivos dos genes; usado para prever a resposta à selecção artificial. (See also: gene, selection, phenotype)

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