Problem: Which of these statements about heritability is false?A. Narrow sense heritability measures the proportion of phenotypic variance due to additive genotypic variance.B. Greater heritability values indicate a larger role for genetic variation in phenotypic variation.C. Broad sense heritability estimates are useful in animal breeding programs to indicate the potential response of a population to artificial selection.D. Broad sense heritability includes all types of genetic variation in a population.E. Broad sense heritability measures the contribution of genotypic variance to the total phenotypic variance.

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Broad Sense Heritability: estimates percentage of genetic variance using all components of genetic variance

: includes additive, dominance, epistasis, maternal and paternal effect

: ratio of genotypic variance to phenotypic variance

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Which of these statements about heritability is false?

A. Narrow sense heritability measures the proportion of phenotypic variance due to additive genotypic variance.

B. Greater heritability values indicate a larger role for genetic variation in phenotypic variation.

C. Broad sense heritability estimates are useful in animal breeding programs to indicate the potential response of a population to artificial selection.

D. Broad sense heritability includes all types of genetic variation in a population.

E. Broad sense heritability measures the contribution of genotypic variance to the total phenotypic variance.

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