1.) Define a quantitative trait and contrast with qualitative traits.

2.) Recognize when a trait is quantitatively controlled by analyzing the distribution of phenotypes observed or measured in the F2.

3.) Describe the reasons for the distribution of phenotypes observed for a quantitative trait.

4.) Define what is meant by broad sense heritability and explain how it can be used in breeding programs.

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