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Research Article

Data and Theory Point to Mainly Additive Genetic Variance for Complex Traits

  • William G. Hill mail,

    w.g.hill@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Michael E. Goddard,

    Affiliations: Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia

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  • Peter M. Visscher

    Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

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  • Published: February 29, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000008

About the Authors

William G. Hill
Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Michael E. Goddard
Faculty of Land and Food Resources, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Michael E. Goddard
Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia
Peter M. Visscher
Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: w.g.hill@ed.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WH MG PV. Analyzed the data: WH PV. Wrote the paper: WH MG PV.