- Plasticity is the property of a given genotype to produce different phenotypes depending on the environment.
- The observed data are the genotypes and the quantitative phenotypes of the subjects.
- A classic forward genetics approach relies on the identification of observable mutant phenotypes.
- For a parent with observed phenotypes, its actual genotypes can be inferred similarly.
- A quantitative model with additive effects was used to link genotypes to phenotypes.