Table 2 Asymptotic distribution of marker-based heritability estimators
Populationrh2 = 0.2h2 = 0.5h2 = 0.8
Structured RegMap10.0702 (1.00)0.0762 (1.00)0.0497 (1.00)
Structured RegMap20.0428 (0.85)0.0406 (0.71)0.0187 (0.49)
Structured RegMap30.0337 (0.80)0.0323 (0.66)0.0153 (0.46)
Structured RegMap40.0289 (0.77)0.0284 (0.64)0.0139 (0.46)
HapMap10.1137 (1.00)0.1310 (1.00)0.1040 (1.00)
HapMap20.0356 (0.46)0.0292 (0.31)0.0139 (0.19)
HapMap30.0250 (0.40)0.0226 (0.29)0.0115 (0.18)
HapMap40.0204 (0.37)0.0199 (0.29)0.0106 (0.19)
Swedish RegMap10.0781 (1.00)0.0827 (1.00)0.0574 (1.00)
Swedish RegMap20.0391 (0.73)0.0344 (0.58)0.0160 (0.36)
Swedish RegMap30.0291 (0.67)0.0269 (0.54)0.0132 (0.34)
Swedish RegMap40.0244 (0.64)0.0237 (0.52)0.0121 (0.33)
French RegMap10.1141 (1.00)0.1135 (1.00)0.0768 (1.00)
French RegMap20.0497 (0.66)0.0416 (0.52)0.0192 (0.33)
French RegMap30.0360 (0.60)0.0322 (0.49)0.0158 (0.31)
French RegMap40.0297 (0.58)0.0283 (0.48)0.0145 (0.31)
VH et al. (2012)10.0680 (1.00)0.0725 (1.00)0.0502 (1.00)
VH et al. (2012)20.0329 (0.71)0.0290 (0.56)0.0136 (0.37)
VH et al. (2012)30.0244 (0.65)0.0227 (0.53)0.0113 (0.35)
VH et al. (2012)40.0204 (0.62)0.0200 (0.52)0.0103 (0.36)
RH et al. (2012)10.0698 (1.00)0.0679 (1.00)0.0399 (1.00)
RH et al. (2012)20.0374 (0.81)0.0346 (0.74)0.0168 (0.60)
RH et al. (2012)30.0286 (0.77)0.0280 (0.72)0.0141 (0.59)
RH et al. (2012)40.0244 (0.76)0.0249 (0.72)0.0129 (0.60)
Zhao et al. (2011)10.0642 (1.00)0.0625 (1.00)0.0329 (1.00)
Zhao et al. (2011)20.0399 (0.87)0.0351 (0.79)0.0156 (0.65)
Zhao et al. (2011)30.0311 (0.83)0.0280 (0.76)0.0128 (0.62)
Zhao et al. (2011)40.0264 (0.81)0.0246 (0.74)0.0116 (0.62)
  • Shown are standard deviations of the estimators based on replicates and in parentheses the ratios of the standard deviations of the estimators based on replicates over those based on means. Asymptotic variances were obtained using the expressions in Equation 9. Four populations of A. thaliana (containing respectively 250, 350, 305, and 204 accessions), two populations of Z. mays [400 accessions (Van Heerwaarden et al. 2012) and 280 accessions (Riedelsheimer et al. 2012)] and one population of O. sativa [413 accessions (Zhao et al. 2011)] were considered. The second column gives the number of replicates (r). VH, Van Heerwaarden et al. (2012). RH, Riedelsheimer et al. (2012).