Table 5 Heritability estimates and confidence intervals for two flowering traits from Atwell et al. (2010) (LDV and LD) and four traits from new experiments
TraitFormulaFormulaFormula
LDV0.801 (0.756,0.840)0.510 (0.303,0.714)0.858 (0.826,0.886)
LD0.933 (0.917,0.947)1.000 (0.000,1.000)0.966 (0.957,0.973)
LA(S)0.209 (0.141,0.298)0.088 (0.028,0.244)0.235 (0.167,0.306)
LA(H)0.378 (0.315,0.444)0.339 (0.134,0.631)0.388 (0.327,0.451)
BT0.941 (0.929,0.950)1.000 (0.000,1.000)0.956 (0.947,0.963)
LW0.553 (0.491,0.614)0.155 (0.028,0.538)0.530 (0.468,0.589)
  • Three estimators were used: the marker-based estimator using individual plant data (Formula), the marker-based estimator using genotypic means (Formula), and the ANOVA-based estimator of broad-sense heritability (Formula). Horizontal lines separate traits measured in different experiments. Trait abbreviations are given in Table 1.