environmental variance

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environmental variance The portion of phenotypic variance that is due to differences in the environments to which the individuals in a population have been exposed. The total amount of variance observed among individuals in a population will be made up by an environmental component, determined by environmental variation, and a genetic component (see genetic variance), determined by the variation that is inherited.

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environmental variance The portion of phenotypic variance that is due to differences in the environments to which the individuals in a population have been exposed. The total amount of variance (see MEAN SQUARE) observed among individuals in a population will be made up by an environmental component, determined by environmental variation, and a genetic component, determined by the variation that is inherited.

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environmental variance The portion of phenotypic variance that is due to differences in the environments to which the individuals in a population have been exposed. The total amount of variance observed amongst individuals in a population will be made up of an environmental component, determined by environmental variation, and a genetic component, determined by the variation that is inherited.