Table 2. Estimated bounds on the proportion of highly heritable transcripts with a given inheritance pattern
n Min ≤ n loci Min > n loci Min n loci Max n loci
1 0.03 0.97 0.03 0.03
2 0.05 0.83 0.02 0.15
3 0.07 0.71 0.01 0.25
4 0.09 0.60 0.01 0.33
5 0.11 0.49 0.03 0.42
6 0.13 0.42 0.05 0.47
7 0.15 0.35 0.04 0.52
8 0.17 0.30 0.08 0.56
9 0.18 0.26 0.06 0.58
10 0.20 0.22 0.07 0.61
  • The second through fifth columns represent, respectively, the minimum proportion of highly heritable transcripts that could be controlled by n or fewer additive loci of equal effect; the minimum proportion that could be controlled by more than n loci; the minimum proportion that could be controlled by exactly n loci; and the maximum proportion that could be controlled by exactly n loci. See Fig. 1 for an illustration of methods.