Heritability of Endurance Traits from Human Research Models

Authored by: Jacob L. Barber , Mark A. Sarzynski

Routledge Handbook of Sport and Exercise Systems Genetics

Print publication date:  April  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138504851
eBook ISBN: 9781315146287
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Chapter 13 summarized published work related to the heritability of endurance traits at baseline and in response to exercise training in animal models. This chapter will summarize published work that quantifies genetic contributions to endurance-related traits both in the intrinsic state (i.e., in the sedentary state at baseline) and following exercise training using traditional family and twin study approaches in humans. Please refer to Chapter 12 for a primer on the endurance phenotype.

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