Quantitative Biology


Genetic Groups and the Feasibility of Reference Sire Schemes

Authors: Stephen P. Smith, Robert D. Scarth, Bruce Tier

A method of measuring linkage in sire reference schemes is described. The method consists of determining estimability and prediction error variance for linear contrasts when the assumed animal model includes genetic groups. Base animals in a herd are assigned a common genetic group and different herds correspond to different genetic groups. The set of linear contrasts used to determine linkage is the set of group differences. Groups differences can be scrutinized using a simplified lease-squares analysis.

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[v1] 2018-02-24 09:48:23 (removed)
[v2] 2018-02-25 23:43:58

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