Dominique Planchenault

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environmental and group effects and transmitting abilities of sires) are based on Bayesian statistical procedures. Modal values of the posterior distribution of these parameters are taken as point estimators. Finding this mode entails solving a nonlinear system of equations and several algorithms are suggested. The methodology is described for univariate(More)
For hundreds of years, intuitively or deliberately, farmers and breeders have taken advantage of the slow and constant renewal of genetic diversity in their domesticated plants or animals. Their management efficiently combines selection to maintain existing varieties or breeds and selection to extract new biological items meeting incoming necessities and(More)
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