Félix Goyache

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Recently different studies have formalized the way in which it is possible to obtain coancestry coefficients from molecular information (Caballero and Toro 2002; Eding and Meuwissen 2001) by applying Malécot’s (1948) definition of kinship to marker genes, though referring it to identity-by-state instead of identity-by-descent (Caballero and Toro 2002). The(More)
The aim of this note is to describe the program ENDOG (v.3.0). The program handles pedigree information to conduct several demographic and genetic analyses including: (a) the individual inbreeding and average relatedness coefficients; (b) effective population size; (c) parameters characterizing the concentration of both gene and individuals origin such as(More)
Computation of inbreeding rate (DeltaF) must consider that inbreeding is delayed with one generation with respect to the idealized population when addressed using individual inbreeding coefficients. The expression relating inbreeding in generation t with inbreeding rate F(t) = 1 - (1-DeltaF)(t) should be more correctly written in real animal populations as(More)
Although many research papers have studied diversity and differentiation within livestock species, genetic relationships among neighboring populations remain poorly understood. Here we apply recent methodologies to analyze the polymorphism of 14 microsatellites in 238 unrelated individuals belonging to six sheep breeds from Northern Spain to ascertain their(More)
The domestication of livestock represented a crucial step in human history. By using endogenous retroviruses as genetic markers, we found that sheep differentiated on the basis of their "retrotype" and morphological traits dispersed across Eurasia and Africa via separate migratory episodes. Relicts of the first migrations include the Mouflon, as well as(More)
We present here a simple approach to obtain reliable estimates of the effective population size in real world populations via the computation of the increase in inbreeding for each individual (delta F i ) in a given population. The values of delta F i are computed as t-root of 1 - (1 - F i ) where F i is the inbreeding coefficient and t is the equivalent(More)
The studbook of the Andalusian horse comprising a total of 75,389 individuals (6318 of them classified as Carthusians) was analysed in order to ascertain the genetic history of the breed and, specially, to evaluate its genetic variability and the influence of the Carthusian strain in the breed. Although there is no possible way to identify studs acting as(More)
Here we have tested the hypothesis of association between different levels of agouti signalling peptide (ASIP) mRNA and the recessive black coat colour in the rare Xalda breed of sheep. To deal with this task, we first tested the possible action of both the dominant black extension allele (E(D)) and a 5-bp deletion (X99692:c.100_104del; A(del)) in the ovine(More)
We introduce a simple method to estimate effective population size from increase in coancestry (Δc(jk)) for all pairs of individuals j and k in a reference subpopulation. An increase in pairwise coancestry for any pair of individuals j and k can be defined assuming that a hypothetical mating between them would give an individual with an inbreeding(More)
The aim of this paper was to estimate the genetic relationships among calving ease (CE), calf survival (CS), and gestation length (GL) to assess the possibility of including this information in beef cattle breeding programs. A total of 35,395 field records were available for CE, 30,684 for GL, and 36,132 for CS from the Asturiana de los Valles beef cattle(More)