Divergent selection for intramuscular fat content in rabbits. I. Direct response to selection.

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The aim of this study was to evaluate the selection response on intramuscular fat (IMF) content of LM after 3 generations of divergent selection. Heritability and genetic means for IMF content were also analyzed. Selection was based on the phenotypic value of IMF content measured in 2 full sibs of the first parity. Selection pressure on females was 13% in… (More)
DOI: 10.2527/jas.2013-6361

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