Effective sizes of livestock populations to prevent a decline in fitness

@article{Meuwissen1994EffectiveSO,
  title={Effective sizes of livestock populations to prevent a decline in fitness},
  author={T. H. E. Meuwissen and John A. Woolliams},
  journal={Theoretical and Applied Genetics},
  year={1994},
  volume={89},
  pages={1019-1026}
}
In livestock populations, fitness may decrease due to inbreeding depression or as a negatively correlated response to artificial selection. On the other hand, fitness may increase due to natural selection. In the absence of a correlated response due to artificial selection, the critical population size at which the increase due to natural selection and the decrease due to inbreeding depression balance each other is approximately D/2σwa 2, where D=the inbreeding depression of fitness with… CONTINUE READING

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