Estimates of inbreeding depression for serum insulin-like growth factor I concentrations, body weights, and body weight gains in Angus beef cattle divergently selected for serum insulin-like growth factor I concentration.

@article{Davis2010EstimatesOI,
  title={Estimates of inbreeding depression for serum insulin-like growth factor I concentrations, body weights, and body weight gains in Angus beef cattle divergently selected for serum insulin-like growth factor I concentration.},
  author={Melanie Davis and Rosalia C. M. Simmen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2010},
  volume={88 2},
  pages={552-61}
}
Data for the current study were obtained from a divergent selection experiment in which the selection criterion was the average serum IGF-I concentration of 3 postweaning blood samples collected from purebred Angus calves. Multiple trait derivative-free REML procedures were used to obtain estimates of inbreeding depression for IGF-I concentration and for BW… CONTINUE READING