Genetic analysis of longitudinal data in beef cattle: a review.

@article{Speidel2010GeneticAO,
  title={Genetic analysis of longitudinal data in beef cattle: a review.},
  author={Silvia Speidel and Richard M Enns and D H Denny Crews},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2010},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={19-33}
}
Currently, many different data types are collected by beef cattle breed associations for the purpose of genetic evaluation. These data points are all biological characteristics of individual animals that can be measured multiple times over an animal's lifetime. Some traits can only be measured once on an individual animal, whereas others, such as the body weight of an animal as it grows, can be measured many times. Data such as growth has been often referred to as "longitudinal" or "infinite… CONTINUE READING