Genetic evaluation in the honey bee considering queen and worker effects — A BLUP-Animal Model approach

@article{Bienefeld2011GeneticEI,
  title={Genetic evaluation in the honey bee considering queen and worker effects — A BLUP-Animal Model approach},
  author={Kaspar Bienefeld and Klaus Ehrhardt and Friedrich Reinhardt},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={77-85}
}
The estimation of breeding value for the honey bee is markedly more difficult than for other agricultural animals as colony traits in honey bees are the expression of the combined activities of the queen and workers. Recent studies have shown strong negative genetic correlations between the contributions of both queens and workers to economically important traits (e.g. honey production). The most advantageous method currently available for evaluating breeding values in other animals, the Best… CONTINUE READING
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