Maximizing the response of selection with a predefined rate of inbreeding.

@article{Meuwissen1997MaximizingTR,
  title={Maximizing the response of selection with a predefined rate of inbreeding.},
  author={Theo H. E. Meuwissen},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1997},
  volume={75 4},
  pages={934-40}
}
A method was derived that maximizes the genetic level of selected animals while constraining their average coancestry to a predefined value. The average coancestry of the selected parents equals the inbreeding level in the next generation, so that rates of inbreeding were controlled. When this method was applied for several generations of selection, stable rates of genetic gain were attained, which indicates that the method could control the short- and long-term effects of selection on… CONTINUE READING
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