Selection for ovulation rate in rabbits: genetic parameters, direct response, and correlated response on litter size.

@article{Laborda2011SelectionFO,
  title={Selection for ovulation rate in rabbits: genetic parameters, direct response, and correlated response on litter size.},
  author={Pedro Laborda and M L Moc{\'e} and M Antonia Santacreu and Agust{\'i}n Blasco},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2011},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={2981-7}
}
The aim of this work was to evaluate the response to 10 generations of selection for ovulation rate. Selection was based on the phenotypic value of ovulation rate, estimated at d 12 of the second gestation by laparoscopy. Selection pressure was approximately 30%. Line size was approximately 20 males and 80 females per generation. Traits recorded were ovulation rate at the second gestation, estimated by laparoscopy as the number of corpora lutea in both ovaries; ovulation rate at the last… CONTINUE READING

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