The use of relationship matrices to avoid inbreeding in small horse populations

  • O. 1 Vangen
  • Published 1982 in Annales de génétique et de sélection animale


Computer programs have made it possible to calculate exact inbreeding for all animals in a population through large numerator relationship matrices. As all off-diagonal elements of such a matrix can be calculated as functions of diagonal elements, the capacity of inbreeding and relationship calculations has been largely increased and can easily handle 40… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-14-1-116A


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