Corpus ID: 107968930

Use of decision science to aid selection of genetically superior animals : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand

@inproceedings{Sherriff2010UseOD,
  title={Use of decision science to aid selection of genetically superior animals : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science at Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand},
  author={R. L. Sherriff},
  year={2010}
}
This thesis is concerned with a theoretical simulation model for pig breeding, as part of the ongoing search for the “perfect” genotype. The starting point is an additive model to investigate how accurately the classical, infinitesimal model predicts genetic gain for traits controlled by few loci and few alleles. This initial investigation demonstrates that the infinitesimal model is robust, providing that at least 15 loci are controlling a trait and there is symmetry in the allele… Expand
1 Citations

Figures and Tables from this paper

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 94 REFERENCES
Animal breeding in the (post-) genomic era
An experimental check on quantitative genetical theory I. Short-term responses to selection
The validity of genetic models underlying quantitative traits
A simulation model of grazing sheep: I. Animal growth and intake
...
1
2
3
4
5
...