Variance component analysis of skin and weight data for sheep subjected to rapid inbreeding

@article{Shaw1999VarianceCA,
  title={Variance component analysis of skin and weight data for sheep subjected to rapid inbreeding},
  author={Frank H Shaw and J A Woolliams},
  journal={Genetics, Selection, Evolution : GSE},
  year={1999},
  volume={31},
  pages={43 - 59}
}
A variance component analysis was carried out on data from a 20year experiment in the rapid inbreeding of purebred and crossbred lines of three hill breeds of sheep. Parent offspring matings were made over several generations to produce inbreeding coefficients in lambs of up to 0.59. The traits chosen for analysis were the live weights at 24 and 78 weeks of age and the ratio of the densities of secondary and primary skin follicles. A complete model of intralocus allelic effects was carried out… CONTINUE READING

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