Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values Edition 3
7th April 2014
- ISBN 9781845939816
- Language English
- Pages 360 pp.
- Size 7.5" x 9.625"
The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring--such as increased growth rate or superior meat, milk and wool production--is a vital economic tool to the animal scientist. Summarizing the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programs, this new edition includes models of survival analysis, social interaction and sire and dam models, as well as advancements in the use of SNPs in the computation of genomic breeding values.
1. Genetic evaluation with different sources of records
2. Genetic covariance between relatives
3. Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: univariate models with one random effects
4. Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: Models with random environmental effects
5. Best Linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: Multivariate models
6. Methods to reduce the dimension of multivariate models
7. Maternal traits models: Animal and reduced animal Models
8. Social interaction models
9. Analysis of longitudinal data
10. Use of genetic markers in breeding value prediction
11. Computation of genomic breeding values and genomic selection
12. Non-additive animal models
13. Analysis of ordered categorical trait
14. Survival analysis
15. Estimation of genetic parameters
16. Use of Gibbs sampling in variance component estimation and breeding value prediction
17. Solving linear equations