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ROLE OF MATERNAL AND CYTOPLASMIC EFFECTS IN EARLY CALF GROWTH IN A CLOSED BREEDING NUCLEUS ANGUS HERD
Maternal and cytoplasmic inheritance was investigated in a closed Angus herd. Observed traits were birth weight, weaning weight, adjusted body weight, average daily gain, hock length and scrotal circumference. Each animal ...
Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits and Accuracy of Genomic Selection in Dairy Cattle
Genomic selection has emerged as an effective approach in dairy cattle breeding, in which the key is prediction of genetic merit using dense SNP genotypes, i.e., genomic prediction. To improve the accuracy of genomic ...
The Genetic Architecture of Complex Traits and Diseases in Dairy Cattle
Genetic architecture refers to the number and locations of genes that affect a trait, as well as the magnitude and the relative contributions of their effects. A better understanding of the genetic architecture of complex ...