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Author Mrode, R. A

Title Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values / R.A. Mrode ; with a chapter contributed by R. Thompson
Edition 2nd ed
Published Wallingford, UK ; Cambridge, MA : CABI Pub., ©2005


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 344 pages) : illustrations
Series CAB books
CAB books
Contents Preface; 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 Effect; 4 Best Linear Unbiased Prediction of Breeding Value: Models with Random Environmental Effects; 5 Best Linear Unbiased Prediction of Breeding Value: Multivariate Models; 6 Maternal Trait Models: Animal and Reduced Animal Models; 7 Analysis of Longitudinal Data; 8 Use of Genetic Markers in Prediction of Breeding Values; 9 Non-additive Animal Models
Summary Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) has become the most widely accepted method for genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. Since its introduction, the method has evolved and despite this there is no simple text on the application of linear models to the predictions of breeding values. This book has been written with a good balance of theory and application to fill this gap. Equations for partitioning breeding values into contributions from various sources of information are derived under the various models. Recent developments in the analysis of longitudinal data with random. regression m
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Livestock -- Breeding -- Mathematical models
Livestock -- Breeding -- Statistical methods
Livestock -- Genetics -- Mathematical models
Livestock -- Genetics -- Statistical methods
Animals, Domestic -- genetics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Animal Husbandry.
Animal breeding.
Animal models.
Best Linear Unbiased Prediction.
Breeding value.
Categorical traits.
Data analysis.
Domestic animals.
Environmental factors.
Genetic analysis.
Genetic covariance.
Genetic effects.
Genetic markers.
Genetic parameters.
Linear models.
Mathematical models.
Multivariate analysis.
Quantitative traits.
Record keeping.
Threshold models.
Livestock -- Breeding -- Mathematical models.
Livestock -- Breeding -- Statistical methods.
Livestock -- Genetics -- Statistical methods.
Form Electronic book
Author Thompson, R
LC no. 2004021196
ISBN 1845931025