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Genomic Selection of Purebred Animals for Crossbred Performance in the Presence of Dominant Gene Action

Authors
  • Jian Zeng (Iowa State University)
  • Ali Toosi (Iowa State University)
  • Rohan L. Fernando (Iowa State University)
  • Jack C. M. Dekkers (Iowa State University)
  • Dorian J. Garrick (Iowa State University)

Abstract

The primary objective of this study was to assess the performance of different genomic prediction models applied to the selection of purebreds for crossbred performancebased on high-density marker data. Our results suggest that in the presence of dominant gene action, selection based on the dominance model is superior to both the a breed-specific allele model and an additive model in terms of maximizing crossbred performance through purebred selection, especially when training is not updated each generation

Keywords: ASL R2772

How to Cite:

Zeng, J., Toosi, A., Fernando, R. L., Dekkers, J. C. & Garrick, D. J., (2013) “Genomic Selection of Purebred Animals for Crossbred Performance in the Presence of Dominant Gene Action”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-1249

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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