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Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding V (3rd edition)

Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding V (3rd edition)

By: Raphael A. Mrode (author)Paperback

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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. Summarising the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programmes, 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.

About Author

Raphael A Mrode is Senior Geneticist, Scottish agricultural College, Penicuik, Scotland, UK


I: Preface1: Genetic Evaluation with Different Sources of Records2: Genetic Covariance Between Relatives3: Best Linear Unbiased Prediction of Breeding Value: Univariate Models with One Random Effect4: Best Linear Unbiased Prediction of Breeding Value: Models with Random Environmental Effects5: Best Linear Unbiased Prediction of Breeding Value: Multivariate Animal Models6: Methods to Reduce the Dimension of Multivariate Models7: Maternal Trait Models: Animal and Reduced Animal Models8: Social Interaction Models9: Analysis of Longitudinal Data10: Use of Genetic Markers in Breeding Value Prediction11: Computation of Genomic Breeding Values and Genomic Selection12: Non-additive Animal Models13: Analysis of Ordered Categorical Traits14: Survival Analysis15: Estimation of Genetic Parameters16: Use of Gibbs Sampling in Variance Component Estimation and Breeding Value Prediction17: Solving Linear EquationsAppendix A: Introduction to Matrix Algebra 2Appendix B: Fast Algorithms for Calculating Inbreeding Based on the L MatrixAppendix C: Appendix CAppendix D: Methods for Obtaining Approximate Reliability for Genetic EvaluationsAppendix E: Appendix EAppendix F: Procedure for Computing Deregressed Breeding ValuesAppendix G: Calculating F, a Matrix of Legendre Polynomials Evaluated at Different Ages or Time Periods

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  • ISBN13: 9781845939816
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781845939816
  • ISBN10: 1845939816
  • edition: 3rd edition

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