2015-08-13

Reliability of pedigree-based and genomic evaluations in selected populations

Paper on "Reliability of pedigree-based and genomic evaluations in selected populations" has finally been published after tedious reviews. This work is a follow up study on reliability of genetic evaluation in selected populations by Piter Bijma (link), but this time connecting pedigree-based and genomic evaluations. The take-home message is that PEV-based reliabilities of genomic predictions are not so much affected by selection as pedigree predictions. This has implications when different breeding program designs are compared using PEV reliabilities - commonly PEV reliability of genomic and pedigree predictions are compared - and suggests that genotyping female selection candidates has been undervalued and should be reconsidered.

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