A note on inbreeding in dairy cattle breeding

Freyer, Gertraude, Hernandez Sanchez, Julio, & Cassell1 , Bennet G. (2005) A note on inbreeding in dairy cattle breeding. Archiv fur Tierzucht, 48(2), pp. 130-137.

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Starting from the study at the beginning of the East German "Heterosisfeldversuch", where PANICKE et al. (1975) considered the possibilities of a targeted use of inbreeding and heterotic effects, we show and discuss results of inbreeding studies in the USA dairy cattle breeding. Several research groups worldwide presented effective tools for managing inbreeding in dairy cattle. Their efforts underline the need of inbreeding studies. Contemplating inbreeding is necessary for any breeding decision to avoid inbreeding depression and for improved genetic analyses, e.g. in QTL- estimation. A novel methodology (HERNANDEZ-SANCHEZ et al., 2004a and b) is suggested for estimating inbreeding at the three levels of population, individual and locus.

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ID Code: 58641
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Dairy cattle; Heterosis; Inbreeding; Rate of inbreeding
ISSN: 0003-9438
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES (070000) > ANIMAL PRODUCTION (070200) > Animal Breeding (070201)
Divisions: Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2013 22:58
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2013 03:55

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