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Computing heritability and selection response from unbalanced plant breeding trials.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18039886     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Heritability is often used by plant breeders and geneticists as a measure of precision of a trial or a series of trials. Its main use is for computing the response to selection. Most formulas proposed for calculating heritability implicitly assume balanced data and independent genotypic effects. Both of these assumptions are often violated in plant breeding trials. This article proposes a simulation-based approach to tackle the problem. The key idea is to directly simulate the quantity of interest, e.g., response to selection, rather than trying to approximate it using some ad hoc measure of heritability. The approach is illustrated by three examples.
Hans-Peter Piepho; Jens Möhring
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Genetics     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0016-6731     ISO Abbreviation:  Genetics     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-27     Completed Date:  2008-02-11     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374636     Medline TA:  Genetics     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1881-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Fachgebiet Bioinformatik, Institut für Pflanzenbau und Grünland, Universität Hohenheim, 70599 Stuttgart, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Avena sativa / genetics
Beta vulgaris / genetics
Brassica rapa / genetics
Breeding / methods,  statistics & numerical data
Computer Simulation
Linear Models
Models, Genetic*
Plants / genetics*

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