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Contributions of genetic and environmental components to changes in phenotypic variation between generations.
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PMID:  20646112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We evaluate the extent to which changes in phenotypic variation among generations of populations kept in the same environment are due to changes in genetic (V(A)) or in environmental (V(E)) variance. Data were available on body weight of adult poultry on a total of 89186 birds (mainly females) from six generations of each of seven lines of layers. There was substantial heterogeneity of variation between generations, shown to be in both V(A) and V(E) components. Based on the Akaike information criterion (AIC), the best fit was with both components changing, and a better fit was obtained if V(A)/V(E) (i.e. heritability) or V(E), rather than V(A), was assumed constant. In analyses of quantitative genetic data spanning environmental groups, attention should be paid to whether and how the variance components change among groups before undertaking detailed variance partition that may be sensitive to such changes.
A Wolc; I M S White; M Lisowski; W G Hill
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift für Tierzüchtung und Züchtungsbiologie     Volume:  127     ISSN:  1439-0388     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Anim. Breed. Genet.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100955807     Medline TA:  J Anim Breed Genet     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Poznan University of Life Sciences, Poznan, Poland.
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