In order to reduce computations involved in multivariate estimation of variance components, a sequence of univariate analyses is suggested based on analysing transformed traits and sums of pairs of transformed traits. The efficiency of the method is investigated.

R. Thompson, William G Hill

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIII. Plenary lectures, molecular genetics and mapping, selection, prediction and estimation., , 484–487, 1990
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