Abstract

A general equation to predict effective size of populations under continued selection is presented, which considers the possibility of non-random mating. This includes assortative mating, deliberate mating between full sibs and a simple system of mating (compensatory mating) which is proposed to reduce rates of inbreeding with practically no loss of response to selection. This mating system, in which individuals from the families in which many are selected are mated to others with few selected, is simulated alone and in combination with another selection method to reduce rates of inbreeding under BLUP selection.
 

A. Caballero, E. Santiago

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 19. Selection and quantitative genetics; growth; reproduction; lactation; fish; fiber; meat., , 143–146, 1994
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