Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters

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Thompson, R., Brotherstone, S. and White, I. M. S. 2005. Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 360 (1459), pp. 1469-1477.

AuthorsThompson, R., Brotherstone, S. and White, I. M. S.

This paper gives a short review of the development of genetic parameter estimation over the last 40 years. This shows the development of more statistically and computationally efficient methods that allow the fitting of more biologically appropriate models. Methods have evolved from direct methods based on covariances between relatives to methods based on individual animal models. Maximum-likelihood methods have a natural interpretation in terms of best linear unbiased predictors. Improvements in iterative schemes to give estimates are discussed. As an example, a recent estimation of genetic parameters for a British population of dairy cattle is discussed. The development makes a connection to relevant work by Bill Hill.

Year of Publication2005
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences
Journal citation360 (1459), pp. 1469-1477
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1098/rstb.2005.1676
PubMed ID16048789
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or code513
Research in statistics relevant to biological processes
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online07 Jul 2005
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
PublisherRoyal Society Publishing

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