Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters

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Thompson, R. 2008. Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 275, pp. 679-686.

AuthorsThompson, R.

This paper gives a short review of the development of genetic parameter estimation over the last 40 years. The need to analyse genetic processes in both animal selection experiments and animal breeding improvement programmes motivated the majority of this work. The usage of animal model in conjunction with residual maximum likelihood (REML) techniques for mixed models has revolutionized the methods. These methods to estimate quantitative genetic parameters have recently been advocated for use in evolutionary studies of natural populations. Therefore, it is perhaps timely to discuss the development of REML methods and their application to the analysis of artificial selection experiments and breeding programmes in animals. This should give extra insight into the methods and hopefully lead to synergy between both the areas.

Year of Publication2008
JournalProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Journal citation275, pp. 679-686
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1417
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Funder project or codeCentre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB)
Research in statistics relevant to biological processes
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online23 Jan 2008
PrintMar 2008
Publication process dates
Accepted26 Nov 2007
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PublisherRoyal Society Publishing

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