A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thompson, R. 2008. Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 275, pp. 679-686.
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 Publication||2008|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences|
|Journal citation||275, pp. 679-686|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1417|
|Open access||Published as non-open access|
|Funder project or code||Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology (MCB)|
|Research in statistics relevant to biological processes|
|Online||23 Jan 2008|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||26 Nov 2007|
|Copyright license||Publisher copyright|
|Publisher||Royal Society Publishing|
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