Lindgren D, Wei RP, Bondesson L
Optimal Selection from Families
Heredity: 1993 70:619-621
A method of finding the optimal selected proportions within large individual families s derived. The method identifies family contributions which maximize genetic gain at a given diversity and selected proportion (or rather suggests an optimum combination of these three entities). The population considered is a number of large unrelated families with normal within-family variation. The optimally selected proportion of members from a family is dependent on the average breeding value of the family, the average selected proportion, the diversity, the heritability and the intraclass correlation for the family type. A numerical example is given.
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