Answering Genomic Prediction Questions

Answering Genomic Prediction Questions

Dr. Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

The purpose of linebreeding is to increase the frequency of favorable DNA variants. EPDs accomplish this same purpose. However, linebreeding has some serious shortcomings, namely that while the frequency (and homozygosity) of favorable alleles are increased, the frequency (and homozygosity) of many unfavorable alleles are also increased.

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