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Title: The Analysis and Use of Genomic Data in the Genetic Evaluation of Livestock
Contributor(s): Clark, Samuel Adam (author); van der Werf, Julius  (supervisor)orcid ; Hickey, John (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2013
Copyright Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
Abstract: This thesis explores various aspects of genetic evaluation using genomic information. Genomic selection is based on the prediction of the effects of thousands of markers that are associated with quantitative trait loci (QTL), usually through linkage disequilibrium. However, genomic predictions of breeding value are also strongly affected by the degree of relatedness between individuals. A better understanding of genomic selection has possible consequences for evaluating genomic prediction accuracy, the design of reference populations and managing the balance between genetic gain and inbreeding. This thesis aims to gain an understanding into the use of genomic information in the genetic evaluation of livestock.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Field of Research Codes: 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 830310 Sheep - Meat
Rights Statement: Copyright 2012 - Samuel Adam Clark
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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