GenoMiX: Utilizing crossbred information to accelerate genetic progress

GenoMiX: Utilizing crossbred information to accelerate genetic progress   Research summary Crossbred performance is the ultimate breeding goal of many livestock breeding programs. At present, selection is however mainly based on performance measured on purebred animals, in highly controlled environments. For many traits, the genetic correlation between purebred and crossbred performance is considerably lower than…

TOwards Precision BREEDing using genomic prediction

TOwards Precision BREEDing using genomic prediction   This proposal describes the development of statistical genetic methodology to increase the accuracy of genomic prediction for complex phenotypic traits by optimal use of sequence information.   This new prediction methodology will approximate as closely as possible total genetic variation, i.e., between genotype variation, by the variance in…

From sequence to phenotype: detecting deleterious variation by prediction of functionality

From sequence to phenotype: detecting deleterious variation by prediction of functionality   The overall goal of the project is to develop procedures in livestock species to utilise the wealth of sequence and functional information currently accumulating. The proposed research project is based on data available at Wageningen University and at the Breed4Food partners for chicken,…