Pedigree analysis of Italian beef cattle breeds

Trend in inbreeding is the most frequently used method to quantify the rate of genetic drift but, as pointed out by Maignel et al. (1996), it relies on some assumption that could be not fully satisfied in cattle populations. In fact, trend in inbreeding is very sensitive to the quality of the availa...

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Main Authors: O. Franci, F. Forabosco, F. Sirtori, R. Bozzi
Format: Article
Published: Taylor & Francis Group 2011-03-01
Series:Italian Journal of Animal Science
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