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- Denwood, Matthew, et al. Show all 7 Authors
- Genetics, selection, evolution 2015 v.47 no.1 pp. 51
- Markov chain; adaptive immunity; algorithms; breeding programs; computer software; disease resistance; fecal egg count; grazing; heritability; maternal effect; models; nematode infections; phenotypic variation; regression analysis; selection methods; temporal variation; variance
- ... BACKGROUND: Faecal egg counts are a common indicator of nematode infection and since it is a heritable trait, it provides a marker for selective breeding. However, since resistance to disease changes as the adaptive immune system develops, quantifying temporal changes in heritability could help improve selective breeding programs. Faecal egg counts can be extremely skewed and difficult to handle s ...
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