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Plenary Contribution to International Conference on Boar Semen Preservation 2011. Genetic Selection for Freezability and its Controversy with Selection for Performance
- Safranski, T. J., Ford, J. J., Rohrer, G. A., Guthrie, H. D.
- Reproduction in domestic animals 2011 v.46 Suppl.s2 pp. 31
- alleles, boars, heritability, semen, spermatozoa
- Little data are available in the literature regarding freezability of boar sperm or its relationship with other traits. Existing data suggest the trait would respond favourably to selection, and information is available from other species suggesting components that might have changed. Genetic parameters are estimated for boar sperm freezability including heritability and correlations with other production traits. Sperm freezability is an ideal candidate for marker assisted‐selection or selection for favourable alleles.