Breeding Value

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Breeding Value

Post by Nelsson » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:49 pm

Hi! I've looked up the definition of breeding value, and it states: " the sum of gene effects of a breeding animal as measured by the performance of its progeny". I'm a bit confused. What does the breeding value tell us? What does a high breeding value vs a low breeding value tell us about a heritable trait?

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