Dominance Deviations

  • Donald P. Doolittle
Part of the Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences book series (AGRICULTURAL, volume 16)


The breeding value of a genotype is the sum of the values of the genes in that genotype. Patently, the breeding value will not always be equal to the genotypic value; there may be a difference between Gii* and Aii* for genotype AiAi*. We shall explore the nature of this difference, Dii*.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald P. Doolittle
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  1. 1.Department of Animal SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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