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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2010

Efficiency of breeding strategy where grandparents - but not parents - contribute equally to the breeding population

Danusevicius, Darius; Lindgren, Dag

Abstract

Using larger number of parents than grandparents has the potential to improve annual genetic gain in the magnitude of 50% compared to the strategies currently used for Scots pine in Sweden.

Keywords

balanced selection; long-term breeding; gene diversity; optimising; Pinus sylvestris

Published in

Annals of Forest Science
2010, Volume: 67, number: 4, pages: 1-9
Publisher: SPRINGER FRANCE