Genotype x environment interaction as it relates to egg production in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)

Case, L. A., Kelly, M. J., Miller, S. P. and Wood, B. J. (2010) Genotype x environment interaction as it relates to egg production in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo). Journal of Animal Science, 88 6: 1957-1966.


Author Case, L. A.
Kelly, M. J.
Miller, S. P.
Wood, B. J.
Title Genotype x environment interaction as it relates to egg production in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
Formatted title Genotype x environment interaction as it relates to egg production in turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo)
Journal name Journal of Animal Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0021-8812
1525-3163
Publication date 2010-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.2527/jas.2009-2004
Volume 88
Issue 6
Start page 1957
End page 1966
Total pages 10
Place of publication Savoy, IL, United States
Publisher American Society of Animal Science
Language eng
Abstract Genotype × environment (G×E) interactions can reduce the accuracy of a model to predict the performance of an animal and have an undesirable influence if not accounted for when estimating breeding values. Consequently, identification of these G×E is necessary when considering a turkey breeding program. Reranking based on the genetic prediction of turkey egg production, fertility, and hatchability in different seasons was indicative of a potential G×E interaction. Quantification of the G×E interactions was based on the genetic correlation estimated when traits were expressed in different seasons. Egg production was expressed as the percentage of days with an egg produced; fertility represented the proportion of hatched eggs that contained a fertile embryo; and hatchability was defined as the percentage of fertile eggs that produced a live bird. Variance components and heritability for egg production, fertility, and hatchability were estimated using ASReml.
Keyword Egg production
Fertility
Genotype x environment interaction
Hatchability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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