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Direct, maternal and cytoplasmic variance estimates of egg production traits in laying hens
 
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Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, August Cieszkowski Agricultural University, Wolyńska 33, 60-637 Poznań, Poland
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Research Institute of Animal Production, Poultry Research Branch, Zakrzewo n/Poznań, 62-069 Palędzie, Poland
Publication date: 1999-10-07
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1999;8(4):589–598
 
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Initial egg production (IEP), egg weight (EW) and body weight (BW) of four laying hen lines were studied. A total of 74044 individuals from six selected generations were included in the analysis. The data (after Box-Cox transformation) were used to estimate direct and maternal additive genetic variances as well as cytoplasmic variances. Estimation of variance components was performed by the derivative-free REML programs of Meyer (1989). The largest genetic variance component estimates were obtained for IEP. However, the contributions of variances from both maternal (indirect) and cytoplasmic effects to phenotypic variance were very small for all analyzed traits. It was concluded that the maternal and cytoplasmic effects studied may be omitted in laying hen genetic evaluation.
 
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ISSN:1230-1388