Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 76, Issue 1, pp 81–92 | Cite as

Genetic evaluation with data presenting evidence of mixed major gene and polygenic inheritance

  • I. Hoeschele


A procedure for genetic evaluation with field data is proposed for situations in which there is mixed major gene and polygenic inheritance and the major genotype membership of some or of all individuals is unknown. Location parameters (fixed environmental, major genotype and polygenic effects), major genotype frequencies and variance components are estimated by the modal values of joint and marginal posterior distributions. The method is described for continuous and discontinuous data as well as for univariate and multivariate evaluations. Results from a simulation study are presented.

Key words

Major genes Estimation of breeding values Mixed inheritance Bayesian inference 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Hoeschele
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  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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