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genetic

adjective atavistic, congenital, hereditary, ingrained, inherited, innate
See also: born, hereditary, innate, native
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Moreover, multivariate models gave better reliabilities than univariate models in the prediction of genetic merit which is mainly a result of the model's ability to use extra information from correlated traits [20].
In this study it is clearly indicated that post-partum glucose concentrations are lower in superior genetic merit cattle than lower one, same as earlier reported earlier by (Jonsson et al.
Based on the observations of this research and similar reports, X-chromosome markers can successfully be used in rabbits to predict the cytogenetic or genetic merits of various economically important species.
ARS scientists have also developed tools to calculate the genetic merit of dairy cattle.
Buying animals bred to AI sires helps determine the genetic merit of the animal's offspring and minimizes heifer calving problems, since calving ease information is available with AI sires.
Michael Bishop, President and Chief Scientific Officer of Infigen, said that, "These clones demonstrate that Infigen's nuclear transfer cloning technology is a highly efficient, economical approach and a proven platform for propagating animals of high genetic merit.
Equally, if not more important, it offers the prospect of a secure, longer-term relationship with customers keen to acquire calves with known parentage and high genetic merit that will deliver faster growth rates and better conformation.
The technology now being taken up to the doorstep of the farmers will result in rapid propogation of high genetic merit indigenous cattle.
In so far as much as the genetic merit is concerned, heritability estimates for direct and maternal genetic components for CE in the study were mostly lower.
Futures offers a unique insight into Holstein genetics, as well as sire analysis, and I felt that learning more within these areas would provide me with a better chance of improving the genetic merit of my home dairy herd.
INVESTING in high genetic merit Hampshire Down rams is helping one farmer's flock produce faster finishing lambs - enabling cost savings.
An advantage of this method of genetic evaluation over the current methods is that the genetic merit of an animal can be estimated without any phenotypic data resulting in greater genetic gain and a lower overall cost.