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genetic

adjective atavistic, congenital, hereditary, ingrained, inherited, innate
See also: born, hereditary, innate, native
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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., 1999; Harrison et al., 1990; Sanjiders et al., 2001).
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.
In the absence of other information, the genetic merit of an animal can be predicted based on the average breeding value of its parents.
To that end, USDA's outreach goals include developing and transferring technology to assist producers in tasks such as using genome-based data to predict genetic merit of individual animals and developing precision management systems to promote animal production and health.
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.
Ham-mami et al [27] argued that animals with the high genetic merit in cold environments do not necessarily have the high genetic merit in warm stressful environments.
"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.
Establishment of a nucleus flock of highest genetic merit for breeding, production and propagation.
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.
AIPL scientists have estimated the genetic merit of thousands of bulls and millions of cows from data collected since 1960 through an industry-wide dairy production testing and record-keeping system, and through breed registry societies.
This is a method of genetic assessment used by the commercial animal breeding companies' companies that rely hugely on the successful identification of animals of high genetic merit, and is the method of identification that would be advised by academics of animal breeding.