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10-637 Animal Models
Lesson 9 Assignment
L. R. Schaeffer, March 1999

Below are pedigrees of 16 animals.

Animal Sire Dam CG
1 - - 0
2 - - 0
3 - - 0
4 - - 0
5 1 2 1
6 3 4 1
7 3 2 1
8 1 4 1
9 5 6 2
10 7 8 2
11 5 8 2
12 7 6 2
13 1 6 3
14 3 8 3
15 5 4 3
16 7 8 3

Assume that

\begin{eqnarray*}\sigma^{2}_{a} & = & 16, \\
\sigma^{2}_{e} & = & 49, \\
\mu...
...\\
CG_{2} & = & +10.0 \ \ \mbox{and} \\
CG_{3} & = & +15.0.
\end{eqnarray*}


then
1.
Generate true breeding values for all animals.
2.
Generate phenotypic records for animals 5 to 16 only.
3.
Apply GLS to animals with records.
4.
Apply Regressed Least Squares.
5.
Apply BLUP.
6.
Summarize your results in tabular form and compare results to those in the notes.


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Larry Schaeffer
1999-02-26