Including non-additive genetic effects in Bayesian methods for the prediction of genetic values based on genome-wide markers

January 2011
BMC Genetics;2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p74
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which showed that the fast Bayesian method (fBayesB) approach is convenient for genetic value prediction. It also shows that jointly estimating additive and non-additive effects has an impact on the accuracy of prediction and the proportion of genetic variation assigned to the additive genetic source. In this study, a fBayesB, which was previously proposed for a purely additive model, has been extended to include non-additive effects.


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