TABLE 2

Definition of genetic parameters

SolutionParameter definitionNotation
E0Meanμ
E1Additive effect of locus Aa1
E2Dominance effect of locus Ad1
E3Additive effect of locus Ba2
E4Dominance effect of locus Bd2
E5Additive × additive effect of loci A and Biaa
E6Additive × dominance effect of loci A and Biad
E7Dominance × additive effect of loci A and Bida
E8Dominance × dominance effect of loci A and Bidd
  • Ei's are the solutions of Equation 1 with the orthogonal contrast scales in Table 2. The exact expressions of Ei's are shown in Equations 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.