Table 1 The scenario groups investigated with description and a list of levels
Scenario groupVariationLevels
DEFAULTDefault scenarionOff 100, nEliteInd 10, nDH 100, nDHcycled 50, nQTL 500, nSeg 3, nGen 10
nOffNo. offspring per outbred cross10, 20, 50, 80, 100, 200, 500, 1000
nEliteIndNo. elite individuals chosen to produce DHs1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
nDHNo. DHs produced per elite individual10, 20, 50, 80, 100, 200, 500, 1000
nDHcycledNo. DHs cycled back into breeding program0, 10, 20, 50, 80, 100, 200, 500
nQTLNo. QTL simulated100, 500, 1000
nSegNo. haplotype segments per chromosome1, 2, 3, 6, 12
nGenNo. generations10, 20
  • Levels in boldface type relate to the DEFAULT scenario. Only one parameter was perturbed at a time.