Table 2 Percentage increase in response to recurrent selection, for the unselected population scenario
CV of the SD of gametic GEBV Embedded Image
p0.050.10a0.150.20
0.50.30.20.2−0.2
0.20.10.30.91.6
0.10.20.61.42.4
0.050.20.81.73.2
0.010.31.33.15.8
0.0050.31.43.67.1
0.0010.52.05.210.8
  • Values are the relative increase (%) in the mean GEBV of selected offspring when parents are selected on Index 5, relative to selection of parents on ordinary GEBV; Embedded Image.

  • a This is the value found in dairy cattle (Segelke et al. 2014).