Abstract

The object of animal breeding is the improvement of economically important characters in animals.  Selection, while based on phenotype, is really aimed at isolating and maintaining a desirable genotype in breeding lines.  THe more we understand genetics structure, expression and evolution, the better position we will be in to transform them.

M. R Gillings, R. Frankham

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 6. Round tables, , 164–181, 1982
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