The theoretical basis of quantitative genetic selection and the relative efficiency of various methods of selection have been reviewed and discussed in detail by several authors including Lush (1948), Cochran (1951), and Falconer (1960). Much of this theory is based on the assumption of independent autosomal additive genetic factors transmitted equally from the sire and dam to the offspring.

D. L Harris

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 5. Plenary sessions, , 175–185, 1982
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