Impacts of genetic drift (GD) were evaluated and the ability of breeders to achieve selection goals for small populations. The sensitivity analysis demonstrated the difficulty breeders with small populations or rare breeds will have in achieving selection goals. However, with high selection intensities progress toward selection goals can be made but at slower rates of genetic gain.

Harvey D Blackburn, Carrie Wilson, Beth Krehbiel, Samuel Paiva

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Challenges - Species Conservation, , 602, 2018
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