Preserving genetic variance resources in commercial and non-commercial populations.

R.C. Buis, J.K. Oldenbroek, J.H.J. van der Werf

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Abstract

Genetic diversity is the basis for livestock breeding. Diversity within breeds may be reduced by effective breeding methods in commercial breeds; diversity between breeds may be reduced by disappearance of non-commercial breeds. Two means of preserving diversity are discussed: the development of breeding methods that aim at genetic gain yet account for loss of diversity, and the setup of gene banks to preserve current diversity for future use
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-36
JournalNetherlands Journal of Agricultural Science
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994

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