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    The Pedigree Match Maker Story

    The Pedigree Match Maker Story

    Author: 

     Robert Mortimer

    Article Type: 

    General Articles

    The Pedigree Matchmaker Story

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    Controlling Inbreeding

    Author: Mark Mortimer

    Article Type: General Articles

    It is a deliberate policy at Centre Plus to keep the Average inbreeding coefficient as low as possible. Simm’s [1] describes the inbreeding coefficient as the probability that two alleles at any locus are identical by decent. For example mating two half sibs together would produce an animal that has a 12.5% chance of inheriting the same genes from both parents.