Table 3

The accuracy of overall EBV (the sum of maternal and direct breeding values) in case of 500 juvenile queens and all 2550 queens in the pedigree
hm2 Method Corr(m,d) Accuracy for JQ (SE) Accuracy for AQ (SE)
0.15 UNI 0 0.468 a,b,c,d (0.010) 0.661 a,b,c,d (0.005)
PED 0 0.363 (0.017) 0.603 (0.007)
UNI −0.46 0.381 a,b,c,d (0.021) 0.555 a,b,c,d (0.010)
PED −0.46 0.295 (0.023) 0.489 (0.009)
0.25 UNI 0 0.542 a,b,c,e (0.009) 0.756 a,b,c,e (0.006)
PED 0 0.420 (0.015) 0.710 (0.008)
UNI −0.46 0.449 a,b,c (0.018) 0.640 a,b,c,e (0.009)
PED −0.46 0.348 (0.021) 0.577 (0.008)
0.35 UNI 0 0.604 a,b,d,e (0.009) 0.832 a,b,d,e (0.008)
PED 0 0.467 (0.012) 0.800 (0.010)
UNI −0.46 0.498 a,b,d (0.017) 0.700 a,b,d,e (0.008)
PED −0.46 0.388 (0.019) 0.642 (0.008)

EBV, Estimated breeding values; hm2, Maternal heritability; UNI, UNI_BLUP; PED, PED_BLUP; Corr(m,d), Correlation between maternal and direct effects; JQ, Juvenile queens; AQ, All queens; SE, Standard error.

Significant difference in accuracy with P < 0.05 (Welch’s t-test) between: aUNI_BLUP and PED_BLUP; bno correlation and negative correlation for UNI_BLUP; cheritabilities 0.15 and 0.25 for UNI_BLUP; dheritabilities 0.15 and 0.35 for UNI_BLUP; eheritabilities 0.25 and 0.35 for UNI_BLUP.

Gupta et al.

Gupta et al. BMC Genetics 2013 14:36   doi:10.1186/1471-2156-14-36

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