Table 4

The accuracy of direct and maternal EBV in case of 500 juvenile queens and 2550 all queens in the pedigree
hm2 Method Corr(m,d) Accuracy of direct EBV for JQ (SE) Accuracy of maternal EBV for JQ (SE) Accuracy of direct EBV for AQ (SE) Accuracy of maternal EBV for AQ (SE)
0.15 UNI 0 0.323 a,b,c,d (0.015) 0.279 a,b,c,d (0.015) 0.446 a,b,c,d (0.011) 0.420 a,b,c,d (0.009)
PED 0 0.227 (0.023) 0.225 (0.019) 0.406 (0.012) 0.381 (0.010)
UNI −0.46 0.115 b,d (0.023) 0.127 b (0.031) 0.225 b,d (0.018) 0.223 b,d (0.013)
PED −0.46 0.059 (0.025) 0.103 (0.030) 0.186 (0.016) 0.208 (0.012)
0.25 UNI 0 0.373 a,b,c (0.016) 0.330 a,b,c,e (0.014) 0.510 b,c,e (0.013) 0.482 a,b,c,e (0.010)
PED 0 0.268 (0.021) 0.260 (0.018) 0.474 (0.013) 0.447 (0.011)
UNI −0.46 0.154 b (0.023) 0.154 b (0.031) 0.272 b (0.017) 0.257 b (0.014)
PED −0.46 0.085 (0.025) 0.125 (0.030) 0.231 (0.016) 0.240 (0.013)
0.35 UNI 0 0.418 a,b,d (0.017) 0.371 a,b,d,e (0.014) 0.566 b,d,e (0.015) 0.527 b,d,e (0.011)
PED 0 0.307 (0.018) 0.287 (0.017) 0.538 (0.015) 0.496 (0.013)
UNI −0.46 0.186 a,b,d (0.024) 0.173 b (0.031) 0.308 b,d (0.017) 0.280 b,d (0.015)
PED −0.46 0.110 (0.025) 0.138 (0.030) 0.268 (0.016) 0.258 (0.014)

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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