MiniInbred predicts inbreeding levels in the
next generation by identifying matings that yield the lowest inbreeding level
in the offspring. The inbreeding coefficients resulting from all potential
matings of the current breeding animals (generation 1) are calculated, and
the potential matings among the current breeding animals that yield the lowest
inbreeding level are identified. The program also predicts the lowest inbreeding
available in the third generation. In this case, the hypothetical offspring
(generation 2) of the current breeding animals are treated as 'parents',
and the inbreeding coefficients resulting from all potential matings between
the hypothetical 'parents' are calculated, and the potential matins among
the hypothetical 'parents' that minimize inbreeding are identified.
Publications using this software are expected to reference the citation
Garbe, J. R. and Y. Da (2008) MiniInbred: A computer program for minimizing inbreeding coefficients in breeding plans. User Manual Version 2.0. Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.
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