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 given below.
Garbe, J. R. and Y. Da (2014) MiniInbred: A computer program for minimizing inbreeding coefficients in breeding plans. User Manual Version 2.1. Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.
MiniInbred is available for download. We ask that users of the package report software bugs, confusing instructions, missing functions, etc., to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can continue to make improvements.
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MiniInbred Manual (PDF, 36 kB)