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see clanclan,
social group based on actual or alleged unilineal descent from a common ancestor. Such groups have been known in all parts of the world and include some that claim the parentage or special protection of an animal, plant, or other object (see totem).
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a term used in US ANTHROPOLOGY to refer to a body of people claiming common UNILINEAL DESCENT. The more common term is CLAN.



one of the offspring of the same parents, a brother or sister. The frequency of the appearance of a certain hereditary character (including hereditary disease) among sibs makes it possible to evaluate the type of inheritance involved and to predict the probability of the manifestation of the character in other offspring of the same mating or in animals during crossbreeding. The term “sib” is used in animal and human genetics.


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Two selection cycles among and within half-sib progenies with remant seeds were performed using a selection intensity of about 20%.
m]), the additive genetic variance for half-sib progenies, which corresponds with 4[[sigma].
In our experiment, each of 12 males was mated to an average of 3 females, generating 36 full-sib families and 12 sets of half-sib families.
Generally, the half-sib correlation and the regression of offspring on sire are the most reliable ways to estimate heritability.
3] using half-sib families resulted in satisfactory gains for popping expansion and grain yield, which increased to desirable magnitudes.
Mean squares, general mean, maximum and minimum family mean values and coefficients of variation of the four evaluated traits in the half-sib families, Campos dos Goytacazes and Itaocara, 2005.
Correlations above the diagonal are narrow-sense genetic correlations (family means correlations among the six paternal half-sib families).
Methods for multi-marker mapping of quantitative trait loci in half-sib populations.
c) Proportion of replicates in which QTL were detected at 5% chromosome-wise level in at least one of the line-cross (LC), half-sib (HS), and combined line-cross and half-sib (CB) models.
In this experiment each of 21 male Strongylocentrotus nudus was mated to 3 to 5 females, therefore generating 63 full-sib families and 21 half-sib families.
The causal components of variance were estimated from the full- and half-sib covariance using the relationships in Table 2.
In the current investigation, full-sib family was taken as a random effect in a simple random model to account for the covariance among full-sibs caused by common environmental, dam, and nonadditive genetic effects, and half-sib family was used to account for covariance among half-sibs caused by common environmental, dam, sire, and nonadditive genetic effects.