progeny test


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progeny test

[′präj·ə·nē ‚test]
(genetics)
The assessment of parental genotype by study of its progeny under controlled conditions.
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There are currently 74 backcross orchards, two seed orchards, four Phytophthora resistance screening programs, three Phytophthora resistance breeding orchards, 13 progeny test orchards, six special research plantings, several Germplasm Conservation Orchards (GCOs), and hundreds of ceremonial and demo plantings.
In spawns with a low number of fish, progeny test was performed evaluating all the fish.
Therefore, information corresponding to development of individual tree growing in progeny test is essential to be understood.
Since, in the period of progeny test all cattle were in fact sons of eight cattle sire lines, the herd was genetically relative unique.
Breeders of many types of livestock have made attempts to use the progeny test. In its simplest form, it involves merely selecting future breeders from sires and dams that usually produce good sons and daughters.
The Hanwoo breeding program is a purebred breeding system that started in 1983 and consists of a performance and progeny test. A performance test is a program of selecting candidate bulls based on their own growth performance (for example, growth traits at 12 month of age) followed by a progeny test using progeny carcass traits for the candidate bulls.
EBLEX breeding specialist Sam Boon said: "is will be the 'rst time a commercial progeny test has been established in the UK on this scale."
"Lack of awareness on selection of bulls for breed improvement and absence of progeny test cause low productivity of dairy animals", said the VC.
The playing field was more or less level, and the progeny test on the racecourse provided all the answers.