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Table 3 The accuracy of overall EBV (the sum of maternal and direct breeding values) in case of 500 juvenile queens and all 2550 queens in the pedigree

From: Accuracy of the unified approach in maternally influenced traits - illustrated by a simulation study in the honey bee (Apis mellifera)

h m 2 Method Corr(m,d) Accuracy for JQ (SE) Accuracy for AQ (SE)
0.15 UNI 0 0.468 a,b,c,d (0.010) 0.661 a,b,c,d (0.005)
PED 0 0.363 (0.017) 0.603 (0.007)
UNI −0.46 0.381 a,b,c,d (0.021) 0.555 a,b,c,d (0.010)
PED −0.46 0.295 (0.023) 0.489 (0.009)
0.25 UNI 0 0.542 a,b,c,e (0.009) 0.756 a,b,c,e (0.006)
PED 0 0.420 (0.015) 0.710 (0.008)
UNI −0.46 0.449 a,b,c (0.018) 0.640 a,b,c,e (0.009)
PED −0.46 0.348 (0.021) 0.577 (0.008)
0.35 UNI 0 0.604 a,b,d,e (0.009) 0.832 a,b,d,e (0.008)
PED 0 0.467 (0.012) 0.800 (0.010)
UNI −0.46 0.498 a,b,d (0.017) 0.700 a,b,d,e (0.008)
  PED −0.46 0.388 (0.019) 0.642 (0.008)
  1. EBV, Estimated breeding values; h m 2, 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.
  2. 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.