Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 4 The accuracy of direct and maternal EBV in case of 500 juvenile queens and 2550 all 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 of direct EBV for JQ (SE) Accuracy of maternal EBV for JQ (SE) Accuracy of direct EBV for AQ (SE) Accuracy of maternal EBV for AQ (SE)
0.15 UNI 0 0.323 a,b,c,d (0.015) 0.279 a,b,c,d (0.015) 0.446 a,b,c,d (0.011) 0.420 a,b,c,d (0.009)
PED 0 0.227 (0.023) 0.225 (0.019) 0.406 (0.012) 0.381 (0.010)
UNI −0.46 0.115 b,d (0.023) 0.127 b (0.031) 0.225 b,d (0.018) 0.223 b,d (0.013)
PED −0.46 0.059 (0.025) 0.103 (0.030) 0.186 (0.016) 0.208 (0.012)
0.25 UNI 0 0.373 a,b,c (0.016) 0.330 a,b,c,e (0.014) 0.510 b,c,e (0.013) 0.482 a,b,c,e (0.010)
PED 0 0.268 (0.021) 0.260 (0.018) 0.474 (0.013) 0.447 (0.011)
UNI −0.46 0.154 b (0.023) 0.154 b (0.031) 0.272 b (0.017) 0.257 b (0.014)
PED −0.46 0.085 (0.025) 0.125 (0.030) 0.231 (0.016) 0.240 (0.013)
0.35 UNI 0 0.418 a,b,d (0.017) 0.371 a,b,d,e (0.014) 0.566 b,d,e (0.015) 0.527 b,d,e (0.011)
PED 0 0.307 (0.018) 0.287 (0.017) 0.538 (0.015) 0.496 (0.013)
UNI −0.46 0.186 a,b,d (0.024) 0.173 b (0.031) 0.308 b,d (0.017) 0.280 b,d (0.015)
  PED −0.46 0.110 (0.025) 0.138 (0.030) 0.268 (0.016) 0.258 (0.014)
  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.