In this project, we are evaluating how we can improve complex economically important traits (e.g. litter size) more efficiently, through the identification of indicator traits (e.g. biomarkers). Ideally, the complex economically important traits (CEIT) are lowly heritable, and/or expensive to be measured, and/or expressed later in life, and/or sex-specific, whereas indicator traits are moderately to highly heritable and genetically correlated with the CEIT, and are easy and/or cheap to be measured.
Published work* performed at the Serão Genomic Lab
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