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# Correction to: Genomic evaluation for a three-way crossbreeding system considering breed-of-origin of alleles

Genetics Selection Evolution201749:93

https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-017-0367-5

Accepted: 7 December 2017

Published: 27 December 2017

The original article was published in Genetics Selection Evolution 2017 49:75

## Correction to: Genet Sel Evol (2017) 49:75 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12711-017-0350-1

After publication of our article [1], we found a typo in the formula to build the genomic relationship matrix using allele frequencies across all genotyped pigs (matrix) and the genomic relationship matrix using breed-specific allele frequencies (matrix), and we noted that the description to this formula is not very clear. In this paper, we describe the corrected formula and provide a clarification.

In the paragraph Genomic relationship matrix using allele frequencies across all genotyped pigs (G A matrix), page 4, second column, line 21, a “2” is missing in the formula, i.e., it incorrectly says that D is diagonal with $$D_{jj} = \frac{1}{{p_{j} \left( {1 - p_{j} } \right)}}$$.

Instead, D is diagonal with $$D_{jj} = \frac{1}{{2p_{j} \left( {1 - p_{j} } \right)}}$$.

Similarly, in the paragraph Genomic relationship matrix using breed-specific allele frequencies (G B matrix), page 4, second column, line 33, a “2” is missing in the formula, i.e., it incorrectly says that D B is diagonal with $$D_{jj}^{B} = \frac{1}{{p\left( {1 - p_{Bj} } \right)}}$$.

Instead, D B is diagonal with $$D_{jj}^{B} = \frac{1}{{2p_{Bj} \left( {1 - p_{Bj} } \right)}}$$.

In the same paragraph, page 4, second column, line 29, p B is confusingly defined as: “The vector of the frequencies of the counted allele (p Bj ). p Bj was obtained by summing the contribution of each pure breed j and the weighted contribution of the CB. The weight was 0.5 for S, and 0.25 for LR and LW.”

For clarification, p B is the vector of the frequencies of the counted allele at locus j (p Bj ). For PB, p Bj was specific for each breed B (i.e., S, LR, and LW). For CB, p Bj was the weighted contribution of each breed. The weights considered for the CB were 0.5 for S, 0.25 for LR and 0.25 for LW.

The original article was corrected.

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## Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Wageningen University & Research Animal Breeding and Genomics, Wageningen, The Netherlands
(2)
Topigs Norsvin Research Center, Beuningen, The Netherlands

## Reference

1. Sevillano CA, Vandenplas J, Bastiaansen JWM, Bergsma R, Calus MPL. Genomic evaluation for a three-way crossbreeding system considering breed-of-origin of alleles. Genet Sel Evol. 2017;49:75.