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Table 9 Least-squares means for the proportion of replicates where the frequency of the lethal recessive allele increased from generations \({t}\) = 1 to 2 according to pre-selection strategy and starting frequency of the lethal recessive allele at a 0.01 \(\Delta {\text{F}}_{{{\text{true}}4 - 10}}\) in a breeding scheme with genomic prediction

From: Pre-selection against a lethal recessive allele in breeding schemes with optimum-contribution selection or truncation selection

Pre-selection strategy Starting frequency of the lethal recessive allele
0.05 0.10 0.15
No carriers culled 0.378a 0.365a 0.315b
Male carriers culled 0.065de 0.027def 0.003f
Female carriers culled 0.132c 0.073d 0.020ef
All carriers culled 0f 0f 0f
  1. Means with the same superscripted letter are not significantly different from each other (p < 0.05)