Kehr C.,Dresden University of Applied Sciences |
Klunker M.,Dresden University of Applied Sciences |
Fischer R.,LfULG Sachsen |
Groeneveld E.,Institute For Nutztiergenetik Fli |
Bergfeld U.,LfULG Sachsen
Zuchtungskunde | Year: 2010
Base parameters characterizing the genetic diversity of the endangered breed Rotes Höhenvieh (RHV) were estimated as a starting point for regular monitoring. Using the POPREP web-system the generation interval, family size, pedigree completeness index (PCI), inbreeding coefficient, rate of inbreeding and the effective population size Ne were calculated. Five pedigree-based methods for the calculation of the Ne were investigated and compared. For this breed, the PCI was problematically low (open herdbook) resulting in some of the calculated rates of inbreeding hardly to be explained. The Ne- values fluctuated depending on the definition of the side conditions. The Ne classifies the RHV in the conservation category according to the "National Programme for Animal Genetic Resources". © Verlag Eugen Ulmer, Stuttgart.