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se·lec·tion co·ef·fi·cient (s),

the proportion of progeny or potential progeny not surviving to sexual maturity; usually defined artificially by expressing the fitness of a phenotype as a fraction of the mean or optimal fitness to give the relative fitness, and subtracting this fraction from unity. If the mean size of family in the population is 3.2 and that for a particular genotype is 2.4 then the fitness of the phenotype is 2.4/3.2 = 0.75 and the selection coefficient = 1 - 0.75 = .25.

se·lec·tion co·ef·fi·cient

(s) (sĕ-lek'shŭn kō'ĕ-fish'ĕnt)
The proportion of progeny or potential progeny not surviving to sexual maturity; usually defined artificially by expressing the fitness of a phenotype as a fraction of the mean or optimal fitness to give the relative fitness, and subtracting this fraction from unity.If the mean size of family in the population is3.2 and that for a particular genotype is 2.4,then the fitness of the phenotype is 2.4/3.2 =0.75, and the selection coefficient =1- 0.75 =.25 = 5.

selection coefficient

see SELECTION PRESSURE.

selection

1. choosing the individual units to be included in a sample. See also random selection.
2. choosing the animals to be retained for breeding purposes; genetic selection.

artificial selection
selection based on human decisions.
selection coefficient
proportionate reduction in the average genetic contribution made by a specific genotype, relative to the contribution made by another genotype. Denoted by s.
selection criteria
the animal characteristic which is used in a selection program.
selection differential
a measure of the gain achieved by selection; the phenotypic superiority of selected individuals, compared to the population from which they were selected.
selection index
a single overall estimate of the patient's true breeding value obtained from as many sources of information as are available.
individual selection
selection on the results of performance testing of the subject.
selection intensity
the superiority of the individuals selected for breeding, relative to the population from which they were selected.
selection limit
the situation in which the entire population is homozygous for the same set of favorable genes; called also selection plateau.
selection/mutation balance
when the rate of removal of a gene from the population by selection equals the rate at which mutations occur.
selection plateau
see selection limit.
selection program
the method used to select individuals from a population to be used for breeding. Usually includes nomination of the characters to be selected, the optimum size of the population in which the program is to operate, the intensity of selection available, the accuracy of the selection procedures, lengths of the generations in the species, the target rate of response.
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The change of recessive allele frequency as the function of this frequency in the previous generation q and the selection coefficient s is calculated as (Crow & Kimura, 1970: eq.
There was relatively good agreement in the signs of significant selection coefficients for continuous variables when individual and global models were compared (Table 3).
For each model set for each individual animal, we averaged the selection coefficients ([beta]) in competing models based on their relative [w.