breeding value(redirected from aggregate breeding value)
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breeding valuethe (economic) worth of an individual's GENOTYPE, as judged by the average performance of its offspring. From the size of the breeding value it is possible to choose suitable parents for future crosses.
See PEDIGREE ANALYSIS.
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