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Offspring; descendants.
[L. progenies, fr. progigno, to beget]


n. pl. progeny or proge·nies
a. The organism or organisms resulting from sexual or asexual reproduction.
b. A child or children of a parent or parents: claimed to be the progeny of the king.
c. A person's descendants considered as a group.


Etymology: L, progenies
1 offspring; an individual or organism resulting from a particular mating.
2 the descendants of a known or common ancestor.


Offspring; descendants.
[L. progenies, fr. progigno, to beget]


offspring; descendants.

expected progeny difference (EPD)
the difference in performance to be expected from future progeny of a sire, compared with that expected from future progeny of the average sire in the same population. EPDs are generally expressed either as a plus or minus difference from the population average, reported in the units of measure of the trait.
progeny testing
a test originally based on red cell antigens but increasingly on restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), called also DNA fingerprinting. The offspring can have only those blood group antigens possessed by one or both of its parents. Identification of the offspring's antigens makes it possible to exclude some possible sires because they carry antigens not possessed by the subject animal. Similarly, the inheritance of a particular RFLP is directly linked to that found in each parent. Called also parentage determination, parentage exclusion testing.

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A. fruit or peanut butter and jelly,peanut butter provides protein,jelly is a fruit.

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Years ago, prior to the use of powerful computers and animal model statistics, progeny testing of an unproven bull took approximately five to six years.
22 at 24 months of age, respectively, in performance testing bulls and progeny testing steers.
Various programmes aimed at providing maximum support services to livestock farmers include establishment of genetic semen laboratories, progeny testing programme through outreach, upgradation of tehsil HQ hospitals, mobile dispensaries and new vet dispensaries at each union council level.
At ARS's Bovine Functional Genomics Research Unit, Van Tassell, with ARS geneticists Tad Sonstegard and George Wiggans, is working to whittle down the cost of progeny testing to about $500 a bull.
A programme of progeny testing inspired by the county livestock officer WD Griffiths and Gwynn Williams of the University of Wales Bangor, a leading authority on sheep breeding, set the pace.
Progeny testing individuals at HIC are weighed at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months of age, and harvested at 24 months of age to investigate carcass traits including CW, EMA, BF and MS.
This tremendous advancement provides double the current level of reliability and is getting closer to a favourable comparison with progeny testing which offers 85-95% reliability.
Breeders now rely on a process called progeny testing, where the plants' offspring (progeny) are tested for resistance to the virus in a greenhouse.