Data from: Inbreeding depression in intra-provenance crosses driven by founder relatedness in white spruce
Doerksen, Trevor K.; Bousquet, Jean; Beaulieu, Jean (2014), Data from: Inbreeding depression in intra-provenance crosses driven by founder relatedness in white spruce, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9m63g
Genetic means for height growth differed between intra- and inter-provenance crosses, which we hypothesized was due partly to unidentified relatedness among intra-provenance base parents resulting in mild inbreeding and inbreeding depression among their offspring. A dense array of 5,844 single nucleotide polymorphisms was used to directly construct a genomic relationship matrix (G) that had four elements ranging from 0.17 to 0.24, between five intra-provenance base parents. Adjusting the numerator relationship matrix for this relatedness among base parents produced inbreeding coefficients of F i ≈ 0.1 in their offspring, which displayed depressed height growth. Accounting for inbreeding level as a covariate in a mixed model decreased grossly overestimated (up to 2 ×) dominance variance in models without the covariate adjustment. Height growth decreased 39 cm (∼ 6 %) for every 0.1 increase in F i .