Table 1 Overview of the factors analyzed in our simulation study
FactorsLevels
Primary factors
 Ancestral populationSR, LR
 Information scenarioEmbedded ImageEmbedded ImageEmbedded ImageEmbedded Image
 Number of parents (Embedded Image)2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 32
Secondary factors
 Selection scenarioEBV, TBV, RBV
 Number of recombination generations (Embedded Image)1, 2, 3, 4, 5
 Marker density0.125, 2.5 Embedded Image
 Training set size (Embedded Image)250, 1000
  • For secondary factors, bold face type factor levels indicate the default simulation setting. SR, short-range; LR, long-range; Re, related; LDA, ancestral linkage disequilibrium; SNP, single nucleotide polymorphism; Ped, pedigree; LEA, ancestral linkage equilibrium; Un, unrelated; EBV, estimated breeding values; TBV, true breeding values; RBV, random breeding values.