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Escherichia coli strains are important commensals of the intestinal tract of humans and animals; however, pathogenic strains, including diarrhoea-inducing E. coli and extraintestinal pathogenic E. coli, exist. Intestinal E. coli pathotypes may cause a dehydrating watery diarrhoea, or more severe...

Author(s)
Smith, J. L.; Fratamico, P. M.
Publisher
Caister Academic Press, UK
Citation
Pathogenic Escherichia coli: evolution, omics, detection and control, 2018, pp 1-14
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Methods for animal welfare assessment are in constant evolution increasing the collection easiness and validity of animal welfare measures. The combination of on farm and at slaughter welfare assessment is fundamental to achieve a complete health assessment. The so-called 'Precision Livestock...

Author(s)
Temple, D.; Llonch, P.; Mainau, E.; Manteca, X.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Advances in pig welfare: a volume in herd and flock welfare, 2018, pp 357-379
Abstract

The theme of this chapter is the relationship between meat consumption and hominid evolution. It is argued that in hominid evolution, scavenging led to hunting and then a virtuous circle with improvements in hunting techniques and technologies producing increases in meat available for consumption...

Author(s)
Scanes, C. G.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Animals and human society, 2018, pp 83-102
Abstract

Connection between animals and humans date back thousands of years, and cultures all over the world have evolved strategies for interacting with their regional faunas. The coexistence of humans and animals has always been deeply intertwined, resulting in very diverse mutual interactions that were...

Author(s)
Alves, R. R. N.; Souto, W. M. S.; Albuquerque, U. P.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Ethnozoology: animals in our lives, 2018, pp 9-24
Abstract

Humans have established and maintained connections with animals throughout our history. Anthropogenic interventions in natural environments have left their marks on essentially all existing ecosystems, and many records of these interactions can be found in historical documents, representing...

Author(s)
Medeiros, M. F. T.; Alves, R. R. N.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Ethnozoology: animals in our lives, 2018, pp 45-52
Abstract

Animals are everyday components of human lives across cultures since ancient times, but the history of interactions with animals that could have influenced the evolution of the human brain is much older. The focus of this chapter will be specifically on the biological influences of human attitudes...

Author(s)
Prokop, P.; Randler, C.
Publisher
Academic Press, London, UK
Citation
Ethnozoology: animals in our lives, 2018, pp 447-466
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) exhibits high mutation rates and replicates as complex and dynamic mixtures of related mutants termed viral quasispecies. Here we review the basics of quasispecies theory, how FMDV helped to establish a link between theory and experimental observations, and some...

Author(s)
Domingo, E.; Higuera, I. de la; Moreno, E.; Ávila, A. I. de; Agudo, R.; Arias, A.; Perales, C.
Publisher
Caister Academic Press, Norfolk, UK
Citation
Foot-and-mouth disease virus: current research and emerging trends, 2017, pp 147-170
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication.

This chapter discusses heritability of behaviour, genetic versus environmental influence on behaviour, single-gene influences, effect of genes on behaviour, localizing the genes, epigenetics, evolution of behaviour, tracing the evolutionary history of behaviour, modification and ritualization,...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) exhibits high mutation rates and replicates as complex and dynamic mixtures of related mutants termed viral quasispecies. Here we review the basics of quasispecies theory, how FMDV helped to establish a link between theory and experimental observations, and some...

Author(s)
Domingo, E.; Higuera, I. de la; Moreno, E.; Ávila, A. I. de; Agudo, R.; Arias, A.; Perales, C.
Publisher
Caister Academic Press, Poole, UK
Citation
Foot-and-mouth disease virus: current research and emerging trends, 2017, pp 147-170

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