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The genetics of cattle.

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This book contains 24 chapters covering various fields of genetics and biology of cattle. It serves as a reference book on cattle genetics for researchers, lecturers, students, farmers and specialists working in the industry. The first five chapters focus on systematics, phylogeny, domestication, breeds and factorial genetics of cattle. The next two chapters provide crucial information about the structure of bovine chromosomes and the genome, as well as gene mapping in cattle. The foundations of immune response and disease resistance are covered in chapters 8-10. Chapters 11-14 discuss the genetics of behaviour, reproduction and development. Moreover, chapters 15-23 are devoted to genetics applied to cattle improvement. The standard genetic nomenclature for cattle is presented in the final chapter.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Systematics and phylogeny of cattle. Author(s): Hassanin, A.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Genetic aspects of domestication. Author(s): Lenstra, J. A. Felius, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Breeds of cattle. Author(s): Buchanan, D. S. Lenstra, J. A.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 67) Molecular genetics of coat colour variation. Author(s): Ruvin, A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 90) Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders. Author(s): Nicholas, F. W.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 103) Cytogenetics and chromosome maps. Author(s): Larkin, D. M. Farré, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 130) Bovine genomics. Author(s): Adelson, D. L. Qu ZhiPeng Raison, J. M. Lim, S. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 153) Bovine immunogenetics. Author(s): Aida, Y. Takeshima, S. Baldwin, C. L. Kaushik, A. K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 192) Genetics of disease resistance. Author(s): Ruvinsky, A. Teale, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 217) Molecular biology and genetics of bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Author(s): Hunter, N.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 234) Genetics of behaviour in cattle. Author(s): Wiener, P.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 260) Genetics of reproduction in cattle. Author(s): Kirkpatrick, B. W.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 284) Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement. Author(s): Saadi, H. A. S. Robert, C.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 318) Developmental genetics. Author(s): Ruvinsky, A.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 371) Genetic improvement of dairy cattle. Author(s): Ducrocq, V. Wiggans, G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 397) Molecular genetics of milk protein production. Author(s): Sharp, J. A. Nicholas, K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 433) Genetics of fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef. Author(s): Nafikov, R. A. Soyeurt, H. Beitz, D. C.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 451) Genetic improvement of beef cattle. Author(s): Kinghorn, B. P. Banks, R. G. Simm, G.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 474) Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Author(s): Garrick, D. J. Fernando, R.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 502) Genetics of feed intake and efficiency. Author(s): Berry, D. P. Kennedy, E. Crowley, J. J.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 523) Genetics of growth and body composition. Author(s): Thonney, M. L.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 544) Genetics of meat quality. Author(s): Mateescu, R. G.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 571) Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics. Author(s): Burrow, H. M.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 598) Standard genetic nomenclature. Author(s): Hu, Z. L. Reecy, J. M. McCarthy, F. Park, C. A.