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Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

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This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The next four chapters deal with the scientific principles of livestock improvement. Chapter 2 outlines som...

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Chapter 13 (Page no: 414)

Aquaculture breeding.

This chapter reviews the state of play in aquaculture breeding and presents an outlook, together with opportunities and challenges, for this sector.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The origins and rĂ´les of today's livestock breeds. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 59) Strategies for genetic improvement. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 97) What affects response to selection within breeds? Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 128) Tools and technologies in animal breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 178) Analysing genetic variation in farm animals. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 193) Predicting breeding values. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 234) Dairy cattle breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 292) Beef cattle breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 319) Sheep and goat breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 366) Poultry breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 393) Pig breeding. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 435) Future directions. Author(s): Simm, G. Pollott, G. Mrode, R. Houston, R. Marshall, K.