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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics of cashews (Anacardium occidentale). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest resistance, salt tolerance and...

Author(s)
Smitha Hegde; Shashikiran Nivas; D'Souza, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in QTL mapping and cloning.

This chapter highlights various advancements relative to mapping and cloning of quantitative trait loci to better understand the genetic architecture of complex quantitative traits and their utilization in plant genetics and breeding research.

Author(s)
Dharminder Bhatia; Brar, D. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prospects for biotechnological exploitation of endophytes using functional metagenomics.

The usage of natural products, especially in the treatment of diseases, has a long history. While natural products used to be administered directly, they today serve as lead compounds and structural scaffolds for the development of new drugs and other market products. The success of combinatorial...

Author(s)
Obermeier, M. M.; Bogotá, C. A. M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Selective breeding, cloning and gene editing of dogs and cats for appearance and performance traits.

This chapter discusses the process of domestication and selective breeding in the dog and cat; how these processes have resulted in the modern-day cat and dog; and how pushing the limits of these species′ biology has led to concerns about their welfare. The future of genetically manipulating...

Author(s)
Packer, R. M. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal welfare and the brave new world of modifying animals.

This chapter discusses the domestication and conventional breeding of animals; biotechnology definitions and methods; effects of biotechnology procedures on animal welfare; effects of cloning procedures on animal welfare; effects of genetic modification procedures on animal welfare; genetic...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Artificial small RNA-based strategies for effective and specific gene silencing in plants.

In plants, small RNAs (sRNAs) function in diverse RNA silencing pathways to regulate development, control genome integrity and protect against viruses. This chapter discusses various strategies to produce small artificial RNAs. Details of the biogenesis, action and application of both classes of...

Author(s)
Carbonell, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book
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Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of beef cattle.

This chapter discusses the breeding objectives, genetic resources and methods of genetic improvement used in beef cattle breeding. Focus is given on formulation of breeding objectives, breeding objectives for beef production systems, breed resources and crossbreeding, selection within breeds and...

Author(s)
Kinghorn, B. P.; Banks, R. G.; Simm, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
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