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Cover for Vignettes of the history of genetics.

This chapter enumerates historical developments in genetics up to the 21st century, starting from Mendelism, the rise of Drosophila and cytogenetics to mutation, non-nuclear inheritance, pleiotropy and transformation. The future of genetics is mentioned, indicating that the role of quantitative...

Author(s)
Rédei, G. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of rabbit genetics.

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the subject of genetics as it pertains to practical rabbit breeding. Highlights includes: genes: the basic units of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, other basic genetic terms, and gene expression.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Basic horse genetics.

We have a much richer vocabulary to discuss genetics than was available to Gregor Mendel. But genes remain abstract concepts discussed using words such as dominant, recessive, reading frame, double helix and Punnett square. Nevertheless, these concepts are useful to make us more successful horse...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medical genetics.

This chapter describes some of the investigations that have been made into genetic influences on diseases in horses. Topics include simple Mendelian hereditary diseases and DNA testing, Mendelian disease genes not yet characterized at the DNA level, complex hereditary diseases and quantitative...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Y chromosomes, mitochondria, epigenetics, and incomplete penetrance.

The concepts of Mendelian/Morganian modes of inheritance and Y chromosomes, mitochondria, epigenetics and incomplete penetrance that contradict these rules are presented.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic concepts and genomic technology for genetic epidemiology.

This chapter provides a brief review of basic concepts in human genetics and a summary of recent advances in genomic technology, with an emphasis on their relevance to genetic epidemiology. Concepts and topics related to single genes include: Mendelian inheritance, modes of inheritance, the Online...

Author(s)
Austin, M. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641812)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mendelian traits in the dog.

This chapter discusses a mostly-morbid map of the canine genome which incorporates all Mendelian traits that are characterized at the DNA level. This map lists all the 150 canine Mendelian traits that are known to have been characterized at the DNA level, in the order in which they are located in...

Author(s)
Nicholas, F. W.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The scientific manipulation of plants.

This chapter surveys the era of scientific plant manipulation that began in the 20th century. Many biological and non-biological tools were developed for crop management and improvement with spectacular results. A range of biotechnologies based on plant genetics, physiology and biochemistry enabled ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transmission genetics - chromosomes, recombination and linkage.

This chapter explores how the genetic material is inherited from generation to generation and the changes in the organization of the genetic material that occur between generations. It is organized into three major sections: (1) Mendelian genetics; (2) transmission and inheritance of chromosomes;...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fine mapping of QTL.

This chapter explains the relationship between sample size and the critical interval for the location of a Mendelian gene with complete heritability, presents methods to compute the minimum confidence interval (CI) for QTL location with a saturated genetic map, methods to reduce the QTL location CI ...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934675)
Type
Book chapter

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