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Cover for Frame overo and splashed white.

The nomenclature for white spotting in horses varies from region to region, influenced by the language and patterns in local horse breeds. Overo ("bird's egg pattern") is the term used in South America for a pattern that is often called sabino in North America. In the British Isles, terms are less...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Putting it all together: color by design.

This chapter describes the breeding of horses with specific coat colours and patterns and their genetic characteristics.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mental illness in animals: diagnostic considerations using selected mental disorders.

In this chapter the author discussed how to think about behavioral conditions as symptoms of mental illness in animals and their diagnostic criteria. Additionally, examples of four broad sets of conditions that emphasize how important discrete diagnoses are were presented. Studies were reviewed and ...

Author(s)
Overall, K. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393401)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Saving seeds for planting and sharing.

Most seed saving is relatively easy, and many gardeners already know how to do it. But the key to getting the most out of saving and sharing garden seeds is understanding how these affect diversity and adaptation, and what that means to people and the communities. This chapter focuses on concepts...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Smith, S. E.; Cleveland, D. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Brassica oilseeds: breeding and management.

This book contains 12 chapters focusing on the breeding aspects, i.e. genetics and breeding, intersubgenomic heterosis, induced mutagenesis and allele mining, seed quality modifications and genomics, and the management of diseases, such as Albugo candida and Alternaria species, insect pests and...

Author(s)
Kumar, A.; Banga, S. S.; Meena, P. D.; Kumar, P. R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644837)
Type
Book
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Cover for Standard genetic nomenclature.

This chapter provides the guidelines for standard genetic nomenclature to facilitate comparison of results between experiments and prevent confusion. Focus is given on locus and gene names and symbols as well as trait and phenotype terminology.

Author(s)
Hu, Z. L.; Reecy, J. M.; McCarthy, F.; Park, C. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Use of genetic markers in breeding value prediction.

This chapter deals with linkage analysis, with focus on the use of microsatellites as markers for the purpose of marker-assisted selection (MAS). Defining a model with marker information, calculating the covariance matrix for quantitative trait locus (MQTL) effects, alternative approach for...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vitamins in fleshy fruits.

This chapter focuses on three vitamins for which fleshy fruits are important sources in the human diet: two fat-soluble vitamins, the provitamin A carotenoids, which are precursors of vitamin A (retinoids), and vitamin E (tocopherols), and the water-soluble vitamin C (ascorbate). In the first part...

Author(s)
Baldet, P.; Ferrand, C.; Rothan, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change: effects on animal reproduction.

The amounts of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have been increased as a result of human activity, causing rise in climatic temperature. In recent times, climate has been changing faster than ever; as a result, plants and animals are exposed to more adverse conditions and are finding it difficult ...

Author(s)
Jyotirmoy Ghosh; Dhara, S. K.; Malik, P. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Successes and failures of transgenic Bt crops: global patterns of field-evolved resistance.

Farmers planted genetically engineered crops that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) on a cumulative total of 570 million ha worldwide from 1996 to 2013. These Bt crops kill some key insect pests, yet they are not toxic to most other organisms, including...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter

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