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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving yield in wheat: recent advances and future perspectives.

Out of the different objectives of wheat breeding, this chapter focuses on the direct increment of wheat yields via genetic improvement of the crop. The efficiency of modern molecular techniques, along with the availability of the whole-genome sequence of wheat, in mining wheat germplasm for...

Author(s)
Perera, S. A. C. N.; Seneweera, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation.

This chapter outlines some of the basic principles in genetics and attempts to illustrate the link between genes and the performance of individual farm animals, or populations of them.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and molecular genetics of coat colour in the European rabbit.

This chapter describes the genotypic (genes, alleles, mutations and polymorphisms) and phenotypic characteristics of the different fur colours in rabbits.

Author(s)
Fontanesi, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Physiological and molecular interventions for improving nitrogen-use efficiency in maize.

This chapter discusses (i) the importance of nitrogen in plant growth and development, (ii) what is nitrogen-use efficiency (NUE) and how to manage it, (iii) traits influencing nitrogen-uptake efficiency including root system architecture, root nitrogen transporter system, and interaction with...

Author(s)
Ishwar Singh; Krishan Kumar; Prabha Singh; Pranjal Yadava; Sujay Rakshit
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
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 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
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