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Cover for Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This article describes the different types of mating and selective breeding systems in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horse genetics.

This third edition provides basic information on genetics in an easy-to-understand format. As before, the book includes introductory chapters on basic genetics that review terminology and fundamental concepts. At the same time, the text contains very specific information about the DNA variants...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evolution and domestication of horses.

This chapter presents basic information on the evolution and domestication of horses highlighting the following: earliest ancestors of horses; role of climate and environment on the evolution of horses and archeological evidence for domestication of horses. Additional topics were also presented...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Kernel evolution: from teosinte to maize.

This chapter reviews the evolution of maize from teosinte (the wild ancestor) to landraces (locally adapted, open-pollinated farmer varieties) to modern maize (inbreds and hybrids), and discuss changes in kernel composition (starch, protein and oil) and size during this process.

Author(s)
Flint-Garcia, S. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication of the dog.

This chapter discusses the evolution of the domestication process in dogs highlighting the different theories and research regarding the dog's behavior, interaction with humans, origin and genetics of the different breeds of dogs performing various functions aside from being pets.

Author(s)
Hedges, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644301)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evolution and domestication of horses.

Fifty eight million years of evolution led to at least dozens of species of equids. The equids belonging to the genera Hippidion, Dinohippus, Pliohippus, Neohipparion, and others are all gone: extinct. Only ten equids belonging to the genus Equus remain. These ten remaining species are popularly...

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

The quality of the information bearing on the evolutionary history of the grain species varies greatly. Some crops such as barley have relatively clear pasts due to good historical records and the presence of living ancestors. Others, such as rice and sorghum, are ambiguous due to spotty...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The human-dog relationship: a tale of two species.

In this chapter, the important role that dogs played in the lives of people is discussed. Topics include: domestication, the ancestors of the dog, the dog population, social conflicts of dog-human contact, dogs and diseases, social and health benefits of dogs in society, the use of animals in...

Author(s)
Beck, A. M.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851994369)
Type
Book chapter

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