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Cover for Income or capital breeding: invest now and pay later, or pay as you go?

This chapter focuses on the differences between capital breeding and income breeding in Lepidoptera and the role that they play as determinants in lepidopteran ecological strategies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biocontrol agents: entomopathogenic and slug parasitic nematodes.

This book contains chapters that capture the full breadth of the basic and applied information on entomopathogenic (EPNs) and slug parasitic nematodes (SPNs) that are used or have potential in the management of insect pests, molluscs and/or other researched targets such as plant parasitic...

Author(s)
Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Askary, T. H.; Coupland, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book
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Cover for Tilapia hatchery.

This chapter discusses a specialized commercial tilapia hatchery technology that is described in detail in this initial part of the manual. The hatchery plan; site selection and development; broodstock source and management; egg collection and incubation; and monosex fry production are highlighted.

Author(s)
Bhujel, R. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641362)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This chapter discusses the terms and concepts of pedigree study and presents some breeding myths in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics.

This chapter examines the role of adaptation of beef cattle to the stressors of tropical environments and highlights the genetic basis of those traits and their relationships with productive attributes. The role of different genetic approaches (crossbreeding, within-breed selection and use of...

Author(s)
Burrow, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pedigree analysis, genotype testing and genetic counselling.

This chapter discusses the origin of mutations, traits and breeder involvement; pedigree analysis and modes of inheritance; DNA technology and mutant genes in inherited diseases; phenotype-based approaches for breed Improvement; breeding programmes to address inherited diseases; genetic counselling ...

Author(s)
Oberbauer, A. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fertility problems in pigs.

This chapter discusses the aetiology, key features and treatment of fertility problems in pigs. Focus is given on mummification and stillbirth (porcine parvovirus), mastitis (coliforms, Escherichia coli and Klebsiella sp.), agalactia, Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus infection, porcine brucellosis...

Author(s)
McOrist, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strain evaluation, domestication and strain selection.

This chapter covers strain evaluation, domestication and strain selection and their applications in aquaculture, particularly fish culture. Focus is given on genetic improvement programmes, natural selection in strain development, domestic and wild strains and strain effects on other breeding...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gynogenesis, androgenesis, cloned populations and nuclear transplantation.

The induction and application of gynogenesis, androgenesis, cloning and nuclear transfer in fish breeding are described.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Interspecific hybridization.

This article discusses the principle of interspecific hybridization in different aquaculture species. The potential benefits and advantages of interspecific hybridization in aquaculture are highlighted.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter

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