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Cover for Trial planting.

A brief introduction to selection is given. This is based on a natural process, but breeders aim to accelerate it by screening selected palms within and between genotypes or progenies under field conditions. Breeding is only effective if the trait of interest is controlled genetically (traits that...

Author(s)
Sitepu, B.; Laksono, N. D.; Setiawati, U.; Nur, F.; Rahmaningsih, M.; Anwar, Y.; Widodo, P.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241396)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The quest to conserve rare breeds: setting the record straight.

This book contains 5 chapters that describe the history, development, current progress, planning, sustainability and future challenges of animal breeding programmes to ensure the survival of rare and endangered livestock breeds, while also promoting biological diversity, environmental protection...

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book
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Cover for Visionaries - a concept is born: the philosophy of genetic conservation.

The history, creation and role of the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) in the conservation of rare and endangered livestock breeds in the UK and the rest of the world are described.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Building the structure: organization and development of the structure for action.

This chapter describes the initial planning and development of policies and breeding programmes for rare and endangered livestock breeds under the Rare Breeds Survival Trust (RBST) movement.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conservation in action: applying the principles of the visionaries within the structure of the organizers.

This chapter describes the different roles and cooperation between non-government organizations, governments and other organizers in developing breeding policies and programmes for the conservation of rare and endangered livestock breeds.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Poultry breeding for sustainability and welfare.

Animal breeding for welfare and sustainability requires improving and optimizing environmental impact, productivity, robustness and welfare. Breeding is a long-term exercise at the start of the food chain with permanent cumulative outcomes, disseminated widely. This chapter explains, with a focus...

Author(s)
Neeteson, A. M.; Avendaño, S.; Koerhuis, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392312)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in the definition of adaptation strategies and yield-stability targets in plant breeding.

This chapter focuses on the analysis of genotype–environment interaction (GEI) based on available crop yield data aimed to define adaptation strategies and yield-stability targets for a region targeted by a breeding programme. The importance of sufficient knowledge on GEI patterns and relevant...

Author(s)
Annicchiarico, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic solutions to reduce injurious pecking in laying hens.

Survival of commercial laying hens is an important trait. Feather pecking has a large effect on the survival of birds. To improve survival it is important to use quantitative genetic methods that take into account both the direct genetic effect (victim effect) and the indirect genetic effect (actor ...

Author(s)
Ellen, E. D.; Bijma, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter

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