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Cover for Botany of the family <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i>.

The Apiaceae family is a complex group of plants in which many species are similar and difficult to identify. Once the species is identified, it is often still quite complex at the infraspecific level because of many existing variations (habit, leaf, umbel organization, sexuality of flowers). This...

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomic classification and morphological characteristics of cassava. Information on some related Manihot species and their cytological characteristics are also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: taxonomy and botany.

This chapter provides information on the taxonomic classification, morphological characteristics and cytology of sweet potatoes and its wild relatives.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cytogenetics and chromosome maps.

Cattle genome mapping efforts, annotation and evolutionary history analysis are briefly summarized in this chapter. Earlier efforts in cattle genome analysis are discussed, including cattle cytogenetic and somatic cell hybrid mapping and linkage mapping. Advances achieved with the use of radiation...

Author(s)
Larkin, D. M.; Farré, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wild <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lactuca saligna</i>: a rich source of variation for lettuce breeding.

This chapter describes the morphology, chromosome number, DNA content, secondary metabolites, taxonomy and relation to other Lactuca species, geographical distribution, ecological requirements, representation in germplasm collections, molecular polymorphism, and resistance to diseases and pests...

Author(s)
Lebeda, A.; Křístková, E.; Kitner, M.; Mieslerová, B.; Pink, D. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of rabbit genetics.

The purpose of this chapter is to introduce the subject of genetics as it pertains to practical rabbit breeding. Highlights includes: genes: the basic units of inheritance, Mendelian genetics, other basic genetic terms, and gene expression.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horse genetics.

The second edition of this book contains chapters on horse breeding and genetics, including the evolution and domestication of horses; genomics; the genetics of coat colour and pattern, diseases and performance; karyotypes and chromosome abnormalities; breeding programmes; epigenetics; genetic...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book
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Cover for The horse karyotype and chromosomal abnormalities.

This chapter describes the normal karyotype profile and the diseases caused by chromosome abnormalities in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cytology and genome size.

This chapter summarizes cytological studies in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa), including those covering chromosome structural/physical organization, chromosome number, cytological techniques, and nuclear DNA content.

Author(s)
Bhargava, A.; Srivastava, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
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