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Cover for Tools and technologies in animal breeding.

This chapter discussed the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection. Highlights focused on the current reproductive technologies in animal breeding, molecular genetic tools, and modern ...

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 Names of microorganisms and data resources to retrieve information about published names.

This chapter deals with the process of giving names to newly discovered microorganisms and assigning names to them that are correctly formed in agreement with the rules of the relevant code of nomenclature: the International Code of Nomenclature of Prokaryotes for the prokaryotes (Archaea and...

Author(s)
Oren, A.; Parte, A. C.; Cooper, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for MALDI-TOF MS and currently related proteomic technologies in reconciling bacterial systematics.

This book chapter presents an overview and discussion of the use of MALDI-TOF MS for fungal identification. The major known limitations of the technique for fungal taxonomy, and how to overcome these, are also discussed. Moreover, this should guarantee that spectra deposited in such MALDI-TOF MS...

Author(s)
Shah, H. N.; Shah, A. J.; Belgacem, O.; Ward, M.; Dekio, I.; Lyna Selami; Duncan, L.; Bruce, K.; Xu Zhen; Mkrtchyan, H. V.; Cave, R.; Shah, L. M. N.; Gharbia, S. E.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technology designed to enhance poultry welfare.

This chapter describes the available technology for improving poultry welfare, including monitoring and sensing technologies, robots and non-sensing technologies. The importance of ease of use and data security issues are also discussed. Technology will facilitate the monitoring and management of...

Author(s)
Daigle, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Butterfly databases.

This chapter focuses on butterfly databases, which encompass all aspects of butterfly biology, including taxonomy and systematic relationships; distributions underlying atlases; resources, mainly consumer resources; and morphological data. Resource databases are not just valuable for raw data (e.g. ...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioinformatics and plant breeding.

This chapter provides an extensive list of molecular-marker tools and databases for plant breeders. It discusses genomic selection, marker-assisted selection, real-time genotyping in the field, deep learning (refers to a wide range of statistical methods to identify trends and patterns within large ...

Author(s)
Anderson, R.; Fernandez, C. T.; Danilevicz, M. F.; Edwards, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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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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Cover for Socio-economic benefits of the LTR programme.

This chapter is devoted to a consideration of the socio-economic benefits of Rwanda's Land Tenure Reform Programme. Sections discuss the benefits in terms of land tenure security, access to formal credit for investment, land ownership and cadastral database, natural resource management, support for ...

Author(s)
Ngoga, T. H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Customized information delivery for dryland farmers.

This chapter presents a case study from India of a knowledge database which assembles a wide range of agricultural data relating to land holding, soil analysis, cropping patterns, past yield and fertilizer use. The case demonstrates how mobile phones are used to relay information to farmers....

Author(s)
Amit Chakravarty; Sumanthkumar, V. V.; Patil, M. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393364)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Promises and challenges of big data associated with automated dairy cow welfare assessment.

This chapter focuses on the authors' perspective of the current challenges in data-intensive animal science based on experience of its use in dairy cow welfare. This chapter also highlighted the definition of data, challenges concerning data governance, privacy and exchange, challenges associated...

Author(s)
Hermans, K.; Opsomer, G.; Ranst, B. van; Hostens, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392459)
Type
Book chapter

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