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Cover for A blank canvas: the world as it was in the mid-20th century.

This chapter describes the brief history and continuing progress of selection and breed development for desirable traits in livestock.

Author(s)
Alderson, L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247114)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Effects of age and treatment.

In this chapter, examples of tests employed to investigate behavioural effects of ageing, development and experience in animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diagnosis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae</i> infection and associated diseases.

In this chapter, the different diagnostic techniques available for Mycoplasma hyopneumonia in growing and/or finishing animals alongside their advantages and limitations are reviewed.

Author(s)
Chae ChanHee; Gomes Neto, J. C.; Segalés, J.; Sibila, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and feed safety assessment of RNAi plants and products.

This paper evaluates the potential hazards of food and feed derived from RNAi plants including: adverse changes of plant metabolism; mechanisms and potential for non-target gene silencing in humans and livestock, including gut microbiome; bioinformatics tools for predictionof off-target sequences...

Author(s)
Naegeli, H.; Klete, G.; Dietz-Pfeilstetter, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origins and rôles of today's livestock breeds.

The huge variety of animal and other species that we see today, together with those now extinct, evolved by the process of natural selection. The key to natural selection, and to the artificial selection practised by breeders, is the inherited variation in many characteristics that exists between...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation.

This chapter outlines some of the basic principles in genetics and attempts to illustrate the link between genes and the performance of individual farm animals, or populations of them.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Strategies for genetic improvement.

In this chapter, the main strategies for genetic improvement are discussed. Highlights focused on the structure of livestock breeding industries, selection, crossbreeding, and conservation of genetic resosurces.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for What affects response to selection within breeds?

In this chapter, the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection are discussed. Highlights focused on the factors affecting rates of genetic gain, and controlling inbreeding.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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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