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Cover for Genetic selection.

Welfare is affected by the genetic inheritance that an animal receives and the environment in which it is kept. The focus of this chapter is on the genetic contribution to animal welfare and how this may be harnessed to improve the welfare of animals. The genetic structure of a domestic breed is...

Author(s)
Hocking, P. M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Kjaer, J. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Invasive species: ecology and impact of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lantana camara</i> invasions.

This chapter describes the biological characteristics of invasive species (i.e. in terms of fitness homeostasis and phenotypic plasticity, interaction with animals, geographical range, vegetative reproduction, fire tolerance, competitive ability and allelopathy), the invasion process, and the...

Author(s)
Sharma, G. P.; Raghubanshi, A. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Carcass traits of hardy tropical goats.

The purpose of this chapter is to review the fitness and meat production potential of hardy indigenous goats compared with modern single-purpose breeds, which are widely used in the developing tropics and need modern methods of husbandry. Meat production is discussed based on the reproductive...

Author(s)
Alexandre, G.; Mahgoub, O.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938499)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Population size, inbreeding, random genetic drift and maintenance of genetic quality.

This chapter describes the general concepts of inbreeding, the negative effects on inbreeding on fitness and the application of these concepts on the breeding and maintenance of genetic diversity in aquacultured species.

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

This chapter discusses the pollination ecology of flowering plants (pollination mechanisms, self compatibility and self incompatibility and pollination problems) and the benefits and costs of sex (fitness and costs and benefits of sexual reproduction). The role of plant hybridization with invasive...

Author(s)
Booth, B. D.; Murphy, S. D.; Swanton, C. J.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936051)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Housing and management of broiler breeders and turkey breeders.

This chapter describes the housing and management of broiler breeders and turkey breeders in Europe. The majority of broiler breeders in Europe are the standard, fast growing genotype, but 18-20% of the broiler breeders are dwarf parental females that produce standard and alternative (medium or...

Author(s)
Jong, I. C. de; Swalander, M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938246)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Selection for high production in pigs.

This chapter describes some of the negative effects of genetic improvement by selection for high production in pigs, including fitness, reproduction, resource allocation, physiology and immunity.

Author(s)
Knap, P. W.; Rauw, W. M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933944)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ecology of host-parasite interactions in aquatic insects.

The importance of parasites in affecting characteristics at the individual, population, community and ecosystem levels in natural systems has been increasingly recognized and documented. A literature survey of the interactions between parasites and aquatic insects revealed strong taxonomic biases...

Author(s)
Kohler, S. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933968)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bacterial biofilm formation, adaptation and fitness.

This chapter provides a comprehensive review of the progress in methods, models and the understanding of the formation of bacterial biofilms. It stresses the roles of signalling and biofilm formation in bacterial adaptation and fitness. On the phylloplane, these are important factors in the...

Author(s)
Rice, S. A.; Kjelleberg, S.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930615)
Type
Book chapter

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