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Cover for The genetics of cattle.

This book contains 24 chapters covering various fields of genetics and biology of cattle. It serves as a reference book on cattle genetics for researchers, lecturers, students, farmers and specialists working in the industry. The first five chapters focus on systematics, phylogeny, domestication,...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders.

This chapter discusses the genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders in cattle. Data (chromosome maps) from previous reviews and current sources of information are presented in tabulated form.

Author(s)
Nicholas, F. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Bovine genomics.

This chapter covers bovine genomics. Topics discussed are bovine genome sequence, including sequencing strategy, Baylor assembly, University of Maryland (UMD) assembly, differences in the current Baylor and UMD assemblies, genome annotation, sequence polymorphism, gene models, repetitive elements,...

Author(s)
Adelson, D. L.; Qu ZhiPeng; Raison, J. M.; Lim, S. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding of potato in the postgenomic era.

Since the potato genome was published in 2011 (Potato Genome Sequencing Consortium, 2011), with all of its associated tools, including the genome browser, blast engine, transcriptome with links to other plant genomes, the Infinium 8303 Potato Array, new possibilities have become available for...

Author(s)
Veilleux, R. E.; Boluarte-Medina, T.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Vitamins in fleshy fruits.

This chapter focuses on three vitamins for which fleshy fruits are important sources in the human diet: two fat-soluble vitamins, the provitamin A carotenoids, which are precursors of vitamin A (retinoids), and vitamin E (tocopherols), and the water-soluble vitamin C (ascorbate). In the first part...

Author(s)
Baldet, P.; Ferrand, C.; Rothan, C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic diversity of tropical fruit.

This chapter describes diversity in climacteric and non-climacteric fruit ripening and fruit diversity in tropical fruits. Genetic studies on fruit ripening are presented, including research on the molecular mechanism of fruit softening and epigenetic mechanisms. The quantitative trait loci mapping ...

Author(s)
Malik, S. K.; Susheel Kumar; Bansal, K. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Camelina (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Camelina sativa</i>).

This chapter describes the history of cultivation, morphology, sowing date and rate, nitrogen and water requirements, yield potential, pest, disease and weed control, invasive potential, breeding, marker-assisted selection, mapping, genomics, bioplatform (non-food oilseed crop) development, use of...

Author(s)
Eynck, C.; Falk, K. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Oil palm.

This chapter focuses on the potential of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) for biodiesel production. The origin and distribution, morphology, soil and climate requirements, cultivation, pests and diseases, oil extraction, growth and development, biochemistry of oil synthesis, genetic stocks and...

Author(s)
Punnuri, S. M.; Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Characterizing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salmonella</i> genomes.

The genomic analysis and mapping of Salmonella spp. are discussed in this chapter.

Author(s)
Anjum, M. F.; Thomson, N. R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939021)
Type
Book chapter

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