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Cover for Principles of rabbit genetics.

This chapter describes the general principles of breeding and genetics in rabbits, including inheritance, Mendelism, gene expression, phenotypes and genotypes.

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic selection for herd improvement.

This chapter presents guidelines on the qualitative selection of desirable from undesirable genes as well as on selection of quantitative traits of rabbits based on the concepts of heritability. Topics on recording keeping and the use of computers as an aid in the genetic selection of rabbits are...

Author(s)
Lukefahr, S.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Coat color genetics of rabbits.

The different breeding schemes, classification, and structures of major coat colour pattern genes in rabbits are discussed in this chapter.

Author(s)
Lukefahr, S. D.; McNitt, J. I.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Enzymes and the microbiome in the post-antibiotic era.

This chapter describes the effect of enzyme additives (xylanase, beta-glucanase, mannanase, phytase, lysozyme and others) on the digestibility, antibiotic resistance and intestinal microorganisms of chickens and pigs.

Author(s)
Ducatelle, R.; Immerseel, F. van; Eeckhaut, V.; Goossens, E.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241563)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basic concepts and mechanisms in behaviour.

This chapter contains questions about taxes (such as phototaxis), kineses, instinct, reaction chains, activity patterns and rhythms, feeding and the role of genetics in animal behaviour.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248975)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fig-fruit ripening and maturation.

This chapter describes the unique fig fruit growth and maturation and compares them with other fleshy fruits. In conclusion, the ripening process of matured fig fruit is tissue specific and mainly governed by the plant hormones ABA and ethylene. It is suggested that genome editing of the key ABA...

Author(s)
Lama, K.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fig genetics, genomics, and transcriptomics.

This chapter presents an overview, starting with classical genetics based on mating experiments, through to entry into molecular genetics with the evaluation of fig genetic resources using DNA marker data, and then on to genomic science based on genome decoding with the advent of NGS. The chapter...

Author(s)
Ikegami, H.; Shirasawa, K.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conventional and molecular breeding in fig.

Breeding strategies in fig are classified as either classical breeding or modern strategies. Modern strategies hold promise for increasing selection efficiency. They include marker-assisted selection, mutation breeding, transgenic plant development, and, recently, genome-editing approaches using...

Author(s)
Peer, R.; Namdar, D.; Modi, A.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aging.

This chapter discusses how Caenorhabditis elegans has provided seminal knowledge for our understanding of the biology of aging. The identification of genes and regiments that influence longevity, including the insulin/insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 signaling (IIS) pathway and more recent...

Author(s)
Tissenbaum, H. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248791)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stress and survival mechanisms.

This chapter focuses on the amazing capabilities of nematodes to respond to fluctuating environmental conditions, such as desiccation, osmotic stress, extreme temperatures and oxidative stress. Current knowledge on the behavioral, physiological, genetic and molecular adaptation of nematodes to...

Author(s)
Glazer, I.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248791)
Type
Book chapter

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