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Cover for Progress of mutant resource development and tilling on starch biosynthesis in wheat.

Induced mutations have been widely utilized for the development of plant mutant germplasm and varieties since 1927 and have contributed to genetic diversity enhancement and food security in the world. Mutant resources are essential for gene identification and functional characterization by forward...

Author(s)
Guo HuiJun; Xie YongDun; Zhao LinShu; Xiong HongChun; Gu JiaYu; Zhao ShiRong; Liu LuXiang
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249095)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative trait locus mapping and genetic improvement to strengthen drought tolerance in sorghum.

This chapter overviews the approaches to and application of quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping and positional cloning of genes controlling important traits related to drought tolerance in sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), which ultimately yields crop improvement and genetic modification. The use of...

Author(s)
Shehzad, T.; Okuno, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dairy cattle breeding.

This chapter discussed the effects of applying the different principles in animal breeding such genetic analysis, predicting breeding values, use of tools and breeding technology, selection response within breeds, and strategies for genetic improvements in dairy cattle.

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 Beef cattle breeding.

This chapter highlights the application of genetic principles such as strategies for genetic improvements, selection response within breeds, tools and technologies in animal breeding, genetic analysis, and predicting values in beef cattle.

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 The fundamentals of genetics.

This chapter describes the basic principles of Mendelian genetics in horses, including the nature of genes, DNA, genetic variation, gene expression, chromosomes, genetic linkage and gender inheritance.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The language and patterns of genetics.

This chapter describes the characteristics of DNA, genes, genetic variation, DNA sequences, mutations, gene expression, mitochondrial genetics, chromosomes, genetic linkage and the inheritance of gender in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diseases of the female reproductive system.

This chapter reviews the development of the female (mares) reproductive system and highlights the hormones involve in its functions as well as on the disorders of the female genital system.

Author(s)
Bertin, F. R.; Fraser, N. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241099)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biplot analysis of multi-environment trial data.

This chapter discusses the importance of multi-environment trials (METs) in new crop cultivar release and recommendation. The problems posed by differential genotype responses in different environments (genotype environment interactions) in cultivar evaluation are discussed and improvements in the...

Author(s)
Yan WeiKai; Hunt, L. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm, EIaeis guineensis Jacq., is an important source of vegetable oil. Oil is extracted from the fruit mesocarp (crude palm oil) and from the seed (palm kernel oil). Botanically, the fruit is a drupe, with the kernel protected by a shell (nut). The commercial oil palm is Tenera (thin shelled), ...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the problems with lameness and poor leg conformation; difficulty maintaining body condition in breeding females; behaviour problems associated with genetic selection that may be detrimental to animal welfare; loss of disease resistance; heart and circulatory problems; and...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
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