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Cover for Molecular characterization of bacterial plant pathogens.

This chapter briefly discusses the characterization of an unknown bacterial plant pathogen (i.e. when a new disease symptom is observed and the causative agent needs to be isolated and identified) and the verification of a known bacterial pathogen (i.e. when a disease symptom is observed and the...

Author(s)
Godfrey, S. A.; Jackson, R. W.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930622)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chloroplast genomes of plants.

This chapter focuses on two aspects of the plant chloroplast genome: (i) its organization and evolution; and (ii) the phylogenetic utility of different approaches to cpDNA characterization.

Author(s)
Raubeson, L. A.; Jansen, R. K.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851999042)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter describes the botany and history of A. occidentale spp. (cashews), and discusses the following: breeding and genetics of scions and rootstocks, molecular genetics, functional genomics, micropropagation and micrografting.

Author(s)
Rajani Nadgauda; Jayasankar, S.; Litz, R. E.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 0851996620)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pistacia vera</i> pistachio.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, somatic cell genetics, in vitro regeneration (somatic embryogenesis and organogenesis), genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and germplasm storage of pistachios.

Author(s)
Onay, A.; Cİgdem, I.; Fİlİz, A.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 0851996620)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cultivars and plant improvement.

This chapter summarizes research on cultivar development, cultivar identification, genetic analysis and genetic improvement in litchi (Litchi chinensis) and longan, and describes litchi cultivars in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, southern Africa, ...

Author(s)
Menzel, C. M.; Huang XuMing; Liu ChengMing
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996965)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values.

This second edition presents the use of linear models, particularly Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP), for the genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. The 13 chapters discuss genetic evaluation with different sources of records, genetic covariance between relatives, BLUP of breeding value...

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book
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Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

This chapter describes the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular analysis of nematode evolution.

Recent advances in molecular phylogenetic analysis of the phylum Nematoda are reviewed.

Author(s)
Blaxter, M. L.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851994237)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic markers: prospects and applications in genetic analysis.

This chapter discusses restriction fragment length polymorphism, variable number of tandem repeats markers, sequence tagged sites and expressed sequence tags, random amplified polymorphic DNA, amplified fragment length polymorphism, single-strand conformation polymorphism, polymerase chain reaction ...

Author(s)
Aggrey, S. E.; Okimoto, R.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996604)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Designs and methods to detect QTL for production traits based on mapped genetic markers.

This chapter presents the background on the design and analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping experiments in poultry. The mapping of QTL for genetic evaluation and selection are also discussed.

Author(s)
Arendonk, J. A. M. van; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996604)
Type
Book chapter

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