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Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book
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Cover for Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement using a new selection tool to exploit genetic resources in durum wheat (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Triticum durum</i> Desf.).

This chapter deals with the application of the single seed descent (SSD) method, originally developed to facilitate the selection of recombinant lines, in durum wheat (T. durum) to obtain a set of genotypes potentially retaining most of the variation of this species. A total of 452 accessions,...

Author(s)
Pignone, D.; Paola, D. de; Rapanà, N.; Janni, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Barley as a cereal model for biotechnology applications.

In addition to being an important crop in its own right, barley provides an excellent model for the Triticeae, in particular for the more complex hexaploid wheat. Barley is a diploid, inbreeding crop and offers a number of advantages for biotechnology applications. The diploid genome simplifies...

Author(s)
Harwood, W.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 11-15, 2017.

This proceedings contains papers dealing with issues affecting biological control, particularly pertaining to the use of parasitoids and predators as biological control agents. This includes all approaches to biological control: conservation, augmentation, and importation of natural enemy species...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Gillespie, D. R.; Vincent, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
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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 Info
Cover for Domestic animal behaviour and welfare.

This fifth edition book is a comprehensive guide to the behaviour and welfare of domestic animals. It provides practical information for those involved with farming, pet animals and veterinary work and reviews scientific information about the assessment of animal welfare, and the evaluation of the...

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645391)
Type
Book
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Cover for The behavioural biology of chickens.

This book covers behavioural studies of broilers and layers. Chapters are included on the following: genetics and domestication; sensory biology; development of the brain and behaviour; behavioural contributions to welfare assessment; behavioural needs, priorities and preferences; social behaviour; ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics and domestication.

In the past few centuries, chickens have become a food staple in nearly all countries of the world. Although backyard and fancy breeds of chickens remain around the world, the vast majority of domestic chickens are now bred commercially for the purposes of food production. The selection methods...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic aspects of domestication.

The available data on the domestication and history of cattle are summarized in this chapter, including the appearance of phenotypes that today are the subject of genetic research. Focus is given on taurine cattle spread over the old world, zebus around the equator, large taurines during classical...

Author(s)
Lenstra, J. A.; Felius, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds of cattle.

This chapter gives an overview on the different breeds of cattle (Bos taurus and B. indicus). Cattle breeds are presented and categorized according to utility and mode of origin. Classification and phylogeny of breeds are also discussed. Furthermore, a description of cattle breeds is provided.

Author(s)
Buchanan, D. S.; Lenstra, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter

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