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Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

In this chapter, the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects is discussed, considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented. Focus is given on animal and reduced animal models. These models are...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal andrology: theories and applications.

This book contains 19 chapters that discuss theoretical and applied andrology for domestic, zoo and wild animals. Topics include semen and its constituents; sperm production and harvest; determinants of sperm morphology; sperm preparation for fertilization; practical aspects of semen...

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P.; Lorton, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book
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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
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Cover for Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics.

This chapter examines the role of adaptation of beef cattle to the stressors of tropical environments and highlights the genetic basis of those traits and their relationships with productive attributes. The role of different genetic approaches (crossbreeding, within-breed selection and use of...

Author(s)
Burrow, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Morbilliviruses in sea mammals.

The genetics and taxonomy, epidemiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs, pathology (microscopic and macroscopic lesions) and diagnosis of morbilliviruses in marine mammals are covered in this chapter. Focus is given on cetacean morbillivirus (dolphin morbillivirus, porpoise morbillivirus and pilot...

Author(s)
Soto, S.; Domingo, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641799)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Volatile organic metabolites of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> spp.: biosynthesis, biology and analytics.

This chapter describes the biosynthesis and qualitative analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in Trichoderma spp. (including pyrones), and discusses the genetic mechanisms associated with VOC biosynthesis. The biological activities of VOCs produced by Trichoderma spp. (such as the...

Author(s)
Zeilinger, S.; Schuhmacher, R.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642475)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biofuel crops: production, physiology and genetics.

This book begins with a review of the history of biofuel. It contains chapters that are devoted to emerging technologies for biofuel production, cell wall structure and destructing approaches, cellulosic biofuel crops role in phytoremediation, and feedstock pretreatment methods. Detailed discussion ...

Author(s)
Singh, B. P.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938857)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salmonella</i> in domestic animals.

The second edition of this book contains chapters on the taxonomy, structure, virulence factors and genetics of Salmonella spp. and the epidemiology, prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis, prevention, control and regulatory aspects of salmonellosis in poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, cats, dogs, ...

Author(s)
Barrow, P. A.; Methner, U.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939021)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fimbriae and flagella of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Salmonella enterica</i>.

The classification of Salmonella enterica based on the structure of the fimbriae and flagella and the role of these as virulence factors during infection are described.

Author(s)
Jones, M. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939021)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Parentage testing.

This chapter describes the genetics of parentage testing by using DNA tests, polymerase chain reaction and microsatellite markers. An example and future applications of genetic testing are also included.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter

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