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Cover for Medical genetics.

This chapter describes some of the investigations that have been made into genetic influences on diseases in horses. Topics include simple Mendelian hereditary diseases and DNA testing, Mendelian disease genes not yet characterized at the DNA level, complex hereditary diseases and quantitative...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Software and data resources for genetic epidemiology studies.

Software resources available for genetic epidemiology studies include: * R, a free software environment for statistics and graphics; * PLINK, a free, open-source software designed to perform a range of analyses; * software to account for population structure in genetic association studies, to...

Author(s)
Thornton, T. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641812)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genome of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pristionchus pacificus</i> and the evolution of parasitism.

This chapter summarizes recent experimental studies in the genetic model species Pristionchus pacificus, including research on the nematode's genome evolution, nematode-insect interactions, the genetic regulation of dauer larvae, and infective juvenile formation. Along with these discussions, the...

Author(s)
Sommer, R. J.; Ogawa, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of resistance to hookworm infection.

This chapter reviews probable genetic mechanisms that may account for individual variation in susceptibility and control of hookworm infections, citing evidence from both human hookworm infections and animal models of infection. Progress made in the identification of relevant loci involved,...

Author(s)
Quinnell, R. J.; Behnke, J. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular studies.

This chapter presents the recent progress in developing molecular genetic resources for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and the potential impact of their use for the next-generation challenges and opportunities in quinoa production. An overview of research on genetic markers, genetic linkage maps,...

Author(s)
Fuentes, F.; Zurita-Silva, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Identifying climate change as a factor in the establishment and persistence of invasive weeds in agricultural crops.

Climate change may lead to extensive shifts in invasive weed distributions by impacting their colonization and persistence in new habitats. These alterations will require an enhanced capacity to predict the future range of these species and the implementation of effective management strategies....

Author(s)
DiTommaso, A.; Zhong Qin; Clements, D. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ion implantation mutagenesis.

This chapter covers the underlying principles (energy loss, mass depositing reaction, charge exchange, and dose and dose response) and technical aspects (facility, and methods in sample preparation and treatment) of ion implantation mutagenesis, and discusses its application in plant breeding and...

Author(s)
Feng, H. Y.; Yu, Z. L.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cloning genes for mineral uptake: examples using rice mutants.

This chapter presents examples of the identification of the silicon transporter gene in rice mutants and its cloning and characterization. The identification of aluminium tolerance genes and their genetic analysis and molecular mapping are also discussed.

Author(s)
Ma, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular genetics of symbiotic plant-microbe interactions in a model legume, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lotus japonicus</i>.

This chapter focuses on the recent developments of molecular cloning of host legume symbiotic genes using a model legume, Lotus japonicus. Available resources and databases for L. japonicus are also presented.

Author(s)
Kouchi, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640853)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Virulence genes in risk assessment of beneficial microorganisms: what do genome sequences tell us?

In this book chapter, probiotics and starter cultures are used as an example to summarize the molecular information needed from these organisms for safety assessment. The chapter deals with the genetic and genomic evidence for the absence of virulence properties in bacteria that are intended for...

Author(s)
Wassenaar, T. M.; Alter, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter

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