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Cover for The genetics of the dog.

This second edition book presents a comprehensive description of all modern topics related to dog genetics from various scientists in the USA, Europe, Australia and Russia. The systematics, phylogeny, domestication and single gene traits are discussed in chapters 1-5, chapters 6-10 are on...

Author(s)
Ostrander, E. A.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book
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Cover for Canid phylogeny and origin of the domestic dog.

This chapter discusses the evolutionary history of dogs and their relationship to other carnivores as inferred from molecular genetic studies. The chapter also address the mechanisms that may have been involved in the origin of modern breeds. Topics discussed are the evolutionary relationships of...

Author(s)
Vilà, C.; Leonard, J. A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The history and relationships of dog breeds.

This chapter presents the early history and development of the breeds, examines their genetic structure and relationships to one another, and discusses the implications that the highly structured organization of breeds has for mapping simple and complex traits.

Author(s)
Parker, H. G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of canine orthopaedic traits.

This chapter discusses an overview of the genetic basis of canine orthopaedic conditions, as well as an update on the molecular genetics of selected canine orthopaedic traits. The genetic and molecular basis of selected canine disorders with orthopaedic manifestations such as congenital bone and...

Author(s)
Breur, G. J.; Lambrechts, N. E.; Todhunter, R. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of cancer in dogs.

This chapter discusses cancer biology and genetics; canine cancer comparison with humans; differences in tumour frequency by type; morbidity and mortality burden of cancer in dogs; breed-specific predispositions to cancer; and genetics of well-characterized cancers.

Author(s)
Sargan, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of neurological disease in the dog.

The breed specificity of many neurological conditions suggests a strong genetic background, which facilitates gene mapping. Indeed, several new mutations are discovered recently in both CNS and PNS disorders, and the goal of this chapter is to summarize some of these successes in genetic...

Author(s)
Lohi, H.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of canine behavioural disorders.

This chapter focuses on the growing relevance of the domestic dog as a model for investigating the genetic basis of behavioural disorders. The dog validity as a model for studying behaviour from a genetic standpoint will be briefly evaluated and the recent advances in canine genetics research...

Author(s)
Yokoyama, J. S.; Hamilton, S. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The canine model in medical genetics.

This chapter discusses all three aspects of canine models as they concern an example of a set of genes associated with disease in humans and dogs, and then proceeds to expand on the most salient features and examples of each these three aspects for other canine genetic diseases as models in medical ...

Author(s)
Wilton, A. N.; Henthorn, P. S.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

Understanding the genetic aspects of performance in working dogs (military working dogs, law enforcement dogs, search and rescue dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, hunting dogs, farm dogs and sled dogs) is a vastly complex area of research. It is common knowledge that the selective breeding of dogs...

Author(s)
Huson, H. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antibiotic resistance in relation to starter cultures and probiotics.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on antibiotic resistance (AR) genes and mobile elements in the microorganisms used as starter cultures and probiotics, and on the pitfalls in determining antibiotic resistance in specific strains. A risk-based approach has been chosen in this chapter,...

Author(s)
Wilcks, A.; Hoek, A. H. A. M. van
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
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