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Cover for Population genetic issues: new insights using conventional molecular markers and genomics tools.

This chapter explains how molecular markers have been used and continue to be used to understand aphid life cycles, including population structure and dynamics and overwintering. Without repeating all the discoveries concerning these topic areas as outlined earlier, it refers briefly to the major...

Author(s)
Loxdale, H. D.; Edwards, O.; Tagu, D.; Vorburger, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
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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Cover for Bovine genomics.

This chapter covers bovine genomics. Topics discussed are bovine genome sequence, including sequencing strategy, Baylor assembly, University of Maryland (UMD) assembly, differences in the current Baylor and UMD assemblies, genome annotation, sequence polymorphism, gene models, repetitive elements,...

Author(s)
Adelson, D. L.; Qu ZhiPeng; Raison, J. M.; Lim, S. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bovine immunogenetics.

This chapter covers bovine immunogenetics. Significant advances that have been made in describing the genetics of the bovine immune system receptors and major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules that are involved in presenting peptides to T cells to engage their so-called T cell receptor...

Author(s)
Aida, Y.; Takeshima, S.; Baldwin, C. L.; Kaushik, A. K.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular biology and genetics of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

This chapter describes PRNP (gene encoding the PrP protein) genetics in cattle with respect to bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and sets this against the background of what is known about PRNP genetics in sheep and humans. Topics discussed include clinical signs and pathology of BSE,...

Author(s)
Hunter, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with the genetic improvement of dairy cattle. Determining which goals should be established to emphasize profit or efficiency as the ultimate goal of the dairy enterprise is described. The traits typically measured are listed along with how they are related as well as the genetic ...

Author(s)
Ducrocq, V.; Wiggans, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef.

This chapter deals with the genetics of fatty acid composition in milk and beef. The importance of having the ability to control fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef is discussed. Focus is given on fatty acid composition of bovine milk and beef, environmental factors influencing fatty...

Author(s)
Nafikov, R. A.; Soyeurt, H.; Beitz, D. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Topics discussed include conventional pedigree-based prediction, prediction using genomic information, validation of predictive ability, understanding predictive ability, blending genomic and...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Fernando, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protection of grapevines by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pythium oligandrum</i> strains isolated from Bordeaux vineyards against powdery mildew.

This chapter presents a study conducted to: (i) to molecularly characterize P. oligandrum strains isolated from vineyards of the Bordeaux region (France); (ii) to study the ability of P. oligandrum to induce systemic resistance against E. necator when the oospores of the biological control agent...

Author(s)
Gerbore, J.; Bruez, E.; Vallance, J.; Grizard, D.; Regnault-Roger, C.; Rey, P.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647128)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wild <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lactuca saligna</i>: a rich source of variation for lettuce breeding.

This chapter describes the morphology, chromosome number, DNA content, secondary metabolites, taxonomy and relation to other Lactuca species, geographical distribution, ecological requirements, representation in germplasm collections, molecular polymorphism, and resistance to diseases and pests...

Author(s)
Lebeda, A.; Křístková, E.; Kitner, M.; Mieslerová, B.; Pink, D. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter

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