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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Picea</i> A. Dietr.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; genetic and provenance; area, yield and rotations; timber and uses; Christmas...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Torminaria</i> Opiz.

This chapter discusses the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; genetics; timber and uses; and place of the wild service tree (Torminaria...

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Aria</i> (Pers.) host.

This chapter describes the origin; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; natural regeneration; flowering, seed production and nursery conditions; genetics; timber; and place of whitebeam (Aria nivea syn. Sorbus aria) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cuprocyparis</i> Farjon.

This chapter describes the origin and introduction; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; pests and diseases; genetics; timber; use in hedging; and place of of Leyland cypress (Cuprocyparis leylandii) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Malus</i> Mill.

This chapter describes the origin; climatic and site requirements, and other silvicultural characteristics; threats; flowering and seed production; genetics; timber and uses; and place of crab apple (Malus sylvestris) in British forestry.

Author(s)
Savill, P.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393920)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of feather pigmentation and chicken plumage colouration.

The chicken's plumage is defined by the structure and colour of its feathers. Plumage colour is a feature used in modern poultry breeding to distinguish between breeds, strains and pure lines. It is therefore important in strain security. Sex-linked genes affecting plumage colour and patterns and...

Author(s)
Olori, V. E.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The genetics of contact dermatitis in poultry.

The prevalence of contact dermatitis traits is an important consideration in modern poultry production, as part of the general focus on leg health and welfare traits. Contact dermatitis is seen as a lesion or discolouration of the skin, potentially accompanied by inflammation or necrosis. Various...

Author(s)
Kapell, D. N. R. G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biology of the Lyme disease agents: a selective survey of clinical and epidemiologic relevance.

This chapter provides an update on current understanding of the biology and genetics of the agents of Lyme disease (or Lyme borreliosis). The Lyme disease agents have hitherto been categorized under the umbrella term 'Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato'. This expediently served to distinguish them...

Author(s)
Barbour, A. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic and breeding aspects of feather coverage and their effects on performance in broilers.

Tremendous genetic progress has been achieved in broiler growth rate and meat yield since the 1950s, but it is not fully expressed under hot conditions. Greater growth rate of broilers is driven by greater rates of feed intake and metabolism and elevated production of internal heat. Hot conditions...

Author(s)
Cahaner, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395115)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication.

This chapter discusses heritability of behaviour, genetic versus environmental influence on behaviour, single-gene influences, effect of genes on behaviour, localizing the genes, epigenetics, evolution of behaviour, tracing the evolutionary history of behaviour, modification and ritualization,...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter

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