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Cover for Spacing in two dimensions.

There are many interesting questions in biology that revolve around the spacing of individuals, for example in territoriality, or spatial clumping of genotypes. This chapter gives a very brief demonstration from basics of looking at the randomness of spacing of a sedentary, but not immobile animal, ...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing behaviour - diet selection and pasture intake.

In this chapter the nutritional environment, foraging behaviour, feed intake, and diet selection of grazing animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tools for transforming wheat breeding: genomic selection, rapid generation advance and database-based decision support.

This chapter discusses the increased implications in the current breeding methodology of wheat, such as rapid evolution of new sequencing and genotyping technologies, automation of phenotyping, sequencing and genotyping methods and increased use of prediction and machine learning methods. Some of...

Author(s)
Rosyara, U. R.; Dreher, K.; Basnet, B. R.; Dreisigacker, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying excess moisture stress tolerance in maize: molecular breeding opportunities to increase yield potential.

Understanding the impact of excess moisture (EM) on maize plants at various growth stages, and studying the phenological, physiological and molecular responses of tolerant maize genotypes towards adaptation to EM stress, could help define ways in which this trait could be improved through targeted...

Author(s)
Nair, S. K.; Zaidi, P. H.; Vinayan, M. T.; Gajanan Saykhedkar
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation.

This chapter outlines some of the basic principles in genetics and attempts to illustrate the link between genes and the performance of individual farm animals, or populations of them.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysing genetic variation in farm animals.

In this chapter, topics focused on how to quantify the extent to which genes affect measured traits and how to use this information in breeding programmes. Highlights include: estimating heritability; estimating non-additive parameters, correlations, and genotype by environment interactions,...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and molecular genetics of coat colour in the European rabbit.

This chapter describes the genotypic (genes, alleles, mutations and polymorphisms) and phenotypic characteristics of the different fur colours in rabbits.

Author(s)
Fontanesi, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiological disorders.

Pomegranate cultivation and its potential quality yield are affected by various physiological disorders such as browning, fruit cracking, internal breakdown, scald and chilling injury. In this chapter, the various physiological disorders commonly occurring in pomegranate and their control measures...

Author(s)
Shivashankara, K. S.; Geetha, G. A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of genome sciences.

This chapter describes the major disciplinary areas of genomics that have been explored in and utilized for various tree species. It will serve as a foundation for the remaining chapters in Section I of this book.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomics of conifers.

This chapter focuses on characterizing conifer genomes, which offers opportunities for understanding aspects of plant biology that could not be studied otherwise.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter

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