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Cover for Quantitative genomics of forest-tree breeding.

This chapter discusses the quantitative genomics of forest tree breeding. The collective analysis of large numbers of variable loci in individuals of breeding populations is now feasible for several species, and is bound to become an essential tool to advance genetic gains in future tree breeding...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genetics, molecular techniques and agronomic performance of provitamin a maize in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on quantitative genetics, screening of germplasm collection at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, genetic diversity, genetic variation of provitamin A content in maize. Inheritance, heritability, genotype-by-environment for carotenoid content, population...

Author(s)
Badu-Apraku, B.; Fakorede, M. A. B.; Talabi, A. O.; Obeng-Bio, E.; Tchala, S. G. N.; Oyekale, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Skeletal abnormalities.

In this chapter, the author discussed the potential effects of climate change on the skeletal abnormalities. Two effects were highlighted namely the altered meristic counts which is the variation in the number of the species-specific countable structures partly heritable and partly dependent on a...

Author(s)
Boglione, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria used in cassava breeding. Information on the other aspects of cassava breeding, such as sexual reproduction and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes, heritability of major...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the various objectives and selection criteria that need to be addressed for the success of sweet potato breeding. Information on the sexual reproduction, incompatibility and sterility, crossing techniques and true seed production, selection methods and programmes,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Yams: breeding and genetics.

This chapter focuses on the selection criteria, sexual reproduction, sterility, crossing techniques, seed production, heritability, genotype × environment interactions, polyploidy breeding, molecular markers, transgenic technologies, and germplasm conservation of yams.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic components of behaviour.

The genetic component of behaviour makes it possible to select for behavioural traits, such as maternal ability in mice, and against others, like aggression in dogs. In order to carry out behavioural selection without unwanted side-effects, we need to know more about the links between various...

Author(s)
Nielsen, B. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240603)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aroids: breeding and genetics.

Modern aroid (Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma) production is becoming intensive and oriented to the market, which requires cheap, healthy and high-quality products. The aim of taro breeding is to create genotypes that are high yielding, with corms of good eating...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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

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