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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
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Cover for Genetic diversity of field and laboratory populations of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mastrus ridens</i> and consequences of inbreeding during laboratory culture.

Author(s)
Zaviezo, T.; Retamal, R.; Urvois, T.; Fauvergue, X.; Toleubayev, K.; Malausa, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Effects of genetic diversity, inbreeding and outbreeding investigated in six reared or released biocontrol agents.

Author(s)
Malausa, T.; Quaglietti, B.; Mathé-Hubert, H.; Martinez, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pollen-style (in)compatibility: development of autogamous cultivars.

This paper presents studies on almond self-incompatibility and self-compatibility done by pollination trials. The genetics and origin of self-compatibility are discussed, as well as the inbreeding effects on self-compatibility. The pollen component of self-incompatibility and the breeding of...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
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 Non-infectious disorders of warmwater fish.

This chapter gives an overview on aspects of current finfish cage culture, such as environmental and anthropogenic related problems, stress and nutritional imbalance and the development of abnormalities which may affect growth and increase disease susceptibility.

Author(s)
Soares, F.; Fernández, I.; Costas, B.; Gavaia, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642079)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic covariance between relatives.

This chapter addresses the calculation of the additive genetic relationship among individuals and how to determine the level of inbreeding. Genetic covariance between relatives, numerator relationship matrix, decomposing the relationship matrix, computing the inverse of the relationship matrix,...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Use of genetic markers in breeding value prediction.

This chapter deals with linkage analysis, with focus on the use of microsatellites as markers for the purpose of marker-assisted selection (MAS). Defining a model with marker information, calculating the covariance matrix for quantitative trait locus (MQTL) effects, alternative approach for...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Non-additive animal models.

This chapter describes the statistical framework for modelling additive and non-additive genetic effects when there is no inbreeding, including the prediction of dominance and epistatic effects using mixed model methodology.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic aspects of male reproduction.

This chapter discusses the genetic disorders in the reproduction and fertility of male animals.

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P. J.; McPherson, F. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book chapter

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