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Cover for Quantitative genetics in improving root and tuber crops.

This chapter focuses on the breeding methods, inbreeding depression, epistasis and heterosis in root and tuber crops and bananas (RTBs). The importance of assessing epistasis in diallel crosses in RTB crops are also discussed.

Author(s)
Ceballos, H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic selection.

Welfare is affected by the genetic inheritance that an animal receives and the environment in which it is kept. The focus of this chapter is on the genetic contribution to animal welfare and how this may be harnessed to improve the welfare of animals. The genetic structure of a domestic breed is...

Author(s)
Hocking, P. M.; D'Eath, R. B.; Kjaer, J. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Population size, inbreeding, random genetic drift and maintenance of genetic quality.

This chapter describes the general concepts of inbreeding, the negative effects on inbreeding on fitness and the application of these concepts on the breeding and maintenance of genetic diversity in aquacultured species.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding flower seed crops.

This paper deals with the breeding of flower seed crops, including potted plants, foliage plants, cut flowers, cut foliage and bedding plants. The differences between public and private sector flower breeding are discussed, as well as the basic breeding objectives, reproductive barriers (such as...

Author(s)
Anderson, N. O.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851999067)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strategies for genetic conservation, gene banking and maintaining genetic quality.

This chapter covers the strategies for genetic conservation, gene banking and maintaining genetic quality of aquacultured organisms. The effects of population size and inbreeding on these aspects are discussed.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Inbreeding.

The present chapter examines the incidence and consequences of inbreeding within populations of captive animals. Small population sizes with limited numbers of breeding animals increase the chance of breeding related individuals. In addition, man's desire to preserve favoured traits has often...

Author(s)
Price, E. O.
ISBN
2002 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Natural selection in captivity.

This chapter focuses on the various ways that natural selection in captivity is expressed, namely mortality and reproductive failure, and the changes in these parameters over generations in captivity. The underlying objective is to demonstrate that natural selection does not cease once a population ...

Author(s)
Price, E. O.
ISBN
2002 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995977)
Type
Book chapter

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