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Cover for Varieties and crop improvement.

This chapter provides information on the varietal diversity, crop improvement, plant genetic resources, inheritance pattern, conventional breeding, overcoming barriers to hybridization, backcross breeding, heterosis, combining ability, mutation breeding and marker-assisted breeding in pawpaws (...

Author(s)
Sisir Mitra; Sharma, S. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
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 The language and patterns of genetics.

This chapter describes the characteristics of DNA, genes, genetic variation, DNA sequences, mutations, gene expression, mitochondrial genetics, chromosomes, genetic linkage and the inheritance of gender in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tobiano, white, sabino, and roan (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">KIT</i>).

This chapter describes the inheritance and phenotypic characteristics of tobiano, sabino, white and roan coat types in horse breeds.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Medical genetics.

This chapter describes the genetic risk factors and mode of inheritance of hereditary diseases in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Reproductive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the ovaries and testes, sexual maturity, ovarian development, the oestrous cycle, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, sex determination, lactation, genetics, inheritance and some reproductive and congenital conditions in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vignettes of the history of genetics.

This chapter enumerates historical developments in genetics up to the 21st century, starting from Mendelism, the rise of Drosophila and cytogenetics to mutation, non-nuclear inheritance, pleiotropy and transformation. The future of genetics is mentioned, indicating that the role of quantitative...

Author(s)
Rédei, G. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Artificial induction and maintenance of epigenetic variations in plants.

Some of the studies initiated a decade ago to understand the behaviour of transgenes have provided the first clear evidence for transgene-mediated induction and subsequent inheritance of epigenetic marks in plants. Now there is enough proof to show that it is possible to induce methylation of DNA...

Author(s)
Soumita Das; Singh, R. R.; Shivaprasad, P. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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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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Cover for Classical genetics and breeding.

This chapter describes almond germplasm and genetics, including ploidy, genome size, inheritance of qualitative characters and heritability of quantitative traits. The objectives, methodology, achievements and prospects of breeding programmes are discussed. Major breeding objectives include...

Author(s)
Batlle, I.; Dicenta, F.; Socias i Company, R.; Gradziel, T. M.; Wirthensohn, M.; Duval, H.; Vargas, F. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter

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