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Cover for Himalayan soap pod tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus assamicus</i>): an ecologically and economically important tree on the brink of extinction.

The book with six chapters contains detailed information about G. assamicus and discusses its current distribution, population status, ethnobotanical uses and other ecological parameters. Major intrinsic and extrinsic factors that might be responsible for population decline are described. More...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book
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Cover for Reproduction management.

This chapter narrates the significance of reproduction management practices for enhancing reproductive efficiency by using new biotechnological approaches, ultimately resulting in faster turnover of the flock in a production environment. Starting from the fundamentals of reproduction criteria, the...

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 Reproductive biology and mating behaviour.

This chapter provides a description of Bactrocera reproductive morphology, the mating systems by which males and females find each other in the environment and the individual components of the courtship process. A lengthy discussion on male lures, one of the most unique components of dacine...

Author(s)
Clarke, A. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241822)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding systems.

The advantages and disadvantages of the different breeding systems used in rabbits are discussed in this chapter. The breeding systems higlighted includes inbreeding, linebreeding, outcrossing, crossbreeding, and random mating.

Author(s)
McNitt, J. I.; Lukefahr, S. D.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640129)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mating systems and reproduction.

This chapter discusses the two basic types of mating systems exhibited by vertebrates, monogamy and polygamy. The other topics in this chapter include sexual selection, sexual dimorphism and mate choice, incest avoidance, mating systems used in captive animal breeding, pre-mating behaviour, mating...

Author(s)
Price, E. O.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mating management.

This chapter describes mating systems for horses, including teasing, behaviour, assessment of the mare reproductive tract and equipment.

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Within-population variation - genetic diversity, mating systems and stand structure.

This chapter: (1) describes how genetic variation is quantified; (2) summarizes observations on the magnitude of genetic diversity in forest trees and the distribution of genetic variation within and among populations; (3) addresses the characteristics of forest trees that typically promote high...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Relaxation of natural selection.

Relaxation of selection in certain traits is inevitable when animals experience a relatively major change in their environment, such as the transition from nature to captivity. Environmental change is accompanied by changes in selective pressures. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss those...

Author(s)
Price, E. O.
ISBN
2002 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Social environment.

Most domesticated species are gregarious by nature. Thus, it is important to consider how the captive environment has influenced the social dynamics of animal populations. The purpose of this chapter is to discuss how the captive environment, especially animal management systems, limit the social...

Author(s)
Price, E. O.
ISBN
2002 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995977)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Living in groups: an evolutionary perspective.

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Held, S.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993973)
Type
Book chapter

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