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A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
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 Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This chapter discusses the terms and concepts of pedigree study and presents some breeding myths in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643298)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding.

This chapter summarizes research on various aspects of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) breeding and genetics, including the following: breeding objectives, outcrossing, male sterility, genetic variability, genetic correlation and path coefficient analysis, genetic diversity, hybridization, and genotype ...

Author(s)
Bhargava, A.; Srivastava, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
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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