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Cover for Pedigrees and breeding schemes.

This article describes the different types of mating and selective breeding systems in horses.

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

This third edition provides basic information on genetics in an easy-to-understand format. As before, the book includes introductory chapters on basic genetics that review terminology and fundamental concepts. At the same time, the text contains very specific information about the DNA variants...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Advice for prospective cat owners.

Guidelines in choosing a cat as pet were presented highlighting the different reasons for wanting to own a cat as well as health benefits of pet ownership.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Topics discussed include conventional pedigree-based prediction, prediction using genomic information, validation of predictive ability, understanding predictive ability, blending genomic and...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Fernando, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic evaluation with different sources of records.

The basic model and assumptions governing genetic evaluation are presented in this chapter, together with simple situations involving prediction of breeding values from the records of an individual. Moreover, the introduction and use of selection indices to predict genetic merit combining...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basic horse genetics.

We have a much richer vocabulary to discuss genetics than was available to Gregor Mendel. But genes remain abstract concepts discussed using words such as dominant, recessive, reading frame, double helix and Punnett square. Nevertheless, these concepts are useful to make us more successful horse...

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

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