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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 Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

This book contains 20 chapters, divided into two sections: (i) Quantitative Genetics: Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics, Genome Editing and G×E Interaction (Chapters 2-12) and (ii) Intersection of Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Crop Examples (Chapter 13-20). Section 1 emphasizes the application of...

Author(s)
Kang, M. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book
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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 Aquaculture and fisheries biotechnology: genetic approaches.

This book covers topics essential to the study of fish genetics, including qualitative and quantitative traits, crossbreeding, inbreeding, genetic drift, hybridization, selection programs, polyploidy, genomics and cloning. This fully updated second edition also addresses environmental risk, food...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book
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Cover for The scientific manipulation of plants.

This chapter surveys the era of scientific plant manipulation that began in the 20th century. Many biological and non-biological tools were developed for crop management and improvement with spectacular results. A range of biotechnologies based on plant genetics, physiology and biochemistry enabled ...

Author(s)
Murphy, D.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939137)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and animal welfare.

This chapter presents examples of how genetics can provide solutions for welfare and husbandry problems in modern livestock farming. Some of the ways in which animal breeding has created problems for animal welfare are described, particularly through selection for production characteristics in...

Author(s)
Gregory, N. G.; Grandin, T.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932152)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Poultry genetics, breeding and biotechnology.

This book contains articles on the quantitative and molecular genetics of poultry, the uses of transgenic technology, and genetics of disease resistance and transmission. It is divided into 4 parts: problems and issues associated with poultry breeding (part 1; 6 chapters); breeding strategies and...

Author(s)
Muir, W. M.; Aggrey, S. E.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996608)
Type
Book
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Cover for Why quantitative geneticists should care about bioinformatics.

This chapter attempts to provide information about current activities in bioinformatics that might be of interest to researchers in quantitative genetics and plant breeding. This discussion is organized into 2 sections: first, a general overview of the major components of bioinformatics, followed...

Author(s)
Tinker, N. A.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Integrating molecular techniques into quantitative genetics and plant breeding.

This chapter deals with the relationships between molecular genetic techniques, quantitative genetics and plant breeding. Molecular genetic techniques include the array of methods now available at the molecular level, including molecular-marker technology, the technologies available for studying...

Author(s)
Dudley, J. W.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Complexity, quantitative traits and plant breeding: a role for simulation modelling in the genetic improvement of crops.

This chapter discusses some of the directions that will be taken in the application of modelling methods in quantitative genetics and plant breeding in the 21st century.

Author(s)
Cooper, M.; Podlich, D. W.; Micallef, K. P.; Smith, O. S.; Jensen, N. M.; Chapman, S. C.; Kruger, N. L.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996011)
Type
Book chapter

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