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Cover for Seasonal and reproductive behaviour.

This chapter discusses the reproduction and social behaviour of domestic animals on the following topics: reproductive efforts; sensory factors in reproduction; hormonal and pheromonal facilitation; and seasonal and climatic breeding responses.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Normal behaviour - cats.

This chapter describes the normal social, territorial and predatory behaviours; physical activities; physiology; communication; senses and reproduction of cats.

Author(s)
Houpt, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394552)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Survivorship.

This chapter describes the use of statistical models to determine the factors affecting the survival of killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) nests at gravelled oil pads and on native grass cover in western Oklahoma, USA.

Author(s)
Quicke, D.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Expected transitions in ticks and their heritable endosymbionts under environmental changes.

Within arthropods, ticks harbour among the highest diversity of heritable endosymbionts reported so far, encompassing at least ten different bacterial genera. While the function of these heritable endosymbionts has not been fully determined yet, they have the potential to deeply influence the...

Author(s)
Gottlieb, Y.; Duron, O.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate influences on reproduction and immunity in the soft tick, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ornithodoros moubata</i>.

This expert opinion considers the physiological processes regulating reproduction and immune responses in the soft tick, Ornithodoros moubata, and the potential impact of climate change.

Author(s)
Taylor, D.; Ogihara, M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249637)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to freshwater nematodes in ecology: current knowledge and research.

This chapter provides information on nematode morphology and reproduction; role of nematodes in freshwater ecosystems; and distribution and dispersal of free-living nematodes and their role in food webs.

Author(s)
Majdi, N.; Traunspurger, W.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243635)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Stingless bees, tribe Meliponini.

This chapter provides information on morphological characteristics, nest composition, biological development, reproduction, crop pollination, and meliponiculture of stingless bees.

Author(s)
Delaplane, K. S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393494)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tools and technologies in animal breeding.

This chapter discussed the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection. Highlights focused on the current reproductive technologies in animal breeding, molecular genetic tools, and modern ...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pig breeding.

This chapter presents a brief background on the global pig sector and pig-meat value chains. Topics focused on the breeding objectives, pig breeds and lines, genetic improvement strategies for pigs (for both large-scale and smallholder systems) and use of pig reproductive technologies. The final...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture breeding.

This chapter reviews the state of play in aquaculture breeding and presents an outlook, together with opportunities and challenges, for this sector.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
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