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Cover for Genetic selection for herd improvement.

This chapter presents guidelines on the qualitative selection of desirable from undesirable genes as well as on selection of quantitative traits of rabbits based on the concepts of heritability. Topics on recording keeping and the use of computers as an aid in the genetic selection of rabbits are...

Author(s)
Lukefahr, S.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conventional and molecular breeding in fig.

Breeding strategies in fig are classified as either classical breeding or modern strategies. Modern strategies hold promise for increasing selection efficiency. They include marker-assisted selection, mutation breeding, transgenic plant development, and, recently, genome-editing approaches using...

Author(s)
Peer, R.; Namdar, D.; Modi, A.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evolution and optimality.

This chapter discusses some general principles concerning the evolution of behaviour in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Broom, D. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249835)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Grazing behaviour - diet selection and pasture intake.

In this chapter the nutritional environment, foraging behaviour, feed intake, and diet selection of grazing animals are discussed.

Author(s)
Dryden, G. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394453)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for improving waterlogging tolerance in wheat.

This chapter summarizes the current understanding of the response of wheat to waterlogging stress, the genetic control of uptake and transport of macro- and micronutrients, and the QTLs and genes associated with tolerance mechanisms. Potential targets for molecular breeding through marker-assisted...

Author(s)
Mason, R. E.; Roberts, T. L.; Boyles, R.; Acuna, A.; Arguello, M. N.; Ballesteros, D.; Subramanian, N.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tools for transforming wheat breeding: genomic selection, rapid generation advance and database-based decision support.

This chapter discusses the increased implications in the current breeding methodology of wheat, such as rapid evolution of new sequencing and genotyping technologies, automation of phenotyping, sequencing and genotyping methods and increased use of prediction and machine learning methods. Some of...

Author(s)
Rosyara, U. R.; Dreher, K.; Basnet, B. R.; Dreisigacker, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book
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Cover for The origins and rôles of today's livestock breeds.

The huge variety of animal and other species that we see today, together with those now extinct, evolved by the process of natural selection. The key to natural selection, and to the artificial selection practised by breeders, is the inherited variation in many characteristics that exists between...

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 Strategies for genetic improvement.

In this chapter, the main strategies for genetic improvement are discussed. Highlights focused on the structure of livestock breeding industries, selection, crossbreeding, and conservation of genetic resosurces.

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 What affects response to selection within breeds?

In this chapter, the factors which affect responses to within-breed selection, and some of the tools and technologies used, especially for more effective within-breed selection are discussed. Highlights focused on the factors affecting rates of genetic gain, and controlling inbreeding.

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