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Cover for Flies (Diptera).

This chapter covers the life cycle, host specificity, seasonality, survival in the host, transmission, feeding, pathogenicity, clinical signs, role as disease vector, prevention, control, diagnosis and economic damage of flies infesting sheep and goats. Focus is given on Przhevalskiana spp., ...

Author(s)
Bates, P.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936648)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Combining genetic enhancement programmes.

This chapter covers the application and use of combinations of traditional selective breeding and new biotechnologies in aquaculture. Focus is given on the following combinations as well as examples illustrating their use and effects on fish: sex reversal and triploidy; genetic engineering and...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Perkinsus marinus</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Haplosporidium nelsoni</i>.

This chapter gives an overview on the morphology, host range, life cycle, impact on oyster production, diagnosis, histopathology, physiopathology and control and prevention (selective breeding) of Perkinsus marinus and Haplosporidium nelsoni.

Author(s)
Carnegie, R. B.; Burreson, E. M.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938062)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alternative control methods.

This chapter covers the alternative methods used for controlling ectoparasites in sheep and goats. Focus is given on new natural ectoparasiticides, vaccination (tick, Psoroptes ovis, Sarcoptes, Lucilia sericata and Bovicola ovis vaccines), biological control (Bacillus thuringiensis,...

Author(s)
Bates, P.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845936648)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for History of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries.

This chapter discusses the history of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries dating back from 2000 years or more in China where mutations and phenotypic variantions in carp was already noticed by fish farmers and to the Roman Empire. The chronological...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Mushroom applications.

This paper discusses the mushroom cultivation processes, invertebrate pests of mushrooms, shortcomings of established insect control measures and focuses on the potential of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) in the biological control of mushroom pests. Factors affecting the efficacy of EPNs...

Author(s)
Jess, S.; Schweizer, H.; Kilpatrick, M.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851990170)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic influences on resource use, fear and sociality.

Author(s)
Faure, J. M.; Jones, R. B.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998138)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Controlling multiple births and litter size.

This chapter focuses on the control of multiple births and litter size in livestock. The factors affecting the incidence of multiple births and litter size are presented. The advantages and developments of control measures, physiology and endocrinology of multiple ovulations, environmental and...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851998626)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of genetic biotechnology in aquaculture and fisheries.

Biotechnology is permanently linked not only to aquaculture but also to commercial and recreational fisheries, because of its potential positive and negative impacts on these resources. A brief account of the history of genetic biotechnology use in aquaculture and fisheries is given in this chapter.

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Direct selection for improvement of animal well-being.

This chapter discusses selective breeding as a rapid and reliable way of increasing adaptability in poultry.

Author(s)
Faure, J. M.; Bessei, W.; Jones, R. B.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996608)
Type
Book chapter

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