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Cover for Fruit and seed production.

This chapter deals with some aspects of fruit and seed production of cucurbit crops, such as cucumber, melon, squash and watermelon. The control of sex expression, pollination, harvesting, postharvest handling and storage (fruits and seeds) are discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reproductive system.

This chapter describes the anatomy of the ovaries and testes, sexual maturity, ovarian development, the oestrous cycle, fertilization, pregnancy, embryonic and fetal development, sex determination, lactation, genetics, inheritance and some reproductive and congenital conditions in cats and dogs.

Author(s)
Aspinall, V.; Cappello, M.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241150)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding and reproduction.

This chapter discussed the breeding methods used in modern day cattle and how breed improvements have been achieved as as seen from the performance (production and reproduction) of cattle.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic diversity of field and laboratory populations of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mastrus ridens</i> and consequences of inbreeding during laboratory culture.

Author(s)
Zaviezo, T.; Retamal, R.; Urvois, T.; Fauvergue, X.; Toleubayev, K.; Malausa, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Artificial insemination.

This chapter focuses on several aspects of artificial insemination (AI), particularly its application to livestock. The growth and development as well as advantages of AI are presented. The semen sexing technology is also presented. Moreover, the future developments in AI technology are outlined.

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feathers and aging.

This chapter discusses the feather numbering and anatomy; age determination through feathers; sex determination and imping feathers in predatory birds.

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Artificial insemination.

Artificial insemination (AI) was first developed in horses and dogs in the later part of the 19th century, but as the horse was increasingly replaced by the combustion engine, the AI in horses dwindled. There is a variety of reasons why equine AI is practiced, and some of these are dependent upon...

Author(s)
Davies Morel, M. C. G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644424)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement.

This chapter covers the current and emerging reproductive technologies that are destined to increase the rate of genetic improvement, with a focus on dairy herds. Topics discussed include breeding soundness evaluation (BSE), estimation of sire fertility, sperm attributes, sperm sorting, improving...

Author(s)
Saadi, H. A. S.; Robert, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of beef cattle.

This chapter discusses the breeding objectives, genetic resources and methods of genetic improvement used in beef cattle breeding. Focus is given on formulation of breeding objectives, breeding objectives for beef production systems, breed resources and crossbreeding, selection within breeds and...

Author(s)
Kinghorn, B. P.; Banks, R. G.; Simm, G.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Reproductive technologies in farm animals.

This second edition of Reproductive Technologies in Farm Animals has been revised to provide an up to date account of the key techniques employed in manipulating reproduction in farm animals, including beef and dairy cattle, pigs, sheep, goats, buffaloes, camelids, horses and poultry. This book has ...

Author(s)
Gordon, I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646022)
Type
Book

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