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Cover for Genetics of meat quality and carcass traits.

The current knowledge and latest progress in the understanding of genetic influences on phenotypic variation of meat and carcass quality traits in pigs are reviewed.

Author(s)
Ciobanu, D. C.; Lonergan, S. M.; Huff-Lonergan, E. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of performance traits.

The effects of breeding and genetics and the measurement of the growth, productive and reproductive performance traits of pigs are discussed.

Author(s)
Clutter, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of the pig.

The second edition of this book contains chapters that discuss modern pig genetics, including taxonomy and evolution, domestication, coat colour variation, morphological traits and hereditary diseases, immunogenetics, cytogenetics, genomics, behaviour genetics, reproduction, transgenics,...

Author(s)
Rothschild, M. F.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book
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Cover for The genetics of canine orthopaedic traits.

This chapter discusses an overview of the genetic basis of canine orthopaedic conditions, as well as an update on the molecular genetics of selected canine orthopaedic traits. The genetic and molecular basis of selected canine disorders with orthopaedic manifestations such as congenital bone and...

Author(s)
Breur, G. J.; Lambrechts, N. E.; Todhunter, R. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of cancer in dogs.

This chapter discusses cancer biology and genetics; canine cancer comparison with humans; differences in tumour frequency by type; morbidity and mortality burden of cancer in dogs; breed-specific predispositions to cancer; and genetics of well-characterized cancers.

Author(s)
Sargan, D. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

Understanding the genetic aspects of performance in working dogs (military working dogs, law enforcement dogs, search and rescue dogs, service dogs, therapy dogs, hunting dogs, farm dogs and sled dogs) is a vastly complex area of research. It is common knowledge that the selective breeding of dogs...

Author(s)
Huson, H. J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of cattle.

This book contains 24 chapters covering various fields of genetics and biology of cattle. It serves as a reference book on cattle genetics for researchers, lecturers, students, farmers and specialists working in the industry. The first five chapters focus on systematics, phylogeny, domestication,...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetic aspects of domestication.

The available data on the domestication and history of cattle are summarized in this chapter, including the appearance of phenotypes that today are the subject of genetic research. Focus is given on taurine cattle spread over the old world, zebus around the equator, large taurines during classical...

Author(s)
Lenstra, J. A.; Felius, M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds of cattle.

This chapter gives an overview on the different breeds of cattle (Bos taurus and B. indicus). Cattle breeds are presented and categorized according to utility and mode of origin. Classification and phylogeny of breeds are also discussed. Furthermore, a description of cattle breeds is provided.

Author(s)
Buchanan, D. S.; Lenstra, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of behaviour in cattle.

This chapter details several aspects of cattle behaviour where genetic factors have been investigated. These include temperament, social behaviour, feeding behaviour and mating behaviour. Focus is given on the substantial developments related to genetic improvement of cattle in terms of their...

Author(s)
Wiener, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
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