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Cover for Analysis of longitudinal data.

The details of the random regression analysis model and covariance functions for the genetic evaluation of domestic livestock are presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal andrology: theories and applications.

This book contains 19 chapters that discuss theoretical and applied andrology for domestic, zoo and wild animals. Topics include semen and its constituents; sperm production and harvest; determinants of sperm morphology; sperm preparation for fertilization; practical aspects of semen...

Author(s)
Chenoweth, P.; Lorton, S.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643168)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Appendix D: methods for obtaining approximate reliability for genetic evaluations.

Author(s)
Mrode, M. R.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Are we pushing animals to their biological limits? Welfare and ethical implications.

This book contains 15 chapters on biological limits of domestic animals. Topics discuses are: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems (introduction); domestication to Dolly and beyond (a brief history of animal modification); good for whom (differences...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.; Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: models with random environmental effects.

This chapter deals with models that account for the two main types of environmental effects (common and permanent environmental effects) in genetic evaluations. The repeatability model is defined and illustrated, including the calculation of daughter yield deviations. A model with common...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: univariate models with one random effect.

In this chapter, best linear unbiased prediction's (BLUP) theoretical background is briefly presented, considering a univariate animal model, and its application to several univariate models in genetic evaluation is illustrated. Constructing the mixed model equations, progeny (daughter) yield...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Canid phylogeny and origin of the domestic dog.

This chapter discusses the evolutionary history of dogs and their relationship to other carnivores as inferred from molecular genetic studies. The chapter also address the mechanisms that may have been involved in the origin of modern breeds. Topics discussed are the evolutionary relationships of...

Author(s)
Vilà, C.; Leonard, J. A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developments in quantitative genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding.

Developments in genetics and genomics relevant for poultry breeding are reviewed, focusing on the use of molecular information in breeding programmes and the potential for improving traits affected by social interactions among individuals. QTL mapping studies have resulted in almost 700 QTL for a...

Author(s)
Bijma, P.; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics.

This chapter examines the role of adaptation of beef cattle to the stressors of tropical environments and highlights the genetic basis of those traits and their relationships with productive attributes. The role of different genetic approaches (crossbreeding, within-breed selection and use of...

Author(s)
Burrow, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter

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