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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
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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 Genetics and domestication.

In the past few centuries, chickens have become a food staple in nearly all countries of the world. Although backyard and fancy breeds of chickens remain around the world, the vast majority of domestic chickens are now bred commercially for the purposes of food production. The selection methods...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
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 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
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Cover for Marker-assisted selection: theory.

This chapter describes the situations in which selection index is inefficient, the general consideration for marker-assisted selection (MAS) within a breed, the specific problems of MAS in segregating populations, formula to compute the optimum selection index with phenotypic and marker...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934675)
Type
Book chapter
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 Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

This chapter describes the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values.

This second edition presents the use of linear models, particularly Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP), for the genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. The 13 chapters discuss genetic evaluation with different sources of records, genetic covariance between relatives, BLUP of breeding value...

Author(s)
Mrode, R. A.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851990002)
Type
Book