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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
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Cover for Methods to reduce the dimension of multivariate models.

This chapter presents the methods for reducing the dimension of multivariate analysis. Focus is given on methods such as canonical transformation and Cholesky decomposition, which involve the transformation of the vector of observations in addition to residual and genetic covariance matrices. The...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Maternal trait models: animal and reduced animal models.

In this chapter, the mixed model methodology for genetic evaluation in models with maternal effects is discussed, considering a univariate situation, and the extension to multivariate analysis is also briefly presented. Focus is given on animal and reduced animal models. These models are...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
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
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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 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 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 The history and relationships of dog breeds.

This chapter presents the early history and development of the breeds, examines their genetic structure and relationships to one another, and discusses the implications that the highly structured organization of breeds has for mapping simple and complex traits.

Author(s)
Parker, H. G.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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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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