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Cover for Genetics of fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef.

This chapter deals with the genetics of fatty acid composition in milk and beef. The importance of having the ability to control fatty acid composition in bovine milk and beef is discussed. Focus is given on fatty acid composition of bovine milk and beef, environmental factors influencing fatty...

Author(s)
Nafikov, R. A.; Soyeurt, H.; Beitz, D. C.
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 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 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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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 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
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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

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