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Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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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 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 The behavioural biology of chickens.

This book covers behavioural studies of broilers and layers. Chapters are included on the following: genetics and domestication; sensory biology; development of the brain and behaviour; behavioural contributions to welfare assessment; behavioural needs, priorities and preferences; social behaviour; ...

Author(s)
Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642499)
Type
Book
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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 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 Genetic aspects of pig domestication.

The distribution and characteristics of different populations of Sus scrofa, the genetic evidence for domestication and the subsequent migrations of domestic pigs with people across the Old World (Near East, Europe, China, South East Asia, Oceania, India and North Africa) are presented.

Author(s)
Larson, G.; Cucchi, T.; Dobney, K.
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 Quantitative genetics, genomics and the future of plant breeding.

This chapter reviews quantitative genetics in the age of genomics (classical vs. neoclassical quantitative genetics; genomics and candidate loci; basic genomic tools; prediction of candidate genes; transgenics; searching for useful variation in natural or weakly domesticated populations) and useful ...

Author(s)
Walsh, B.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996019)
Type
Book chapter

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