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Cover for Embryo development.

This chapter describes the process of maize embryo morphogenesis and mutations that have been shown to disrupt this process. The genetic analyses of defective kernel (dek) and embryo-specific (emb) mutants are presented, and the effects of mutations in nuclear genes encoding proteins of plastids...

Author(s)
Sheridan, W. F.; Clark, J. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for crop improvement using a new selection tool to exploit genetic resources in durum wheat (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Triticum durum</i> Desf.).

This chapter deals with the application of the single seed descent (SSD) method, originally developed to facilitate the selection of recombinant lines, in durum wheat (T. durum) to obtain a set of genotypes potentially retaining most of the variation of this species. A total of 452 accessions,...

Author(s)
Pignone, D.; Paola, D. de; Rapanà, N.; Janni, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Barley as a cereal model for biotechnology applications.

In addition to being an important crop in its own right, barley provides an excellent model for the Triticeae, in particular for the more complex hexaploid wheat. Barley is a diploid, inbreeding crop and offers a number of advantages for biotechnology applications. The diploid genome simplifies...

Author(s)
Harwood, W.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
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 Molecular genetics of coat colour variation.

This chapter deals with the molecular genetic aspects of coat colour genetics in cattle. The three major mechanisms producing numerous cattle coat colour variations are presented. Focus is given on basis of pigmentation, genes causing spatial and temporal pigment-type switching, genes diluting...

Author(s)
Ruvin, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of behaviour in cattle.

This chapter details several aspects of cattle behaviour where genetic factors have been investigated. These include temperament, social behaviour, feeding behaviour and mating behaviour. Focus is given on the substantial developments related to genetic improvement of cattle in terms of their...

Author(s)
Wiener, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of reproduction in cattle.

This chapter covers the genetics of reproduction in cattle. Focus is given on genetics of ovulation rate and related traits, puberty and related traits, conception or pregnancy rate, gestation length, dystocia and related traits and male reproductive traits.

Author(s)
Kirkpatrick, B. W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Developmental genetics.

Data regarding developmental genetics in the cattle are presented in this chapter. Topics covered include developmental stages of the cattle embryo, genetic control of preimplantation development, genetic regulation of implantation and placentation, genes involved in post-implantation development,...

Author(s)
Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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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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