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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 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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Cover for Molecular studies.

This chapter presents the recent progress in developing molecular genetic resources for quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) and the potential impact of their use for the next-generation challenges and opportunities in quinoa production. An overview of research on genetic markers, genetic linkage maps,...

Author(s)
Fuentes, F.; Zurita-Silva, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Saprolegnia</i> and other oomycetes.

The biology, life cycle, genetic characteristics, diagnosis, taxonomy, geographical distribution, host range, economic importance, control, prevention and treatment of Saprolegnia and other Oomycetes in fishes were discussed.

Author(s)
Bruno, D. W.; West, P. van; Beakes, G. W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in molecular research.

This chapter discusses current advances in lentil molecular research. These include: genomics and gene identification; genetic manipulation through transformation; molecular screening of existing germplasm resources; molecular markers; genome and gene mapping; trait mapping, QTL analysis, and...

Author(s)
Ford, R.; Mustafa, B.; Baum, M.; Rajesh, P. N.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934873)
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 Snp discovery by ecotilling using capillary electrophoresis.

Ecotilling (derived from targeting-induced local lesions in genomes (TILLING)) is a high-throughput method of detecting naturally-occurring DNA polymorphisms in specific gene sequences. Sugarcane, a complex polyploid species, was utilized as a model to develop and test new protocols for high...

Author(s)
Eliott, F.; Cordeiro, G.; Bundock, P. C.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933821)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential disease control strategies revealed by genome sequencing and functional genetics of plant pathogenic bacteria.

Complete genomes of at least one species from nearly every genus of plant pathogenic bacteria have been sequenced, resulting in hundreds of megabases of new genetic information in the last decade. Many new virulence genes, often present in large pathogenicity islands, have been identified in both...

Author(s)
Charkowski, A. O.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932886)
Type
Book chapter

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