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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 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 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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Software and data resources for genetic epidemiology studies.

Software resources available for genetic epidemiology studies include: * R, a free software environment for statistics and graphics; * PLINK, a free, open-source software designed to perform a range of analyses; * software to account for population structure in genetic association studies, to...

Author(s)
Thornton, T. A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641812)
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
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Cover for Virulence genes in risk assessment of beneficial microorganisms: what do genome sequences tell us?

In this book chapter, probiotics and starter cultures are used as an example to summarize the molecular information needed from these organisms for safety assessment. The chapter deals with the genetic and genomic evidence for the absence of virulence properties in bacteria that are intended for...

Author(s)
Wassenaar, T. M.; Alter, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of the dog.

This second edition book presents a comprehensive description of all modern topics related to dog genetics from various scientists in the USA, Europe, Australia and Russia. The systematics, phylogeny, domestication and single gene traits are discussed in chapters 1-5, chapters 6-10 are on...

Author(s)
Ostrander, E. A.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book
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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