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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 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 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 Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: models with random environmental effects.

This chapter deals with models that account for the two main types of environmental effects (common and permanent environmental effects) in genetic evaluations. The repeatability model is defined and illustrated, including the calculation of daughter yield deviations. A model with common...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
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
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 Genetics of canine behavioural disorders.

This chapter focuses on the growing relevance of the domestic dog as a model for investigating the genetic basis of behavioural disorders. The dog validity as a model for studying behaviour from a genetic standpoint will be briefly evaluated and the recent advances in canine genetics research...

Author(s)
Yokoyama, J. S.; Hamilton, S. P.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939403)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antibiotic resistance in relation to starter cultures and probiotics.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on antibiotic resistance (AR) genes and mobile elements in the microorganisms used as starter cultures and probiotics, and on the pitfalls in determining antibiotic resistance in specific strains. A risk-based approach has been chosen in this chapter,...

Author(s)
Wilcks, A.; Hoek, A. H. A. M. van
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938109)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Designs and methods to detect QTL for production traits based on mapped genetic markers.

This chapter presents the background on the design and analysis of quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping experiments in poultry. The mapping of QTL for genetic evaluation and selection are also discussed.

Author(s)
Arendonk, J. A. M. van; Bovenhuis, H.
ISBN
2003 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851996604)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular analysis of wild plant germplasm: the case of tea tree (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Melaleuca alternifolia</i>).

This chapter describes the applications of microsatellite markers in the following aspects of the characterization of native Australian populations of M. alternifolia: varietal improvement, conservation, genetic analysis and phenotyping.

Author(s)
Lee, L. S.; Rossetto, M.; Homer, L.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 0851995152)
Type
Book chapter

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