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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 Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the problems with lameness and poor leg conformation; difficulty maintaining body condition in breeding females; behaviour problems associated with genetic selection that may be detrimental to animal welfare; loss of disease resistance; heart and circulatory problems; and...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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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 resistance to hookworm infection.

This chapter reviews probable genetic mechanisms that may account for individual variation in susceptibility and control of hookworm infections, citing evidence from both human hookworm infections and animal models of infection. Progress made in the identification of relevant loci involved,...

Author(s)
Quinnell, R. J.; Behnke, J. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937591)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics.

This chapter examines the role of adaptation of beef cattle to the stressors of tropical environments and highlights the genetic basis of those traits and their relationships with productive attributes. The role of different genetic approaches (crossbreeding, within-breed selection and use of...

Author(s)
Burrow, H. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mutagenesis.

This chapter describes the generation of mutations with physical and chemical mutagens and discusses the use of this technology in the development of mutant populations with improved agronomic, quality and resistance characteristics as well as in the study of gene functions in food legumes.

Author(s)
Oldach, K. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2012.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2012.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643021)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The genetics of modern commercial poultry.

Genetically improved strains of poultry have been a major contribution to the success of the poultry industry, which is a major source of animal protein for the human population in most countries of the world. Improvements in health, nutrition and environmental management have also contributed to...

Author(s)
McKay, J. C.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933753)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The genetics and plant breeding of allium crops.

This chapter reviews: the chromosomes; breeding systems; genetics; genetic linkage maps; genomics; hybrid vigour; genetic male sterility and hybrid breeding; techniques of breeding and cultivar improvement; pollination control in breeding; breeding objectives in edible alliums; selection methods...

Author(s)
Brewster, J. L.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933999)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Infectious pancreatic necrosis and associated aquatic birnaviruses.

The aetiology, clinical aspects, geographical distribution and host range, epidemiology, economic importance, taxonomic classification, serology, physicochemical properties, genetic analysis, diagnosis and diagnostic techniques, pathogenesis, immune mechanism, outbreaks, predisposing factors,...

Author(s)
Munro, E. S.; Midtlyng, P. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935542)
Type
Book chapter

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