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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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The aim of this study was to examine breeding objectives and the impact of production systems and breed types on dairy cattle performance in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). A total of 64 research studies published between 1980 and 2018 were used for qualitative analysis (qualitative synthesis) of...

Author(s)
Chawala, A. R.; Mwai, A. O.; Peters, A.; Banos, G.; Chagunda, G. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 007, pp 1-15

In the course of human history, the primary use of animals for more than 10 000 years has been agricultural - food, fibre, locomotion and power. And for most of that history, the well-being of the animals being used was assured by necessity. If one did not practice good husbandry, the animals did...

Author(s)
Rollin, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 009, pp 1-7

The rapid drop in cost and increase in throughput of nucleic acid sequencing has provided many opportunities for aquaculture genetics and breeding. Genome-wide genetic marker data can now be readily generated in a cost-effective manner, even for species without extensive prior genomic tools. The...

Author(s)
Palaiokostas, C.; Houston, R. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 055, pp 1-10

Common carp is a widespread freshwater fish inhabiting lower and mid streams of rivers and shallow confined waters in Eurasia. Carp aquaculture in shallow, man-made ponds has a long history and now common carp is the most widely cultured freshwater fish species in the world. In many regions, carp...

Author(s)
Steinhagen, D.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Adamek, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 041, pp 1-10

This paper reviews the feasibility of genetic selection for wool quality. More than 30 papers were studied in the present investigation. The traits which have been considered in the majority of the literature for inclusion in the selection programmes were: (a) wool quality traits (fibre diameter,...

Author(s)
Jafari, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 017, pp 1-7

Functional genomics enables agricultural researchers to investigate how gene expression and regulation contributes to complex production traits at a genome-wide level. There are many different techniques for utilizing functional genomic approaches and new high-throughput technologies are...

Author(s)
Buza, T.; McCarthy, F. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 054, pp 1-21

Breeding for disease resistance offers improved animal welfare and increased returns for breeders. It is now practised in cattle, sheep, pig, chicken and fish farming. This review provides an overview for the non-specialist of the strategies to breed for disease resistance, with equal weighting on...

Author(s)
Stear, M. J.; Nikbakht, G.; Matthews, L.; Jonsson, N. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 007, pp 1-10

Most economically important traits in farm animals, such as daily gain, muscularity, meat quality, milk production, reproduction and others, are complex multifactorial traits that are controlled by an unknown number of genes combined with environmental factors. Since these traits show a continuous...

Author(s)
Stinckens, A.; Schroyen, M.; Peeters, L.; Janssens, S.; Buys, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 026, pp 1-13

Most applications of genomic selection (GS) have so far been in animals, especially dairy cattle, although theoretical studies have also been conducted for maize. For the last 50 years, commercial breeding programmes for dairy cattle have been based on the progeny test scheme, which results in an...

Author(s)
Weller, J. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 023, pp 1-10

The integration of approaches based on genetic linkage maps and those based on function-driven holistic expression profiling, termed 'genetical genomics', has great potential for elucidating the expression and inheritance of complex traits. This review discusses the status and potential...

Author(s)
Wimmers, K.; Murani, E.; Ponsuksili, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 012, pp 1-8

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