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This chapter gives a brief overview of the potential application of DNA technology, specifically DNA-based markers, in livestock breeding, particularly beef cattle breeding. The history of genetic markers, applications of genetic markers (identification of genetic defects, parentage verification...

Author(s)
Harris, E. J.; Marle-Koster, E. van; Kotze, A.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Beef breeding in South Africa, 2010, Ed.2, pp 82-87
Abstract

This chapter provides information on the reproductive tract anatomy of the cow and bull as well as the basic principles of new advanced techniques for enhancing reproduction rate.

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Nedamble, T. L.; Mphaphathi, M. L.; Rust, J. M.; Rey, R. de la; Rey, M. de la
Publisher
Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Beef breeding in South Africa, 2010, Ed.2, pp 89-106
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This chapter discusses the results and recommendations emanating from recent animal breeding research findings, with special emphasis on South Africa. Focus is given on the implications of advances on overall genetic merit, breeding value, selection indexes, threshold traits and major genes,...

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Scholtz, M. M.; Erasmus, G. J.; Roux, C. Z.
Publisher
Agricultural Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa
Citation
Beef breeding in South Africa, 2010, Ed.2, pp 73-81
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Waste from Johannesburg municipal abattoir was tested on 23 occasions. Three types of fluid were included: slaughter floor washings, the same after the addition of digester steam condensate, and washings of the intestines of sheep and cattle. Un-weaned mice were not useful for detecting virus, but...

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Malherbe, H. H.; Strickl-Cholmley, M.; Geyer, S. M.
Publisher
Inter-science., New York, USA
Citation
Transmission of viruses by the water route., 1967, pp 347-354

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