Textbook of Animal Genetics and Breeding

Author: Dominic Fasso
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781682860595
Category: Science
Page: 207
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The study of animal genetics and breeding are essential for practices like animal husbandry, etc. This book contains some path-breaking studies in the field of animal genetics which will enable the reader to gain a comprehensive insight into this discipline. Also included in this book are detailed discussions on genomics, DNA structure and modeling, chromosomes, etc. These topics are of utmost significance, especially for students and research scholars of zoology, veterinary sciences and related fields. This book is a complete source of knowledge on the latest advances in the field of animal genetics and breeding.

Text Book of Animal Breeding

Author: R. Thiagarajan
ISBN: 9385055054
Category: Nature
Page: 140
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This book is very much useful for the second year students of B.V.Sc. course who are studying in veterinary colleges all over India. Veterinary Council of India recently changed the syllabus for the veterinary undergraduate students so as to make uniform veterinary curriculum. In this circumstances, Livestock and Poultry Breeding, a course in the third semester seems to be a tougher one for the below average as well as average students. At present, there is no single book available to cover all the topics. A student should go through at least six to eight books which were all written in very high standard of English. Students studied in vernacular languages in their school may need a book like this one in simple English, covering all the syllabus. This book deals with History of Animal Breeding, Different methods of selection, Complications of selection, Response to selection, Inbreeding, Outbreeding, Crossbreeding, New breeds of Livestock, Nucleus Breeding System and Livestock Breeding Policy of India. This book is also useful for post graduate students of Animal Genetics and Breeding to face National Eligibility Test (NET) conducted by Agricultural Scientists Recruitement Board(ASRB) , Veterinary graduates who are all pursuing competitive exams conducted by State Public Service Commissions and Biology/Veterinary graduates preparing for Union Public Service Commission

Animal Genetics - The Science of Animal Breeding

Author: F. A. Crew
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447497295
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 442
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Originally published in London 1925, this book contains a comprehensive study of the biology and genetics involved in all aspects of stock breeding whether it be fowl, sheep, pig, dog, horses, and cattle, supported with extensive illustrations. Of the several sciences which may serve the breeder, genetics is the one which bears upon his breeding practices. It is the science which seeks to account for the similarities and dissimilarities in characterisation exhibited by individuals related by a common ancestry and to define the exact relation between successive generations.

Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding

Author: Fikret Isik,James Holland,Christian Maltecca
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319551779
Category: Science
Page: 400
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This book fills the gap between textbooks of quantitative genetic theory, and software manuals that provide details on analytical methods but little context or perspective on which methods may be most appropriate for a particular application. Accordingly this book is composed of two sections. The first section (Chapters 1 to 8) covers topics of classical phenotypic data analysis for prediction of breeding values in animal and plant breeding programs. In the second section (Chapters 9 to 13) we provide the concept and overall review of available tools for using DNA markers for predictions of genetic merits in breeding populations. With advances in DNA sequencing technologies, genomic data, especially single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, have become available for animal and plant breeding programs in recent years. Analysis of DNA markers for prediction of genetic merit is a relatively new and active research area. The algorithms and software to implement these algorithms are changing rapidly. This section represents state-of-the-art knowledge on the tools and technologies available for genetic analysis of plants and animals. However, readers should be aware that the methods or statistical packages covered here may not be available or they might be out of date in a few years. Ultimately the book is intended for professional breeders interested in utilizing these tools and approaches in their breeding programs. Lastly, we anticipate the usage of this volume for advanced level graduate courses in agricultural and breeding courses.

Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding

Author: Joel Ira Weller
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780412597503
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 244
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This important book covers economic evaluation of genetic differences in animals, determination of breeding goals within an economic context and economic evaluation of breeding programs. During the last 50 years there have been great advances made in the breeding of domesticated animal species. Most of this work has been achieved through the efforts of geneticists, and often the economic goals of such advances have not been clearly evaluated. Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding redresses the balance and provides a much needed synthesis of this most important subject. The book is divided into five sections: basic concepts; economic evaluation of genetic differences; advanced topics in selection indices; economic evaluation of breeding programs, including biotechnological aspects; crossbreeding and heterosis.

Animal Breeding and Genetics

Author: Chandra Vir Singh
Publisher: Nipa
ISBN: 9789383305490
Category: Science
Page: 358
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This book attempts to describe applied breeding methods for different domestic animal species as currently implemented. In this book, brief history of population genetics, domestication of livestock species, classification of breeds, economic characteristics of different livestock species & poultry and their importance, basic statistics, qualitative and quantitative inheritance, gene and genotype frequency and factors influencing gene frequency, values and means of population, methods of estimation and uses of heritability and repeatability, correlations, selection, response to selection, basis of selection, progeny testing, open nucleus breeding system, sire evaluation, methods of selection, breeding or mating systems, heterosis or hybrid vigor definitions and current livestock and poultry breeding programmes have been discussed in different s. The subject matter has been dealt with in a logical sequence so that the reader is conveyed from simple to more complex interpretation with relative ease. It is felt that the reader which are likely to comprise mostly of graduate and post graduate student of animal breeding and researcher will be able to get a deeper insight and better perceptions into the realm of the dynamic science of animal breeding.

Molecular and Quantitative Animal Genetics

Author: Hasan Khatib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118677404
Category: Science
Page: 336
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"Animal genetics is a central topic in upper-level animal science programs. Filling a void in existing literature on animal science, Animal Genetics introduces genetic principles and presents their application in production and companion animals. The book details population and quantitative genetics, epigenetics, biotechnology, and breeding among other topics. Useful in upper-level studies, Animal Genetics is an irreplaceable educational resource"--Provided by publisher.

Animal Breeding

Author: A. E. Clark
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9789057022920
Category: Nature
Page: 268
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This text part offers a review of the research and developing technologies in the expanding areas of genetics, embryology, and molecular biology from experts in the various fields. It includes sections covering manipulation of the embryo, and the mapping and engineering of the genome, as well as information on nuclear transfer and the development of xenotransplantation. Possibilities for future research and development are also considered.

Genomic Selection in Animals

Author: Joel Weller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470960078
Category: Science
Page: 192
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The field of whole genome selection has quickly developed into the breeding methodology of the future. As efforts to map a wide variety of animal genomes have matured and full animal genomes are now available for many animal scientists and breeders are looking to apply these techniques to livestock production. Providing a comprehensive, forward-looking review of animal genomics, Genomic Selection in Animals provides coverage of genomic selection in a variety of economically important species including cattle, swine, and poultry. The historical foundations of genomic selection are followed by chapters that review and assess current techniques. The final chapter looks toward the future and what lies ahead for field as application of genomic selection becomes more widespread. A concise, useful summary of the field by one of the world’s leading researchers, Genomic Selection in Animals fills an important gap in the literature of animal breeding and genomics.

Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values

3rd Edition
Author: Raphael A. Mrode
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 1780643918
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 360
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The prediction of producing desirable traits in offspring such as increased growth rate, or superior meat, milk and wool production is a vital economic tool to the animal scientist. Summarising the latest developments in genomics relating to animal breeding values and design of breeding programmes, this new edition includes models of survival analysis, social interaction and sire and dam models, as well as advancements in the use of SNPs in the computation of genomic breeding values.

Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep

Author: Geoff Simm
Publisher: C A B International
ISBN: 9780851996424
Category: Nature
Page: 446
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Humans started domesticating farm livestock over 10,000 years ago. For much of this time, livestock have been changed genetically by subjective means. In the past 50 years, the application of scientific methods to animal breeding has led to major improvements in the output, cost and quality of animal products in the last few decades. This book describes the principles of genetic improvement of farm livestock and the practical application of these principles to dairy cattle, beef cattle and sheep breeding. Originally published in 1998 by Farming Press.

Genetics of the Fowl

The Classic Guide to Chicken Genetics and Poultry Breeding
Author: F. B. Hutt
Publisher: Norton Creek Press
ISBN: 0972177035
Category: Pets
Page: 604
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This has been the indispensable companion of chicken breeders since its introduction in 1949. Chapters include the genetics of plumage, egg production, body size, disease resistance, and much more. (Animals/Pets)

Handbook of Animal Science

Author: Paul A. Putnam
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080925324
Category: Science
Page: 401
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This comprehensive handbook provides information on history, breeds and genetics, statistics, animal health, production, product utilization, and future projections. The focus is on large, domestic animals, but small animals are also covered. References are provided which will lead the reader to specialized subject areas. Each broad cross-section is written by respected authorities in the field. This is a handy and convenient animal reference source for teachers, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of animal science, agricultural science, and food science and technology.

Population Genetics in Animal Breeding

Author: Franz Pirchner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781468444179
Category: Science
Page: 414
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This book attempts to outline population genetics and quantitative ge netics as they pertain to animal breeding and to discuss the theoretical aspects of this field of agricultural activity. Therefore, it brings into focus the basic principles of animal breeding, which are illustrated with per tinent examples; however, it is not intended to give recommendations for particular situations. Since the first edition, considerable development has occurred both in the basic and in the more applied fields. This has modified and in some cases even changed previously held conceptions, necessitating a thorough revision of the first edition. The extent of work in this sphere has reached dimensions which preclude exhaustive discussion of all its aspects in a volume of this size. Nevertheless it is hoped that this introductory text will stimulate the reader to explore the subject in greater depth and inspire study of the original literature. It is further hoped that my teaching experience has had some no ticeable impact on style and presentation. lowe much to constructive critical comments on the first edition. I am grateful to Dr. D. L. Frape for his help in changing my own translation into readable English. M. Asbeck and E. Fuchshuber have completed an admirable job in typing my handwritten script and A. Pickal accomplished the careful drawing of fresh illustrations.

The Complete Book of Cat Breeding

Author: Dan Rice
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780812097641
Category: Pets
Page: 162
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Responding to the increasing popularity of pure-bred cats among today's pet owners, the author gives detailed information and instruction to owners who plan to breed pedigreed cats. Feline traits are summarized in detail as they relate to the periods of female heat, mating, and reproducing. Advice is offered on choosing and conditioning breeding stock. Common problems and responsibilities are spelled out as they relate to selecting mates and breeding, pregnancy, the birth process, care of newborn kittens, postnatal care of the queen, registering the animals with the proper associations, and selling the kittens to responsible owners. Full-color photos and many line drawings.

Animal Genetic and Breeding

Author: Arun Tomar,Prof Sukhvir Singh Tomar,Rajbeer Singh
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789351303022
Category: Medical
Page: 482
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"The preent book has been written with the objective to cover the syllabus of Courses prescribed at country level by V.C.I. and I.C.A.R. for B.V.Sc. & A.H students and for B.Sc. (Ag.) students of Indian Universities on Animal Genetics, Population Genetics and Animal Breeding, particularly in Indian context. Hope this book will be of great help and great use in general to all interested in the subject and particularly to the under-graduate and post-graduate students, to the teachers and for those who appear in All India Competitive Examination of JRF, SRF, NET, SET, and others. This book has covered all the topics of the subject of animal genetics and breeding prescribed in the syllabus. The entire subject matter has been spread over 27 chapters. The first 10 chapters of the book have been devoted to principles of Animal Genetics, next 9 chapters to Population Genetics concerning with the genetic structure of population for qualitative and quantitative characters and last 8 chapters to Animal Breeding covering the methods of exploitation of genetic variation for the genetic improvement of farm animals "

Selection Indices and Prediction of Genetic Merit in Animal Breeding

Author: N. D. Cameron
Publisher: C A B International
ISBN: 9780851991696
Category: Nature
Page: 203
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Information on an animal and its relatives can be used to predict the animal's genetic merit, taking account of the relationships between measurements and the economic values of traits. This book describes the methodology for predicting the genetic merit of animals in the context of improvement in an animal program. It discusses the methods for combing different sources of information and illustrates their use with examples of breeding programs in cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry. This methodology is developed from first principles, without unnecessary detail or complexity, and all the required statistical and mathematical concepts are fully explained. A series of questions helps reinforce the ideas and provide some practical experience in the prediction of genetic merit. The text is most useful for final year undergraduate and first-year graduate students of quantitative genetics and animal breeding.