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Cover for Pig genomics.

This chapter discusses the comparative genome maps, genomic resources, genome variation and sequencing of the porcine genome.

Author(s)
Groenen, M. A. M.; Schook, L. B.; Archibald, A. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries.

This chapter discusses the history of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries dating back from 2000 years or more in China where mutations and phenotypic variantions in carp was already noticed by fish farmers and to the Roman Empire. The chronological...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Membrane transport of secondary metabolites in plants.

Higher plants produce a large number of secondary metabolites, such as alkaloids, terpenoids, phenolic compounds, and many further compounds have combined structures of those groups. They are often accumulated in particular sink organs, and some are translocated from source cells via long distance...

Author(s)
Shitan, N.; Yazaki, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934026)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic markers - morphological, biochemical and molecular markers.

This chapter describes the basic properties of genetic markers and introduces some of their uses in forestry. The genetic markers covered include: (1) morphological markers; (2) biochemical markers (monoterpenes, alloenzymes and other protein markers); and (3) molecular markers based on DNA-DNA...

Author(s)
White, T. L.; Adams, W. T.; Neale, D. B.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932855)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microsatellites derived from ESTs, and their comparison with those derived by other methods.

In this chapter, ESTs as a source of microsatellites will be compared with the other sources of microsatellites, and the relative advantages and disadvantages of EST-derived microsatellites discussed.

Author(s)
Scott, K. D.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995151)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biochemical and molecular markers.

The use and application of biochemical and molecular markers in aquaculture are covered in this chapter. The markers and techniques given focus in this chapter are isoenzymes and enzymes, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), random amplified polymorphic DNA,...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995960)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene expression, isolation and cloning.

The biotechnological applications of gene expression, isolation and cloning are presented in this chapter. Focus is given on their use in aquaculture. The effects and importance of gene expression on growth, ovulation and reproduction, disease resistance, cold tolerance, genetic imprinting,...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995960)
Type
Book chapter

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