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Cover for Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation.

This chapter outlines some of the basic principles in genetics and attempts to illustrate the link between genes and the performance of individual farm animals, or populations of them.

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Analysing genetic variation in farm animals.

In this chapter, topics focused on how to quantify the extent to which genes affect measured traits and how to use this information in breeding programmes. Highlights include: estimating heritability; estimating non-additive parameters, correlations, and genotype by environment interactions,...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit maturity, harvest methods and technologies.

This chapter focuses on fruit harvesting methods and technologies in pomegranates. Topics include fruit maturity, growth, development, biochemical changes during maturity and ripening, genetic differences among cultivars, crop quality, fruit colour development, non-destructive methods, harvesting...

Author(s)
Varasteh, F.; Alizadeh, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Taxonomy, botany and plant development.

This chapter discusses the taxonomy, including genetic diversity, commercial importance and breeding of papaya. It also deals with botany, i.e. plant architecture and the different parts of the plant. The plant development is also described, starting from germination, seedling and juvenile growth...

Author(s)
Jiménez, V. M.; Gutiérrez-Soto, M. V.; Barboza-Barquero, L.; Guevara, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genetics, molecular techniques and agronomic performance of provitamin a maize in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter focuses on quantitative genetics, screening of germplasm collection at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, genetic diversity, genetic variation of provitamin A content in maize. Inheritance, heritability, genotype-by-environment for carotenoid content, population...

Author(s)
Badu-Apraku, B.; Fakorede, M. A. B.; Talabi, A. O.; Obeng-Bio, E.; Tchala, S. G. N.; Oyekale, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Exploiting alien genetic variation for germplasm enhancement in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> oilseeds.

This chapter focuses on wide hybridization, alien gene transfer, interspecific and intergeneric hybridization, disease resistace, pest resistance, abiotic stress resistance, and genes for quality traits in Brassicaceae.

Author(s)
Mehak Gupta; Banga, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horse genetics.

This third edition provides basic information on genetics in an easy-to-understand format. As before, the book includes introductory chapters on basic genetics that review terminology and fundamental concepts. At the same time, the text contains very specific information about the DNA variants...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The fundamentals of genetics.

This chapter describes the basic principles of Mendelian genetics in horses, including the nature of genes, DNA, genetic variation, gene expression, chromosomes, genetic linkage and gender inheritance.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The language and patterns of genetics.

This chapter describes the characteristics of DNA, genes, genetic variation, DNA sequences, mutations, gene expression, mitochondrial genetics, chromosomes, genetic linkage and the inheritance of gender in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Horse genomics.

This chapter describes recent knowledge on horse genomics, including sequencing, coding and non-codning DNA/RNA, genetic variation, sex chromosomes, mitochondrial genetics, functional genomics, epigenetics and transcription.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter

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