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Cover for The principles of insect autecology 1: some key concepts.

Ecology falls into two complimentary sections: community ecology (synecology) and single-species ecology (autecology). This chapter examines general aspects of autecology, including, species abundance, competition and speciation, and relevant genetics.

Author(s)
Freeman, B. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241181)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecological genetics and evolution.

This chapter contains questions about the relationship between the genetics and ecology of organisms (including plants and animals), their adaptations to the environment, and their evolution.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Future directions.

The purpose of this final chapter is to explore some of the key challenges facing farm animal production in general, and animal breeding and genetics in particular, and to discuss how livestock breeders might respond to ensure wide societal and animal benefits.

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 Genetics of complex traits.

This chapter describes the interaction of environment with genetics to generate phenotype in horses and highlights the methods for determining heritability and breeding values among horses.

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

This chapter provides information on breeding and genetics of cucurbits. Manual pollination, tissue culture, interspecific hybridization, cytology, genes, genomics, and historical and novel breeding techniques are discussed.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Equus</i>.

This chapter describes the evolution, taxonomy, genetics and conservation of domestic and wild Equus species.

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

This chapter describes the genetic risk factors and mode of inheritance of hereditary diseases in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genetics of host susceptibility to paratuberculosis.

This chapter presents research findings on the genetics of susceptibility of domestic ruminants to Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis infection.

Author(s)
Neibergs, H. L.; Kiser, J. N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter

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