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Cover for Spacing in two dimensions.

There are many interesting questions in biology that revolve around the spacing of individuals, for example in territoriality, or spatial clumping of genotypes. This chapter gives a very brief demonstration from basics of looking at the randomness of spacing of a sedentary, but not immobile animal, ...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789245349)
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 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 Physiological disorders.

Pomegranate cultivation and its potential quality yield are affected by various physiological disorders such as browning, fruit cracking, internal breakdown, scald and chilling injury. In this chapter, the various physiological disorders commonly occurring in pomegranate and their control measures...

Author(s)
Shivashankara, K. S.; Geetha, G. A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of genome sciences.

This chapter describes the major disciplinary areas of genomics that have been explored in and utilized for various tree species. It will serve as a foundation for the remaining chapters in Section I of this book.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomics of conifers.

This chapter focuses on characterizing conifer genomes, which offers opportunities for understanding aspects of plant biology that could not be studied otherwise.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomics of hardwoods.

This chapter discusses the genomics of hardwoods, which are non-coniferous woody perennial trees that belong to the plant division Angiospermae, also known as the flowering plants. Hardwoods include some of the most economically and ecologically important tree species worldwide, including those...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feeding behaviour of rabbits.

This chapter reviews regulation of the intake behaviour according to several factors: age, type of feed and so on. The last part of the chapter is devoted to the feeding behaviour of wild and domestic rabbits in a situation of free choice.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Lebas, F.; Fortun-Lamothe, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Persea americana</i> avocado.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of avocados (Persea americana). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation...

Author(s)
Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Palomo-Ríos, E.; Mercado, J. A.; Pliego, C.; Barceló-Muñoz, A.; López-Gómez, R.; Hormaza, J. I.; Litz, R. E.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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