Text Book of Animal Breeding

Author: R. Thiagarajan

Publisher: SATISH SERIAL PUBLISHING HOUSE

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

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.

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.

Introduction to Veterinary Genetics

Author: Frank W. Nicholas

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118697588

Category: Medical

Page: 328

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The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understandingand controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. Theyare also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible andclearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Geneticsprovides a succinct introduction to the aspects of geneticsrelevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its thirdedition, this is the only introductory level textbook on geneticsthat has been written specifically for veterinary and animalscience students. Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics,cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitativegenetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in thecontrol of inherited disorders. This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied toartificial selection in animal production. It also coversthe conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wildanimals. New for the Third Edition: End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps. Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics andbioinformatics. Thoroughly revised according to recent advances ingenetics. Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the onlyintroductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary andanimal science and will continue to be an indispensable referencetool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.

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

Principles and Practice in the Philippine Context

Author: Orville L. Bondoc

Publisher: UP Press

ISBN: 9715425895

Category: Science

Page: 386

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Genetics of Livestock Improvement

Author: John Foster Lasley

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 429

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Development of the livestock industry. Cells, chromosomes and gametes. Genes - their function and role in animal genetics. Phenotypic expression of genes. Mutations. Detrimental and lethal genes in farm animals. The concept of gene frequencies.

Animal Breeding

Use of New Technologies : a Textbook for Consultants, Farmers, Teachers and for Students of Animal Breeding

Author: Brian Kinghorn,Julius van der Werf,Margaret Ryan,University of Sydney. Post-Graduate Foundation in Veterinary Science

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal biotechnology

Page: 318

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Linear Models for the Prediction of Animal Breeding Values

Author: R. A. Mrode,R. Thompson

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9781845931025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

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Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) has become the most widely accepted method for genetic evaluation of domestic livestock. Since its introduction, the method has evolved and despite this there is no simple text on the application of linear models to the prediction of breeding values. This book has been written with a good balance of theory and application to fill this gap. Equations for partitioning breeding values into contributions from various sources of information are derived under the various models. Recent developments in the analysis of longitudinal data with random regression models and the inclusion of genetic marker information in the evaluation of animals have been incorporated. Overall the book has been thoroughly updated since the first edition was published in 1996.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Author: Max Frederick Rothschild,Scott Newman

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851998381

Category: Law

Page: 272

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Intellectual property and patents involving animals is an ever-changing field. The purpose of this book is to review the role that intellectual property plays in the development of modern animal breeding and genetics. It includes discussion of the history of animal patenting, common forms ofintellectual property, economic issues related to patent protection and the funding of research, ethical issues, and the consequences of intellectual property in the modern animal genetics market place.

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.

A Textbook Of Animal Husbandry, 8/E

Author: Banerjee

Publisher: Oxford and IBH Publishing

ISBN: 9788120412606

Category: Animal culture

Page: 1096

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The revised edition is a real comprehensive integrated text to provide educational concepts and self study guide for students, researchers, teachers, livestock extension specialists and administrators interested in the study of Animal Husbandry. Contents: Taxonomy, Domestication and Animal Husbandry in India / An Introduction to Microbiology / Elementary Anatomy and Physiology / Animal Blood / Mechanisms of Reproduction / Mechanisms of Heredity / Animal Breeding / Artificial Insermination / Mammary Gland and Lactation / Animal Nutrition / Important Cattle Breeds and their Characteristics / Buffaloes / Dairy Farm Management / Pigs / Poultry / Goat / Sheep / Camel / Rabbit / Yak / Notes on Horse / Notes on Elephant

The Genetics of Cattle, 2nd Edition

Author: Dorian Garrick,Anatoly Ruvinsky

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1780642210

Category: Science

Page: 641

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Since the time of domestication more than 10,000 years ago, cattle have played an increasingly crucial role in the development of human civilizations. Progress has been quite remarkable since the turn of the century; the sequencing of the bovine genome in 2009 launched new avenues for furthering our understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of cattle genetics. Covering a vast array of questions, this book reviews major topics from molecular and developmental genetics, disease resistance and immunogenetics to genetic improvement of dairy and beef breeds, addressing all current problems in the field. This second edition includes a new team of authors and completely new chapters on the genetics of fat production, nutrition, feed intake and efficiency, growth and body composition. Fully updated throughout, it provides a valuable resource on cattle genetics for researchers, breeders, veterinarians and postgraduate students.

Animal Breeding, Welfare and Society

Author: Jacky Turner

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 1849775036

Category: Nature

Page: 337

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The determination of when, how, how often and with whom an animal breeds is moving rapidly away from evolutionary pressures and towards human purposes: these include the breeding of around 50 billion mammals and birds for food production annually, the breeding of pedigree dogs and cats, racing dogs and horses, specialised laboratory animal strains and the use of reproductive science to conserve endangered species or breeds and to limit unwanted populations of pests and non-native species. But the ethics and sustainability of this takeover of animals' reproductive lives have been insufficiently examined by either professionals or the public. This book discusses the methods, the motivations and the consequences of human intervention in animal breeding in terms of animal health, behaviour and well-being. It explores where we are now and the choices ahead, and looks to a future where we have more respect for animals as sentient beings and where we could loosen the reins of reproductive control.

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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First published in 1925, “Animal Genetics” is a vintage treatise on breeding animals, including fowl, sheep, pig, dog, horses, and cattle. Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that deals with evaluating the genetic value of livestock. The ability to select animals with superior EBV in growth rate, meat, milk, egg, or wool production has revolutionised livestock farming around the world, and this handy volume aims to present the livestock keeper with everything they might need to know. With a wealth of invaluable information and many handy tips, Animal Genetics” is not to be missed by those with a practical interest in breeding animals for profit or pleasure. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on farming.

Animal Behavior: Das Original mit Übersetzungshilfen. Easy Reading Edition

An Evolutionary Approach

Author: John Alcock

Publisher: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

ISBN: 9783827417831

Category: Science

Page: 580

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John Alcocks Standardwerk Animal Behavior - jetzt in Form eines völlig neuen Lehrbuchtyps, der speziell für die Studiensituation im deutschsprachigen Raum konzipiert wurde.* Das erfolgreiche Lehrbuch Animal Behavior stellt die verschiedenen Aspekte tierischen Verhaltens in einen evolutionsbiologischen Rahmen. Es behandelt die grundlegenden Mechanismen des Verhaltens ebenso wie seine stammesgeschichtlichen Ursachen und betont die Bedeutung der Evolutionstheorie als einigendes Element der unterschiedlichen Teildisziplinen der Verhaltensbiologie. Wichtige Konzepte werden sowohl an Wirbellosen wie an Wirbeltieren verdeutlicht. Alcocks klarer und engagierter Schreibstil macht es auch Anfängern trotz der stark konzeptionellen Ausrichtung des Werkes leicht, den Stoff zu verstehen. Die nun vorliegende achte Auflage des Standardwerkes wurde völlig neu geschrieben. Zahlreiche Erkenntnisse aus jüngster Zeit haben darin Eingang gefunden. Verständnisfragen direkt an den entsprechenden Textstellen regen dazu an, sich mit dem gerade gelesenen Stoff auseinanderzusetzen. Die beiden Kapitel über die Einflüsse von Vererbung und Umwelt auf die Entwicklung wurden vereint, um zu verdeutlichen, dass Entwicklungsprozesse sowohl von genetischen als auch von Umweltfaktoren abhängen. Der Autor führt dem Leser immer wieder vor Augen, welche Rolle der Überprüfung von Theorien und Hypothesen zukommt und dass wissenschaftliche Schlussfolgerungen immer nur vorübergehend gültig sind. So werden in diesem Buch auch kontrovers diskutierte und bisher ungelöste Probleme angesprochen. * Von Studierenden der Biowissenschaften wird heute erwartet, dass sie im Laufe ihres Studiums englische Literatur problemlos lesen und verstehen und schließlich auch Forschungsergebnisse auf Englisch kommunizieren können. Den Weg dorthin bereitet der neu entwickelte Lehrbuchtyp Easy Reading - Das Original mit Übersetzungshilfen. So bietet die vorliegende Ausgabe von Animal Behavior in einem zusammen: den englischen Originaltext deutsche Übersetzungshilfen in der Randspalte deutschsprachige Verständnisfragen / Übungsaufgaben ein englisch-deutsches Glossar deutsch- und englischsprachige Kapitelzusammenfassungen und auf der Website www.elsevier.de/alcock: eine Übersicht über die im Buch erwähnten Arten (deutsch, englisch, lateinisch) Internetlinks für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz Wesentlicher Zusatznutzen der "Easy Reading"-Ausgabe ist, das Lesen des englischen Grundtextes zu erleichtern und in die spezielle wissenschaftliche Terminologie einzuführen. Wer dieses Buch durcharbeitet, steigert somit seine fachliche und seine sprachliche Kompetenz zugleich. This new edition of Animal Behavior has been completely rewritten with coverage of much recent work in animal behavior, resulting in a thoroughly up-to-date text. Notable is the inclusion, for the first time, of discussion questions embedded in the text itself, rather than appended to the end of each chapter. This format is designed to encourage students to reflect on the material they have just digested while also making it easier for instructors to promote a problem-solving approach to the subject in their classes. Another key organizational improvement is the consolidation of what had been two separate chapters on the genetic and environmental influences on development. By combining this material, the new Chapter 3 makes a stronger, more tightly argued case for the view that development is a truly interactive process codependent on both genetic and environmental factors. Like previous editions, the book shows how evolutionary biologists analyze all aspects of behavior. It is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the underlying mechanisms and evolutionary causes of behavior, and stresses the utility of evolutionary theory in unifying the different behavio

The Complete Textbook of Animal Health & Welfare E-Book

Author: Jane Williams

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049352

Category: Medical

Page: 504

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The Complete Textbook of Animal Health and Welfare is a core text for students in animal care, animal technology or animal science programmes, and a supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses. It provides an in depth text for students at Further Education (FE) levels 2 and 3, and a foundation text for students studying in Higher Education. Each chapter covers the subject in depth (level 3 FE) via diagrams, images and text, then summarises it at a foundation level (level 2 FE) to engage students of different abilities. core text for students studying animal care, animal technology or animal science supplementary text for related equine, wildlife and veterinary courses reflects all aspects covered in the animal care curriculum highly illustrated written by author with expertise in this area with many contributions from experienced educationalists and experts to ensure quality & validity covers all species