The Genetics of Cattle Edition 2

Hardback
December 2014
9781780642215
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  • Publisher
    CABI
  • Published
    22nd December 2014
  • ISBN 9781780642215
  • Language English
  • Pages 640 pp.
  • Size 6.875" x 9.75"
  • Images tables & figures
$257.50

Understanding of cattle genetics and genomics has increased dramatically. This book covers genetic components behind important factors in cattle production such as breeds, disease resistance, growth, development, behavior, body composition and meat quality. With significant updates throughout, this new edition includes significantly updated material, new contributing authors, and new chapters on genetics of fat production and deposition, nutrition, feed intake and feed efficiency, growth and body composition and genomic selection in beef and dairy cattle.

* This book covers genetic components behind important factors in cattle production such as breeds, disease
resistance, growth, development, behavior, body composition and meat quality.

* Features significant updates throughout, this new edition includes significantly updated material, new contributing authors, and new chapters on genetics of fat production and deposition, nutrition, feed intake and feed efficiency, growth and body composition and genomic selection in beef and dairy cattle.

* Covers important topics such as domestication, breed variety, disease resistance, developmental genetics, behavior, improvement of dairy and beef cattle, molecular genetics of milk production, genetics of fat production and deposition, genetics of growth, body composition, feed efficiency and meat quality, and genetics of adaptation not covered in the competing text.

Preface

Chapter 1) Systematics and phylogeny of cattle
Chapter 2) Genetic aspects of domestication
Chapter 3) Breeds of cattle
Chapter 4) Molecular genetics of colour variation
Chapter 5) Genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders
Chapter 6) Cytogenetics and chromosome maps
Chapter 7) Bovine genomics
Chapter 8) Bovine immunogenetics
Chapter 9) Genetics of disease resistance
Chapter 10) Molecular biology and genetics of bovine spongiform encephalopathy
Chapter 11) Genetics of behaviour in cattle
Chapter 12) Genetics of reproduction in cattle
Chapter 13) Modern reproductive technologies and breed improvement
Chapter 14) Developmental genetics
Chapter 15) Genetic improvement of dairy cattle
Chapter 16) Molecular genetics of milk protein production
Chapter 17) Genetics fatty acids composition in bovine milk and beef
Chapter 18) Genetic improvement in beef cattle
Chapter 19) Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle
Chapter 20) Genetics of feed intake and efficiency.
Chapter 21) Genetics of growth and body composition
Chapter 22) Genetics of meat quality
Chapter 23) Genetic aspects of cattle adaptation in the tropics
Chapter 24) Standard genetic nomenclature

Index

Dorian G. Garrick

Dorian G. Garrick teaches at Iowa State University.

Anatoly Ruvinsky

Anatoly Ruvinsky Since graduation from Novosibirsk State University (Russia) in 1969, A. Ruvinsky has been working in several fields of genetics for more than 40 years. He received his PhD in 1974 and Dr.Sc. in 1985. In 1986, Ruvinsky was elected as head of laboratory of animal genetics and 1988 as Vice Director of the Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1993, he joined the University of New England, Australia. Professor Ruvinsky published more than 100 refereed papers in leading genetic journals and edited 11 books so far. This includes the series of books on mammalian genetics, which currently undergoes 2nd edition. His most recent book, Genetics and Randomness, was published in 2009.