Genetic Improvement of Farmed Animals
- ISBN 9781789241716
- Language English
- Pages 552 pp.
- Size 7" x 9"
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Comprehensive, yet concise and approachable, Genetic Improvement of Farmed Animals provides a thorough grounding in the basic sciences underpinning current farmed animal breeding practice. Relating science to practical application, it covers all the major farmed animal species: cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, pigs and fish. The book:
- Provides a comprehensive coverage from genetics, analysis and strategies for improvement to response to selection, new technologies and predicting breeding values;
- Uses examples in temperate and tropical systems, sustainability and biodiversity to turn theory into practical applications;
- Outlines current practice and future directions to leave readers completely up to date.
1: The origins and roles of today's livestock breeds
2: Genes, genetic codes and genetic variation
3: Strategies for genetic improvement
4: What affects response to selection within breeds?
5: Tools and technologies in animal breeding
6: Analysing genetic variation in farm animals
7: Predicting breeding values
8: Dairy cattle breeding
9: Beef cattle breeding
10: Sheep and goat breeding
11: Poultry breeding
12: Pig breeding
13: Aquaculture breeding
14: Future directions