The Genetics of the Dog Edition 2

April 2012
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  • Published
    23rd April 2012
  • ISBN 9781845939403
  • Language English
  • Pages 540 pp.
  • Size 6.25" x 9.25"
  • Images graphs, tables & b/w photos

Recognizing the significant advancements made in the field of animal genetics in the ten years since the first edition of Genetics of the Dog, this new edition of the successful 2001 book provides comprehensive updates of the material. Fundamental chapters have been fully updated by new authors on essential topics like immunogenetics, genetics of diseases, developmental genetics and the genetics of behavior. New subjects have also been added to provide a fresh outlook and report on the latest areas of interest such as dog breeds and genetic diversity, canine genomics, olfactory genetics and cancer genetics.

1. Canid phylogeny and the origin of the domestic dog
2. Experimental studies of early canid domestication
3. Genetic diversity and phylogenetic relationships of dog breeds
4. Molecular genetics of coat colour, texture and length
5. Mendelian traits in the dog
6. Immunogenetics
7. Genetic aspects of orthopaedic disorders in the dog
8. Genetics of cancer in dogs
9. Genetics of neurological disease in the dog
10. Genetics of eye disorders in the dog
11. Cytogenetics and chromosome maps
12. Canine genomics
13. Genetics of canine behavioural disorders
14. Biology of reproduction and modern reproductive technology
15. Developmental genetics
16. Genetics of morphological traits
17. Olfactory genetics
18. Pedigree analysis, genotype testing and genetic counselling
19. Genetics of quantitative traits and improvement of dog breeds
20. Complex traits
21. Canine model in medical genetics
22. Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs
23. Genetic nomenclature

Elaine A. Ostrander

Elaine A. Ostrander is with National Human Genome Research Institute.

Anatoly Ruvinsky

Anatoly Ruvinsky has worked in several fields of genetics for more than 40 years. He has published more than 100 refereed papers in leading genetic journals and edited eleven books so far. This includes the series of books on mammalian genetics, which is currently going into a second edition. His most recent book, Genetics and Randomness, was published in 2009. He is affiliated with the University of New England, Australia.