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The Genetics of Cattle

Edited By: R Fries

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jun 1999 | #96168 | ISBN: 0851992587
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Molecular genetics and cytogenetics have improved the quality and amount of genetic information available. The process has significantly affected cattle, due to their importance in the economy and culture of many countries for meat and milk. As demands for these goods increase, modern technologies in immunogenetics, cytogenetics, biochemical and molecular genetics create optimistic expectations for the future. This text provides information on research in these areas,and should be of interest to academics and those in the cattle industry.

"Collects essential data concerning cattle genetics and brings together previously disparate areas of research. Early chapters cover the systematics and phylogeny of cattle, domestication, and factorial genetics, followed by chapters on biochemical polymorphism, immunogenetics and disease resistance, genome structure, and gene mapping. Later chapters are devoted to genetics applied to cattle improvement. Standard genetic nomenclature for cattle and cattle breeds is presented. The editors are affiliated with the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and the University of New England, Australia."--SciTech Book News


Systematics and phylogeny; domestication, common breeds and their origin, colour variation and behaviour; morphological traits and inherited disorders; biochemical polymorphism and blood groups; immune response and disease resistance. bovine spongiform encephalopathy; cytogenetics and physical chromosome maps; development and reproductive technologies and transgenics; genetic resources, conservation and improvement.

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