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The Genetics of the Dog

Edited By: Elaine A Ostrander and Anatoly Ruvinsky

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Mar 2012 | Edition: 2 | #196627 | ISBN-13: 9781845939403
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About this book

Recognizing the significant advances 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 a comprehensive update on the subject, along with new material on topics of current and growing interest. Existing chapters on essential topics such as immunogenetics, genetics of diseases, developmental genetics and the genetics of behaviour have been fully updated, while new authors report on the latest advances in areas such as genetic diversity of dog breeds, canine genomics, olfactory genetics and cancer genetics.

Review of the first edition:

"Ruvinsky (animal science, U. of New England, Armidale, Australia) and Sampson (Kennel Club, London) remind us that no other species has such a long association with humans and demonstrates such genetic variation as Canis familiaris. These 19 papers, reflecting progress in the last decade in mammalian genetics driven by the genomic and biotechnological revolutions, represent all major directions in dog genetics. Contributions present up-to-date thinking on such topics as the origin of the domestic dog; consequences of domestication; biochemical and molecular genetics; the genetics of canine hip dysplasia, diseases, and behavior; pedigree analysis; the canine model in medical genetics; and dog genetic data as forensic evidence."
- SciTech Book News



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

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