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General and Quantitative Genetics

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Series: World Animal Science Volume: A4

Edited By: AB Chapman


Hardback | Dec 1985 | #39164 | ISBN: 044442203X
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Emphasising the principles of genetics most relevant to livestock improvement, this volume covers many aspects of genetics, from the principles laid down in 1865 by Gregor Mendel to the recent developments in genetic engineering. The authors have all made notable research contributions to the field of animal science. The clarity of presentation, the detailed explanations and the thorough discussions will give the reader an insight into the diverse areas which make up the science of genetics and an understanding of the facts and theory on which present-day animal breeding is built.


I. Genetics at the Level of the Individual. Transmission genetics: the rules of inheritance (J.F. Crow). Inheritance associated with sex (W.D. Hohenboken). II. Genetics at the Level of the Population. Genes in population (W.D. Hohenboken). Quantitative, threshold and component characteristics (W.D. Hohenboken). Heritability and repeatability (W.D. Hohenboken). Phenotypic, genetic and environmental correlations (W.D. Hohenboken). Maternal effects (W.D. Hohenboken). Genotype x environment interaction (W.D. Hohenboken). Prediction and measurement of response to selection (W.D. Hohenboken). Selection index theory with practical applications (K. Ronningen, L.D. Van Vleck). Genetic structure of populations: closed populations or matings among related individuals (F. Pirchner). Genetic structure of populations: matings among distantly related individuals (W.D. Hohenboken). III. Genetics at the Level of the Cell. Mitosis and meiosis in farm animals (D.L. Zartman). Normal and aberrant chromosome complements of domestic animals (N.S. Fechheimer). Coding, synthesis and biological functions of protein molecules (M.A.J. Ansay, R.H. Hanset). IV. Genetic Engineering. Prospects for genetic engineering in domestic animals (N.S. Fechheimer). Subject Index.

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