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Genetic Resources of Pig, Sheep and Goat

Series: World Animal Science Volume: B8

Edited By: K Maijala

556 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1991 | #31059 | ISBN: 0444882790
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Covers genetic resources in three different species of farm animals. In each species, civilization and domestication, breed classification and distribution, breed differences in adaptation and productivity, breed evaluation and utilization, new breed development, breed identification, breeding programmes, gene identification, international exchange of breeding stocks, and conservation of genetic resources are discussed.


General Preface. Preface to Volume B8. 1. Evolution and Domestication, and Introduction (P. Jonsson). 2. Civilization and Domestication of Pigs (P. Jonsson). 3. Pig Breeds of the World, Their Distribution and Adaptation (J.W.B. King). 4. Evaluation and Utilization of Pig Breeds (P. Glodek). 5. New Breed Development in Pigs (W.E. Rempel and K. Maijala). 6. Gene Identification in Pigs (R. Hanset). 7. Breed Identification and Development in Pigs (P. Sellies and M.F. Bothschild). 8. Conservation of Genetic Resources in Pigs and Sheep (D.E. Steane). 9. Domestication, History and Breed Evolution in Sheep (M.I. Ryder). 10. Classification and Distribution of Sheep Breeds (I.L. Mason). 11. Breed Differences in Adaptation of Sheep (C.E. Terrill and J. Slee). 12. Breed Differences in Prolificacy of Sheep (I.L. Mason). 13. Milk Breeds of Sheep (J.G. Boyazoglu). 14. Comparisons for Meat Production in Sheep (C.E. Terrill and K. Maijala). 15. Genetic Resources for Wool Production (C.H.S. Dolling and B.C. Jefferies). 16. Fur Breeds of Sheep (J.A. Nel and O. Danell). 17. Breed Structure, Dynamics and New Breed Development in Sheep (K. Maijala and C.E. Terrill). 18. Milk Recording, Breeding and Selection Schemes for Milk Breeds (J.G. Boyazoglu). 19. Breeding Programmes in Nordic Countries Based on Field Production Recording (O. Danell). 20. Stratified Breed Utilization Schemes in Great Britain (D. Croston and T.T. Treacher). 21. State Farm Breeding in Eastern European Countries (S. Kukovics). 22. International Exchange of Genetic Materials (J.C. Flamant). 23. Gene Identification in Sheep (S. Adalsteinsson). 24. Considering the Social Aspects of Sheep Breeding Programmes (J.C. Flamant). 25. Domestication and History of Goats (K. Nozawa). 26. Classification and Distribution of Goat Breeds (I.L. Mason). 27. Breed Differences in Adaptation of Goats (C.F. Gall). 28. Breed Differences in Productivity in Goats (C. Denvendra). 29. Evolution of Mohair, Cashmere and Skins (S.I. Arbiza). 30. Evaluation and Utilization of Goat Breeds (A.R. Quartermain). 31. Gene Identification of Goats (G. Ricordeau). 32. Breeding Programmes and Production Recording in Goats (G. Ricordeau). 33. Maintenance of Genetic Resources in Goats (A.R. Quatermain). List of Contributors. Subject Index.

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