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Animal Breeding

Handbook / Manual

Series: Tropical Agriculturalist Series

By: G Wiener

208 pages, B/w photos, tabs, figs

Macmillan

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #39401 | ISBN: 033357298X
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About this book

Examines in detail the various techniques that can be used in breeding animals, such as selection, crossbreeding and inbreeding.


Contents

Livestock improvement; performance recording and using records; inheritance in general; quantitative genetics; selection - background; selection - methods, scheme and rates achieved; crossbreeding - background theory; crossbreeding - systems and examples; inbreeding; special considerations for species and traits; breed conservation; postscript - the advance of biotechnology.

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