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The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crop plants and animals through selective breeding. Many aspects of human and animal behaviors have a strong genetic contribution. Individual variation in different behaviors is also found across animal populations. Animal models are increasingly being used to look for genes underlying these naturally occurring variations in behaviors and the most common species of animals used experimentally are mice and rats.
This book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this dynamic field of study.
Chapter 1 - PHYLOGEOGRAPHY OF FINCHES AND SPARROWS
Chapter 2 - A PPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF THE GENETICS OF BEHAVIOURAL VARIATION USING MICE AND RATS
Chapter 3 - GENETIC AND GENOMIC RESOURCES FOR COMMON CARP CYPRINUS CARPIO, AN ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT FARMED FRESHWATER FISH
Chapter 4 - BOVINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS (BLV), PROPOSED CONTROL AND ERADICATION PROGRAMS BY MARKER ASSISTED BREEDING OF GENETICALLY RESISTANT CATTLE
Chapter 5 - PIG GENOMICS AND PIG TRANSGENESIS IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH
Chapter 6 - EPIGENETIC REGULATION IN BOVINE CELLS: NUTRIENT-INDUCED MODULATION OF GENE EXPRESSION AND CELLULAR FUNCTIONS
Chapter 7 - EXAMINING POLYMORPHISMS AFFECTING TRANSCRIPTION AND TRANSLATION OF GENES LINKED TO MARBLING IN BEEF CATTLE
Chapter 8 - GENETIC RESOURCES AND COMMERCIAL CATTLE BREEDING IN THE TROPICS - ARE YESTERDAY'S BREEDS THE ANSWER TO 21ST CENTURY PROBLEMS?
Chapter 9 - DOMAIN-ORIENTED ANALYSIS FOR UNDERSTANDING MOLECULAR INTERACTIONS AND TRANSLATING ANIMAL GENETIC MODELS INTO NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS: FOCUS ON SEROTONIN TRANSPORTER AND BDNF
Chapter 10 - UNDERSTANDING THE STRESS RESPONSE THROUGH MOUSE GENETICS