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Livestock Biodiversity: Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future

By: Stephen JG Hall

280 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Nov 2004 | #119905 | ISBN: 0632054999
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Growing awareness of the importance of conserving the biodiversity of livestock breeds is parelleled by genetic advances that will help objective planning of conservation. This book collates the contributions of genetics, animal breeding, animal production and sustainable development from a multidisplinary viewpoint.


Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. PART 1: THE NATURE OF LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY. 1. Biology of Domestication. 2. Origin and Differentiation of Breeds. PART 2: THE UTILIZATION OF LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY. 3. Ecological Adaptations of Breeds. 4. Crossbreeding and Coadaptation. 5. Livestock Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. PART 3: THE ASSESSMENT OF LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY. 6. Global Status of Livestock Biodiversity. 7. Characterization of Livestock Biodiversity. PART 4: THE CONSERVATION OF LIVESTOCK BIODIVERSITY. 8. Management, Organization and Policy. 9. Conserving Specific Breeds. PART 5: CONCLUSIONS. Appendix. References. Subject Index. Country & Breed Index.

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