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The Genetics of the Pig

Edited By: MF Rothschild and A Ruvinsky

622 pages, Figs, tabs

CABI Publishing

Hardback | Jan 2011 | Edition: 2 | #187418 | ISBN-13: 9781845937560
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About this book

The understanding of pig genetics and genomics has advanced significantly in recent years, creating fresh insights into biological processes. This comprehensive reference work discusses pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology to improve performance. Fully updated throughout to reflect advances in the subject, this new edition also includes new information on genetic aspects of domestication, colour variation, genomics and pig breeds, with contributions from international experts active in the field.


Systematics and evolution of the pig; genetic aspects of domestication;, common breeds and their origin; genetics of colour variation; genetics of morphological traits and inherited disorders; biochemical genetics; molecular genetics; immunogenetics; cytogenetics and physical chromosome maps; genetic linkage maps; genetics of behaviour; biology and genetics of reproduction; transgenics and modern reproductive technologies; developmental genetics; genetic resources and the global programme for their management; genetics of performance traits; genetics of meat and carcass traits; genetic improvement of the pig; standard nomenclature and pig genetic glossary. Appendices: the comparative linkage maps of pig; full list of identified loci in the pig.

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