Understanding Animal Breeding

ISBN-10: 0023128518

ISBN-13: 9780023128516

Edition: 1st 1997

List price: $89.00
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Book details

List price: $89.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Animal Breeding From The Top Down
What is the "Best" Animal?
How are Animal Populations Improved?
Animal Breeding From The Bottom Up
Mendelian Inheritance
Genes in Populations
Simply-Inherited and Polygenic Traits
Selection
Selection for Simply-Inherited Traits
The Genetic Model for Quantitative Traits
Statistics and Their Application to Quantitative Traits
Heritability and Repeatability
Factors Affecting the Rate of Genetic Change
Genetic Prediction
Large-Scale Genetic Evaluation
Correlated Response to Selection
Multiple-Trait Selection
Mating Systems
Selection for Simply-Inherited Traits
Mating Strategies Based on Animal Performance: Random and Assortative Mating
Mating Strategies Based on Pedigree Relationship: Inbreeding and Outbreeding
Hybrid Vigor
Crossbreeding Systems
New Techniques, Old Strategies
Biotechnology and Animal Breeding
Commonsense Animal Breeding
Glossary
Appendix
Answers to Odd-Numbered Problems
Index
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