The animal genetic improvement

by Gerald Wiener (writer), Roger Rouvier (writer)
june 2009
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Using examples, this book looks at the various techniques used for genetic improvement of livestock, such as selection, crossing and consanguinity. It describes the advantages and drawbacks of each method for use in the tropics and subtropics, and how they can be used to improve the key characters in livestock. The importance of maintaining genetic diversity among local animal races in warm regions is also stressed. Lastly, the book looks at the application to genetic improvement of the recent progress made in genomics, notably including the development of molecular genetic markers at DNA level. It is a valuable tool for farmers, livestock farmers, technicians and agricultural advisors in tropical regions, and a reference book for higher education and rural development programmes.

Table of contents

Préface de l'édition française

Préface de l'édition originale anglaise


1. Amélioration des cheptels

2. L'enregistrement et l'utilisation des performances

3. Généralités sur l'hérédité

4. Génétique quantitative

5. Sélection I : Principe de base

6. Sélection II : Méthodes, schémas et rythme des progrès génétiques

7. Croisements I : Principes

8. Croisements II : Systèmes de croisement et exemples

9. La consanguinité

10. Particularités des espèces et caractères

11. Conservation et préservation des races

12. Post-scriptum : les progrès des Biotechnologies





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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Co-publishers: CTA, Presses agronomiques de Gembloux

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Agricultures tropicales en poche

Published: 5 june 2009

Reference Book: 02125

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02125NUM

EAN13 Book: 9782759203000

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759203710

Interior: Black & white

Format (in mm) Book: 135 x 215

Pages count Book: 280

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 280

Weight (in grammes): 385

Size: 20 Mo (PDF)


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