Introduction to Veterinary Genetics
The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understanding and controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. They are also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible and clearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Genetics provides a succinct introduction to the aspects of genetics relevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its third edition, this is the only introductory level textbook on genetics that has been written specifically for veterinary and animal science students.
Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in the control of inherited disorders.
This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied to artificial selection in animal production. It also covers the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animals.
New for the Third Edition:
Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the only introductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary and animal science and will continue to be an indispensable reference tool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.
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The detection of variation in base sequence
Single nucleotide polymorphisms SNPs
Wholegenome sequence assembly
Is it inherited?
Hosts parasites and pathogens 179
Single genes in animal breeding
Relationship and inbreeding
Abnormal chromosome structure
Evolution of karyotypes 113
Extensions to the HardyWeinberg law
Genetic drift and the founder effect
Familial disorders not due to a single gene
Selection between populations
Selection and regular crossing
Genetic and environmental control of inherited disorders