Introduction to Veterinary Genetics
The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understandingand controlling many diseases and disorders in animals. Theyare also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible andclearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Geneticsprovides a succinct introduction to the aspects of geneticsrelevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its thirdedition, this is the only introductory level textbook on geneticsthat has been written specifically for veterinary and animalscience students.
Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics,cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitativegenetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in thecontrol of inherited disorders.
This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied toartificial selection in animal production. It also coversthe conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wildanimals.
New for the Third Edition:
Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the onlyintroductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary andanimal science and will continue to be an indispensable referencetool 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