Introduction to Veterinary Genetics

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 9, 2009 - Medical - 328 pages
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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:

  • End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps.
  • Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics and bioinformatics.
  • Thoroughly revised according to recent advances in genetics.

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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Contents

Molecular biology
46
DNA sequencing
53
The detection of variation in base sequence
60
Single nucleotide polymorphisms SNPs
68
Wholegenome sequence assembly
74
Contents
77
Singlegene disorders
85
Phenocopies
91
Is it inherited?
150
Immunogenetics
158
Pharmacogenetics
172
Hosts parasites and pathogens 179
179
Single genes in animal breeding
195
Relationship and inbreeding
207
Contents
209
Quantitative variation
216

Further reading
98
Abnormal chromosome structure
107
Evolution of karyotypes 113
113
Further reading
119
Extensions to the HardyWeinberg law
125
Genetic drift and the founder effect
133
Familial disorders not due to a single gene
139
Selection between populations
230
Breed structure
249
Selection and regular crossing
267
Conservation genetics
280
Genetic and environmental control of inherited disorders
291
Glossary
307
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Frank Nicholas is Emeritus Professor of Animal Genetics in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.  He has edited and co-authored several books about genetics and one about Charles Darwin, and he created and maintains Online Mendelian Inheritance of Animals (OMIA; omia.angis.org.au), a comparative knowledge-base of genetic disorders and other familial traits in non-laboratory animals.  

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