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Introduction to Veterinary Genetics
Third edition
by Frank Nicholas

Accessible and clearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Genetics provides a succinct introduction to the aspects of genetics relevant to animal diseases and production.

Coverage includes:

  • basic genetics
  • molecular biology
  • genomics
  • cytogenetics
  • immunogenetics
  • population genetics
  • quantitative genetics
  • biotechnology
  • 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

Contents

  1. Basic genetics
  2. Molecular biology
  3. Single-gene disorders
  4. Chromosomal aberrations
  5. Single genes in populations
  6. Familial disorders not due to a single gene
  7. Is it inherited?
  8. Immunogenetics
  9. Pharmacogenetics
  10. Hosts, parasites, and pathogens
  11. Single genes in animal breeding
  12. Relationship and inbreeding
  13. Quantitative variation
  14. Selection between populations
  15. Selection within populations
  16. Breed structure
  17. Crossing
  18. Selection and regular crossing
  19. Biotechnology and the future
  20. Conservation genetics
  21. Genetic and environmental control of inherited disorders

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Introduction to Veterinary Genetics
Second Edition
by Frank Nicholas

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