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The Genetics of the Pig

The theory and applications of mammalian genetics have evolved rapidly over the last two decades to include immunogenetics and molecular genetics, creating fresh insights into biological processes. These developments, together with improved management practices, have revolutionized pig production. This book is a comprehensive reference on pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology. It covers all relevant topics, from phylogeny, morphological traits, diseases and behavior to transgenics, performance traits, genetic conservation and genome mapping. It includes linkage maps and the latest list of identified loci. The chapters have been specially commissioned from experts in Europe, North America and Australia, and the volume will prove invaluable to advanced students and researchers in animal genetics and breeding, livestock producers, and veterinarians.

Resource Specification
Category: Pigs: Book
Title: The Genetics of the Pig
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0851992293/livestockdire-20/102-7586168-7114536?dev-t=mason-wrapper&camp=2025&link_code=xm2
Released Date: June 1998
Cost: $170.00
List Price: $170.00
Pages: 634 pages
Edition: Hardcover
ISBN: 0851992293
Publisher: CABI Publishing, CAB International
Author: Max Frederick Rothchild (Editor), A. Ruvinsky (Editor), M. F. Rothschild (Editor), C.A.B. International, M. R. Rothschild (Editor)
Keywords: pigs, pig genetics, pig geneology, pig medicine, pig health, pig information
Summary: This book is a comprehensive reference on pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology.
Description:

The theory and applications of mammalian genetics have evolved rapidly over the last two decades to include immunogenetics and molecular genetics, creating fresh insights into biological processes. These developments, together with improved management practices, have revolutionized pig production. This book is a comprehensive reference on pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology. It covers all relevant topics, from phylogeny, morphological traits, diseases and behavior to transgenics, performance traits, genetic conservation and genome mapping. It includes linkage maps and the latest list of identified loci. The chapters have been specially commissioned from experts in Europe, North America and Australia, and the volume will prove invaluable to advanced students and researchers in animal genetics and breeding, livestock producers, and veterinarians.