Bovine Genomics

Bovine Genomics

by James Womack
     
 

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The genetic information being unlocked by advances in genomic and high throughput technologies is rapidly revolutionizing our understanding of developmental processes in bovine species. This information is allowing researchers unprecedented insight into the genetic basis of key traits. Bovine Genomics is the first book to bring together and synthesize the

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Overview

The genetic information being unlocked by advances in genomic and high throughput technologies is rapidly revolutionizing our understanding of developmental processes in bovine species. This information is allowing researchers unprecedented insight into the genetic basis of key traits. Bovine Genomics is the first book to bring together and synthesize the information learned through the bovine genome sequencing project and look at its practical application to cattle and dairy production.

Bovine Genomics opens with foundational chapters on the domestication of cattle and traditional Mendelian genetics. Building on these chapters, coverage rapidly moves to quantitative genetics and the advances of whole genome technologies. Significant coverage is given to such topics as epigenetics, mapping quantitative trail loci, genome-wide association studies and genomic selection in cattle breeding. The book is a valuable synthesis of the field written by a global team of leading researchers.

Providing wide-ranging coverage of the topic, Bovine Genomic, is an essential guide to the field. The basic and applied science will be of use to researchers, breeders, and advanced students.

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“As the book assumes a degree of prior understanding of the subject, it will be of particular interest to advanced students and researchers but, likewise, can provide a comprehensive overview for all those interested in the history and state of affairs in the understanding of the bovine genome and its application in breeding.”  (International Journal of Dairy Technology, 3 August  2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813821221
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

James E. Womack is the W. P. Luse Endowed and Distinguished Professor of Veterinary Pathobiology at Texas A&M University and Professor of Animal Genetics and Disease, WCU Biomodulation Program, Seoul National University.

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