Horse Genetics

Horse Genetics

by CABI
     
 

Textbooks of general genetics rarely mention horses. Horse breeders an d those taking courses in equine studies do not find it easy to relate fruit flies, pea plants and mice to practical horse breeding. There i s therefore a need for a book which provides an overview of genetic pr inciples using horses as the primary examples. This book aims to fill this gap. The

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Overview

Textbooks of general genetics rarely mention horses. Horse breeders an d those taking courses in equine studies do not find it easy to relate fruit flies, pea plants and mice to practical horse breeding. There i s therefore a need for a book which provides an overview of genetic pr inciples using horses as the primary examples. This book aims to fill this gap. The author, who has both practical and academic experience i n this subject, has distilled facts and ideas to provide relevant exam ples in a jargon-free way, while still maintaining scientific rigor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851991016
Publisher:
CAB International North America
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Cabi Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Illustration credits
Abbreviations
Ch. 1Basic genetics1
Ch. 2Black, bay and chestnut19
Ch. 3Color diluting genes25
Ch. 4White, gray and roan34
Ch. 5Tobiano43
Ch. 6Overo59
Ch. 7Leopard (appaloosa) spotting73
Ch. 8Putting it all together: color genotypes and phenotypes76
Ch. 9White markings77
Ch. 10Parentage testing of horses82
Ch. 11Medical genetics97
Ch. 12The horse karyotype and chromosomal abnormalities115
Ch. 13Genetics of performance traits123
Ch. 14Pedigrees and breeding schemes129
Ch. 15Sorting out factors in development: genetics vs. environment and sire vs. dam141
Ch. 16Genetic descriptions of breeds146
Ch. 17The horse gene map155
Ch. 18Equus161
Ch. 19Frequently asked questions167
Ch. 20Where are we going from here?181
References183
Index195

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