Introduction To Veterinary Gen / Edition 2

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An understanding of veterinary genetics is crucial to the evaluation and control of diseases and disorders in animals. Fully revised and updated, this second edition not only contains sections on basic genetics, cytogenetics, immunogentics, population genetics and quantitative genetics, but also covers, in greater depth than the previous edition, molecular biology, biotechnology, gene mapping and the use of molecular tools to research inherited disorders.

Accessible and clearly presented, this new edition includes:

  • Basic, step-by-step explanations.
  • Detailed descriptions of how veterinary genetics can be applied to artificial selection in animal production.
  • New information on the control of inherited disorders and the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animal species.

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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405106337
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/27/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 0.63 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 9.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Nicholas is Professor of Animal Genetics in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney. He created and maintains Online Mendelian Inheritance of Animals (OMIA), a comparative knowledge base of genetic disorders and other familial traits in non-laboratory animals (
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Table of Contents


Preface to the 1st Edition.


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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