Introduction to Veterinary Genetics / Edition 1

Introduction to Veterinary Genetics / Edition 1

by Frank W. Nicholas, F. W. Nicholas
     
 

A clear understanding of genetics is fundamental to learning about animal disease and improvement. In this primary, up-to-date overview of the subject, a general introduction to basic and molecular genetics is followed by chapters on single-gene disorders, chromosomal aberrations, immunogenetics, pharmacogenetics, parasites and pathogens, and control of inherited… See more details below

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A clear understanding of genetics is fundamental to learning about animal disease and improvement. In this primary, up-to-date overview of the subject, a general introduction to basic and molecular genetics is followed by chapters on single-gene disorders, chromosomal aberrations, immunogenetics, pharmacogenetics, parasites and pathogens, and control of inherited disorders. The final chapters cover inbreeding and conservation biology, quantitative variation and heritability, breed structure, selection, crossing, and the implications of biotechnology. The book capitalizes on the explosion of knowledge in molecular genetics, showing how this knowledge is creating a revolution in gene mapping, in the diagnosis and control of inherited diseases, and in the identification of genes. A feature of the book is a list of single-gene disorders in domestic animals, including the molecular basis of all disorders for which the causal mutation has been determined at the DNA level. There are also lists of multifactorial disorders and chromosomal aberrations. Since knowledge about inherited disorders is continually expanding, the lists are regularly updated in a database that is accessible on the Internet at URL addresses given in the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198542933
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/18/1996
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1Basic genetics1
2Molecular biology45
3Single-gene disorders82
4Chromosomal aberrations105
5Single genes in populations124
6Familial disorders not due to a single gene140
7Is it inherited?154
8Immunogenetics162
9Pharmacogenetics177
10Host, parasites, and pathogens184
11Genetic and environmental control of inherited disorders202
12Single genes in animal breeding221
13Relationship and inbreeding233
14Quantitative variation244
15Selection between populations256
16Selection within populations261
17Breed structure273
18Crossing277
19Selection and regular crossing292
20Biotechnology and the future295
Books on particular species305
Index307

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