Introduction to Veterinary Genetics / Edition 3

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405168328
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 780,161
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Basic genetics 1
2 Molecular biology 45
3 Single-gene disorders 82
4 Chromosomal aberrations 105
5 Single genes in populations 124
6 Familial disorders not due to a single gene 140
7 Is it inherited? 154
8 Immunogenetics 162
9 Pharmacogenetics 177
10 Host, parasites, and pathogens 184
11 Genetic and environmental control of inherited disorders 202
12 Single genes in animal breeding 221
13 Relationship and inbreeding 233
14 Quantitative variation 244
15 Selection between populations 256
16 Selection within populations 261
17 Breed structure 273
18 Crossing 277
19 Selection and regular crossing 292
20 Biotechnology and the future 295
Books on particular species 305
Index 307
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