Introduction to Veterinary Genetics / Edition 3

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Overview

The concepts of veterinary genetics are crucial to understanding and controlling many diseases and disorders in animals.  They are also crucial to enhancing animal production. Accessible and clearly presented, Introduction to Veterinary Genetics provides a succinct introduction to the aspects of genetics relevant to animal diseases and production. Now in its third edition, this is the only introductory level textbook on genetics that has been written specifically for veterinary and animal science students.

Coverage includes: basic genetics, molecular biology, genomics, cytogenetics, immunogenetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics, biotechnology, and the use of molecular tools in the control of inherited disorders. 

This book describes in detail how genetics is being applied to artificial selection in animal production.   It also covers the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animals.

New for the Third Edition:

  • End-of-chapter summaries provide quick recaps.
  • Covers new topics: epigenetics, genomics and bioinformatics.
  • Thoroughly revised according to recent advances in genetics.

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: 9781405168328
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/9/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 731,994
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Nicholas is Emeritus Professor of Animal Genetics in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney.  He has edited and co-authored several books about genetics and one about Charles Darwin, and he created and maintains Online Mendelian Inheritance of Animals (OMIA; omia.angis.org.au), a comparative knowledge-base of genetic disorders and other familial traits in non-laboratory animals.  

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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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