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Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry by L. Lins, B. Charloteaux, A. Thomas, R. Brasseur (auth.), R.

By L. Lins, B. Charloteaux, A. Thomas, R. Brasseur (auth.), R. Renaville, A. Burny (eds.)

Animal biotechnology is a vast umbrella encompassing the polarities of primary and utilized study together with molecular modelling, molecular and quantitative genetics, gene manipulation, improvement of diagnostics and vaccines and manipulation of tissue or digestion metabolism by means of progress promoters. even though animal biotechnology within the broadest feel isn't new, what's new is the extent of complexity and precision interested by scientists' present skill to control dwelling organisms.
This new booklet units out to teach that the real rules in animal biotechnology are intriguing and correct to daily adventure. It represents a huge replace of the literature for study employees, academics, and advisers in animal technological know-how, yet can also be a center textual content for complex undergraduate classes in animal technology and biotechnology. it will likely be a vital acquisition for librarians in agriculture and veterinary science.

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Biotechnology in Animal Husbandry, 47–64. © 2001 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. , Pirard M. and Renaville R. program. Two approaches exist to determine whether a locus is a marker: the candidate gene approach and the positional cloning approach. 1 . 1 . : rennet coagulation properties). : role of the somatotropic axis in regulation of lactation). Briefly, the identification of polymorphic sites and the evaluation of the allelic differences of the candidate genes, among animals of different phenotypic merit, offer potential for easy identification of gene markers associated with phenotypic merit.

A last important issue is that in a lot of situations molecular information is only available for some animals. QTL/ETL could be used in many ways. Different methods could differ by the use or not of a priori levels of QTL/ETL effects, or by the joint estimation of polygenic and 41 Gengler N. and Druet T. QTL/ETL effects. Obviously the second way to proceed would be ideal. Some obvious uses of QTL/ETL could be as follows: First, a priori knowledge of the level of QTL/ETL effects in families/sub populations/populations could be used for animals without any other information than their parent average (formula (5)) extending formula (6).

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