Genetics of the Fowl

The Classic Guide to Chicken Genetics and Poultry Breeding

Author: F. B. Hutt

Publisher: Norton Creek Press

ISBN: 0972177035

Category: Pets

Page: 604

View: 9960

This has been the indispensable companion of chicken breeders since its introduction in 1949. Chapters include the genetics of plumage, egg production, body size, disease resistance, and much more. (Animals/Pets)
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Genetics and Evolution of the Domestic Fowl

Author: Lewis Stevens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521403177

Category: Science

Page: 306

View: 9983

The science of genetics has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years, and the area of poultry genetics has been no exception. This book provides a balanced and up-to-date account of all the major areas of this subject from Mendelian to modern molecular genetics. The book begins by tracing the evolution of Gallus domesticus from its avian ancestors. Subsequent chapters cover important aspects of poultry genetics, including cytogenetics, transmission genetics, gene mapping, sex linkage, lethal genes, genetics of feathering and plumage, and quantitative genetics. In each chapter, a concise explanation of the genetic principles is followed by a full discussion illustrated by key examples. In the latter part of the book, recent advances in gene cloning and sequencing are examined. The impact of these exciting new developments on our understanding of gene structure and organisation, immunogenetics and the evolution of proteins is assessed. Finally, the uses of transgenic techniques and their implications are discussed. This book provides a clear and useful survey of the genetics and evolution of the domestic fowl, which will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in the fields of genetics, agriculture and veterinary medicine, as well as to poultry breeders (both commercial and non-commercial).
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An Introduction to Form and Feathering of the Domestic Fowl

Author: Brian Reeder

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456747835

Category: Pets

Page: 124

View: 8090

In this introduction to the genetics of form and feathering of the domestic fowl you will fi nd a straightforward method that allows anyone, beginner or advanced hobbyist, to understand how the major genes of form and feathering come together to create the silhouette that is the hallmark of each breed. Beginning with a discussion of the skeleton genes, then moving to muscling genes, feathering genes and fi nally to comb genes, an understanding of the layers that make the silhouette is revealed. From this system of understanding how the silhouette is formed, one can then understand what really makes one breed unique from another. All of the genes presented herein are found in the commonly seen exhibition breeds and many hobbyists will be familiar with these breeds, but may be less familiar with the genetic factors involved. This volume is a wonderful tool for learning the basis of how the breeds are made, how their respective forms are derived from separate genes of form and feathering, and how those genes all come together to make the one visual impression that we consider a breed. There is in fact no one single gene which makes the form of any given breed. Many genes are required to derive each type and the combination of those many genes creates the silhouette. As you will see from the many silhouette illustrations in this book, once you know a breed, it is instantly recognizable from its silhouette alone. In addition to the discussion of the genes, there is a discussion of basic genetic concepts and of the complex and often confusing method of quantitative selection that is very applicable to many of the genes described herein. This book presents a very clear system for learning about the genetics of form and feathering in the domestic fowl and is written to be understood by the young and beginners alike.
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Pigment Cell Growth

Proceedings of the Third Conference on the Biology of Normal and Atypical Pigment Cell Growth

Author: Myron Gordon

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 1483274438

Category: Science

Page: 380

View: 6345

Pigment Cell Growth covers the proceedings of the Third Conference on the Biology of Normal and Atypical Pigment Cell Growth. The book focuses on the nature of the pigment cell and its contained melanin. The selection first offers information on the origin of the mammalian pigment cell and its role in the pigmentation of hair and relations between developing melanophores and embryonic tissues in the Mexican axolotl. The book also examines the genetic control of pigmentation in the fowl; relationship of atypical pigment cell growth to gonadal development in hybrid fishes; and estrogen, thyroid hormone, and the differentiation of pigment cells in the brown leghorn. The publication takes a look at dendritic melanoblasts in metastatic squamous cell carcinoma; microscopic analysis of normal melanoblasts, nevus cells, and melanoma cells; and analysis of skin color in living human subjects by spectrophotometric means. The selection is a dependable source of data for readers interested in pigment cell growth.
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Issues and Reviews in Teratology

Author: H. Kalter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461525128

Category: Medical

Page: 286

View: 4449

From a review of an earlier volume: 'Both the experimental and the human aspects of teratology are presented in this comprehensive text by a stellar group of internationally recognized scientists and clinicians....A valuable resource for those concerned with experimental teratology and risk assessment and those requiring general information about the causes of birth defects. The treatment of these issues is sophisticated, succinct, and logical.'-American Scientist
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Keeping Chickens For Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 639

Practical how-to advice for keeping chickens "For me, raising chickens, for eggs and meat, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of our family farm. I am a great admirer of "chicken whisperer" Pammy Riggs, and with her two co-authors she has produced an admirably thorough guide to enjoying the pleasures and avoiding the pitfalls of keeping chickens. Get the book, and take the feathery plunge!" - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Keeping Chickens For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. It offers expert advice straight from the River Cottage ‘Chicken Whisperer', so whether you're looking to raise chickens for eggs, meat, or just the entertainment value and fun - Keeping Chickens For Dummies is the perfect place to start. Keeping Chickens For Dummies: Shows you how to keep chickens in different conditions Offers guidance on choosing and purchasing chickens Gives great step-by-step advice on constructing the right housing Provides expert advice on how to feed and care for your chickens
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Sex Chromosomes and Sex-Linked Genes

Author: Susumu Ohno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642881785

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7390

Natural selection operates among individual organisms which differ in their genetic constitution. The degree of hereditary variability within a species is greatly enhanced by cross-fertilization. Indeed, the mechanism of sexual reproduction occurred very early in evolution, for it is seen today even in bacteria. In Escherichia coli, fertilization occurs by passage of the single chromosome from the male into the female bacterium (LEDERBERG, 1959). In multicellular organisms, the separation of germ from soma, and the production of haploid gametes became mandatory. The gametes were of two types. One, extremely mobile, was designed to seek out and penetrate the other, which loaded with nutrients, received the mobile gamete and intiated the development of a new individual. The foundation for true bisexuality was thus laid. In the primitive state of bisexuality, whether an individual is to be a sperm-producing male or an egg-producing female appears to be decided rather haphazardly. In the worm, Banelia viridis, the minute males are parasites in the female. Larvae that become attached to the proboscis of an adult female become males, while unattached larvae sink to the bottom and become females (BALTZER, 1935). The more sophisticated state of bisexuality was initiated by setting aside a particular pair of chromosomes for specialization and making either the male or the female a heterogametic sex. Sex chromosomes as we know them were thus born.
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The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Author: Peter Mitchell,Paul Lane

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626155

Category: Social Science

Page: 1080

View: 2119

Africa has the longest and arguably the most diverse archaeological record of any of the continents. It is where the human lineage first evolved and from where Homo sapiens spread across the rest of the world. Later, it witnessed novel experiments in food-production and unique trajectories to urbanism and the organisation of large communities that were not always structured along strictly hierarchical lines. Millennia of engagement with societies in other parts of the world confirm Africa's active participation in the construction of the modern world, while the richness of its history, ethnography, and linguistics provide unusually powerful opportunities for constructing interdisciplinary narratives of Africa's past. This Handbook provides a comprehensive and up-to-date synthesis of African archaeology, covering the entirety of the continent's past from the beginnings of human evolution to the archaeological legacy of European colonialism. As well as covering almost all periods and regions of the continent, it includes a mixture of key methodological and theoretical issues and debates, and situates the subject's contemporary practice within the discipline's history and the infrastructural challenges now facing its practitioners. Bringing together essays on all these themes from over seventy contributors, many of them living and working in Africa, it offers a highly accessible, contemporary account of the subject for use by scholars and students of not only archaeology, but also history, anthropology, and other disciplines.
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Author: A. Kumar

Publisher: Discovery Publishing House

ISBN: 9788171417308


Page: 322

View: 7457

Contents: Introduction, Physiological Activities, Distribution of Birds, Housing, Diets, Breeding, Disease and Medicines, The Pigeons, The Coturnix Quail, The Canary (Serinus canarius), The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus), The Fowl (Gallus domesticus L.), Psittaciformes, Cuculiformes, Anseriformes.
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Genetics of Infectious Disease Susceptibility

Author: Tjeerd G. Kimman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792371557

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 2632

"Progress in the molecular analysis of genetic susceptibility to human and animal infectious diseases has been very rapid over the last few years. Several genes involved in resistance to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, viral hepatitis, herpesvirus infections, prion diseases, and several others have now been identified, and their functions have partly or completely been elucidated." "This book covers the most recent advances in the field and explores how progress in knowing the genetic basis of infectious diseases could lead to new insights into understanding and combating them."--BOOK JACKET.
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Virus Variability, Epidemiology and Control

Author: Edouard Kurstak,R.G. Marusyk,F.A. Murphy,M.H.V. Van Regenmortel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306433597

Category: Medical

Page: 368

View: 562

Virus Variability and Impact on Epidemiology and Control of Diseases E. Kurstak and A. Hossain I. INTRODUCTION An important number of virus infections and their epidemic developments demonstrate that ineffec tiveness of prevention measures is often due to the mutation rate and variability of viruses (Kurstak et al., 1984, 1987). The new human immunodeficiency retroviruses and old influenza viruses are only one among several examples of virus variation that prevent, or make very difficult. the production of reliable vaccines. It could be stated that the most important factor limiting the effectiveness of vaccines against virus infections is apparently virus variation. Not much is, how ever, known about the factors influencing and responsible for the dramatically diverse patterns of virus variability. II. MUTATION RATE AND VARIABILITY OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL VIRUSES Mutation is undoubtedly the primary source of variation, and several reports in the literature suggest that extreme variability of some viruses may be a consequence of an unusually high mutation rate (Holland et al., 1982; Domingo et al., 1985; Smith and Inglis, 1987). The mutation rate of a virus is defined as the probability that during a single replication of the virus genome a particular nucleotide position is altered through substitution, deletion, insertion. or recombination. Different techniques have been utilized to measure virus mutation rates, and these have been noted in the extent of application to different viruses.
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The Genetics of the Old English Game Bantam

Author: Timothy L. Shelton

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452075808

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 4545

Genetics of the Old English Game Bantams is the MUST HAVE book that ALL poultry enthusiast, hobbyists, and breeders should read. It is well written and easy to understand. If you have an interest in color patterns, comb types and morphological characters this book will lead you down the correct path to making your own experiments and crosses. Get your copy today, sit back, crack open the cover and you will not be able to put it down. You will want it by your side for all your genetics questions and experiments.
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Gamefowl Genetics

An Insight On the Best Breeding Methods Involving Gamefowls

Author: Napoleon Nalcot

Publisher: Napoleon Nalcot



Page: N.A

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Breeding is as complicated as a jigsaw puzzle you’re trying to complete with. You have to be well-versed in the basics of gamefowl genetics to gain traction in whatever breeding program you’re into. You have to know what DNA is all about and of its functions. Sure, we were taught about genes in schools and that they’re made up of pieces of DNA. Human DNA, for example, serves as a blueprint for which all the information about a particular person’s traits is stored. Gamefowl DNA functions the same. While there are many different breeding methods you can choose from, the goal is one and the same. And it has something to do with the outcome of a particular mating you were able to predict with reasonable accuracy from the very start. You can freely breed your favorite gamefowls any way you want, but you can only consider yourself a successful breeder when, in doing so, the desired results outweigh all the risks. This book aims to educate, for the most part, the ordinary “rooster man” or sabongero, as well as the neophyte gamefowl breeder, on the proper gamefowl genetics selection, pros and cons of different gamefowl breeding methods, and my personal bias on the best breeding method involving gamefowls.
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Poultry Science

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

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Vol. 5 includes a separately paged special issue, dated June 1926.
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The Foundations of Genetics

Author: F. A. E. Crew

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1483282651

Category: Science

Page: 216

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The Foundations of Genetics describes the historical development of genetics with emphasis on the contributions to advancing genetical knowledge and the various applications of genetics. The book reviews the work of Gregor Mendel, his Law of Segregation, and of Ernst Haeckel who suggested that the nucleus is that part of the cell that is responsible for heredity. The text also describes the studies of W. Johannsen on "pure lines," and his introduction of the terms gene, genotype, and phenotype. The book explains the theory of the gene and the notion that hereditary particles are borne by the chromosomes (Sutton-Boveri hypothesis). Of the constituent parts of the nucleus only the chromatin material divides at mitosis and segregates during maturation. Following studies confirm that the chromatin material, present in the form of chromosomes with a constant and characteristic number and appearance for each species, is indeed the hereditary material. The book describes how Muller in 1927, showed that high precision energy radiation is the external cause to mutation in the gene itself if one allele can mutate without affecting its partner. The superstructure of genetics built upon the foundations of Mendelism has many applications including cytogenetics, polyploidy, human genetics, eugenics, plant breeding, radiation genetics, and the evolution theory. The book can be useful to academicians and investigators in the fields of genetics such as biochemical, biometrical, microbial, and pharmacogenetics. Students in agriculture, anthropology, botany, medicine, sociology, veterinary medicine, and zoology should add this text to their list of primary reading materials.
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The Origins and Development of African Livestock

Archaeology, Genetics, Linguistics and Ethnography

Author: Roger Blench,Kevin MacDonald

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135434158

Category: Social Science

Page: 568

View: 2137

This book presents an interdisciplinary overview of the origins of African livestock, placing Africa as one of the world centres for animal domestication. With sections on archaeology, genetics, linguistics and ethnography, this collection contains over twenty contributions from the field's foremost experts and provides fully illustrated, never before published data, and extensive bibliographies.
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Countryfile: Adam's Farm

My Life on the Land

Author: Adam Henson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409071545

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8933

In 2001, Adam Henson was chosen from 3,500 applicants to become a presenter on Countryfile. Adam's agricultural knowledge and open manner soon made him a popular figure and when the programme moved to its current Sunday evening slot in 2009, he began to present a weekly report from his own farm in the Cotswolds. There, the ups and downs of the farming calendar, as told in Adam's straight-talking fashion, soon became one of the most popular parts of the programme as viewers watched him endure the stress of TB testing and his sadness at losing valuable cattle as well as the highs of spring lambing. This is the first book by Adam Henson, and it is an enthralling, first-person account of the drama, emotion and sheer hard work that is life on Adam's Farm.
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Manipulation of the Avian Genome

Author: Robert J. Etches,Ann M. Gibbins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849342165

Category: Nature

Page: 352

View: 8694

Many genes have been cloned from chicken cells, and during the next decade numerous laboratories will be concentrating their resources in developing ways of using these tools. Manipulation of the Avian Genome contains the most recent information from leading research laboratories in the areas of developmental and molecular genetics of the chicken. This information was presented at the Keystone Symposium held at Lake Tahoe in March, 1991. The book discusses potential applications of emerging technology in basic science and poultry production. Various techniques for altering genomic DNA, such as microinjection, retroviral vectors, and lipofection are covered. Genome evaluation using DNA fingerprinting and conventional breeding techniques are presented.
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Application of New Genetic Technologies to Animal Breeding

Proceedings of the 16th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG) 25-28 September 2005

Author: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics,


ISBN: 0643098534

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 450

View: 1794

The 16th Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG) gathers together scientists, extension workers, producers and industry personnel to review developments in the application of new technologies to animal breeding. Conference presentations include 30 invited reviews and papers, and 95 contributed papers. All papers are peer-reviewed, and cover session topics that focus on genetic evaluation systems, gene expression profiling, identification and manipulation of quantitative trait loci, progress in applied programs and advanced statistical and computing techniques. Industry applications are discussed for improvement in production, health and reproduction of domestic livestock, aquaculture species and even crocodiles and ostriches. Institutions and industries in Australia, New Zealand, USA, South Africa, South-East Asia and Japan are represented with significant participation of major Cooperative Research Centres. These proceedings contain the full text of all contributed papers and summaries of the invited reviews which are published separately in the Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture.
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