Advances in breeding of dairy cattle / edited by Professor Julius van der Werf, University of New England, Australia; and Professor Jennie Pryce, Agriculture Victoria and La Trobe University, Australia
- Part 1. Managing genetic diversity. Genetic and phenotypic improvements in temperate dairy systems : an overview / Allison Fleming, Tatiane Chud, Luiz Brito, Francesca Malchiodi, Christine Baes and Filippo Miglior -- Assessing inbreeding and genetic diversity in the Holstein breed using pedigree and genomic approaches / Christine Baes, Beyode Makanjuola and Larry Schaeffer -- Genetic diversity in dairy cattle : variation within and between breeds / Kor Oldenbroek -- The use of genomic information to improve selection response while controlling inbreeding in dairy cattle breeding programs / C. Maltecca, C. Baes, and F. Tiezzi -- Opportunities and challenges in crossbreeding dairy cattle in temperate regions / Bradley J. Heins -- Part 2. Breeding objectives and genetics of new traits. Recent developments in multi-trait selection in dairy cattle breeding / Peter Amer and Tim Byrne -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve fertility/reproductive efficiency / Mekonnen Haile-Mariam and Jennie Pryce -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to incorporate feed conversion efficiency in national genetic evaluations / Mike Coffey -- Improving phenotypic prediction in dairy cattle breeding using the metagenome / Oscar Gónzalez-Recio, Alejandro Saborio-Montero, Adrián López-García, Beatriz Delgado and Cristina Óvilo -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve resistance to mastitis / John Cole -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve resistance to claw disorders/lameness / C. Egger-Danner and B. Heringstad -- The use of mid-infrared spectral data to predict traits for genetic selection in dairy cattle / Nicolas Gengler and Hèléne Soyeurt -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve heat tolerance / Thuy T. T. Nguyen -- Advances in dairy cattle breeding to improve longevity / Roel Veerkamp and Mathijs van Pelt -- Part 3. Genetic selection and evaluation. Developments in genomic predictions in dairy cattle breeding : a historical overview of methods, technologies, and applications / Luiz F. Brito, Hinayah R. Oliveira, Fabyano F. Silva and Flavio S. Schenkel -- Linking genotype to genotype : functional annotation as a tool to advance dairy cattle breeding / James E. Koltes and Francisco Peñagaricano -- Finding causal variants for monogenic traits in dairy cattle breeding / Matt Littlejohn and Chad Harland -- Genetic evaluation : use of genomic data in large-scale genetic evaluations in dairy cattle breeding / Joel Ira Weller -- International genomic evaluation methods for dairy cattle / Peter Sullivan -- Genetic and genomic dairy cattle evaluations in developing countries / Raphael Mrode -- Part 4. Reproductive technologies and breeding programs. Developments in the use of technologies in dairy cows / Trudee Fair and Pat Lonergan -- The use of gene editing techniques in dairy cattle breeding / Alison L. Van Eenennaam and Amy E. Young -- Developing of dairy breeding programmes / Didier Boichard.
- "This collection reviews the latest research on dairy cattle genetics and advanced methods of genetic evaluation and selection. The book first assesses the degree of inbreeding and genetic diversity in modern dairy cattle as well as opportunities for crossbreeding. It then reviews research on targeting non-production traits such as fertility, feed conversion efficiency, methane emissions and resistance to disease. Chapters also survey the latest techniques and advances in genomic selection (GS) in such areas as functional annotation and use of sequence variants to improve genomic prediction. The book also reviews developments in genetic evaluation (GE), including the use of ssGBLUP and multi-trait across-country evaluation (MACE), and the application of these techniques to breeding programmes"--
- 178676296X hardcover
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Endowment Note:
- George Blight Agricultural Library Fund Endowment
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