Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock

Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock

1st Edition - October 22, 2019

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  • Authors: Aruna Pal, A. K. Chakravarty
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172674
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164068

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Genetics and Breeding for Disease Resistance of Livestock is a solid resource that combines important information on the underlying genetic causes and governing factors for disease resistance in food animals and applications for breeding purposes. It describes genomics at each species level to help researchers and students understand disease resistance and immunology using genomics and its application in breeding for disease resistance. This useful reference makes it easy for readers to understand and undergo further research in immunology and disease resistance for livestock. It includes novel applications and research material that is ideal for students, teachers, academicians and researchers.

Key Features

  • Presents basic principles and protocols to describe research methodologies through diagrammatic illustrations with figures, flow charts, examples, and references
  • Covers various disease occurrences in livestock and the methodologies available to identify the various pathogens responsible for these diseases
  • Includes advanced breeding techniques and practical applications


Officials and experts in organised farm sectors, both private and Govt. Organization

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of disease resistance
    2. Concept of Disease resistance
    3. Major diseases of livestock and Poultry and the problems encountered for its control diseases
    4. Disease resistant traits-analytic tools – Indicator traits

    Section 2: Genetics and Genomics for Disease resistance
    5. Basic concepts of immunogenetics
    6. Genetics for innate immunity
    7. Genetics for Humoral immunity
    8. Immune response genes
    9. Techniques to study immune response genes
    10. Genes conferring immunity against bacterial infections
    11. Genes conferring immunity against viral infections
    12. Genes conferring immunity against protozoal infections
    13. Genes conferring immunity against parasitic infections
    14. Identified immune response genes pertaining to livestock species
    15. Advanced Genomic techniques for studying immune response genes
    16. Strategies for exploiting Immune response genes
    17. Breeding for disease resistance
    18. Phenotypic traits for disease resistance
    19. Selection of Livestock and Poultry for disease resistance
    20. Heritability, repeatability, genetic correlation for disease resistance traits
    21. Disease resistance for Cattle and Buffalo
    22. Disease resistance for goat and sheep
    23. Disease resistance for pig
    24. Disease resistance for poultry
    25. Breeding methodologies for development of disease resistant stock of livestock
    26. Advanced Breeding Techniques
    27. Future application for studies on disease resistance

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2019
  • Published: October 22, 2019
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128172674
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128164068

About the Authors

Aruna Pal

Dr Aruna Pal is working as an Assistant Professor in W.B. University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, India. Earlier she has served as "Scientist C" in Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She has also the work experience as Veterinary Officer in Govt. of West Bengal and In Charge, Quality Control Laboratory, Frozen Semen Bull Station, PBGSBS (under Central Project for Cattle & Buffalo Breeding Programme, Ministry of agriculture, Govt. of India

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor (Animal Genetics and Breeding), West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata-37, West Bengal, India

A. K. Chakravarty

Dr. Atish Kumar Chakravarty former head of the Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding at the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University) in Haryana, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Former Head, Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University), Haryana, India

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