Genetics for Cat Breeders

Genetics for Cat Breeders

International Series in Pure and Applied Biology

2nd Edition - January 1, 1977

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  • Author: Roy Robinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160948

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Genetics for Cat Breeders, Second Edition covers the considerable advances in the practical application of genetics to cat breeding. This book is divided into nine chapters and begins with a discussion of the elementary principles of heredity. The subsequent chapters deal with the practical aspects of feline reproduction and development and the main factors in the practice of cat breeding. Other chapters examine the genetics of feline color and coat variation and breeds. These topics are followed by a review on the problem of genetic defects in cats. The last chapters considers the importance of record keeping in animal breeding, including providing an accurate record of familial relationship, information upon the phenotype characteristics and breeding performance, and a source of data for future decisions. This book will be of great value to biologists, cat breeders, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Preface to Second Edition

    1 Introduction

    II Reproduction and Development

    III Principles of Heredity

    IV Breeding Practice

    V Color and Coat Inheritance

    VI Genetics of Color Variation and Breeds

    VII Abnormalities

    VIII Record Keeping

    IX Further Reading


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Product details

  • No. of pages: 210
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1977
  • Published: January 1, 1977
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483160948

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Roy Robinson

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G. A. Kerkut

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