Genetics of Reproduction in Sheep - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407003026, 9781483161730

Genetics of Reproduction in Sheep

1st Edition

Editors: R.B. Land D.W. Robinson
eBook ISBN: 9781483161730
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 21st November 1984
Page Count: 440
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Genetics of Reproduction in Sheep is a compilation of papers that are concerned with the study and application of genetics to the reproduction in sheep. The book is divided into six parts, grouping the papers according to topic. The main topics include genetic variation and selection; the inheritance and the effects of the Booroola gene; genetic strategies for single genes; physiology of genetic variation; the physiological criteria of genetic merit; and the national requirement and systems of husbandry. The text is recommended for those involved with raising sheep and plan to apply genetics in their reproduction, as well as for geneticists who wish to conduct studies on how their field is applied to sheep reproduction.

Table of Contents

I Genetic Variation and Selection 1 Selection for Litter Size 2 Crossbreeding for Fecundity 3 Evaluation and Utilization of Finn Sheep 4 The Performance of Romanov Crosses and Their Merits as a Basis for Selection 5 Genetic Studies of Reproduction in Norwegian Sheep 6 Crossbreeding for Fecundity in Subtropical Sheep 7 The Fecundity of the Chios Sheep 8 Prolific Breeds of Goat 9 Reproductive Physiology in South American Camelids 10 Genetic and Maternal Effects on Sheep Reproduction and Their Influence on Selection 11 Improvement of Reproductive Performances in Rasa Aragonesa. Present Results in Selection and Crossbreeding Experiments 12 The Preliminary Results of Selection for Prolificacy in Polish Merino Sheep II The Inheritance and Effects of the Booroola Gene 13 The Single Gene Inheritance of the High Litter Size of the Booroola Merino 14 The Productivity of Bungaree, Booroola X Bungaree and Trangie Fertility X Bungaree Merino Ewes in South Australia 15 Introduction and Management of the Booroola Gene in Sheep Flocks in New Zealand III Genetic Strategies for Single Genes 16 Utilization of Major Genes 17 Single Genes for Fecundity in Icelandic Sheep 18 Principles and Practice for the Use of the Booroola Merino in Extensive Husbandry 19 Linear Programming Model for Incorporating the Booroola Gene into Another Breed IV Physiology of Genetic Variation 20 Breed Differences in Ovulation Rate and Uterine Efficiency and Their Contribution to Fecundity 21 Contribution of Variation in Ovulation Rate and Embryo Survival to within Breed Variation in Litter Size 22 The Mechanism of Action of Genes Controlling Reproduction 23 Reproductive Endocrinology of Prolific Sheep: Studies of the Booroola Merino 24 Ovulation Rate and Oestrus in Booroola Genotypes: Some Effects of Age, Season and Nutrition 25 Sexual and Ovarian Function of


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