Poultry Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology

This comprehensive research book represents the first complete integration of current knowledge in this area. It addresses issues associated with poultry breeding particularly by examining quantitative and molecular genetics and the uses of transgenic technology. A special section covers the important area of disease resistance and transmission.

As a whole, the book provides extensive and detailed information on basically all important topics related to poultry breeding and genetics.

P. Horín, ACTA VET. BRNO 2006

…a conceptually modern and complete review of the topic.

P. Horín, ACTA VET. BRNO 2006

Table of Contents
  • 1: Part I: Problems and Issues associated with Poultry Breeding
  • 2: Industrial Perspective on Problems & Issues Associated with Poultry Breeding, J Arthur, Hy-Line International, Dallas Center, USA & G Albers, Nutreco Agriculture Research & Development, The Netherlands
  • 3: Growth & Reproduction Problems Associated with Selection for Increased Broiler Meat Production, E Ducuypere, V Bruggeman, Catholic Uni Leuven, G Barbato, Pennsylvania Uni,& J Buyse, Catholic Uni Leuven,
  • 4: Skeletal Problems Associated with Selection for Increased Production, C Whitehead, R Fleming, Bone Biology Group, Roslin Institute, R Julian, Ontario Veterinary College & P Sørensen, DIAS
  • 5: Meat Quality Problems Associated with Selection for Increased Production, H Remignon, ENSAT, France and E Le Bihan-Duval, Station de Recherches Avicoles, INRA Centre de Tours, France
  • 6: Behaviour Problems Associated with Selection for Increased Production, J B Kjaer, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Tjele, Denmark and J A Mench, University of California, USA
  • 7: Problems with Genotype-Environment Interactions Associated with Selection for Increased Production, P K Mathur, Canadian Center for Swine Improvement Inc, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 8: Part II: Breeding Strategies and Objectives
  • 9: Breeding Objectives and Selection Strategies for Layer Production, A E Groen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 10: Breeding Objectives and Selection Strategies for Broiler Production, D Emmerson, Aviagens, AL, USA
  • 11: Use of Mixed Model Methodology in Breeding Strategies for Meat Type Birds,
  • 12: B Besbes, Hubbard-ISA (Layer Division), Chateaubourg, France and V Ducrocq, Station de Genetique Quantitative et Appliquee, INRA, France
  • 13: Application of Mixed Model Methodology in Breeding Strategies for Meat Type Birds, S Wezyk, Krowoderskich Zuchow, Poland and J Jankowski, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland
  • 14: Use of Mixed Model Methodology in Poultry Breeding: Estimation of Genetic Parameters, T Szwaczkowski, August Cieszkowski Agricultural University of Poznan, Poland
  • 15: Use of Mixed Model Methodology in Poultry Breeding: Assumptions, limitations, and concerns of BLUP based selection programs, M Quinton, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 16: Direct Selection for Improvement of Animal Well-Being, J Faure, Station de Recherches Avicoles, INRA Centre de Tours, France, W Bessei, Universitat Hohenheim, Germany & R Jones, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh
  • 17: Indirect Selection for Improvement of Animal Well-Being, W M Muir
  • 18: Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Poultry, M E Delany, University of California, USA
  • 19: Part III: Disease Resistance and Transmission
  • 20: Progress and Prospects in Resistance to Disease, U Kuhnlein, McGill University, Canada, S E Aggrey and A Zadworny, McGill University, Canada
  • 21: Genetics of the Immune System, J Plachy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, P Kaiser, Institute of Animal Health, Compton Lab & K Hala, Institute of Pathophysiology, University of Innsbruck Medical School
  • 22: Genetic Resistance and Transmission of Avian Bacteria and Viruses, N Bumstead, Institute of Animal Health, Compton Laboratory, Berkshire, UK
  • 23: Genetic Resistance and Transmission of Avian Parasites, M-H Pinard van der Laan, Laboratoire de Genetique Factorille, INRA, France, H S Lillehoj and James J Zhu, USDA, Agricultural Research Service, USA
  • 24: Selection for Disease Resistance: Conventional Breeding for Resistance to Bacteria and Viruses, C Beaumont, Station de Recherches Avicoles, G Dambrine, A Chausse, INRA & D Flock, Akazienweg,
  • 25: Selection for Disease Resistance: Molecular Genetic Techniques, H H Cheng, USDA-ARS, Avian Diseases and Oncology Lab, MI, USA
  • 26: Selection for Disease Resistance: Direct Selection on the Immune Response, S Lamont, Iowa Uni, M Pinard-van der Laan, A Cahaner, Hebrew Uni Jerusalem, J van der Poel & H Parmentier, Wageningen Uni
  • 27: Part IV: The Use of Genomics and Bioinformatics in Poultry
  • 28: Genetic Markers: Prospects and Applications in Genetic Analysis, S E Aggrey and R Okimoto, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA
  • 29: Designs and Methods to Detect QTL for Production Traits based on Mapped Genetic Markers, J A M Van Arendonk, and H Bovenhuis, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 30: Designs and Methods to Detect QTL for Production Traits based on Random Genetic Models, Yi Nengjun and S Xu, University of California, Riverside, USA
  • 31: Structural Genomics: Integrating Linkage, Physical and Sequence Maps, M A M Groenen and R P M A Crooijmans, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • 32: Incorporating Molecular Information in Breeding Programs: Methodology, R Fernando and L R Totir, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
  • 33: Incorporating Molecular Information in Breeding Programs: Applications and Limitations, W M Muir
  • 34: Comparative Genomics, D W Burt, Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, UK
  • 35: Functional Genomics: Development and Gene Regulation, J Killefer, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA and H Kocamis, College of Agriculture, Morgantown, WV, USA
  • 36: Expressed Sequence Tags, DNA Chip Technology and Gene Expression Profiling, L A Cogburn, R Morgan and J Burnside, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
  • 37: DNA Polymorphisms in Functional Genes, U Kuhnlein, McGill University, Quebec, Canada, S E Aggrey, N Kansaku, Azabu University, Sagamihara, Japan and D Zadworny, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
  • 38: Strategies for the Production of Transgenic Chickens, J N Petitte, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA
  • 39: The Future of Molecular Genetics in Poultry Breeding, J Dodgson, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

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