breeding Books

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock production

    Cattle are a major source of non-CO2 greenhouse gas emissions: methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O) and ammonia (NH3). This collection reviews the range of research on ways of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from livestock production. Part 1 reviews the genetics, measurement and modelling of methane emissions from cattle. Chapters cover what ...

  • Plant breeding and farmer participation

    This book complements the traditional approach to plant breeding by addressing a number of issues specifically related to the participation of farmers in a plant breeding programme, and provides a comprehensive description and assessment of the use of participatory plant breeding in developing countries. It is aimed at plant breeders, social ...

  • Economic Aspects of Animal Breeding

    This important book covers economic evaluation of genetic differences in animals, determination of breeding goals within an economic context and economic evaluation of breeding programs. During the last 50 years there have been great advances made in the breeding of domesticated animal species. Most of this work has been achieved through ...

  • Geographical Variation in Waders

    The migratory habits and migration schedules of waders can better be understood by analysing their measurements. Therefore, we need a clear characterization of breeding populations and the proper statistical tools. In this book the morphometrical variation of the following species was studied with multivariate statistics: Ringed Plover, ...

  • Report of the Expert Consultation on Best Practice Technical Guidelines for IPOA/NPOA - Seabirds - Bergen, Norway, 2-5 September 2008

    Incidental mortality in commercial fisheries around the world is a threat to seabirds and is causing decline in many breeding populations. Guidelines were prepared during this Expert Consultation to assist countries in developing policies and plans of action for reducing incidental catch and mortality of seabirds in ...

  • Speciality rices of the world. Breeding, production and marketing (En)

    Series: CopublicationsThe staple diet of more than half the population in the world, rice is a crucial food crop on which there is a wealth of literature. But while much has been researched and written about the more common varieties of rice, far less attention has been paid to the special kind of rice which command high prices on international ...

  • Temperate Fruit Crop Breeding

    This book fully integrates the conventional and biotechnological approaches to fruit crop breeding. Individual chapters are written on a wide variety of species. For each crop, there is a discussion of their taxonomy and evolution, history of improvement, crossing techniques, evaluation methods, heritability of major traits and germplasm ...

  • World Watch List for domestic animal diversity. Third edition (En)

    Series: Non-series TitlesWorld food production and agriculture utlize only a few animal species, within which many breeds with unique characteristics have developed over time. This handbook serves as a tool for developing plans of actions to conserve and safeguard the irreplaceable diversity present in the gene pools of the farm animal breeds of ...

  • The Elms

    Elms occur, both naturally and cultivated, throughout much of the temperate world. Because of their high tolerance to extreme growing conditions and their widespread distribution, elms have been widely planted in cities, towns and rural areas throughout North America and northern Europe. As such, their current demise due to several pandemics ...

  • Breeding Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

    Plant breeding has undergone a period of very rapid and significant development in recent years and the area of fruit breeding is no exception. This book provides a balanced, up-to-date and comprehensive account of the developments in the field of breeding tropical and subtropical fruits. It offers not only the theoretical and applied aspects of ...

  • Adding values to livestock diversity. Marketing to promote local breeds and improve livelihoods

    FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 168Many local livestock breeds and minor species are in decline and may be lost because they cannot compete with high-yielding exotic breeds. Conserving these breeds is important: many have unique traits, such as hardiness and disease resistance, that are vital for future livestock production. One way to ...

  • Livestock keepers. Guardians of biodiversity

    FAO Animal Production and Health Papers # 167Smallholder farmers and pastoralists fulfill an invaluable yet undervalued role in conserving biodiversity. They act as guardians of locally adapted livestock breeds that can make use of even marginal environments under tough climatic conditions and therefore are a crucial resource for food security. ...

  • Genetics and Fish Breeding

    Genetics and Fish Breeding provides a thorough review of this important subject, highlighting species which are bred commercially, such as salmon, trout, carp and goldfish. The author, who is an acknowledged expert in this subject, has drawn together a wealth of information, providing a book which should be bought by all fish biologists, ...

  • European bison : status survey and conservation action plan

    This review of the European bison’s (Bison bonasus) status clearly indicates that, through proper management and conservation, its present numbers and distribution have improved significantly since its extinction in the wild at the beginning of the 20th century. The Action Plan briefly summarizes the history of extinction in the wild and present ...

  • European Bison: Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan

    This review of the European bison’s (Bison bonasus) status clearly indicates that, through proper management and conservation, its present numbers and distribution have improved significantly since its extinction in the wild at the beginning of the 20th century. The Action Plan briefly summarizes the history of extinction in the wild and present ...

  • Breeding For Ornamentals: Classical and Molecular Approaches

    In this book we bring together the most up-to-date information on developments, both basic and applied, that already have or are expected to impact the field of ornamental breeding. These include classical and molecular techniques, traditional and high-throughput approaches and future trends. Since not only professional scientists, but also ...

  • Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement

    Genomics research has great potential to revolutionize the discipline of plant breeding. This two-volume set provides a critical assessment of genomics tools and approaches for crop breeding. Volume 1, entitled 'Genomics Approaches and Platforms', illustrates state-of-the-art genomics approaches and platforms presently available for crop ...

  • Cattle breeding - vol 11 (En)

    Series: Better Farming SeriesInitially published by arrangement with INADES, Institut africain pour le développement économique et social, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, the Better Farming Series booklets are designed as handbooks for intermediate-level agricultural education and training courses. They may be purchased as a set (45 booklets) or ...

  • Vegetables II

    This first volume of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the diversity, breeding techniques, achievements and use of the most advanced molecular techniques in the genetic improvement of these crops. ...

  • Vegetables I

    This first volume of the Handbook of Plant Breeding book series is devoted to vegetable crops breeding. Each chapter is dedicated to a major vegetable crop. Each chapter contains a comprehensive review of the diversity, breeding techniques, achievements and use of the most advanced molecular techniques in the genetic improvement of these crops. ...

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