An understanding of veterinary genetics is crucial to the evaluation and control of diseases and disorders in animals. Fully revised and updated, this second edition not only contains sections on basic genetics, cytogenetics, immunogentics, population genetics and quantitative genetics, but also covers, in greater depth than the previous edition, molecular biology, biotechnology, gene mapping and the use of molecular tools to research inherited disorders.
Accessible and clearly presented, this new edition includes:
Basic, step-by-step explanations.
Detailed descriptions of how veterinary genetics can be applied to artificial selection in animal production.
New information on the control of inherited disorders and the conservation of genetic diversity in both domesticated and wild animal species.
Introduction to Veterinary Genetics is still the only introductory genetics textbook for students of veterinary and animal science and will continue to be an indispensable reference tool for veterinary students and practitioners alike.
1. Basic Genetics
2. Molecular Biology
3. Single-gene Disorders
4. Chromosomal Aberrations
5. Single Genes in Populations
6. Familial Disorders Not Due to a Single Gene
7. Is it Inherited
10. Hosts, Parasites, and Pathogens
11. Single Genes in Animal Breeding
12. Relationships and Inbreeding
13. Quantative Variation
14. Selection Between Populations
15. Selection Within Populations
16. Breed Structure
18. Selection and Regular Crossing
19. Biotechnology and the Future
20. Conservation Genetics
21. Genetic and Environmental Control of Inherited Disorders