Adaptation and fitness in animal populations : evolutionary and breeding perspectives on genetic resource management / edited by Julius van der Werf ... [et al.].
Contributor(s): Werf, Julius van der.Material type: TextSeries: Springer.Publisher: [Dordrecht, the Netherlands] : Springer, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xii, 258 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781402090059; 1402090056; 1402090048 (Cloth); 9781402090042 (Cloth).Subject(s): Animal genetics | Animals -- Adaptation | Evolutionary genetics | Animal genetic engineering | Animal breeding | Animal mutation breedingAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Adaptation and fitness in animal populations.Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Defining fitness in natural and domesticated populations / James S.F. (Stuart) Barker -- Genetic architecture of reproductive fitness and its consequences / Richard Frankham -- Fitness traits in animal breeding programs / Michael Goddard. Discussion / John W. James -- Maintaining genetic variation in fitness / William G. Hill and Xu-Sheng Zhang -- Spherical cows grazing in flatland : constraints to selection and adaptation / Mark Blows and Bruce Walsh -- Maintaining fitness by within breed selection / Peter Bijma. Discussion / Michael Goddard -- Some evolutionary consequences of niche construction with genotype-environment interaction / Kathleen Donohue -- Genotype by environment interaction with farm animals / John W. James -- Drosophila and selection in nature : from laboratory fitness components to field assessments / Ary A. Hoffmann. Discussion / Keith Hammond -- Strategies to exploit genetic variation while maintaining diversity / Brian P. Kinghorn ... [et al.] -- Managing genetic diversity, fitness and adaptation of farm animal genetic resources / Louis Ollivier and Jean-Louis Foulley -- Livestock genetic resources : preserving genetic adaptations for future use / John P. Gibson. Discussion / Frank W. Nicholas -- Stuart Barker's contributions to population genetics and animal breeding : exploring fitness, evolution and animal genetics / Frank W. Nicholas and Keith Hammond.
Fitness and adaptation are fundamental characteristics of plant and animal species, enabling them to survive in their environment and to adapt to the inevitable changes in this environment. This book brings together a sample of the world's leading scientists in animal breeding and evolutionary genetics to exchange knowledge.
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