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Conservation Genetics of Endangered Horse Breeds

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Conservation Genetics of Endangered Horse Breeds

Edited by Imre Bodó, Lawrence Alderson and Bertrand Langlois

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Author(s): Edited by Imre Bodó, Lawrence Alderson and Bertrand Langlois

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This book is particularly interesting for both horse breeders and molecular geneticists. Equids (horses and asses) have a particular place in the human culture and history. There are strong arguments for conservation of rare, endangered horse breeds and populations, however the maintenance of native breeds does not result in profitable business.Some populations and namely rare horse breeds need to be re-evaluated yet, others need to be saved from extinction very urgently.
EAAP Scientific Series no. 116.

Enlisting the aid of modern science gives us many tools for reaching decisions to realize the preservation of different rare populations and not to use solely pedigrees, conformation and historical data. The molecular genetic approach and the phenotypic estimation of the values of different breeds is more and more useful.
Hence, it was the right time for Horse Commission of EAAP together with Rare Breeds International (RBI) to perform a session devoted to the topic of progress in molecular genetics of horses. This book summarizes the papers on molecular genetic description of horse breeds and some aspects of evolution of horse species.

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Author Edited by Imre Bodó, Lawrence Alderson and Bertrand Langlois
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 188 pp
ISBN 9789076998794
Publication date 2005
Book Type Softcover


  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Molecular methods and equine genetic diversity
  • The use of markers for characterising genetic resources
  • A review on the methods of parentage and inbreeding analysis with molecular markers
  • Genetic distance as a tool in the conservation of rare horse breeds
  • Variation of mitochondrial DNA in Lipizzan horses
  • Analysis of inbreeding in the genetic resource of the ?Old Kladrub horse? in the period from 1993 to 2003
  • The numerical and genetic status of native horse and pony breeds in Britain
  • Characterisation of several Connemara Pony populations
  • Genetic characterisation of the Croatian autochthonous horse breeds based on polymorphic blood proteins and mtDNA data
  • Estimation of genetic distance between traditional horse breeds in Hungary
  • Genetic diversity of the Akhal-Teke horse breed in Turkmenistan based on microsatellite analysis
  • Rare horse breeds in Northern Europe
  • Use of probabilities of gene origin to describe genetic varation in two endangered Norwegian horse breeds
  • Bardigiano horse selection: a genetic global index for linear type traits
  • The Italian Heavy Draught Horse breed: origin, breeding program, efficiency of the selection scheme and inbreeding
  • Genetic characterization of Pentro young horses by microsatellite markers
  • The Retuertas horse: the ?missing link? in the Iberoamerican horse breeds origin?
  • Genetic diversity of the Zemaitukai Horse
  • Keyword index
  • Author index

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