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The Genetics of the Pig

  • The Genetics of the Pig

The Genetics of the Pig

M F Rothschild, A Ruvinsky

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Author(s): M F Rothschild, A Ruvinsky

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The understanding of pig genetics and genomics has advanced significantly in recent years, creating fresh insights into biological processes. This comprehensive reference work discusses pig genetics and its integration with livestock management and production technology to improve performance. Fully updated throughout to reflect advances in the subject, this new edition also includes new information on genetic aspects of domestication, colour variation, genomics and pig breeds, with contributions from international experts active in the field.

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Author M F Rothschild, A Ruvinsky
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown (W x H x D)
Extent 520pp
ISBN 9781845937560
Publication date January 2011
Book Type Hardcover



  1. Systematics and Evolution of the Pig
  2. Genetic Aspects of Pig Domestication 
  3. Molecular Genetics of Coat Colour Variation
  4. Genetics of Morphological Traits and Inherited Disorders
  5. Molecular Genetics
  6. Immunogenetics
  7. Cytogenetics and Chromosome Maps
  8. Pig Genomics
  9. Behaviour Genetics of the Domestic Pig
  10. Biology and Genetics of Reproduction
  11. Transgenics and Modern Reproductive Technologies
  12. Developmental Genetics
  13. Pig Genetic Resources
  14. Genetics of Performance Traits
  15. Genetics of Meat Quality and Carcass Traits
  16. Genetic Improvement of the Pig
  17. Pigs as a Model for Biomedical Sciences
  18. Breeds of Pigs
  19. Standard Genetic Nomenclature of the Pig, with Glossaries


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