Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 17


Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology

BISAC: SCI070000

This monograph contains six chapters, each describing a recent advancement in animal science and zoology. Chapter One discusses recent developments in the knowledge of diapause in silkworm as well as the overall genomics of silkworm. Chapter Two reviews past studies and publications to provide a holistic understanding of the relationship between terrestrial mammals and mineral licks in the tropical rainforest of Malaysia. Chapter Three describes the effects of prenatal undernutrition in animal production systems. Chapter Four explores the relationships among straw-colored fruit bats, particularly in connection with kin preference. Chapter Five deals with the functions of red blood cells in rainbow trout. Finally, Chapter Six details the history of the discovery of amphibian species in India.

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Chapter 1. Breeding of Silkworm, Bombyx mori, in India
(Rajendra Mundkur – Karnataka State Sericulture Research and Development Institute, Bangalore, India)

Chapter 2. Relationship between Mineral Licks and Terrestrial Mammals in the Tropical Rainforest of Malaysia: A Perspective Review
(Wing Shen Lim and Andy Russel Mojiol – Faculty of Tropical Forestry, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia)

Chapter 3. Prenatal Undernutrition in Farm Animals: Effects on Productivity and Behavior
(Panagiotis E. Simitzis and Maria A. Charismiadou – Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Husbandry, Department of Animal Science, School of Animal Biosciences, Agricultural University of Athens, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 4. Kin Preferences in Female Straw Colored Fruit Bats (Eidolon helvum)
(Jennifer Vonk – Psychology, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, US)

Chapter 5. The Pleiotropic Functions of Oncorhynchus mykiss Red Blood Cells
(Maria del Mar Ortega-Villaizan, Maria Elizabhet Salvador-Mira, Sara Puente-Marin, Ivan Nombela and Veronica Chico – Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular (IBMC), Universidad Miguel Hernández (IBMC-UMH), Elche, Spain, et al.)

Chapter 6. Amphibian Species Discovery Pattern in India: Past, Present and Future Trends
(K. P. Dinesh, C. Radhakrishnan and Nirmal U. Kulkarni – Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Western Regional Centre (WRC), Pune, Maharashtra, India, et al.)


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