Animal Genetics

Leopold J. Rechi (Editor)

Series: Animal Science, Issues and Research
BISAC: SCI070000

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The fact that living things inherit traits from their parents has been used since prehistoric times to improve crop plants and animals through selective breeding. Many aspects of human and animal behaviors have a strong genetic contribution. Individual variation in different behaviors is also found across animal populations. Animal models are increasingly being used to look for genes underlying these naturally occurring variations in behaviors and the most common species of animals used experimentally are mice and rats.

This new and important book gathers the latest research from around the globe in this dynamic field of study with a focus on topics such as phylogeography of finches and sparrows, pig genomics and transgenesis in biomedical research, epigenetic regulation in bovine cells and understanding the stress response through mouse genetics.

Preface

Phylogeography of Finches and Sparrows
(Antonio Arnaiz-Villena, Pablo Gomez-Prieto, Valentin Ruiz-del-Valle, Department of Immunology, University Complutense, the Madrid Regional Blood Center, Madrid, Spain)
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Approaches to the Study of the Genetics of Behavioural Variation using Mice and Rats
(M. C. Jawahar, Y. M. Wilson, A. J. Lawrence, T. C Brodnicki and M. Murphy, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Howard Florey Institute, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia and others)

Genetic and Genomic Resources for Common Carp Cyprinus carpio, an Economically Important Farmed Freshwater Fish
(Dimitry A. Chistiakov, PhD., Pavel A. Chistiakov, PhD., Department of Molecular Diagnostics, National Research Center GosNIIgenetika, Dorozhny, Prozd, Russia and others)

Bovine Leukemia Virus (Blv), Proposed Control and Eradication Programs by Marker Assisted Breeding of Genetically Resistant
Cattle
(Esteban E.N., Poli M., Poiesz B., Ceriani C., Dube S., Gutierrez S., Dolcini G., Gagliardi R., Perez S., Lützelschwab C., Feldman L. and Juliarena M.A., Laboratorio de Virología del Departamento SAMP de la FCV – UNCPBA Tandil, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and others)

Pig Genomics and Pig Transgenesis in Biomedical Research
(Bernhard Aigner, Barbara Kessler, Nikolai Klymiuk, Mayuko Kurome, Simone Renner, Regine Schreiner, Annegret Wünsch, Eckhard Wolf, Chair for Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Gene Center, LMU Munich, Munich, Germany)

Epigenetic Regulation in Bovine Cells: Nutrient-Induced Modulation of Gene Expression and Cellular Functions
(Congjun Li, Ted H. Elsasser, Robert W. Li, Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratory, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, ARS, USDA, Beltsville, MD)

Examining Polymorphisms Affecting Transcription and Translation of Genes Linked to Marbling in Beef Cattle
(Deborah J. Good, Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA)

Genetic Resources and Commercial Cattle Breeding in the Tropics - Are Yesterday’s Breeds the Answer to 21st Century Problems?
(André Martinho de Almeida, Researcher at the Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal and others)

Domain-oriented Analysis for Understanding Molecular Interactions and Translating Animal Genetic Models into Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Focus on Serotonin Transporter and BDNF
(Allan V. Kalueff, Renee F. Ren-Patterson, Justin L. LaPorte and Dennis L. Murphy, Lab. of Clinical Science, National Inst.of Mental Health, USA)*

Understanding the Stress Response through Mouse Genetics
(Amy Eisener-Dorman, Valerie Bolivar)*

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