Title: Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations...
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Many of our most successful animal breeding programs have been accompanied by a reduced fitness in the animal. In this book, leading animal breeders and revolutionary geneticists explore ways to improve breeding programs and fitness simultaneously. Editor(s): van der Werf, Julius; Graser, Hans-Ulrich; Franckham, Richard; Gondro, Cedric. Num Pages: 258 pages, biography. BIC Classification: PSAJ; PSV; RNCB; TV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 234 x 156 x 15. Weight in Grams: 1230. . 2008. 2009th Edition. Hardcover. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781402090042
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 is true for both the genetic resources of natural ecosystems as well as those used in agricultural production.
Extensive genetic variation exists between varieties/breeds in a species and amongst individuals within breeds. This variation has developed over very long periods of time. A major ongoing challenge is how to best utilize this variation to meet short-term demands whilst also conserving it for longer-term possible use.
Many animal breeding programs have led to increased performance for production traits but this has often been accompanied by reduced fitness. In addition, the global use of genetic resources prompts the question whether introduced genotypes are adapted to local production systems. Understanding the genetic nature of fitness and adaptation will enable us to better manage genetic resources allowing us to make efficient and sustainable decisions for the improvement or breeding of these resources.
This book had an ambitious goal in bringing together a sample of the world?s leading scientists in animal breeding and evolutionary genetics to exchange knowledge to advance our understanding of these vital issues.
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