Animal genetics is a foundational discipline in the fields of animal science, animal breeding, and veterinary sciences.While genetics underpins the healthy development and breedingof all living organisms, this is especially true in domestic animals, specifically with respect to breeding for key traits.
Molecular and Quantitative Animal Geneticsis a new textbook that takes an innovative approach, looking at both quantitative and molecular breeding approaches. The bookprovides a comprehensive introduction to genetic principles and their applications in animal breeding. This text provides a useful overview for those new to the field of animal genetics and breeding, covering a diverse array of topics ranging from population and quantitative genetics to epigenetics and biotechnology.Molecular and Quantitative Animal Geneticswill be an important and invaluable educational resource for undergraduate and graduate students and animal agriculture professionals.
Divided into six sections pairing fundamental principles with useful applications, the book's comprehensive coverage will make it an ideal fit for students studying animal breeding and genetics at any level.
Keywords: Animal genetics; animal science; production animals; companion animals; population genetics; quantitative genetics; epigenetics; biotechnology; breeding, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Animal Breeding & Genetics, Molecular Genetics