Fundamentals of Animal Breeding and Genetics
BeschreibungThis is a book written by one of the Practitioners in the field of Animal Breeding in Africa.The author delved into the History of Animal genetics, a documentary of African animal genetic resources, Breeding, selection, mating systems and some elements of statistics to assist lecturers, graduate and postgraduate students in this core area to enable them understand and apply genetic principles to animal improvement in Africa.It is about the application of breeding methods to achieve sustainable use of indigenous resources for the benefit of all and the future generation of the black race. The importance of agricultural research and the application of genetic principle to crop and livestock production in the West African sub-region cannot be overemphasized, the production of this book is intended to address this issue. Since existing animal husbandry books deal mainly with the subject of production in general or as applied to the temperate zones, a publication such as this which underlines the specific animal breeding and genetic improvement problems of the tropical areas is a welcomed proposition.
PortraitOlufunmilayo Adebambo started her career at the Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria in 1977 after graduating with a PhD degree from the University of Ibadan in 1976. She specializes in Monogastric Animal Breeds development, working on the improvement of local Pigs and Poultry breeds of Nigeria.
Untertitel: History of animal genetics, African indigenous animal genetic resources, breed selection, development and statistical examples. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2010
Seitenanzahl: 428 Seiten