Animal breeding

Animal breeding

Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (primarilary using best linear unbiased prediction) of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of domestic livestock. Selecting animals for breeding with superior EBV in growth rate, egg, meat, milk, or wool production, or have other desirable traits has revolutionized agricultural livestock production throughout the world. The scientific theory of animal breeding incorporates population genetics, quantitative genetics and statistics, and is based on the pioneering work of Sewall Wright, Jay Lush, and Charles Henderson.

Academic centers

*citation | url = http://www.abg.wur.nl/UK/ | title = Animal Breeding and Genomics Centre | location = Wageningen University, Netherlands
*citation | url = http://nce.ads.uga.edu/ | title = Animal Breeding and Genetics Group | location = University of Georgia, USA
*citation | url = http://cgil.uoguelph.ca/ | title = Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock | location = University of Guelph, Canada
*citation | url = http://www.ansci.cornell.edu/abc/index.html | title = Animal Breeding & Genetics | location = Cornell University, USA
*citation | url = http://www.ans.iastate.edu/section/abg/ | title = Animal Breeding & Genetics | location = Iowa State University, USA
*citation | url = http://ansci.colostate.edu/content/view/4/ | title = Breeding and Genetics Program | location = Colorado State University, USA

Journals

*citation | url = http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0931-2668 | title = Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics | ISSN = 0931-2668

Organizations

*citation | url = http://www.aaabg.org/aaabg18/ | title = Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics | location = Australia
*citation | url = http://www.ri.bbsrc.ac.uk/ | title = Roslin Institute | location = Scotland
*citation | url = http://www.csrees.usda.gov/animalbreedinggeneticsgenomics.cfm | title = Animal Breeding, Genetics & Genomics, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service | location = USA
*citation | url = http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/site_main.htm?modecode=12-65-05-00 | title = Animal Improvement Programs Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center | location = USA
*citation | url = http://agbu.une.edu.au/index.php | title = Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit | location = Australia

Honors and awards

*The Rockefeller Prentice Memorial Award in Animal Breeding and Genetics, American Society of Animal Science:Since 1962
*National Association of Animal Breeders Award, American Dairy Science Association:1970–1978
*Jay L. Lush Animal Breeding and Genetics Award, American Dairy Science Association:Since 1982
*Fellowship of Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics:Since 1990

References

*cite book | year = 1937 | author = Lush, JL | authorlink = Jay Lush | title = Animal Breeding Plans | publisher = Iowa State Press | location = Ames, Iowa
*cite book | year = 1957 | author = Kempthorne, O | title = Introduction to Statistic Genetics | publisher = John Wiley & Sons
*cite book | year = 1979 | author = Van Vleck, L. D., & Searle, S. R. | title = Variance components and animal breeding: proceedings of a conference in honor of C.R. Henderson | year = 1979 | location = Ithaca, N.Y. | publisher = Cornell University
*cite book | year = 1984 | author = Henderson, CR | authorlink = Charles Roy Henderson | title = Applications of linear models in animal breeding | publisher = University of Guelph | location = Guelph, Ont | pages = | isbn = 0-88955-030-1
*cite book | year = 1990 | author = Hammond K. Gianola, D | title = Advances in Statistical Methods for Genetic Improvement of Livestock (Advanced Series in Agricultural Sciences) | publisher = Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K | location = | pages = | isbn = 3-540-50809-0
*citation | year = 1993 | author = Massey, JW and Vogt, DW | title = Heritability and Its Use in Animal Breeding | url = http://extension.missouri.edu/xplor/agguides/ansci/g02910.htm | publisher = Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri
*cite book | year = 1996 | author = Mrode, R. A. | title = Linear models for the prediction of animal breeding values | publisher = CAB International | location = Oxon | pages = | isbn = 0-85198-996-9 | oclc = | doi = | accessdate =
*cite book | year = 1997 | author = Cameron, N. D. | title = Selection indices and prediction of genetic merit in animal breeding | publisher = CAB International | location = Oxon | pages = | isbn = 0-85199-169-6 | oclc = | doi = | accessdate =
*cite book | year = 1998 | author = Dalton, C, Willis, MB | title = Dalton's Introduction to Practical Animal Breeding | publisher = Blackwell Science | location = Oxford | pages = | isbn = 0-632-04947-2
*cite book | year = 2000 | author = Bourdon, RM | title = Understanding animal breeding | publisher = Prentice Hall | location = Englewood Cliffs, N.J | pages = | isbn = 0-13-096449-2
*cite book | year = 2002 | author = Newman, S, Rothschild, MF | title = Intellectual Property Rights in Animal Breeding and Genetics | publisher = CABI Pub | location = Wallingford, Oxon, UK | pages = | isbn = 0-85199-641-8

External links

*cite web | url = http://science.jrank.org/pages/380/Animal-Breeding.html | title = Animal Breeding - The Genetic Basis Of Animal Breeding, Economic Considerations, Modern Methods In Biotechnology, Artificial Insemination

See also

*Selective breeding
*Artificial selection
*Plant breeding
*Agricultural science
*ASReml
*James Hutton
*Robert Bakewell


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