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A genetic case study. Engineering biotechnologies for practical application to livestock will speed technology transfer to breeding companies

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3 Author(s)
G. Plastow ; Dalgety Food Technol. Centre, Cambridge, UK ; K. Siggens ; D. McLaren

Animal improvement first became organized during the 18th and 19th centuries through the efforts of individual enthusiasts culminating in the formation of Breed Societies. In the first half of the 20th century, Mendelian theory was combined with new developments in statistics to produce the science of Quantitative Genetics, the field of genetics dealing with the inheritance of quantitative characters influenced by many genes. This produced the theoretical framework for modern day breeding.<>

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IEEE Potentials  (Volume:13 ,  Issue: 1 )