Chapter 3. Ecological Adaptations of Breeds

  1. Stephen J. G. Hall MA, Phd

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995433.ch3

Livestock Biodiversity: Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future

Livestock Biodiversity: Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future

How to Cite

Hall, S. J. G. (ed) (2004) Ecological Adaptations of Breeds, in Livestock Biodiversity: Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995433.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lincoln

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632054992

Online ISBN: 9780470995433

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Keywords:

  • livestock breeds;
  • ecological adaptations;
  • genotype-environment interaction;
  • physiological adaptation;
  • rehydration

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Genotype-environment interaction

  • Body size and physiological adaptation

  • Adaptations to extreme temperatures

  • Adaptations to the vegetation environment

  • Coping with parasites and disease

  • Conclusions