Chapter 4. Crossbreeding and Coadaptation

  1. Stephen J. G. Hall MA, Phd

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470995433.ch4

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) Crossbreeding and Coadaptation, in Livestock Biodiversity: Genetic Resources for the Farming of the Future, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470995433.ch4

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:

  • crossbreeding;
  • synthetic breeds;
  • livestock breeding;
  • heterosis;
  • breed development programmes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The value of crossbreeding

  • Production of synthetic breeds

  • Molecular indicators of introgression

  • Biotechnology

  • Genetic architectures

  • Conclusions