2009

Adaptation and Fitness in Animal Populations

Evolutionary and Breeding Perspectives on Genetic Resource Management

ISBN: 978-1-4020-9004-2 (Print) 978-1-4020-9005-9 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XII

  2. Modelling Fitness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      Defining Fitness in Natural and Domesticated Populations

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      Pages 15-39

      Genetic Architecture of Reproductive Fitness and its Consequences

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      Pages 41-52

      Fitness Traits in Animal Breeding Programs

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      Pages 53-55

      Discussion

  3. Maintaining Fitness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57

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      Pages 59-81

      Maintaining Genetic Variation in Fitness

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      Pages 83-101

      Spherical Cows Grazing in Flatland: Constraints to Selection and Adaptation

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      Pages 103-124

      Maintaining Fitness by Within Breed Selection

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      Pages 125-127

      Discussion

  4. The Genetic Basis of Adaptation

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129

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      Pages 131-149

      Some Evolutionary Consequences of Niche Construction with Genotype-Environment Interaction

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      Pages 151-167

      Genotype by Environment Interaction in Farm Animals

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      Pages 169-182

      Drosophila and Selection in Nature: From Laboratory Fitness Components to Field Assessments

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      Pages 183-188

      Discussion

  5. Strategies for Managing Diversity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 189-189

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      Pages 191-200

      Strategies to Exploit Genetic Variation While Maintaining Diversity

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      Pages 201-227

      Managing Genetic Diversity, Fitness and Adaptation of Farm Animal Genetic Resources

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      Pages 229-232

      Livestock Genetic Resources: Preserving Genetic Adaptations for Future Use

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      Pages 233-234

      Discussion

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      Pages 235-236

      Concluding Summary

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      Pages 237-256

      Stuart Barker’s Contributions to Population Genetics and Animal Breeding: Exploring Fitness, Evolution and Animal Genetics

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 257-258