Future trends in Animal Breeding due to new genetic tecnologies

Toro Ibañez, Miguel Angel (2011). Future trends in Animal Breeding due to new genetic tecnologies. "Advances in Animal Biosciences", v. 1 (n. 3); pp. 546-557. ISSN 2040-4700. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2040470010005431.

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Title: Future trends in Animal Breeding due to new genetic tecnologies
Author/s:
  • Toro Ibañez, Miguel Angel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Advances in Animal Biosciences
Date: January 2011
ISSN: 2040-4700
Volume: 1
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Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Producción Animal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Darwin theory of evolution by natural selection is based on three principles: (a) variation; (b) inheritance; and (c) natural selection. Here, I take these principles as an excuse to review some topics related to the future research prospects in Animal Breeding. With respect to the first principle I describe two forms of variation different from mutation that are becoming increasingly important: variation in copy number and microRNAs. With respect to the second principle I comment on the possible relevance of non-mendelian inheritance, the so-called epigenetic effects, of which the genomic imprinting is the best characterized in domestic species. Regarding selection principle I emphasize the importance of selection for social traits and how this could contribute to both productivity and animal welfare. Finally, I analyse the impact of molecular biology in Animal Breeding, the achievements and limitations of quantitative trait locus and classical marker-assisted selection and the future of genomic selection

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Item ID: 11809
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11809/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11809
DOI: 10.1017/S2040470010005431
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 02 Oct 2012 10:05
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2014 10:51
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