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Genetic Prehistory in Selective Breeding

A Prelude to Mendel

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Genetic Prehistory in Selective Breeding by Roger Wood
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Before Mendel, who came closest to the truth about heredity? This book examines the activities of sheep breeders able to transform the appearance and qualities of their stock by combining different traits of body or wool into new patterns. Exploiting what were then untried procedures - individual trait selection, very close inbreeding and progeny testing - they demonstrated inheritance from both sexes and showed how it could be stabilised. Major advances in breeding are associated with the English farmer Robert Bakewell (1725-1795). By the following century, when the same procedures had been established at breeding centres in central Europe, theory as well as practice became the subject of wider attention. In the Brno Sheep Breeders' Society, discussions of patterns of heredity finally gave way to the physiological question, 'What is inherited and how?' The question was posed by Cyrill Napp, abbot of the monastery to which Mendel was admitted six years later.
Release date NZ
August 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
11 halftones, 1 table, 4 maps and 11 line drawings
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
342
Dimensions
161x242x23
ISBN-13
9780198505846
Product ID
1859079

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