Type: Book

Advances in poultry genetics and genomics

Editors

Dr Samuel E. Aggrey is a Richard B. Russell Professor of Genetics, NutriGenomics and Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia, with an international reputation for his work on the genetics of feed utilization efficiency and genome selection in poultry. Dr Huaijun Zhou is Professor of Immunogenetics, Genomics, and Bioinformatics in the Animal Science at the University of California Davis and Director of the USAID Feed the Future Lab for Genomics to Improve Poultry which focuses on improving poultry resistance to a range of biotic and abiotic stresses. Dr Michèle Tixier-Boichard is a Senior Scientist at the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE) and is internationally known for her research on the genetics of egg production traits and poultry genetic diversity. Dr Douglas Rhoads is University Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Director of the graduate program in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Arkansas and a leading researcher in the genetics and genomics of poultry diseases.

Dimensions:

229x152mm
6x9"

Publication date:

23 June 2020

Length of book:

540 pages

ISBN-13: 9781786763242

Hardback - £190.00
£190.00
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Description

This collection provides a comprehensive review of recent developments in poultry breeding.

The book begins by reviewing the current challenges facing poultry breeding such as genetic diversity and physiological constraints. It goes on to review recent research on the genetics of key traits, from production traits such as egg production to functional traits such as bone strength, and their implications for breeding. The book then summarises key advances in genomic selection techniques and their application in broiler and layer breeding. It concludes by surveying emerging trends such as the use of epigenetics and genome editing in poultry breeding.

Key features

  • Particular focus on improving functional traits needed for more resilient poultry breeds 
  • Comprehensive coverage of key advances in genomic selection and their practical application in breeding improved breeds of layers and broilers 
  • Looks forward to emerging trends such as the use of epigenetics and genome editing

What others are saying...

“This book represents the state of the art in poultry genetics and genomics, written by world experts in the field. This is a rapidly changing field, so it is timely to have a reference work for the poultry industry, poultry scientists and students, and government and other research organisations. Congratulations to everyone for a timely review on such an important subject.”
Professor David W. Burt, Director of UQ Genomics, University of Queensland, Australia and Honorary Chair in Comparative Genomics, University of Edinburgh, UK

Table of contents

Part 1 Poultry domestication, genetics and physiology
1.The origin and domestication of poultry species: Michèle Tixier-Boichard, University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, France; and Steffen Weigend, Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut and University of Goettingen, Germany;
2.Molecular identification of major morphological mutations: Michèle Tixier-Boichard, University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, France;
3.The genetic basis for pigmentation phenotypes: Leif Andersson, Uppsala University, Sweden;
4.Physiological challenges in poultry breeding: Douglas D. Rhoads and Robert F. Wideman Jr., University of Arkansas, USA;

Part 2 Genetics and genomics of complex traits
5.Genetics and genomics of meat quality traits in poultry species: Elisabeth Le Bihan-Duval, BOA, INRA, Université de Tours, France; Nabeel Alnahhas, BOA, INRA, Université de Tours and YSAAF, INRA, Centre Val-de-Loire, France; Eva Pampouille, BOA, INRA, Université de Tours and ITAVI, INRA, Centre Val-de-Loire, France; Cécile Berri, BOA, INRA, Université de Tours, France; and Behnam Abasht, University of Delaware, USA;
6.Genetics and genomics of egg production traits in poultry species: Anna Wolc, A. Wolc, Iowa State University and Hy-Line International, USA; and J. Arango and J. E. Fulton, Hy-Line International, USA;
7.Genetics and genomics of feed utilization efficiency in poultry species: Behnam Abasht, University of Delaware, USA; Sandrine Mignon-Grasteau, INRA, France; Walter Bottje, University of Arkansas, USA; and Juniper Lake, University of Delaware, USA;
8.Genetics and genomics of behavioral and welfare traits in poultry species: Heng-wei Cheng and Sha Jiang, Livestock Behavior Research Unit, USDA-ARS, USA and Southwest University, China;
9.Genetics and genomics of immunity and disease traits in poultry species: M.-H. Pinard-van der Laan, University Paris-Saclay, INRAE, AgroParisTech, France; J. Kaufman, University of Edinburgh and University of Cambridge, UK; A. Psifidi, Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK; H. Zhou, University of California-Davis, USA; and M. Fife, AVIAGEN UK Ltd. and The Pirbright Institute, UK;
10.Genetics and genomics of skeletal traits: Martin Johnsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden;

Part 3 Use of omics in poultry breeding
11.Theory of genome-wide association for QTL detection: Henk Bovenhuis, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands; Frédéric Farnir, Liège University, Belgium; and Pascale Le Roy, French National Institute for Agricultural Research, France;
12.Genomic selection in poultry breeding using Bayesian methods: L. Varona, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain; and S. Aggrey and R. Rekaya, University of Georgia, USA;
13.Genomic selection in poultry breeding using single-step genomic best linear unbiased prediction: Ignacy Misztal and Daniela Lourenco, University of Georgia, USA;
14.Application of genomic selection (GS) in breeding commercial meat-type chickens: Andreas Kranis, Roslin Institute – University of Edinburgh and AVIAGEN UK Ltd., UK; and Gerasimos Maniatis, AVIAGEN UK Ltd., UK;
15.Application of genomic selection in commercial egg-type populations: J. E. Fulton, Hy-Line International, USA and A. Wolc, Hy-Line International and Iowa State University, USA;
16.Landscape genomics: application in poultry breeding: Romdhane Rekaya and Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA;

Part 4 Emerging issues and future challenges in poultry breeding;
17.Breeding for small-scale poultry farming: R. N. Chatterjee, ICAR-Directorate of Poultry Research, India;
18.Breeding for sustainability and plasticity in functional traits: reality or fiction in the midst of conflicting interests: Samuel E. Aggrey, University of Georgia, USA; Paul B. Siegel, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University, USA; and Romdhane Rekaya, University of Georgia, USA;
19.The use of nutrigenomics in poultry breeding for sustainable production: Sami Dridi, University of Arkansas, USA;
20.The use of epigenetics in poultry breeding: Johan Buyse, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium; Anne Collin and Vincent Coustham, INRAE, France; Elske de Haas, Utrecht University, The Netherlands; and Frédérique Pitel, INRAE, France;
21.The use of genome editing in poultry breeding: Maeve Ballantyne, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), UK; Dadakhalandar Doddamani, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK; and Michael J. McGrew, The Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH), UK;