Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

Genetics of the Pig

First Page

313

Last Page

343

Abstract

Reproduction, a process essential to maintenance of a species, must be under relatively strict genetic control. This genetic control must ensure that the steps in the reproductive process are repeated with great certainty and precision. Natural selection influenced these steps well before the pig was domesticated over 5000 years ago and humans applied artificial selection. However, nature did not remove genetic variation entirely and humankind has effectively altered the pig to fit social, food and environmental needs.

Comments

This is a chapter from Rothschild, M. F. and J. P. Bidanel. 1998. Biology and genetics of reproduction. In:Genetics of the Pig, M. Rothschild and A. Ruvinksy (Eds.). CABI Press. pp. 313-343. Posted wtih permission.

Copyright Owner

The Authors

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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