Pedigree Analysis in R

Pedigree Analysis in R
Author: Magnus Dehli Vigeland
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN 10: 0128245603
ISBN 13: 9780128245606
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedigree Analysis in R Book Review:

Pedigree Analysis in R gives an introduction to the theory of relatedness and covers a range of applications in forensic and medical genetics. The book's material was developed through teaching courses on genetic relatedness, pedigree analysis and R, and offers insights from a decade of research activities in forensic and medical genetics. The R code in the book uses the ped suite, a unified collection of packages for pedigree analysis, developed by the author. All code examples are given in full, allowing accurate reproduction of figures and results. At the end of each chapter, a selection of exercises encourages the reader to explore further and perform their own analyses. Introduction to the theory of genetic relatedness, richly illustrated with classic and novel examples In-depth case studies including kinship testing, pedigree reconstruction, linkage analysis and clinical segregation analysis Easy-to-follow R code with explanations Based on the ped suite packages for pedigree analysis in R Suitable for R users at all levels, including complete beginners Exercises after each chapter

Relationship Inference with Familias and R

Relationship Inference with Familias and R
Author: Thore Egeland,Daniel Kling,Petter Mostad
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-12-24
ISBN 10: 012802626X
ISBN 13: 9780128026267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Relationship Inference with Familias and R Book Review:

Relationship Inference in Familias and R discusses the use of Familias and R software to understand genetic kinship of two or more DNA samples. This software is commonly used for forensic cases to establish paternity, identify victims or analyze genetic evidence at crime scenes when kinship is involved. The book explores utilizing Familias software and R packages for difficult situations including inbred families, mutations and missing data from degraded DNA. The book additionally addresses identification following mass disasters, familial searching, non-autosomal marker analysis and relationship inference using linked markers. The second part of the book focuses on more statistical issues such as estimation and uncertainty of model parameters. Although written for use with human DNA, the principles can be applied to non-human genetics for animal pedigrees and/or analysis of plants for agriculture purposes. The book contains necessary tools to evaluate any type of forensic case where kinship is an issue. This volume focuses on the core material and omits most general background material on probability, statistics and forensic genetics Each chapter includes exercises with available solutions The web page familias.name contains supporting material

Theoretical Aspects of Pedigree Analysis

Theoretical Aspects of Pedigree Analysis
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: RAMOT-TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY, ISRAEL
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9652744247
ISBN 13: 9789652744241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding

Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding
Author: Fikret Isik,James Holland,Christian Maltecca
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-09-09
ISBN 10: 3319551779
ISBN 13: 9783319551777
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetic Data Analysis for Plant and Animal Breeding Book Review:

This book fills the gap between textbooks of quantitative genetic theory, and software manuals that provide details on analytical methods but little context or perspective on which methods may be most appropriate for a particular application. Accordingly this book is composed of two sections. The first section (Chapters 1 to 8) covers topics of classical phenotypic data analysis for prediction of breeding values in animal and plant breeding programs. In the second section (Chapters 9 to 13) we provide the concept and overall review of available tools for using DNA markers for predictions of genetic merits in breeding populations. With advances in DNA sequencing technologies, genomic data, especially single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers, have become available for animal and plant breeding programs in recent years. Analysis of DNA markers for prediction of genetic merit is a relatively new and active research area. The algorithms and software to implement these algorithms are changing rapidly. This section represents state-of-the-art knowledge on the tools and technologies available for genetic analysis of plants and animals. However, readers should be aware that the methods or statistical packages covered here may not be available or they might be out of date in a few years. Ultimately the book is intended for professional breeders interested in utilizing these tools and approaches in their breeding programs. Lastly, we anticipate the usage of this volume for advanced level graduate courses in agricultural and breeding courses.

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult
Author: Jean-Pierre Lavoie
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2019-08-29
ISBN 10: 1119190312
ISBN 13: 9781119190318
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult Book Review:

Written by today's leading experts, this book keeps practitioners completely current with the latest in disease management of horses, taking a clear and practical approach ideal for daily equine practice. Arranged by subject for efficient searching, each topic covers clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. Practitioners gain quick access to information about conditions and disorders encompassing behavior, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, laboratory tests, musculoskeletal, neonatology, neurology, ophthalmology, respiratory, theriogenology, toxicology, and urinary diseases. Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Equine, Third Edition enhances the practitioner's skills in evidence-based treatment planning, and is unmatched for its comprehensive coverage of more than 500 diseases and conditions. This handy, practical guide will help cut down on time spent navigating through other resources, so that equine veterinarians and veterinary students can study, diagnose, and treat with greater efficacy. Key Features The premier all-in-one equine resource designed specifically for quick information retrieval Divided into identically formatted topics for easy searching by alphabetical listing or by body system Coverage of more than 500 diseases and conditions Fast access to the accumulated wisdom of hundreds of veterinary experts Includes a companion website with 43 editable client handouts, 3 video clips, 8 color images, and select further reading

Modeling Survival Data Extending the Cox Model

Modeling Survival Data  Extending the Cox Model
Author: Terry M. Therneau,Patricia M. Grambsch
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 1475732945
ISBN 13: 9781475732948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modeling Survival Data Extending the Cox Model Book Review:

This book is for statistical practitioners, particularly those who design and analyze studies for survival and event history data. Building on recent developments motivated by counting process and martingale theory, it shows the reader how to extend the Cox model to analyze multiple/correlated event data using marginal and random effects. The focus is on actual data examples, the analysis and interpretation of results, and computation. The book shows how these new methods can be implemented in SAS and S-Plus, including computer code, worked examples, and data sets.

Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats

Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats
Author: Alex Gough,Alison Thomas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-26
ISBN 10: 1444359916
ISBN 13: 9781444359916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breed Predispositions to Disease in Dogs and Cats Book Review:

This unique resource brings together valuable information on breed-related diseases in one quick-reference volume. Divided into one section for dogs and another for cats, inherited and other prevalent disorders are listed breed-by-breed. The final section describes each of the disorders in more detail. All the information is drawn from high-quality sources, including research journals and veterinary texts, with extensive references provided. This invaluable reference helps veterinary professionals to advise clients on their choice of breed and what problems to look out for. Whether you're a veterinarian, geneticist, a breeder, or a pet owner, this fully-referenced book will save you hours of searching through scattered literature.

Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production

Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production
Author: EAAP scientific committee
Publsiher: Wageningen Academic Publishers
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2014-08-13
ISBN 10: 9086867995
ISBN 13: 9789086867998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Book of Abstracts of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production Book Review:

This Book of Abstracts is the main publication of the 65th Annual Meeting of the European Federation for Animal Science 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. It contains abstracts of the invited papers and contributed presentations. The meeting addressed subjects relating to science and innovation. Important problems were also discussed during the sessions of EAAP's nine Commissions: Animal Genetics, Animal Nutrition, Animal Management and Health, Animal Physiology, Cattle Production, Sheep and Goat Production, Pig Production, Horse Production and Livestock Farming Systems.

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult Ruminant

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult  Ruminant
Author: Christopher Chase,Kaitlyn Lutz,Erica McKenzie,Ahmed Tibary
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1008
Release: 2017-10-23
ISBN 10: 1119064686
ISBN 13: 9781119064688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blackwell s Five Minute Veterinary Consult Ruminant Book Review:

Blackwell's Five-Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Second Edition keeps practitioners completely current with the latest in disease management for ruminants and camelids. Updates the first all-in-one ruminant resource designed specifically for quick information retrieval Provides identically formatted topics for easy searching by alphabetical listing or by discipline, with each topic indicating the species affected Offers fast access to the accumulated wisdom of hundreds of veterinary experts Adds more than 100 new topics, with significant revisions to existing topics Includes access to a companion website with additional topics, client education handouts, and figures

Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees

Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees
Author: Elizabeth Alison Thompson
Publsiher: IMS
Total Pages: 169
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780940600492
ISBN 13: 0940600498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Statistical Inference from Genetic Data on Pedigrees Book Review:

Annotation While this monograph is not about show dogs or cats, its statistical methods could be applied to tracing the pedigree of these species as well as humans. Thompson (U. of Washington) covers such topics as genetic models, population allele frequencies, kinship/inbreeding coefficients, and Monte Carlo estimation. Includes supporting tables and figures. Suitable as a supplementary text or primary text for advanced students. Lacks an index. c. Book News Inc.

Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics

Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics
Author: James H. Mielke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 146133084X
ISBN 13: 9781461330844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Developments in Anthropological Genetics Book Review:

The papers in this volume were presented as part of the University of Kansas Department of Anthropology Distinguished Lecture Program on Anthro pological Genetics. Consecutively, each contributor spent approximately a week on the campus at Lawrence participating in a seminar. The contributors to this volume were not on campus at one time, but visited us on alternating weeks; hence, a symposium-type interchange was not possible between all participants. However, the students and faculty of Kansas University acted as a sounding board. This volume can be considered a companion and continuation of Methods and Theories of Anthropological Genetics, which was based upon a symposium on the state of the art in 1971. This present volume reflects what we consider to be some of the advances and current developments in anthropological genetics since 1973. Emphasis has shifted, to some degree, away from population struc ture analysis (as depicted in Crawford and Workman) to genetic epidemiology. However, population structure still remains a fertile and ongoing area of research with many theoretical questions still remaining unanswered.

American Journal of Medical Genetics

American Journal of Medical Genetics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1984
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B3529710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology

An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology
Author: Lyle J. Palmer,George Davey Smith,Paul R. Burton
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2011-05-31
ISBN 10: 1861348975
ISBN 13: 9781861348975
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology Book Review:

Genetic epidemiology is a field that has acquired a central role in modern biomedical science. This book provides an introduction to genetic epidemiology that begins with a primer in human molecular genetics and then examines the standard methods in population genetics and genetic epidemiology

Genetics and the Extinction of Species

Genetics and the Extinction of Species
Author: Laura Landweber,Andrew Dobson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-12
ISBN 10: 069122403X
ISBN 13: 9780691224039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genetics and the Extinction of Species Book Review:

Darwin's Origin of Species and Dobzhansky's Genetics and the Origin of Species have been the cornerstones of modern evolutionary and population genetic theory for the past hundred years, but in the twenty-first century, biologists will face graver problems of extinction. In this collection, a team of leading biologists demonstrates why the burgeoning field of conservation biology must continue to rely on the insights of population genetics if we are to preserve the diversity of living species. Technological and theoretical developments throughout the 1990s have allowed for important new insights into how populations have evolved in response to past selection pressures, while providing a broad new understanding of the genetic structure of natural populations. The authors explore these advances and argue for the applicability of new genetic methods in conservation biology. The volume covers such topics as the reasons for extinctions, the best ways to measure biodiversity, and the benefits and drawbacks of policies like captive breeding. Genetics and the Extinction of Species is a rich source of information for biologists and policymakers who want to learn more about the host of tools, theories, and approaches available for conserving biodiversity. In addition to the editors, the contributors to the volume are William Amos, Rebecca Cann, Kathryn Rodriguez-Clark, Leslie Douglas, Leonard Freed, Paul Harvey, Kent Holsinger, Russell Lande, and Helen Steers.

Genealogical Genetic Structure

Genealogical Genetic Structure
Author: C. Cannings
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1981-11-26
ISBN 10: 9780521239462
ISBN 13: 052123946X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genealogical Genetic Structure Book Review:

Although the long-term processes of evolution are selection and mutation, the infrastructure of a population is a no less important force in determining the distributions of genetic characteristics observable within populations. In small populations, and in particular in human populations, complex patterns of genealogical relationship between individuals can be an important factor in the maintenance of genetic variability. The aim of this book is to develop the quantitative theory of the interrelationship between the genealogical and the genetic structures of a population. Aspects of other structural features, such as migration patterns, are also discussed, but are not central to the development. There are three major aspects; each comprises two chapters of the text. First, genealogical relationships are characterized in a way which can illuminate their genetic consequences. Second, the evolutionary aspects of genealogical structure are developed. Finally, the last two chapters present methods of characterizing the complete structure of a genealogy, and of computing relevant parameters of genealogical structure; these topics are of relevance to genetic epidemiology as well as to population genetics.

Establishment of an Inbreeding Index in Holstein Dairy Cattle Using DNA Fingerprinting

Establishment of an Inbreeding Index in Holstein Dairy Cattle Using DNA Fingerprinting
Author: Suiyang Li
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:427974567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Establishment of an Inbreeding Index in Holstein Dairy Cattle Using DNA Fingerprinting Book Review:

"In order to establish a method of assessing the degree of inbreeding within herds of cattle, we constructed a calibration index relating kinship and the degree of DNA band sharing in DNA fingerprints. Firstly, chickens were used as a model system to test the possibility of using microsatellite DNA as a probe for DNA fingerprinting in inbreeding analysis. Six genetic groups of chickens with estimated coefficients of inbreeding ranging from 0.026 to $>$ 0.98 (pedigree analysis) were fingerprinted using the minisatellite probe derived from M13 and the microsatellite probe (CAC)$ sb5$. The degree of band sharing using either probe increased in concert with the known amount of inbreeding and was described by the equation Y = 0.56X ($ pm$0.06) + 0.42 ($ pm$0.03); r = 0.998. Since in-gel hybridization using the microsatellite probes was faster and less labour intensive than using the minisatellite probe, it was used in the subsequent studies. Pedigree analysis in Holstein dairy cattle allowed for the empirical calibration of the association of band sharing with the coefficient of relatedness, (r), defined as the expected proportion of genes in 2 individuals that are identical by descent (i.e. for monozygous twins r = 1; for first order relatives r = 0.5; for half sibs r = 0.25 etc.). The average band sharing between pairs (6 pairs at each r value) of individuals within each class formed the basis for calibration. DNA was digested using RsaI. The relationship between band sharing and relatedness was well represented by a linear approximation Y = 0.51X ($ pm$0.09) + 0.50 ($ pm$0.04); r = 0.992. Using this calibration curve, random samples of animals within herds can be tested to establish the herd variability and to minimize inbreeding." --

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Geoscientists

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Geoscientists
Author: Guangren Shi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2013-10-09
ISBN 10: 0124104754
ISBN 13: 9780124104754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Geoscientists Book Review:

Currently there are major challenges in data mining applications in the geosciences. This is due primarily to the fact that there is a wealth of available mining data amid an absence of the knowledge and expertise necessary to analyze and accurately interpret the same data. Most geoscientists have no practical knowledge or experience using data mining techniques. For the few that do, they typically lack expertise in using data mining software and in selecting the most appropriate algorithms for a given application. This leads to a paradoxical scenario of "rich data but poor knowledge". The true solution is to apply data mining techniques in geosciences databases and to modify these techniques for practical applications. Authored by a global thought leader in data mining, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery for Geoscientists addresses these challenges by summarizing the latest developments in geosciences data mining and arming scientists with the ability to apply key concepts to effectively analyze and interpret vast amounts of critical information. Focuses on 22 of data mining’s most practical algorithms and popular application samples Features 36 case studies and end-of-chapter exercises unique to the geosciences to underscore key data mining applications Presents a practical and integrated system of data mining and knowledge discovery for geoscientists Rigorous yet broadly accessible to geoscientists, engineers, researchers and programmers in data mining Introduces widely used algorithms, their basic principles and conditions of applications, diverse case studies, and suggests algorithms that may be suitable for specific applications

Oswaal CBSE Laboratory Manual Class 12 Biology Book For 2022 Exam

Oswaal CBSE Laboratory Manual Class 12 Biology Book  For 2022 Exam
Author: Oswaal Editorial Board
Publsiher: Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2021-03-26
ISBN 10: 9390411866
ISBN 13: 9789390411863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oswaal CBSE Laboratory Manual Class 12 Biology Book For 2022 Exam Book Review:

"• It is strictly according to the latest CBSE guidelines

• It contains all NCERT Lab Manual Questions, fully solved

• It contains more than sufficient viva voce questions for practice

• It also includes brief description of each activity/experiment, which will help students in practicing and completing their lab work. "

Principles of Biology

Principles of Biology
Author: Lisa Bartee,Walter Shiner,Catherine Creech
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781636350417
ISBN 13: 1636350410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Biology Book Review:

The Principles of Biology sequence (BI 211, 212 and 213) introduces biology as a scientific discipline for students planning to major in biology and other science disciplines. Laboratories and classroom activities introduce techniques used to study biological processes and provide opportunities for students to develop their ability to conduct research.

Proceedings of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science

Proceedings of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Author: American Statistical Association. Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015054014496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the Section on Bayesian Statistical Science Book Review: