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Rabbits have many uses - as well as being cherished pets, they are bred for their meat and fur, and as laboratory animals. Understanding their genetics and genomics is key to their production and, equally, to their care, welfare and health. Beginning with an introduction to the rabbit, including key information on their evolution, domestication and breed types, The Genetics and Genomics of the Rabbit then concentrates on the genetics and genomics of this valuable animal. Concluding with practical applications such as creating transgenic and genome edited rabbits, biotechnical applications and the rabbit as a biomedical model, this book brings this important topic fully up-to-date. It provides an indispensable resource for animal and veterinary researchers and students, as well as rabbit breeders and laboratory scientists.  361 p.


Authors expertises affiliations

  • Luca Fontanesi, Editor. Full Professor of Animal Breeding and Genetics. Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, University of Bologna (Italy).

  • Publication date (print & electronic format): 2021-06.

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