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Animal Genetics provides a valuable, wide-ranging introduction to genetic principles and their applications to production and companion animals. This book provides a useful overview to those new to the field of animal genetics and breeding. Covering a diverse array of topics, from population and quantitative genetics to epigenetics and biotechnology, Animal Genetics will be an invaluable educational resource. Animal Genetics brings together student-oriented contributions from some of the world's most reknowned animal scientists. Divided into six sections placing fundamental principles alongside useful application, the book's comprehensive coverage will make it an ideal fit for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in animal breeding and genetics.