The latest advances in knowledge of growth biology are now available in a single, seminal volume. Biology of Growth of Domestic Animals critically examines the fundamental process of growth both from a systems viewpoint (mathematical aspects, modeling, cell and molecular biology, hormones, growth factors, the extra-cellular matrix) and at the organ level (muscle, adipose, mammary gland and bone). The text considers the interface of growth with other disciplines including nutrition, genetics, and environment management, as well as specific aspects of growth in livestock and companion animal species. Man?s relationship with animals is reviewed as an introduction to the importance of domestic animals which have been critical to human development providing nutrition, income, transportation, locomotive power, companionship and entertainment.
Colin G. Scanes
Iowa State University Press
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24 April 2003
Professional and scholarly
1. Origins Of Domestic Animals And Their Importance To Man. 2. Fundamental Concepts of Growth. 3. Methods to Measure Animal Composition. 4. Approaches to Assess Animal Growth Potential. 5. Hormones and Growth. 6. Growth Factors. 7. Extra-cellular Matrix and Growth. 8. Muscle Growth. 9. Bone Growth. 10. Adipose Growth. 11. Modeling and Growth. 12. Animal Growth and Meat Quality. 13. Growth of the Mammary Gland. 14. Nutrition and Growth. 15. Genetics and Growth. 16. Environment and Growth. 17. Growth/Performance Enhancement. 18. Immunological Manipulation of Growth. 19. Growth of Livestock. 20. Growth of Poultry. 21. Growth of Companion Animals
Colin G. Scanes is Professor of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames