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Mixed Genes Mix Up Migrations Of Hybrid Birds

Mixed Genes Mix Up Migrations Of Hybrid Birds

University of British Columbia Mixed genes appear to drive hybrid birds to select more difficult routes than their parent species, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists. "Instead of taking well-trodden...

Latest Breeding Stories

2014-07-29 23:16:41

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the downsides to breeding and owning these canines. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 In recent years, the fad of owning designer dog breeds– otherwise known as crossbreed mutts– has become increasingly popular. The Havanese itself has been crossbred with other breeds, producing dogs such as the Hacachon, the Havashire, and the Havanese Shih Tzu. The primary reason designer dogs have become popular is due to the myth that by crossbreeding...

2014-07-29 23:03:14

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Raleigh NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Data...

2014-07-01 23:13:07

Royal Flush Havanese debunks the myth that shaving a dog's coat helps to keep him or her cooler in the summer. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Now that the summer weather has arrived in full force, the intense heat drives many dog owners to book their pooch an appointment at the grooming salon. One of the biggest misconceptions about long haired and double-coated dogs is that they can easily overheat with their longer coats intact through the summer months. Due to this...

Open-pollinated, Hybrid Tomatoes Compared In Variety Evaluation Study
2014-06-24 03:56:13

American Society for Horticultural Science The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector. George Boyhan from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia says that "variety evaluations"--studies that evaluate and develop crop varieties specifically suited for organic production--can be particularly useful to organic producers. "There continues to be need for variety evaluation trials, as many of the...

2014-06-19 23:07:19

To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, CHF and OFA announce a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Social and sporting events for dogs are on the rise. Just like their human counterparts, the more dogs interact, the more at risk they are for contracting illnesses in public places. To help dog...

2014-06-04 08:33:32

Royal Canin Breed Health Nutrition Now Offers Solutions for 15 Adult Pure Breed Dogs ST. CHARLES, Mo., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans love their purebred dogs - in fact, more than 60% of dog owners in the USA report owning a purebred dog([1]). Royal Canin®, the global leader in nutrition designed specifically for the needs of pure breed dogs and pedigreed cats, has added two new formulas to its Breed Health Nutrition line: Beagle and West Highland White Terrier....

2014-06-03 23:03:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The Initiative will provide dog owners and the veterinary community with improved methods for preventing and treating epilepsy in dogs. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has taken a major step to better understand epilepsy in dogs with the launch of an Epilepsy Research Initiative. The goal of the...

2014-04-25 16:23:08

The Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla Gain Full AKC Recognition NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pack has expanded! The American Kennel Club(®) (AKC(®)) announced today the Coton de Tulear and Wirehaired Vizsla will be welcomed to its litter of recognized breeds this year, growing AKC's family to 180. "The AKC is excited to recognize these friendly, outgoing breeds, giving dog lovers everywhere even more choices to fit their lifestyle," said AKC...

2014-04-25 08:29:25

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT) ("BreedIT" or the "Company"), through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, today is pleased to announce that the Company is scheduled to attend and present at the Growth Capital Expo 2014, the premier event in emerging growth company finance, being held at Caesar's...

Genetic Study Tackles Slow Plant Domestication Mystery
2014-04-18 08:06:55

By Diana Lutz, Washington University in St. Louis Domestication genes tend to be insensitive to the rest of the genome and to the environment. Could finding this subset of robust genes have slowed things down? “The Modern View of Domestication,” a special feature of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) published April 29, raises a number of startling questions about a transition in our deep history that most of us take for granted. At the end of the last Ice...


Latest Breeding Reference Libraries

Carinthian Blondvieh Cattle
2014-07-14 12:04:00

The Carinthian Blondvieh is a breed of cattle native to Carinthia, Austria. It is believed to be descendents of the Slovenian cattle which were bred with Gelbvieh cattle to form the Carinthian Blondvieh. Last population count was in 2005 with 524 cows and 40 bulls. A steady increase from the previous count of 421 cows and 42 bulls in 2002. The Carinthian Blondvieh is usually white or pale yellow in color. The horns, mouth and hooves are also pale. The cow can weigh 1,100 to 1,300 pounds...

Caracu Cattle
2014-07-14 11:57:22

The Caracu is a breed of cattle that originated in Brazil. It was developed as a dual purpose cattle utilizing both its meat for beef products and milk for dairy products. Its origin can be traced back to the Minhota, sometime in the mid-1500s. Many hardships from disease to harsh condition made it difficult to raise cattle. The first herd book was established in 1916. In 1980, new breeding techniques and genetic improvements has accelerated the evolution and performance of the Caracu. It...

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

Brangus Cattle
2014-07-12 11:06:20

The Brangus is a breed of beef cattle that originated in 1912 in the United States. It was developed by crossing the Angus cattle and Brahman cattle by the Brangus organization that was formed in 1949. The early development of the Brangus was achieved by the USDA at their Experiment Station in Jeanerette, Louisiana. The intent of the Brangus was to have a desirable beef cattle with the natural ability to thrive in adverse conditions from the Brahman. During the 1930s experimental breeding...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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