The Genetics of the Dog

CABI
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This comprehensive reference book contains the latest research and information on dog genetics. No similar book is currently available - this is the first high level research work on the topic.Written by the leading authorities in the field from Europe, the USA, Russia and Australia
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CABI
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Published on
Dec 31, 2001
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Pages
564
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ISBN
9780851990781
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Language
English
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Genres
Pets / Dogs / General
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