Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens by Margaret Derry

By Margaret Derry

Chickens at the moment are the main scientifically engineered of cattle. How have the tools utilized by geneticists differed from these hired by means of family breeders over the years? Art and technological know-how in Breeding details the connection among farm practices and agricultural genetics in fowl breeding from 1850 to 1960.

Margaret E. Derry strains the heritage and association of chook breeding in North the United States, from craft methods and breeding as an ‘art,’ to the conflicts that had emerged among conventional and clinical tools by means of the Nineteen Forties. Derry assesses hyperlinks among the 'scientific' revolution of poultry farming and the improvement of company breeding as a contemporary, foreign undefined. utilizing chicken as a case learn for the broader narrative of agricultural genetics, Art and technological know-how in Breeding adds significant wisdom to a speedily transforming into box of inquiry.

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