The Genetics of Domestic Rabbits: a Manual for Students of Mammalian Genetics and an Aid to Rabbit Breeders and Fur Farmers

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AMONG the fanciers and the commercial breeders of the rabbit, there is an increasing number of those who are inclined to agree that a working knowledge of Mendelism is distinctly helpful in the production of new varieties and in the fixation of those which already exist. So far, their interests have been served, though imperfectly, by frequent articles in those publications which address themselves to the rabbit-keeper; but the need for a small yet comprehensive book on the genetics of the rabbit has, during recent years, become manifest. Prof. W. E. Castle has written a book which is the first serious attempt to include within one small volume all that is known of the genetics of domestic rabbits, and to indicate how this knowledge may be incorporated profitably into breeding practices.

The Genetics of Domestic Rabbits: a Manual for Students of Mammalian Genetics and an Aid to Rabbit Breeders and Fur Farmers.

Prof. W. E. Castle. Pp. vi + 31 + 13 plates. (Cambridge, Mass.:Harvard University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1930.) 6s. net.

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CREW, F. The Genetics of Domestic Rabbits: a Manual for Students of Mammalian Genetics and an Aid to Rabbit Breeders and Fur Farmers . Nature 127, 847–848 (1931). https://doi.org/10.1038/127847a0

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