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Read more about Quantitative Methods for Plant Breeding

Quantitative Methods for Plant Breeding

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Suza and Lamkey

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC

This open textbook covers common statistics used in agriculture research, including experimental design in plant breeding and genetics, as well as the analysis of variance, regression, and correlation.

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Read more about Cultivar Development

Cultivar Development

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Suza, Lamkey, and Mumm

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC

This open textbook places emphasis on the design of a process pipeline for continuous development of new improved cultivars as a means to implement the cycle of crop improvement. Essential topics in New Line Development and New Line Evaluation are addressed, such as choice of parents, creation of progeny, and evaluation and selection of progeny. Students learn to design a process pipeline to produce improved cultivars that meet a specific product target which represents stakeholders’ needs.

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Read more about Quantitative Genetics for Plant Breeding

Quantitative Genetics for Plant Breeding

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Suza and Lamkey

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC

This open textbook is intended to expose students to the application of quantitative genetic models to plant breeding populations. Specific topics include conducting and interpreting multi-environment trials, resource allocation using engineering principles, genetic modeling of quantitative traits, simulation modeling, variance, covariance and heritability, prediction, selection, and genetic gain.

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Read more about Organic Chemistry - A Tenth Edition

Organic Chemistry - A Tenth Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: McMurry

Publisher: OpenStax

License: CC BY-NC-SA

John McMurry's Organic Chemistry is renowned as the most clearly written book available for organic chemistry. In John McMurry's words, "I wrote this book because I love writing. I get great pleasure and satisfaction from taking a complicated subject, turning it around until I see it clearly from a new angle, and then explaining it in simple words." In Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition from OpenStax, McMurry continues this tradition while updating scientific discoveries, highlighting new applications, scrutinizing every piece of art, and providing example problems to assist students. Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition continues to meet the scope and sequence of a two-semester organic chemistry course that follows a functional group approach. A highlighted list of changes along with a detailed table of contents and ancillary descriptions can be found on the Instructor and Student resources sections of this page. John McMurry decided to publish Organic Chemistry: A Tenth Edition under an open license as a tribute to his son, Peter McMurry, who passed away from cystic fibrosis in December 2019. Please click here to learn more about Peter's legacy and to support the fight against cystic fibrosis.

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Read more about Basic Scientific Food Preparation Lab Manual

Basic Scientific Food Preparation Lab Manual

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This lab book is intended for use in both the lab and kitchen. Each section of the book contains learning objectives, lab problems to be solved, recipes, questions, and observation charts for the input of data.

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Read more about Sinergia Científica: Integrando las Ciencias desde una Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria

Sinergia Científica: Integrando las Ciencias desde una Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Guamán Rivera, Herrera-Feijoo, Paredes-Peralta, Ruiz-Sánchez, Bonilla-Morejón, Samaniego-Quiguiri, Paredes-Fierro, Fernández-Vélez, Almeida-Blacio, and Rivadeneira-Moreira

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

"Sinergia Científica: Integrando las Ciencias desde una Perspectiva Multidisciplinaria" es un compendio de estudios que abarcan diversas disciplinas, uniendo la ciencia en un esfuerzo colectivo para resolver problemas complejos. El primer capítulo presenta una innovación en la cuyicultura sostenible, explorando la suplementación alimenticia con harina de amaranto y cúrcuma en cuyes. El segundo capítulo se adentra en el ámbito social, analizando los Derechos Humanos desde la perspectiva de las poblaciones vulnerables. En el tercer capítulo, se introduce un enfoque innovador en ingeniería civil, utilizando polímeros reciclados para el diseño de revestimientos de cunetas. El cuarto capítulo examina el impacto económico de la facturación electrónica en el sector de imprentas, un avance tecnológico crucial en la era digital. Finalmente, el quinto capítulo explora la influencia del neuromarketing en la rentabilidad de las PYMES, uniendo la neurociencia y el marketing para optimizar las estrategias comerciales. Este libro es un testimonio de cómo la integración multidisciplinaria puede conducir a soluciones innovadoras y sostenibles.

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Read more about Transformando la Ganadería: Evaluación de las Explotaciones de Vacunos

Transformando la Ganadería: Evaluación de las Explotaciones de Vacunos

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributors: Ramos-Acuña, Palomino-Pastrana, Yaulilahua-Huacho, Zela-Payi, Sumarriva-Bustinza, Porras-Roque, and Camposano-Córdova

Publisher: Editorial Grupo AEA

License: CC BY-NC-SA

El estudio se realizó en 18 distritos de la provincia de Huancavelica, encuestando a 426 productores de bovino durante 2020. Los productores, con un nivel educativo primario o sin educación en su mayoría, se dedican principalmente a la agricultura y la ganadería, y no suelen recibir sueldo por su trabajo. La raza principal de ganado es la Brown Swiss (37.6%), y los productores mantienen un promedio de 6.5 cabezas de vacuno, con un sistema de producción semi extensivo. El objetivo principal de la crianza de bovinos es la producción de leche (46.9%) y doble propósito (44.1%), aunque la mayoría de los productores no puede determinar el peso vivo del bovino que vende. Aunque se practica el pastoreo y la suplementación con sal común, no se conservan pastos para la temporada seca, y la mayoría de los productores tiene dificultades para detectar el celo y determinar la edad al primer servicio. Predomina la monta natural, sin mejoramiento genético, y no se realiza un manejo adecuado de enfermedades como la mastitis y la fasciola. Los productores carecen de equipos y maquinarias, no reciben asistencia técnica adecuada y no siguen un calendario sanitario. Se concluye que la administración y la asistencia técnica en áreas como la reproducción, la sanidad, el mejoramiento genético y la alimentación son deficientes.

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Read more about Chemistry Techniques and Explorations: An Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Manual - First Edition

Chemistry Techniques and Explorations: An Introductory Chemistry Laboratory Manual - First Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Albert

Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

License: CC BY-SA

Chemistry Techniques and Explorations (2023) by Dr. Daniel R. Albert is an eTextbook laboratory manual for first semester introductory chemistry courses. The manual includes two different types of experiments (Technique and Exploration) designed to engage students in chemistry laboratory practices. Technique laboratories are designed for students to learn and practice chemistry laboratory skills that are utilized in a wide variety of disciplines. Exploration laboratories provide freedom and time for students to use previously acquired skills toward answering a new application focused question. Exploration laboratories help build the scientific thinking skills necessary to approach novel problems. The goal of this lab manual is to build both fundamental techniques and problem-solving skills that aid students in becoming practicing scientists.

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Read more about Laboratory Manual: General Chemistry I Honors - First Edition

Laboratory Manual: General Chemistry I Honors - First Edition

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Adeyiga

Publisher: The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT)

License: CC BY-NC-SA

General Chemistry I Honors Laboratory Manual (2023) is an eTextbook designed to provide a practical, hands-on approach to learning chemistry for students taking General Chemistry I Honors courses. The manual covers fundamental principles of chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, gas laws, and thermodynamics. The book is divided into chapters, each focusing on a specific topic. Each experiment in the manual is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, pre-lab questions, and post-lab questions, helping students to develop their analytical and problem-solving skills.

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Read more about Introducing Mathematical Biology

Introducing Mathematical Biology

Copyright Year: 2023

Contributor: Best

Publisher: The University of Sheffield

License: CC BY

Mathematical modelling plays an increasingly important role in almost any area of life sciences, and this interactive textbook focuses on the areas of population ecology, infectious diseases, immunology and cell dynamics, gene networks and pharmacokinetics. It is aimed at anyone who is interested in learning about how to model biological systems, including undergraduate and postgraduate mathematics students who have not studied mathematical biology before, life-sciences students with an interest in modelling, and post-16 mathematics students interested in university-level material. Some mathematical knowledge is assumed, and the mathematical models used are all in the form of ordinary differential equations.

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