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Title: Studies on the incidence of kemp in the fleece of Scottish mountain blackface sheep, with special reference to inheritance
Author: Bryant, Donald M.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1933
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1.Notes on the origin, history and distribution. of the Scottish Mountain Blackface breed of sheep are given. 2. The salient points of the breed type of the Scottish Mountain Blackface sheep are described; the characteristics of the fleece are discussed and a definition of kemp fibres as encountered in the wool of this breed is given. Observations on the macroscopic characters, growth, and economic importance of kemp in relation to the utilisation. of Blackface and other wools, are included. 3. Investigations to discover the nature of the distribution of kemp over the body and the methods adopted in obtaining samples are described. 4. A short description of the system of flock management of the sheep which supplied most of the experimental material is given, with special reference to the methods employed to mark and record the ewes and lambs. 5. Laboratory methods used in making analyses of the wool samples are described in detail. 6. Data accumulated from the analyses of the wool samples collected are presented. 7. A discussion of the facts emerging from the data is given, including a survey of the results obtained by other workers.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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