Cattle for the tropics publications

By September 30th, 2010

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Cattle for the tropics.


Rendel JM, 1984, ‘Decline in the number of breeds, its consequences and remedies’, Genetics: new frontiers, Proc. XV Int. Congress of Genetics, Applied genetics, New Delhi, Oxford IBH Publishing Co., IV: 23-33.

Rendel JM, 1983, ‘Creating new breeds in the wet tropics’, Dairy cattle breeding in the humid tropics, Working papers presented at the F.A.O./G.A.O, Expert Consultation held in Hissar, India, February 12-17, 1979, Hissar: Haryana Agricultural University, pp.188-198.

Rendel JM, 1981, ‘Adaptation of livestock to their environment’, Animal genetic resources conservation and management, Proc. FAO/UNEP Technical Consultation, Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, pp.190-200.

Rendel JM, 1981, ‘Cattle production in the tropics and improvement through breeding’, 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production, No.G2.1, 11 pages.

Rendel JM, 1979, ‘Canalisation and selection’, In: Quantitative Genetic Variation, Thompson JM, Thoday JM (eds), New York, Academic Press, pp.139-56.

Rendel JM, 1977, ‘Genetic variance and selection’, Proc. 3rd Int. Cong. Soc. Advanced Breeding Res in Asia and Oceania, Animal breeding papers pp.20 (ii) 12.

Rendel JM, 1977, ‘Canalisation in quantitative genetics’, Proc. Int. Conf. Quantitative Genetics, August 16-21, 1976. Ames, Iowa State University Press, pp.23-28.

Rendel JM, 1974, ‘Round table: adaptability of farm animals to tropical conditions’, 1st world congress on genetics applied to livestock production, Madrid, Spain, Editorial Garsi, 2: 211-279.

Rendel JM, 1972, ‘Breeding cattle for the Australian North’, World Review of Animal Production, 8: 48-56.

Rendel JM, 1972, ‘Dairy cattle in hot climates’, World Review of Animal Production, 8: 16-24.

Rendel JM, 1968, ‘Genetic control of a developmental process’, In: Population Biology and Evolution, Lewontin RC (ed), Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, pp.47-66.

Rendel JM, 1968, ‘Control of developmental processes’, In: Evolution and Environment, Drake ET (ed), New Haven, Yale University Press, pp.341-349.

Rendel JM, 1965, ‘Effects of genetic change at different levels’, Proc. 16 Int. Congr. Zool., Ideas in Modern Biology, New York, Natural History Press, 6: 285-295.

Rendel JM, 1956, ‘Cattle breeding for the tropical North’, In: Beef Cattle in Australia, O’Loghlen F (ed), Sydney, F. H. Johnston Pub. Coy., pp.77-83.


Rendel JM, 1980, ‘Low calving rates in Brahman cross cattle’, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 58: 207-210.

Rendel JM, Binet FE, 1974, ‘The effect of environment on heritability and predicted selection response: a reply’, Heredity, 33: 106-108.

Rendel JM, 1969, ‘Model relating gene replicas and gene repression to phenotypic expression and variability’, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 64: 578-583.

Moule GR, Norman MJT, Jones RJ, Rendel JM, 1963, ‘Development of pastures and beef cattle for northern Australia’, UNCSAT, Pap. no. E/CONF.39/C/396.

Rendel JM, 1962, ‘The relation between gene and phenotype’, J. Theoret. Biol., 2: 296-308.

Rendel JM, 1960, ‘Animal improvement’, J. Aust. Inst. Ag. Sci., 26: 183.

Rendel JM, 1958 ‘Natural and artificial selection’, Aust. J. Sci., 22: 22-27.

Rendel JM, 1955, ‘Dwarfism in cattle’, The Australian Shorthorn, August.

Rendel JM, 1954, ‘The use of regressions to improve heritability’, Aust. J. Biol. Sci., 7: 368-378.

Rendel JM, 1953, Conclusions from some recent research into animal breeding’, J. Aust. Inst. Ag. Sci., March, pp.2-7.

Rendel JM, 1950, ‘Experimental analysis of the inheritance of productivity and growth in pigs’, Animal Breeding Abstracts, 18: 235-240.

Rendel JM, 1944, Symposium ‘Application of genetics to plant and animal breeding’, Genetical Society, Nature, 153: 780.