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A re-evaluation of castor (Ricinus communis L.) as a crop plant.

Castor (Ricinus communis L.) has been transformed from a wasteland colonizer to an important industrial oilseed crop. Its seed oil is one of the most sought-after vegetable oils because of its rich properties and variety of end-users. Castor is an ancient crop but its production now has been...

Authors
Kammili Anjani
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 038, pp 1-21

Invasive alien plant management.

A number of policies, strategies and tools are available for the management of invasive alien plants. This review considers these and their suitability in the light of developing theory and practical experience. Policies range from quarantine and eradication to containment and asset protection....

Authors
Auld, B. A.; Johnson, S. B.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 037, pp 1-12

Computational genomics of plants.

This review provides a detailed outline of the developments in the field of computational genomics of plants. Emphasis is laid on research on software, databases and web tools in harnessing the genomic information of plants. The review begins with a short description of developments in complete...

Authors
Arunachalam, V.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 036, pp 1-9

NO synthase in plants?

Nitric oxide (NO) is a key signalling molecule in plants. Although the early work was in animals, it is clear that in plants too NO is involved in the regulation of a range of physiological events, including root growth and stomatal closure. The responses to stress challenges are some of the major...

Authors
Hancock, J. T.; Neill, S. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 033, pp 1-9

Impact of lighting on poultry reproduction and recent advances.

Different wavelengths of visible light spectrum influence the reproductive system of domestic avian species. Light perceived by the retina is involved in growth and behaviour whereas light perceived by the hypothalamus is involved in reproduction through photosensitive cells in the brain...

Authors
Reddy, I. J.; Sukanto Mondal; Ashish Mishra; Gorti RaviKiran
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 030, pp 1-9

Sustaining soil carbon in bioenergy cropping systems of northern temperate regions.

Soil organic carbon (SOC) has an essential role in controlling ecosystem functions associated with soil physical, chemical and biological properties. Maintaining the SOC pool size in agroecosystems is important to sustain food security, protect soil biodiversity and buffer environmental impacts....

Authors
Gul, S.; Winans, K. S.; Leila, M.; Whalen, J. K.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 026, pp 1-23

Clinical use of cardiac troponins in dogs.

Cardiac troponins are sensitive and specific markers of myocardial damage. They have been shown to be elevated in a number of primary cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In cardiomyopathies, they are useful for detecting occult disease, and can provide prognostic information. They can be used to...

Authors
Gough, A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 028, pp 1-7

Human health consequences of reducing emissions of climate altering pollutants.

Efforts to reduce global warming often generate significant health benefits. For example, 16 measures recommended by the UN Environment Program and World Meteorological Association (UNEP/WMO) to reduce short-lived greenhouse pollutants (methane (CH4), black carbon (BC) and ozone precursors) are...

Authors
Robinson, D. L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 034, pp 1-14

Breeding for disease resistance by editing plant susceptibility genes.

Plants are continuously attacked by a broad range of pathogens. World-wide, farmers use large amounts of chemicals to secure crop yield. Breeding for disease resistance is a major objective of breeding activities in order to minimize the yield and quality loss associated with diseases. Although,...

Authors
Sun KaiLe; Zheng Zheng; Jacobsen, E.; Visser, R. G. F.; Bai YuLing
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 031, pp 1-5

Is it time to rollback dengue? - Mini Review.

The past 40 years have seen a dramatic increase in the frequency, magnitude and geographic expansion of epidemic dengue, making it the most important vector-borne viral disease in the world. Mosquito control, the only option available for dengue control, has failed. New and innovative tools in the...

Authors
Gubler, D. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 029, pp 1-3

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