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Wood is the only renewable building material available for growing human population across the world. The creation and shaping of wood use much less energy than most other building materials, giving wood products a significantly lower carbon footprint. However, wood has a shorter service life and...

Authors
Ewart, D.; Dhang, P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 038, pp 1-4

Large-scale dislocation of populations due to land expropriations and armed conflict presents significant difficulties for political stability and food security in fragile states. With increased use of mass claims programs by the international community and governments in order to attend to the...

Authors
Unruh, J. D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 033, pp 1-9

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus, transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, which causes epidemics of fever, rash and joint pains. First described in 1952 in Tanzania, CHIKV remained a relatively neglected tropical virus, despite causing sporadic outbreaks in Africa and Asia over...

Authors
Santos, C. N. D. dos; Dupont-Rouzeyrol, M.; Sam, I. C.; Roques, P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 018, pp 1-12

This review aims at providing a comprehensive perspective of the area of consumer psychological aspects concerning diet, healthy eating habits and health behaviour in the era of modernism and postmodernism.

Authors
Puspa, J.; Rahardja, C. T.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 007, pp 1-11

Increasing global freshwater scarcity and the demand for food from an expanding world population point to an urgent need to develop treated wastewater (WW) generated by farms and municipalities as an alternative water resource for irrigated agriculture. This approach, however, cannot be successful...

Authors
Sposito, G.; Oster, J. D.; Smith, C. J.; Assouline, S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 015, pp 1-7

Plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi have co-evolved over a period of at least 450 million years. This fungal-plant association involves the transfer of carbon to the obligate biotropic fungus, in return for a wide range of beneficial functions. Although this is usually a mutualistic...

Authors
Rintoul, N. L. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 017, pp 1-16

Plants are being engineered for enhanced ethanol production; however, challenges remain in meeting the demand for bioenergy that is expected to double by 2030. Therefore, targeting carbon accumulation in the form of energy-dense oils in nonseed biomass is considered a superior alternative for...

Authors
Rahman, M. M.; Divi, U. K.; Liu Qing; Zhou XueRong; Surinder Singh; Aruna Kilaru
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 021, pp 1-11

Over the past several years, RNA interference (RNAi) has emerged as a powerful genetic tool that is being exploited not only in fundamental research for the assessment of gene functions, but also in various fields of applied research in medicine and agriculture. In plants, RNAi strategies have the...

Authors
Vinay Panwar; McCallum, B.; Jordan, M.; Loewen, M.; Fobert, P.; McCartney, C.; Bakkeren, G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 027, pp 1-13

In this review, we describe and illustrate the selection and use of some appropriate regression models for bivariate statistical relationships. The most commonly used method, ordinary least squares (OLS) or type I regression, may be inappropriate when the predictor variable is subject to...

Authors
Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; López, S.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 028, pp 1-15

Many secondary metabolites in plants are involved in a range of plant physiological processes including abiotic stress tolerance. Major polyamine (PA) compounds including putrescine (Put), spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm) have structural, functional and regulatory activities that allow them to...

Authors
Merewitz, E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 003, pp 1-11

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