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Animal feed formulation: mathematical programming techniques.

Animal feed models have been derived by mathematical programming techniques and are used for the purpose of optimizing weight gain and animal yield. This paper reviews the mathematical models for the animal feed formulation on the basis of programming techniques. It describes various programming...

Authors
Pratiksha Saxena; Neha Khanna
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 035, pp 1-12

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

Models for the study of whole-body insulin kinetics: a mathematical synthesis.

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that plays a central role in glucose homeostasis. Synthesis, secretion and appearance of insulin in portal and peripheral circulation are complex and tightly regulated. As many of the tissues involved are not directly accessible, mathematical models have been...

Authors
McKnight, L. L.; Lopez, S.; Shoveller, A. K.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 040, pp 1-11

Potential of compost tea for suppressing plant diseases.

Numerous studies have demonstrated that water-based compost preparations, referred to as compost tea and compost-water extract, can suppress phytopathogens and plant diseases. Despite its potential, compost tea has generally been considered as inadequate for use as a biocontrol agent in...

Authors
St. Martin, C. C. G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 032, pp 1-38

Emerging vector-borne diseases and the potential to prevent them spreading.

Europe has experienced an increasing number of emerging vector-borne diseases and the recrudescence or re-emergence of others. Global warming offers suitable conditions for arthropod proliferation, some of which can be competent vectors of such diseases. With the increased risk of introduction of...

Authors
Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.; Martínez-Avilés, M.; Sánchez-Matamoros, A.; Rodríguez-Prieto, V.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 039, pp 1-13

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