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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

Increased livestock production and better food security will naturally follow from proper livestock management practices. Such management practices include the application of appropriate vaccination schedule, biosecurity, feeding regimen, and implementation and sustenance of improved and feasible...

Authors
Kwaghe, A. V.; Vakuru, C. T.; Ndahi, M. D.; Abubakar, A.; Iwar, V. N.; Eze, E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 024, pp 1-27

One of the major bottlenecks in meeting the increasing demand for livestock products is in reconciling feed production, required in ever-increasing amounts, with good management of natural resources and protection of the environment The process at all stages has a major impact on several factors...

Authors
Bindari, Y. R.; Makkar, H. P. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 029, pp 1-27

Swine welfare has become an ever increasing area of public interest in the United States (USA) and has resulted in dramatic changes to legislation, policy and practices in swine production. Over the past decades, consumer engagement, animal protection campaigns and increase knowledge about swine...

Authors
Pairis-Garcia, M. D.; Johnson, A. K.; Azarpajouh, S.; Colpoys, J. D.; Rademacher, C. J.; Millman, S. T.; Webb, S. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 025, pp 1-9

This review selects the major agricultural insect and disease pests of agriculture in China, and discusses the implications for developing the use of remote sensing to improve their management. The most important crops were selected as those, which contribute more than 5% nationally in terms of...

Authors
Cock, M. J. W.; Tang Rui; Liu Zhi; Wan HuanHuan; McGillivray, L. A.; Thomas, S. E.; Cameron, K. H.; Zhang Feng
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 014, pp 1-23

Phosphorus (P) is a non-substitutable agricultural nutrient. Traditionally, agriculture was underpinned by natural processes leading to the release of phosphates which are available to crops, phosphate deposition from flooding and air, and often also by the recycling of organic residues. In parts...

Authors
Reijnders, L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 026, pp 1-9

In the face of globally diminishing natural habitats in biodiversity-rich regions, agricultural landscapes around protected areas have increasingly gained importance as extended habitat for wildlife species. Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and oil palm (Elais guineensis) plantations are two of the...

Authors
Harich, F. K.; Treydte, A. C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 020, pp 1-11

Rats (brown- or Norway- and black: Rattus norvegicus and Rattus rattus, respectively) are very invasive rodents. They are originated from Southeast Asia and are present now everywhere in the world, exploiting their extraordinary capacity to proliferate in close contact with human populations. Rats,...

Authors
Pépin, M.; Dupinay, T.; Zilber, A. L.; McElhinney, L. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 019, pp 1-13

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