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Benzoate pathway: members, biosynthesis and function.

Efforts to treat diseases have long involved the use of natural materials placed in contact with human tissues. The main sources of these materials are plant products containing a broad spectrum of compounds capable of restoring, regenerating and even healing tissues. A unique, dual-purpose...

Authors
Kulma, A.; Żuk, M.; Kostyn, A.; Kostyn, K.; Szopa, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 024, pp 1-12

Climate change and global health: a new conceptual framework - Mini Review.

Climate change's burden of disease seems orders of magnitude too low to justify claims that it is this century's greatest threat to health. However, such claims can be more easily understood by considering how climate change acts as a risk multiplier, compounding pre-existing socially and...

Authors
Butler, C. D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 027, pp 1-3

Prion disease zoonosis: assessing risk associated with new and emerging prion agents.

Prion diseases are infectious neurodegenerative diseases associated with the misfolding, aggregation and deposition of host prion protein (PrP) in the brain. These diseases include scrapie in sheep, bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in cattle, chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and...

Authors
Barron, R. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 023, pp 1-10

The practical implementation of microalgal biodiesel: challenges and potential solutions.

With conventional fossil energy reserves diminishing as well as atmospheric pollution increasing through excessive use of these resources, we need to switch to cleaner, renewable replacement sources of energy for a sustainable future. Bioenergy is a promising alternative among the different...

Authors
Sen Gupta, S.; Sharad Bhartiya; Yogendra Shastri
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 020, pp 1-12

Biochar: an improver of nutrient and soil water availability - what is the evidence?

Biochar has consistently been proposed for improving soil fertility by increasing nutrient and soil water availability. We critically reviewed the recent literature, focussing particularly on these agronomic aspects. We clarify the differences between biochar made from plant (plant-derived biochar,...

Authors
Scott, H. L.; Ponsonby, D.; Atkinson, C. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 019, pp 1-19

Fruit ripening: physiology, signalling, genomics.

Fruits are important to our dietary requirements as they provide vitamins, minerals, antioxidant and various other molecules important to human health. Ethylene plays a major role in fruit development and ripening. During ripening, various physiological and biochemical changes take place through...

Authors
Pravendra Nath; Pech, J. C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 014, pp 1-5

Current status of the development of genetically modified (GM) forest trees world-wide: a comparison with the development of other GM plants in agriculture.

Agricultural crops that are genetically improved via recombinant DNA and asexual gene transfer techniques have been commercialized since 1996 and widely planted; currently, 'biotech crops' cover c.170 million ha, i.e. 11% of the total managed cropland globally, and represent a world-wide market...

Authors
Porth, I.; El-Kassaby, Y. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 008, pp 1-12

Intra-host mathematical models of malaria.

Mathematical modelling of intra-host malaria is a relatively recent topic. Although the first mathematical model related to malaria was proposed by Sir Ronald Ross in 1915, the first attempt to model the parasite-host interactions was as recent as 1989. Since then, a moderate but steadily growing...

Authors
Santos, G.; Torres, N. V.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 025, pp 1-7

Techniques to aid the management of genetic diversity in genebanks including the role of molecular markers.

There are number of methods applied to assess accessions in genebanks ranging from scoring morphological traits to biochemical and molecular analyses. In most cases, the methods are complementary to each other and they aim at different results. Characterization data including biochemical methods...

Authors
Haq, N.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 013, pp 1-11

Data and indicators for evidence-based livestock sector policies and investments.

Livestock sector policies' and investments' effectiveness is enhanced by their evidence base. However, the lack of mainstream literature on the information needs of decision-makers makes it difficult to appreciate the data and indicators necessary for effective policies and investments. This review...

Authors
Pica-Ciamarra, U.; Baker, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 005, pp 1-8

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