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With more than 400 000 plant and 1 000 000 estimated metabolites, metabolomics is a promising tool that revealed its efficiency to study the complete set of small naturally present or stresses-elicited metabolites. In its recent progress, metabolomics led to a comprehensive and global analysis of...

Authors
Benkeblia, N.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 046, pp 1-8

Intra-family succession represents the preferential way of farm transfer. It consists in an extremely complex process that involves current farm holders and all potential heirs and that, at the same time, influences current and future management, as well as investment choices. Many authors have...

Authors
Bertoni, D.; Cavicchioli, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 043, pp 1-11

This article reviews, from a socio-economic perspective, the current state of knowledge and controversies around the causes and consequences of global climate change. It considers the prospects for reducing global emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) which, according to the scientific consensus,...

Authors
Davis, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 036, pp 1-11

Botanic gardens and their functions and role in society have evolved over time. Originally established for study of medicinal plants in the mid-sixteenth century, they morphed into active sites for introduction, cultivation and dissemination of economically important crops during European expansion...

Authors
Krishnan, S.; Novy, A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 023, pp 1-10

Gardening has been practiced by humans for food and aesthetic purposes for thousands of years. As urbanization intensifies globally, gardening is increasing in both popularity and extent in urban and suburban regions of the world, thus increasing its impact on the environments. Here we discuss the...

Authors
Wang XianZhong; Clark, P. B.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 052, pp 1-14

The domestic cat (Felis silvestris catus) is a popular pet in many societies; however, the attitudes of people towards cats vary greatly among stakeholders. Today, cats fill roles as companions, competitors, hunters of small prey, and in some communities, perceived as a nuisance. There are both...

Authors
Siracusa, C.; Provoost, L. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 047, pp 1-6

Windfirmness of trees, the ability to withstand strong winds without incurring internal damage to xylem (fibre buckling in timber) or structural failure due to stem snap (wind snap) or over turning of root plates (wind throw), is a complex phenomenon that results from the interaction of multiple...

Authors
Telewski, F. W.; Moore, J. R.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 050, pp 1-10

Vitamin D deficiency from early ages has been implicated in the aetiology of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in adulthood. Low levels of vitamin D occur due to reduced intake as well as because of geographical location. Early intervention with vitamin D supplementation when...

Authors
Papandreou, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 045, pp 1-2

Functional foods are still of increasing interest among the scientific community. Based on the extensive literature about functional foods, four main research areas can be identified: functional food innovation (1); the scientific background of the health benefits of functional foods (2); the...

Authors
Bornkessel, S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 049, pp 1-12

Vitamin D (cholecalciferol) is essential to humans and animals. Vitamin D3, the form active in poultry, can be synthesized endogenously but, as this process has very low efficiency in this species, vitamin D3 must be supplemented via feed. To become active, vitamin D3 must be hydroxylated twice in...

Authors
Litta, G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 051, pp 1-10

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