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Improvement of the oil quality of the main oil crops.

The growing demand for vegetable oils will increase even more in the near future because of their fundamental role in human and animal nutrition, increasing interest in their non-food applications as biofuel, lubricants, biopolymers, paints, etc. and the rising price of fossil fuels. The...

Authors
Baldini, M.; Ferfuia, C.; Vischi, M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 021, pp 1-16

Tropical forest transitions: structural changes in forest area, composition and landscape.

Most studies on tropical forest dynamics focus on the processes of deforestation and forest degradation and its associated ecological impacts; comparatively little attention is given to the emergence of forest transitions. This review gives an overview of forest transitions in the tropics as...

Authors
Wiersum, K. F.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 018, pp 1-14

Breeding for resistance to head blight caused by Fusarium spp. in wheat.

Fusarium diseases of cereals, particularly wheat, are a persistent threat to food and feed safety and security. Apart from yield losses, the contamination of the crop with Fusarium mycotoxins is of great concern. Among other measures, the deployment of Fusarium-resistant cultivars plays a key role...

Authors
Buerstmayr, H.; Buerstmayr, M.; Schweiger, W.; Steiner, B.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 007, pp 1-13

Citrus diseases with global ramifications including citrus canker and huanglongbing.

Although there are a number of diseases that plague citrus production worldwide, two bacterial diseases are particularly problematic. Both are of Asian origin and currently cause severe economic damage: Asiatic citrus canker (ACC) and citrus huanglongbing (HLB). Although ACC has been found in the...

Authors
Gottwald, T. R.; Graham, J. H.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 016, pp 1-11

Modifying plant cell walls for bioenergy production.

Predictions about future supply of crude oil, increase in greenhouse gases and burgeoning human population have recently necessitated a search for sustainable and environmentally responsible sources of alternative energy. Bioconversion of organic biomass, largely derived from plant residues, to...

Authors
Puranik, S.; Kumar, K. S.; Gailing, O.; Joshi, C. P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 017, pp 1-10

Drug-resistant tuberculosis.

Drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is a challenge in the treatment and eradication of TB worldwide. Over the years, resistance to the treatment of TB emerged as a result of poor management of the disease. The benefits of rapid diagnosis for TB and drug resistance in patients are enormous,...

Authors
Kwaghe, A. V.; Ameh, J. A.; Ambali, A. G.; Kudi, C.; Kwaghe, V. G.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 003, pp 1-16

Neosporosis in dogs.

Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite of animals. Until 1988, it was misdiagnosed as Toxoplasma gondii. Since its first recognition in 1984 and the description of a new genus and species N. caninum in 1988, neosporosis has emerged as a serious disease of dogs and cattle worldwide. In addition,...

Authors
Dubey, J. P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 055, pp 1-26

Developments in diagnosis and control of bovine paratuberculosis.

Bovine paratuberculosis can be costly to farmers who, as a consequence, may be interested in control of the causative agent, Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis (MAP). Between-herd spread is primarily due to movement of MAP-infected livestock, and within-herd transmission most often occurs...

Authors
Nielsen, S. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 012, pp 1-12

Thermotolerant Newcastle disease vaccines for use in flocks of family chickens.

Family chickens provide nutrition and income for poor families in rural areas in developing countries. Newcastle disease is a major constraint limiting the productivity of these flocks. Imported commercial Newcastle disease vaccines, requiring foreign exchange and coming in large dose containers,...

Authors
Spradbrow, P.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 011, pp 1-17

Nitrous oxide, climate change and agriculture.

Nitrous oxide is an important greenhouse gas with a global warming potential of 298 times that of carbon dioxide. It is also responsible for the destruction of stratospheric ozone. Concentrations of nitrous oxide have shown continuous growth in the atmosphere over the past century, and nitrogen (N)...

Authors
Skiba, U. M.; Rees, R. M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 010, pp 1-7

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