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AgBiotechNet is the complete agricultural biotechnology information service that can help you to find international literature on genetic engineering, molecular genetics and tissue culture of plants and animals.

Keeping pace with the science

As with any quest for research information, it’s about sourcing the information that’s important to you. With AgBiotechNet you will have the perfect tool to identify and explore the information most relevant to your research.

AgBiotechNet gives rapid access to agricultural biotechnology and biosafety information. The site hosts information that maps and mirrors the latest research developments in key areas of agricultural biotechnology – giving the content a real research currency.

Covering your field

AgBiotechNet has information on all aspects of agricultural biotechnology – here are the key subject areas:

  • Animal reproduction
  • Biosafety
  • Genetic engineering/modification
  • Plant and animal genes and genomics
  • Plant and animal pathogens and diseases
  • Plant reproduction
  • Plant tissue culture

AgBiotechNet offers both access to a comprehensive bibliographic database (with abstracts) plus additional full text content.

Searching the literature

Subscribers to AgBiotechNet will be in the unique position of being able to search the literature of their science through CABI’s abstracting and indexing database:

  • Search the global information literature – with records gathered from over 125 countries
  • Find content from 3,600 journals, focusing on refereed scientific papers, book chapters and conference proceedings.
  • Up-front, rapid and easy access to over 435,000 agricultural biotechnology research abstracts from the last 10 years
  • Tap into 19,000 newly added records every year
  • Use an intuitive and flexible search-and-retrieval interface
  • Link directly to full text articles
  • Database guidance documents for effective tips to searching the database (database guide, abstracts guide, and serials cited guide)
  • Ease of exploring the full depths of the content through 7 broad subject areas – with the option of further subject breakdowns 

Reviewing the science

  • Subscribers will be able to access specially commissioned reviews in the agbiotech field.
  • Reviews cover a key topic or an overview of a specific development – keeping you in touch with the science that matters most to you
  • All review authors and topics are carefully selected by our distinguished editorial advisory board
  • Searching of reviews made easy with options to select reviews by date (year of publication) or by subject area (reviews tagged to specific subjects)
  • PDF’s of the full review text, along with print friendly pages give users a workable viewing format

The detail and the big picture

  • With In Brief and In Depth articles, AgBiotechNet, focuses in on the events that shape your research and the developments that drive the future of your science.
  • An eclectic collation of article types including correspondence, spotlights on specific subjects, and conference proceedings
  • All articles are written by authoritative sources and are tagged to broad subject areas for ease of retrieval
  • Article archive facility gives users a way to get to grips with the research background
  • Many articles are fully referenced, with direct linkage through to the abstracts database – giving a smooth passage to further research exploration
  • All articles receive a brief background summary and can be selected by date or subject
  • Key words supplied by editors help users to locate and link directly through to relevant abstracts on the database

In touch with the science

  • Categorised links section puts you in touch with relevant web content in your field Site search tool allows both entire and exclusive site searches


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For David Hemming's (Editor of AgBiotechNet) perspective on this topic, please see his paper in Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship


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CABI helps address the challenges of food security by helping farmers produce more and lose less. We do this by improving crop yields, safeguarding the environment and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.

Our mission and direction is influenced by member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.

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