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Cover for Working with DNA sequences and other character data.

This chapter describes the use of an internet-based statistical analysis (R) for manipulating nucleotide sequences such as reverse-complementing and complementing, translating DNA to RNA and converting base sequences to amino acids. A few examples that introduce some more useful R functions are...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food webs and simple graphics.

Food webs are fundamental in much of ecology and there has been a steady increase in studying their structure and properties over the past 50 years, nowadays often utilizing molecular methods too. First, this chapter will create code to draw a food web, then it will introduce the package cheddar....

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular identification of nematodes using polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Molecular diagnostics are a vital component of the management of economically important pests, including plant-parasitic nematodes. Various molecular techniques for diagnostics have been introduced to nematology during last decades, but the most popular is Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) based....

Author(s)
Subbotin, S. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phylogenetic analysis of DNA sequence data.

The goal of phylogenetics is to construct relationships that are true representations of the evolutionary history of a group of organisms or genes. The history inferred from phylogenetic analysis is usually depicted as branching in tree-like diagrams or networks. In nematology, phylogenetic studies ...

Author(s)
Subbotin, S. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391759)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Preserving the reference strains.

It is critical that storage of the living reference strains, on which the names and properties are based and the DNA sequenced to assign a name (the reference genetic resources), are preserved optimally to retain stability. The fact that less than 1% of microbial diversity can be grown sets...

Author(s)
Smith, D.; Bussas, V.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sequence-based identification and classification of fungi.

This book chapter describes the advantages and limitations of the ITS Region as a universal barcode for fungal identification. The ITS region offers several practical advantages as a universal fungal barcode region. The region encompasses segments that permit resolution at different taxonomic...

Author(s)
Borman, A. M.; Johnson, E. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosing stem diseases.

This chapter provides information on diagnosis of stem diseases, including disease symptoms, visual and microscopic examination, isolation and colony observation, DNA-based identification, and pathogenicity test. Stem disease management are also discussed. Hemp diseases including hemp southern...

Author(s)
Wang ShouHua
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789246070)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The fundamentals of genetics.

This chapter describes the basic principles of Mendelian genetics in horses, including the nature of genes, DNA, genetic variation, gene expression, chromosomes, genetic linkage and gender inheritance.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The language and patterns of genetics.

This chapter describes the characteristics of DNA, genes, genetic variation, DNA sequences, mutations, gene expression, mitochondrial genetics, chromosomes, genetic linkage and the inheritance of gender in horses.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
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