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Cover for Future possibilities.

It has been claimed that Ganoderma-resistant oil palm material holds the greatest hope for the future control of basal stem rot (BSR) in South-east Asia. Conventional breeding currently requires germplasm with resistance and a phenotypic screening in both the nursery and the field. A better method...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Radioprotective effects of green tea.

Green tea mainly contains four catechins, namely epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and epigallocatechin gallate, and non-polyphenol compounds such as vitamins that are known to be strong antioxidants. Biological adverse effects induced by radiation are caused by radicals and...

Author(s)
Masuda, S.; Shimamura, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ultraviolet-B radiation: stressor and regulatory signal.

Following the discovery of ozone layer depletion in the late 1980s, large numbers of studies investigated the effects of ambient and/or enhanced levels of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on plants, animals, humans and microorganisms. Initial studies reported severe, inhibitory UV effects on plant...

Author(s)
Jansen, M. A. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing in Archaeplastida algae.

This chapter examines the existence of DNA cytosine methyltransferases and core components of the RNAi machinery, as well as briefly discusses the known or inferred biological role(s) of these mechanisms in microalgae. However, an added level of complexity is the evolutionary divergence of algal...

Author(s)
Ma XinRong; Kim EunJeong; Cerutti, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing in fungi: a diversity of pathways and functions.

Although RNAi has been described in many fungal species, most of the knowledge on sRNA and RNAi pathways in fungi is centred in two reference organisms: the ascomycete Neurospora crassa and the opportunistic human pathogen Mucor circinelloides, a basal fungus belonging to the subphylum...

Author(s)
Torres-Martínez, S.; Ruiz-Vázquez, R. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cellular responses to serine in yeast.

The serine-glycine interconversion has been the subject of considerable research over several decades and it involves series of reactions of relevance to bacteria and fungi as well as higher organisms. Much has been published on the role of cofactors and one-carbon units in this reversible...

Author(s)
Dawes, I. W.; Kornfeld, G. D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biodiversity, germplasm resources and breeding methods.

This chapter deals with the taxonomy (in the scion and rootstock gene pool), origin, domestication, preservation of germplasm resources, breeding methods (including hybridization) and DNA-informed breeding (discussing quantitative trait loci and diagnostic DNA tests) of cherry species. The seed...

Author(s)
Iezzoni, A.; Wünsch, A.; Höfer, M.; Giovannini, D.; Jensen, M.; Quero-García, J.; Campoy, J. A.; Vokurka, A.; Barreneche, T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for DNA barcoding for identification of plant pathogens.

In 2003, Hebert and co-workers published a seminal paper 'Biological identifications through DNA barcodes' in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, which proposed the use of DNA barcoding for species identification. Following on from this, DNA barcoding became known as a way to...

Author(s)
Hodgetts, J.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for DNA barcoding of invertebrate plant pests.

One of the main goals of the recent studies on the evaluation of the DNA barcoding of arthropods and nematodes was to provide National Plant Protection Organizations with a new tool for the identification of non-indigenous or quarantine species encountered. This chapter summarizes the current...

Author(s)
Kiewnick, S.; Bühlmann, A.; Frey, J. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microarrays.

The use of DNA microarrays in plant disease diagnosis allows tens or thousands of individual tests to be carried out in a single assay. For plant virus testing, microarrays are usually more sensitive than ELISA but less sensitive than real-time PCR assays. This chapter discusses the use of...

Author(s)
Adams, I.; Tomlinson, J.; Harrison, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book chapter

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