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Cover for Nutrient requirements and metabolic diseases.

A review on the importance of trace elements, vitamins, major minerals, carbohydrates, energy and proteins in supplying the nutrient requirements in cattle was presented as well as on how deficiences or excess may result into metabolic diseases that indirectly or directly affects profitability and...

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392701)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Different methods of nanoparticle synthesis and their comparative agricultural applications.

This chapter explores the various ways by which nanoparticles can be synthesized and used in agricultural applications. It discusses the synthesis of nanosubstances by biological means as an alternative to chemical synthesis, through the utilization of natural agents such as microbes and plants (as ...

Author(s)
Kunzes Dolma
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Light, photosynthesis and yield in blueberries.

In this chapter, a global vision of the physiology (functioning) of a blueberry plant is described with regard to the generation and distribution of carbohydrates. The factors that are involved in dry matter production and its partitioning among the various plant organs are discussed, as well as...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of pig nutrition.

This chapter describes the movement, digestion and absorption of dietary protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins, trace elements and water in the digestive tract of pigs at different stages of growth and production.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647906)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biochemistry.

This chapter focuses on the various biochemical parameters that define the behaviour and functionality of cyst nematodes, such as lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. The importance of the unspecialized biochemical pathways of cyst nematodes in providing biochemical flexibility in responding to...

Author(s)
Chitwood, D. J.; Masler, E. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Improving livelihoods through watershed interventions: a case study of SABMiller India project.

Water plays an important role in the semi-arid tropical region to address water scarcity, land degradation, and crop and livestock productivity which improves the rural livelihood system. The Charminar Breweries (formerly SABMiller, and since merged with AB InBev) in Sangareddy district, Telangana, ...

Author(s)
Rajesh Nune; Rao, Ch. S.; Sudi, R.; Wani, S. P.; Garg, K. K.; Rao, D. S. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394514)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Increasing nutritional value by RNA silencing.

Molecules in plants with dietary relevance can be grouped into four main sets: macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids (oils), fibre), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, functional metabolites), antinutrients (substances such as phytate that limit the bioavailability of nutrients) and...

Author(s)
Pons, E.; Pena, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chemical composition of almond nuts.

This chapter summarizes the current knowledge of the almond kernel chemical composition (lipids, fatty acids, vitamins, phytosterols, minerals, protein and amino acids, phenols, carbohydrates and fibres) and the factors affecting its variability, which include cultivar/genotype, environmental...

Author(s)
Kodad, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit chemistry, nutritional benefits and social aspects of cherries.

This chapter focuses on the physicochemical characteristics (soluble solids, pH, titratable acidity and volatile compounds) and nutritional (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, sugars, organic acids, minerals and vitamins) and non-nutritional composition of sweet and sour cherry fruits. Some...

Author(s)
Serradilla, M. J.; Akšić, M. F.; Manganaris, G. A.; Ercisli, S.; González-Gómez, D.; Valero, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648378)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Blueberries.

This second edition contains nine chapters, providing an overview of the various aspects of blueberry science and culture. In chapter 1, the industry is described with information on the history of cultivation, the most important locations, the species and the cultural practices employed in the...

Author(s)
Retamales, J. B.; Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647265)
Type
Book

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