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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics of cashews (Anacardium occidentale). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest resistance, salt tolerance and...

Author(s)
Smitha Hegde; Shashikiran Nivas; D'Souza, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
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Cover for Anacardiaceae.

The Anacardiaceae includes many fruit-producing genera including Spondias (S. mombin, the hog plum, S. dulcis, the ambarella, S. purpurea, the red mombin, and others), Mangifera (M. indica, the mango, and several other species), Pistacia (P. vera, the pistachio nut, and ornamental trees) and ...

Author(s)
Duarte, O.; Paull, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645056)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wild things.

What is the difference between a crop and a wild plant? The definition is not a black and white one. In this chapter we discover that many crops hardly differ from their wild ancestors, while others have slipped from our diet and returned to the wild. Even after thousands of years of cultivation,...

Author(s)
Warren, J. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645087)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antioxidant activity of anacardic acids.

This chapter presents the results of a study conducted to test the antioxidation activity of anacardic acids isolated from the cashew nut shell oil. Because anacardic acids are the derivatives of salicylic acid with a nonisoprenoid alk(en)yl side chain, their activity is compared with that of...

Author(s)
Masuoka, N.; Shimizu, K.; Kubo, I.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642338)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests of other crops.

This chapter focuses on the pests of cashew (Anacardium occidentale), cocoa (Theobroma cacao), coffee (Coffea arabica and Coffea canephora) and tea (Camellia sinensis). The taxonomy, geographical distribution, host range, life cycle and damage of these pests are discussed. The various natural...

Author(s)
Muniappan, R.; Shepard, B. M.; Carner, G. R.; Ooi, P. A. C.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939519)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobial effect of an extract of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> Linn against clinical isolates of multidrug-resistant <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Staphylococcus aureus</i>.

Studies were conducted to determine the in vitro antimicrobial activity of the cashew extract against hospital isolates of Staphylococcus aureus. Extracts were obtained from the cashew bark and tested for its antibacterial activity against 20 strains of S. aureus. The results showed the potent...

Author(s)
Lacerda, J. T. J. G. de; Silva, J. G. da; Higino, J. S.; Pereira, J. V.; Pereira, M. S. V.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for CGIAR research-for-development program on mycotoxins.

The major mycotoxins studied at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) institutes are aflatoxins in maize, peanut, sorghum and cassava, Fusarium toxins in maize, wheat and sorghum, and ochratoxin in cocoa and cashew. Genetic enhancement (both through plant breeding...

Author(s)
Ortiz, R.; Ban, T.; Ranajit Bandyopadhyay; Banziger, M.; Bergvinson, D.; Hell, K.; James, B.; Jeffers, D.; Kumar, P. L.; Menkir, A.; Murakami, J.; Nigam, S. N.; Upadhyaya, H. D.; Waliyar, F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930820)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter describes the botany and history of A. occidentale spp. (cashews), and discusses the following: breeding and genetics of scions and rootstocks, molecular genetics, functional genomics, micropropagation and micrografting.

Author(s)
Rajani Nadgauda; Jayasankar, S.; Litz, R. E.
ISBN
2005 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851996622)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode parasites of subtropical and tropical fruit tree crops.

This paper focuses on the parasitic nematodes infesting avocado (Persea americana), fig (Ficus carica), guava (Psidium guajava), lychee (Litchi chinensis), mango (Mangifera indica), olive (Olea europaea), pawpaw (Carica papaya), persimmon (Diospyros kaki), cashew (Anacardium occidentale), macadamia ...

Author(s)
El-Borai, F. E.; Duncan, L. W.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997278)
Type
Book chapter

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