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Cover for Coat color genetics of rabbits.

The different breeding schemes, classification, and structures of major coat colour pattern genes in rabbits are discussed in this chapter.

Author(s)
Lukefahr, S. D.; McNitt, J. I.; Cheeke, P. R.; Patton, N. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249781)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fig-fruit ripening and maturation.

This chapter describes the unique fig fruit growth and maturation and compares them with other fleshy fruits. In conclusion, the ripening process of matured fig fruit is tissue specific and mainly governed by the plant hormones ABA and ethylene. It is suggested that genome editing of the key ABA...

Author(s)
Lama, K.; Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Greenhouse produce quality and assessment.

'Quality' of greenhouse and hydroponic produce implies suitability for a particular purpose or the degree to which certain set standards are met. Aspects of produce quality may encompass sensory properties (appearance, texture, taste and aroma), nutritive values, chemical constituents, mechanical...

Author(s)
Morgan, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244830)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics and molecular genetics of coat colour in the European rabbit.

This chapter describes the genotypic (genes, alleles, mutations and polymorphisms) and phenotypic characteristics of the different fur colours in rabbits.

Author(s)
Fontanesi, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of fibre and fur production in rabbits.

This chapter aims to present the genetics of fibre and fur production in the rabbit. It focuses first on general biology of hair covering and hair development of the rabbit. A clear understanding of the biological basis of the coat is essential for a better understanding of the genetic basis of...

Author(s)
Allain, D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643342)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit maturity, harvest methods and technologies.

This chapter focuses on fruit harvesting methods and technologies in pomegranates. Topics include fruit maturity, growth, development, biochemical changes during maturity and ripening, genetic differences among cultivars, crop quality, fruit colour development, non-destructive methods, harvesting...

Author(s)
Varasteh, F.; Alizadeh, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seeing and being seen.

This chapter discusses the colour vision, the structure of the compound eye, the light-gathering molecules, the three-colour and four-colour vision, and the hindsight of butterflies. In conclusion, butterflies have a remarkable array of photoreceptors, which give them a spectral sensitivity that is ...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Wing colours and iridescence.

This chapter describes the different functions of butterfly wing surfaces, the structural colours and nanoarchitecture, the scales and ridges, the pigments, and colour badges as honest signals in butterflies. Most organisms have visual systems that analyse the colour, intensity and polarization of...

Author(s)
Cannon, R. J. C.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789242638)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Influence of diet on Rabbit meat quality.

This chapter discussed te influence of the different dietary factors such as cholesterol, fatty acids, water, protein, lipids, ash and energy on rabbit meat quality and safety.

Author(s)
Hernández, P.; Zotte, A. dalle
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Visual interactions between plants and arthropods.

This chapter focuses on the visual characteristics of plants that deter pests or attract pollinators and natural enemies. During their long period of coexistence, plants and insects have evolved a complex set of interactions including several modes of visual communication. Plants reflect sunlight...

Author(s)
Lev-Yadun, S.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter

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