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Cover for Seed production in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis) production and the health and safety in the seed processing facility, then describes the isolation of the female inflorescence, pollination, harvesting, seed preparation, seed viability testing, seed moisture testing, seed...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

Oil palm, EIaeis guineensis Jacq., is an important source of vegetable oil. Oil is extracted from the fruit mesocarp (crude palm oil) and from the seed (palm kernel oil). Botanically, the fruit is a drupe, with the kernel protected by a shell (nut). The commercial oil palm is Tenera (thin shelled), ...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and safety considerations.

All field and laboratory operations should have standard health and safety protocols. These may vary according to local requirements and standards. Some equipment will also come with instructions on proper use, which may involve training, including health and safety issues. Failure to abide by...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isolation of the female inflorescence.

Care is required when isolating female inflorescences to prevent damage. The developing inflorescence should be treated with insecticides to prevent insects, particularly the oil palm-pollinating weevil, from leading to pollen cross-contamination. Specialized isolation bags are designed with a...

Author(s)
Kelanaputra, E. S.; Nelson, S. P. C.; Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Purba, A. R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395887)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Crossing in oil palm: a manual.

This manual discusses first the history of cultivation and breeding, as well as the pollen and embryo sac biology, fertilization, germplasm and commercial crossing, of oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Then, guidelines in health and safety issues relating to crossing in oil palm are given, followed by...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction.

A brief history of the evolution of the oil palm crop is provided, from domestication and small-scale production in Africa (its centre of origin/diversity) to crop expansion, especially in South-east Asia, in becoming the world's top oil crop. Knowledge of the biology and genetics of oil palm are...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Health and safety considerations.

All field and laboratory operations should have standard health and safety protocols. These may vary according to local requirements and standards. Some equipment will also come with instructions on proper use, which may involve training, including health and safety issues. Failure to abide by...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Isolation of the female inflorescence.

Care is required in isolating female bunches to prevent damage. The developing inflorescence should be treated with fungicides and insecticides to prevent disease that may result in reduced viability or abortion of the inflorescence. Specialized isolation bags are equipped with a window to inspect...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Commercial Tenera production.

Contemporary oil palm cultivars have a thick, oil-bearing mesocarp and thin-shelled fruits, that is, a Tenera phenotype, and this is controlled genetically by the shell thickness gene, Sh. The Tenera genotype is heterozygous (Sh/sh) and is produced by crossing a thick-shelled female Dura (Sh/Sh)...

Author(s)
Setiawati, U.; Sitepu, B.; Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Dery, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395917)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origin and evolution of the domestic cat.

This chapter presents the classification of cats based on their lineage, common name and species of cats. A brief history on African wild cats (most likely the ancestors of the domestic cat) was discussed as well as domestication of cats which probably began around 10 000 years ago in a region of...

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter

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