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Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practical guide for functional transcriptomics: a case study in RNA interference and qPCR to understand the explosive chemistry of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachinus</i> bombardier beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).

Transcriptomics stands to benefit functional studies by providing a direct path to developing genome-wide toolboxes in almost any insect system. This chapter aims to communicate the best practices in insect functional transcriptomics, defined as the use of transcriptomic data to identify and...

Author(s)
Gill, A. S.; Gee, M.; Will, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Elements of communicable diseases.

This chapter defines communicable disease and discusses its agents, transmission patterns, host factors (susceptibility, inherent defence mechanisms, immunity and resistance), and impact of social environment (education, resources, economics, communities and movements) and physical environment...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The immune system: effects of water temperature and acidification.

This chapter provides a general overview of the defence mechanisms in fish, its interactions with the neuroendocrine system and the influence of environmental factors such as water temperature and acidification on its function.

Author(s)
Muiswinkel, W. B. van
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for ROS signalling, and antioxidant defence network in halophytes.

Halophytes have evolved a range of adaptations to tolerate disturbances in reactive oxygen species (ROS) homeostasis caused by high salinity alone or in combination with other stresses. Singlet oxygen (1O2), superoxide anion (O2.-), hydroxyl radical (OH.) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) are the major...

Author(s)
Surówka, E.; Latowski, D.; Libik-Konieczny, M.; Miszalski, Z.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Endophytic fungi: definitions, diversity, distribution and their significance in plant life.

Endophytes are set opposite to pathogens and therefore should colonize plants asymptomatically. However, as will be illustrated, endophytic fungi may behave differently under various biotic and abiotic circumstances, in which the host plant can play a defining role as well. The genetic differences...

Author(s)
Schouten, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399427)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transcriptomics in entomological research.

This book introduces transcriptomics and presents an array of its uses in entomology, past and present. It starts with a thorough introduction to how transcriptomics works, its history, and some of its broad-stroke uses in insect science (Chapter 1). This chapter is followed by an exhaustively...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book
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Cover for Evolution of increased competitive ability and shifting defence hypotheses.

This chapter focuses on two of the various hypotheses that take into account the role of biotic interactions in invasion biology, namely the evolution of increased competitive ability (EICA) hypothesis and the shifting defence hypothesis (SDH). Both hypotheses mainly consider changes in...

Author(s)
Müller, C.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Orius laevigatus</i> induces plant defenses in sweet pepper.

Author(s)
Bouagga, S.; Pérez-Hedo, M.; Rambla, J. L.; Granell, A.; Urbaneja, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The role of Tomato plant volatiles mediated by zoophytophagous mirid bugs.

Author(s)
Pérez-Hedo, M.; Rambla, J. L.; Granell, A.; Urbaneja, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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