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Cover for Quarantine and the safe movement of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> germplasm.

This chapter describes the movement of banana (Musa and Ensete) pathogens (fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes) and discusses aspects of spread of some major health problems. The principles of the safe movement of Musa germplasm are explained, as well as the development of a system for the safe...

Author(s)
Jones, D. R.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647197)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protocol for developing mutant generations for mutant selection.

A practical step-by-step protocol is presented for mutation induction and mutation detection in oil palm. Germinated seed is chosen as the target material for mutation induction, as this provides the quickest development of mutant populations (as discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 of this manual). The...

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Multifarious applications of nanotechnology for enhanced productivity in agriculture.

This chapter discusses the multitude of nanotechnology applications that could lead to increased productivity in agriculture. It touches upon the use of the technology for early detection of pests, diseases, nutrient deficiencies, delivery of nanoagricultural inputs, seed treatments, as well as...

Author(s)
Subramanian, K. S.; Raja, K.; Marimuthu, S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Automation in tree fruit production: principles and practice.

This book on automation in tree fruit production consists of 11 chapters covering the following topics: (1) concept of tree fruit production automation; (2) economics of perennial crops production automation; (3) sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision...

Author(s)
Zhang, Q.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book
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Cover for Sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision horticulture.

This chapter discusses commonly used sensing techniques with a focus on sensing applications for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in horticulture, including examples. The sensor technologies explored are RGB camera, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors/cameras, fluorescent and...

Author(s)
Sankaran, S.; Zhang ChongYuan; Marzougui, A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biomarkers in the diagnosis of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium tuberculosis</i> complex infections.

In this chapter, the role of biomarkers in the detection of aetiological agent of tuberculosis in cattle and man was discussed and focused on the recent advances in genomics and proteomics that helped improved our understanding of biomarkers. Discovery of novel biomarkers is essential for...

Author(s)
Wanzala, S. I.; Srinand Sreevatsan
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Methods for extraction, processing and detection of plant and soil nematodes.

Diagnosis of nematode damage requires methods for their extraction, handling and detection. The methods take advantage of the size, density and motility of the nematodes to separate them from plant tissue and soil particles by means of sieving, centrifugation and filtration. Different methods allow ...

Author(s)
Hallmann, J.; Subbotin, S. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of rice.

Rice nematodes can be divided conveniently into two groups depending on their parasitic habits: the foliar parasites, feeding on stems, leaves and panicles; and the root parasites. This chapter describes some genera and species of plant parasitic nematodes associated with rice, including the...

Author(s)
Peng DeLiang; Gaur, H. S.; Bridge, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of citrus.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of citrus, including Tylenchulus semipenetrans, Radopholus similis and R. citri, Pratylenchus, Belonolaimus longicaudatus, Meloidogyne, Trichodorus, Paratrichodorus and Xiphinema. Information is given on their distribution, biology, survival and means...

Author(s)
Shokoohi, E.; Duncan, L. W.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Nematode parasites of coffee and cocoa.

This chapter describes the nematode parasites of coffee and cocoa. Information is given on their distribution, biology and life cycle, symptoms of damage, pathotypes (races or biotypes), survival and means of dissemination, environmental factors affecting parasitism, other hosts, disease complexes, ...

Author(s)
Villain, L.; Salgado, S. M. L.; Phap Quang Trinh
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
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