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Cover for Exploiting alien genetic variation for germplasm enhancement in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brassica</i> oilseeds.

This chapter focuses on wide hybridization, alien gene transfer, interspecific and intergeneric hybridization, disease resistace, pest resistance, abiotic stress resistance, and genes for quality traits in Brassicaceae.

Author(s)
Mehak Gupta; Banga, S. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Putting it all together: color by design.

This chapter describes the breeding of horses with specific coat colours and patterns and their genetic characteristics.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management.

This chapter discusses the new and emerging field of nanopesticides. It also considers the possible use of nanotechnology in nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer for the development of insect-resistant plant varieties. It proposes the use of green and ecological substitutes for pest management that...

Author(s)
Deepika Chauhan; Singh, N. N.; Mishra, V. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomics and transcriptomics - a revolution in the study of cyst nematode biology.

This chapter focuses on the current status of genome and transcriptome projects, key findings from genome/transcriptome projects, population genetics and metagenetics, identification of key biochemical pathways and targets for control, mitochondrial genomes and horizontal gene transfer in cyst...

Author(s)
Eves-van den Akker, S.; Jones, J. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antimicrobial resistance: selection vs. induction.

This chapter gives an overview about: the role of mutations; rifampin resistance; selection of antimicrobial resistance; fluoroquinolone resistance; linezolid resistance; daptomycin (DAP) resistance in enterococci; heteroresistance and the selection phenomenon; horizontal gene transfer; penicillin...

Author(s)
Araos, R.; Munita, J. M.; Arias, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644394)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The long and winding road of rice genetic modification technology and its potential.

This chapter summarizes some of the advances made in rice genetic engineering, focusing on its effective applications and most recent technologies. It also presents a discussion on the steps required for genetically modified (GM) product development and its challenging issues. Genome-editing...

Author(s)
Slamet-Loedin, I. H.; Macovei, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transposons for insect transformation.

This chapter provides a brief review of the characteristics and properties of transposable elements that have been shown to be active in insects and upon which various genetic technologies have been assembled, followed by a brief description of those technologies and where they have been applied in ...

Author(s)
O'Brochta, D. A.; George, K.; Xu HanFu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Docking systems for site-directed transgene integration.

This paper focuses on the deployment of docking systems in non-drosophilid insects, making reference to work on D. melanogaster where appropriate. Some protocols developed for Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes are presented. The two phases of site-specific transgenesis are explained. In phase 1, a...

Author(s)
Eggleston, P.; Meredith, J. M.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human microbiota for human health.

Microorganisms are considered to be absent in the human foetus during early development in the mother's womb, but later after delivery the numbers of microbes exceeds the number of total human cells. This human microbiota has tremendous influence on human physiology, development, nutrition,...

Author(s)
Raghavendra, M. P.; Mudili Venkataramana; Basappa; Girish, K. S.; Siddaiah Chandranayaka
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fundamentals of plant biotechnology.

This chapter presents the importance of biotechnology in plant breeding, discussing breeding and mutagenesis, polyploidization, somatic hybridization, transgenesis or genetic modification, and molecular marker technology. The importance of genetically modified organism technology to plant breeding...

Author(s)
Loose, M. de; Depicker, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter

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