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Cover for Working with DNA sequences and other character data.

This chapter describes the use of an internet-based statistical analysis (R) for manipulating nucleotide sequences such as reverse-complementing and complementing, translating DNA to RNA and converting base sequences to amino acids. A few examples that introduce some more useful R functions are...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversity of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae</i> strains.

This chapter provides a summary of the literature regarding diversity in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains, pointing out discrepancies, and highlighting that there is still much to be gleaned from this genome reduced, yet highly complex pathogen.

Author(s)
Jarocki, V. M.; Djordjevic, S. P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyorhinis</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyosynoviae</i> in pig herds.

The genetics, taxonomy, epidemiology, prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of Mycoplasma hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae in pig herds are described.

Author(s)
Palzer, A.; Ritzmann, M.; Spergser, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for RNAi for plant improvement and protection.

This book contains a series of chapters reviewing the current scientific knowledge on RNAi, methods for developing RNAi systems in transgenic plants and a range of applications for crop improvement, crop production and crop protection. Some chapters examine both endogenous systems in transgenic...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction to RNAi in plant production and protection.

This chapter focuses on the various applications of RNAi in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the biosafety of these applications, and the socioeconomic aspects of these potential applications.

Author(s)
Mezzetti, B.; Sweet, J.; Burgos, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing to induce pathogen-derived resistance in plants.

This chapter provides information on the history of the use of pathogen-derived resistance (PDR) in plants and use of PDR for basic research and commercial purposes. Some limitations of the RNA interference (RNAi) technology are presented and various tools that can be used to design RNAi constructs ...

Author(s)
Zuriaga, E.; Polo-Oltra, Á.; Badenes, M. L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Exogenous application of RNAs as a silencing tool for discovering gene function.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the RNA silencing technique in unraveling the function of genes by inhibiting gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, and is particularly appropriate for studying developmental processes such as fruit setting and growth that require a tight...

Author(s)
Molesini, B.; Pandolfini, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The 'Trojan horse' approach for successful RNA interference in insects.

Since the discovery of RNA interference in 1998 as a potent molecular tool for the selective downregulation of gene expression in almost all eukaryotes, increasing research is being performed in order to discover applications that are useful for the pharmaceutical and chemical industry. The ease of ...

Author(s)
Kontogiannatos, D.; Kolliopoulou, A.; Swevers, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biogenesis and functional RNAi in fruit trees.

In plants, genome expression is linked to the transcribed mRNAs that are synthesized by RNA polymerase. Following its move to the cytoplasm, the generated mRNA is briefly translated to the encoded protein. If transcription and translation are dependent on the family of RNA polymerase, these two...

Author(s)
Ravelonandro, M.; Briard, P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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Cover for Gene silencing or gene editing: the pros and cons.

Research into plant genetics often requires the suppression or complete knockout of gene expression to scientifically validate gene function. In addition, the phenotypes obtained from gene suppression can occasionally have commercial value for plant breeders. Until recently, the methodological...

Author(s)
Jones, H. D.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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