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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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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
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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
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Cover for Genetics and other technologies for increasing the productivity of cattle, sheep and pigs: welfare implications.

This chapter discusses the problems with lameness and poor leg conformation; difficulty maintaining body condition in breeding females; behaviour problems associated with genetic selection that may be detrimental to animal welfare; loss of disease resistance; heart and circulatory problems; and...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Varieties and breeding.

This chapter describes the main and minor cultivars, as well as other species and botanical varieties, of pineapple. The genetics and breeding system, including cytogenetics, selection, and rogueing, are discussed. Considerations in hand pollination, seed handling, germination and nursery...

Author(s)
Sanewski, G. M.; d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Junghans, D. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parthenium weed: biology, ecology and management.

This book has been a collective effort by 26 members of the International Parthenium Weed Network, which is an International network of expert volunteers devoted to creating awareness about the parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) threat, and to sharing information on how to reduce its...

Author(s)
Adkins, S.; Shabbir, A.; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pollen-style (in)compatibility: development of autogamous cultivars.

This paper presents studies on almond self-incompatibility and self-compatibility done by pollination trials. The genetics and origin of self-compatibility are discussed, as well as the inbreeding effects on self-compatibility. The pollen component of self-incompatibility and the breeding of...

Author(s)
Socias i Company, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Embryo development.

This chapter describes the process of maize embryo morphogenesis and mutations that have been shown to disrupt this process. The genetic analyses of defective kernel (dek) and embryo-specific (emb) mutants are presented, and the effects of mutations in nuclear genes encoding proteins of plastids...

Author(s)
Sheridan, W. F.; Clark, J. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391216)
Type
Book chapter

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