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Cover for Arboviruses - characteristics and concepts.

This chapter contains descriptions of the classification and characteristics of mosquito-borne arboviruses (family by family). It also provides descriptions of the different modes of transmission and interactions of arboviruses with their mosquito and vertebrate hosts. Specific topics include the...

Author(s)
Clements, A. N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932428)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Leucanthemum vulgare</i> Lam., oxeye daisy (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Asteraceae</i>).

This chapter presents information on the status of oxeye daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare, in Canada, followed by a comprehensive background on previous studies and review of the use of biological control in these programmes. To date, no biological control agents have been released in Canada or the USA. ...

Author(s)
McClay, A. S.; Stutz, S.; Schaffner, U.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dogs and rabies.

This article discusses the rabies virus structure; virus replication; physical properties; other Lyssaviruses; antigenic and genetic variation; virus variants occurring in dogs; pathogenesis; transmission; susceptibility; incubation; central nervous system infection; peripheral organ involvement...

Author(s)
Wandeler, A. I.; Bingham, J.; Meslin, F. X.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938352)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2012.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2012.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643021)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Saprolegnia</i> and other oomycetes.

The biology, life cycle, genetic characteristics, diagnosis, taxonomy, geographical distribution, host range, economic importance, control, prevention and treatment of Saprolegnia and other Oomycetes in fishes were discussed.

Author(s)
Bruno, D. W.; West, P. van; Beakes, G. W.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mutagenesis.

This chapter describes the generation of mutations with physical and chemical mutagens and discusses the use of this technology in the development of mutant populations with improved agronomic, quality and resistance characteristics as well as in the study of gene functions in food legumes.

Author(s)
Oldach, K. H.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937669)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of meat quality and carcass traits.

The current knowledge and latest progress in the understanding of genetic influences on phenotypic variation of meat and carcass quality traits in pigs are reviewed.

Author(s)
Ciobanu, D. C.; Lonergan, S. M.; Huff-Lonergan, E. J.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetics of performance traits.

The effects of breeding and genetics and the measurement of the growth, productive and reproductive performance traits of pigs are discussed.

Author(s)
Clutter, A. C.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Immunogenetics.

The genetics of the porcine major histocompatibility complex, T cell receptor and B cell receptor and the genetic loci that regulate innate and adaptive immune responses are presented.

Author(s)
Lunney, J. K.; Eguchi-Ogawa, T.; Uenishi, H.; Wertz, N.; Butler, J. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic aspects of pig domestication.

The distribution and characteristics of different populations of Sus scrofa, the genetic evidence for domestication and the subsequent migrations of domestic pigs with people across the Old World (Near East, Europe, China, South East Asia, Oceania, India and North Africa) are presented.

Author(s)
Larson, G.; Cucchi, T.; Dobney, K.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
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