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Cover for Nematode management through genome editing.

Plant parasitic nematodes are among the most destructive plant pathogens, causing an estimated US$78 billion yield losses globally. Although approximately 3000 species of plant parasitic nematodes have been described, most of the damage is caused by a small group of root-infecting sedentary...

Author(s)
Siddique, S.; Eves-van den Akker, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247541)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding for enhancing iron and zinc content in wheat grains.

This chapter provides information on the importance of biofortification as a cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to increase micronutrient contents in plants. The merging of breeding approaches with genetic engineering techniques, such as quantitative trait locus analysis,...

Author(s)
Lovenpreet Kaur; Natasha Sharma; Monika Garg
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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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
Book chapter
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Cover for Environmental safety assessment of plants expressing RNAi for pest control.

This chapter focuses on the importance of problem formulation (PF) in the environmental risk assessment process, which involves the identification of the possible hazards associated with a stressor, i.e. transgenic RNAi expressing plants or RNAi-based pesticides. The risk hypotheses developed from...

Author(s)
Arpaia, S.; Christiaens, O.; Krogh, P. H.; Parker, K. M.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Actinidia</i> spp. kiwifruit.

This chapter focuses on the botanical characteristics, cultivation history, vegetative propagation, molecular genetics and genomics and micropropagation of various economically important Actinidia species. The success of some genetic manipulation techniques developed for the improvement of the...

Author(s)
Rey, M.; Ferradás, Y.; Martínez, Ó.; González, M. V.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Anacardium occidentale</i> cashew.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics of cashews (Anacardium occidentale). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the pest resistance, salt tolerance and...

Author(s)
Smitha Hegde; Shashikiran Nivas; D'Souza, L.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pistacia vera</i> pistachio.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pistachios (Pistacia vera). The importance of the development of efficient genetic transformation protocols for...

Author(s)
Onay, A.; Çİftçİ, Y. Ö.; Koç, H. A.; Süzerer, V.; Tİlkat, E.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cocos nucifera</i> coconut.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of coconuts (Cocos nucifera). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Biddle, J.; Nguyen, Q. T.; Foale, M.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Elaeis guineensis</i> oil palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of oil palms (Elaeis guineensis). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Rival, A.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Phoenix dactylifera</i> date palm.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of dates (Phoenix dactylifera). The importance of developing various...

Author(s)
Cohen, Y.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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