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Cover for The developmental neurotoxicity of polychlorinated biphenyls: a continuing environmental health concern.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemicals widely used in diverse industrial applications and commercial products until their production was banned in the 1970s due to concerns regarding their environmental persistence and human health risks. Despite the ban, environmental levels of...

Author(s)
Sethi, S.; Lein, P. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Using RNA-seq to help identify functions in unknown organs.

This chapter focuses on discovering the function of midgut in Phasmatodea. The appendices of the Phasmatodea midgut are not simply extra excretory organs. They are involved in multiple drug resistance, eliminating foreign compounds from the hemolymph through an array of ABC transporters and...

Author(s)
Shelomi, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Seagrasses, the unique adaptation of angiosperms to the marine environment: effect of high carbon and ocean acidification on energetics and ion homeostasis.

As a functional group, seagrasses form highly productive ecosystems present along the coasts of all continents (except Antarctica), where they rival tropical rainforests and coral reefs in ecosystem services (Costanza et al., 1997; Fourqurean et al., 2012). Unfortunately, seagrasses are diminishing ...

Author(s)
Rubio, L.; Fernández, J. A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiology and biochemistry of salt stress tolerance in plants.

Salinity is one the major environmental stresses affecting crop production worldwide. The salt effects on plants include osmotic stress, ion toxicity, nutrient imbalance and deficiencies, resulting in membrane damage, decreased cell expansion and division, changes in metabolic processes, oxidative...

Author(s)
Azevedo Neto, A. D. de; Silva, E. C. da
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643731)
Type
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Cover for Cysteine homeostasis.

In plant metabolism, cysteine is the first reduced sulfur donor molecule, and it constitutes the metabolic precursor of essential biomolecules, such as vitamins, cofactors, antioxidants and many defence compounds, that are formed in response to adverse environmental conditions in which the sulfur...

Author(s)
García, I.; Romero, L. C.; Gotor, C.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
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Cover for An insight into the role and regulation of glutamine synthetase in plants.

Nitrogen is the most essential plant macronutrient and the major limiting factor for plant growth and productivity. It is assimilated into glutamine by the activity of the enzyme glutamine synthetase (GS), and the activity of this enzyme plays a central role in the assimilation and re-assimilation...

Author(s)
Sengupta-Gopalan, C.; Ortega, J. L.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hormonal influences on growth.

This chapter discusses the ways in which growth factors and hormones, individually and in concert, influence growth and development in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Lawrence, T. L. J.; Fowler, V. R.; Novakofski, J. E.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641461)
Type
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Cover for Bypassing the endothelial L-arginine-nitric oxide pathway: effects of dietary nitrite and nitrate on cardiovascular function.

L-Arginine (L-Arg) is a semi-essential amino acid that is a natural constituent of most dietary proteins in our daily diet. A fundamental function of this amino acid is its role as the substrate for the synthesis of the signalling molecule nitric oxide (NO). As NO regulates a variety of...

Author(s)
Luedike, P.; Kelm, M.; Rassaf, T.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937980)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sulfur.

This chapter discusses the significance of sulfur in the diets of ruminants focusing on its effect on wool production. Topics include the functions, dietary sources, requirements, metabolism, deficiencies, and sulfur deprivation in livestock animals.

Author(s)
Suttle, N.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934729)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behavioural homeostasis.

This chapter discusses the concept of horse behavioural activities in order to maintain physiological homeostasis.

Author(s)
Fraser, A.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936280)
Type
Book chapter

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