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Cover for Key questions in biodiversity: a study and revision guide.

An understanding of biodiversity is an important requirement of a wide range of programs of study including biology, zoology, wildlife conservation and environmental science. This book is a study and revision guide for students following such programs in which biodiversity is an important...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248630)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protoctists, monerans, fungi, lichens and acellular organisms.

This chapter contains questions about the classification and characteristics of a wide range of organisms including prokaryotes, protozoa, algae, slime molds, fungi, lichens and disease-causing microbes such as viruses and prions. The questions are divided into three levels: foundation,...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248630)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Answers.

This chapter contains the key to each taxonomy question asked in the previous chapters, a brief explanation of why the answers are correct and, in some cases, what the distracters mean.

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248630)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Species.

This chapter describes the species in Lady Park Wood (UK), including the ground flora, floristic changes at small scales and whole-wood scale. Also, the chapter provides details on the role of canopy gaps, floristic changes in the managed compartment, bryophytes, lichens, fungi, vertebrates, and...

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The food production and processing chain.

This chapter reviews photosynthesis-based production of organic matter that serves as raw materials for food production. An overview on current food processing technologies is discussed, emphasizing its effects on overall food chemical safety.

Author(s)
Brimer, L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936761)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Further investigations of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xanthoparmelia</i> toxicity in ruminants.

The following experiments were undertaken in an attempt to define the natural history of this disease and to isolate the proximate toxin responsible for Xanthoparmelia chlorochroa toxicity. Lichen was collected from 3 widely separated sites throughout Wyoming (south-central, southeastern, and...

Author(s)
Raisbeck, M.; Dailey, R.; Siemion, R.; Montgomery, D.; Ingram, J.; Jesse, C.; Vasquez, M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lichen extracts and cancer.

Lichen-forming fungi are unique organisms, producing biologically active metabolites, which have still to be screened extensively for their biological activities and their therapeutic potential in medicine. Natural products are used extensively as curative compounds for cancer, a disease of great...

Author(s)
Boustie, J.; Lohézic-le Dévéhat, F.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845934132)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ainsworth and Bisby's Dictionary of the Fungi.

This dictionary, now in its sixty-fifth year, contains more than 21 000 entries and provides the most complete listing available of generic names of fungi, their families and orders, their attributes and descriptive terms. All organisms traditionally studied by mycologists are covered including...

Author(s)
Kirk, P.; Cannon, P.; Minter, D.; Stalpers, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9780851998268)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Measuring sustainability using the US Forest Inventory and Analysis Program.

In 1998, citing the need for more current information, the US Congress directed the USDA Forest Service's Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) Programme to shift from a periodic to an annual inventory. The remeasurement cycle is now 5, 7 or 10 years, depending on the region and a state's...

Author(s)
Scott, C. T.; McWilliams, W. H.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931742)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Monitoring and identifying effects of fluoride in the field.

This paper discusses the methods used to monitor the concentrations of fluoride in the environment and the effects on plants and animals. Atmospheric fluoride concentrations were measured using volumetric instruments and monitored using the rate of deposition of hydrofluoric acid (HF) on alkaline...

Author(s)
Weinstein, L. H.; Davison, A. W.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996837)
Type
Book chapter

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