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Cover for Recent advancement in molecular breeding for improving nutrient-use efficiency in maize.

This chapter defines nutrient-use efficiency and the relevance of nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P) as essential macronutrients and the molecular regulation of their metabolism in maize. The efforts towards molecular breeding of maize to improve NUE and PUE are also summarized and discussed. Plant...

Author(s)
López-Arredondo, D.; Fan XiaoRong; Jiao YinPing
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Food and feed safety assessment of RNAi plants and products.

This paper evaluates the potential hazards of food and feed derived from RNAi plants including: adverse changes of plant metabolism; mechanisms and potential for non-target gene silencing in humans and livestock, including gut microbiome; bioinformatics tools for predictionof off-target sequences...

Author(s)
Naegeli, H.; Klete, G.; Dietz-Pfeilstetter, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
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Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Regulatory aspects of RNAi in plant production.

Technologies based on RNA interference (RNAi) may be used in plant production in different contexts. With respect to applicable regulations, a major distinction is to be made between plants producing small RNA molecules due to modifications of the genome and topically applied plant protection...

Author(s)
Schenkel, W.; Gathmann, A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial Genomic Taxonomy.

This book chapter argues for an open-access catalogue of taxonomic descriptions with prototypes; diagnostic tables; and links to culture collections, to genome and gene sequences, and to other phenotypic and ecological databases. Ideally, the open access taxonomy will be based solely on genome...

Author(s)
Thompson, C. C.; Vidal, L.; Salazar, V.; Swings, J.; Thompson, F. L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789244984)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant water relations.

This chapter provides information on the common response of pawpaws (Carica papaya) to water stress, including chlorophyll fluorescence, electrolyte leakage, water potential, photosynthesis, stomatal conductance and intercellular CO2. Pawpaw can tolerate some water deficit without significant...

Author(s)
Girón, A.; Alcocer, C.; Espadas, F.; Talavera, C.; Estrella, H.; Chan, A.; Fuentes, G.; Sisir Mitra; Santamaria, J. M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hyperlipaemia and lipid metabolism disorders.

This chapter reviews lipid metabolism in equines and focused on the disorders affecting lipid metabolism. Highlights includes the clinical aspects, diagnosis, epidemiology, pathogenesis, and management of hyperlipaemia.

Author(s)
Bertin, F. R.; Fraser, N. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241099)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Potato.

This chapter focuses on the history, nutritive value and importance and morphological and phenological characteristics of potatoes. Information on the growth and development, cultivation, dry matter content of tubers, environmental factors affecting tuber bulking and yield, carbohydrate metabolism...

Author(s)
Rosen, C. J.; Gupta, S. K.; Souza, E. F. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and non-infectious fish disorders.

The current volume, entitled Climate Change and Non-infectious Fish Disorders (CCNFD) is the first of the two-volume set, and it focuses on the development, physiology and health of fish. CCNFD has 11 chapters organized into two parts. Chapters 1 and 2 (Part I) are mainly for aquatic biologists...

Author(s)
Woo, P. T. K.; Iwama, G. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book
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Cover for Nutritional and metabolic disorders.

The present chapter presents studies on how climate change, in farming conditions, may affect nutrition and metabolism and related production disorders in fishes. Examples focused on salmonids, as a major farmed species, in both freshwater and marine environments.

Author(s)
Waagbø, R.; Olsvik, P. A.; Remø, S. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

This chapter provides an overview of some of the major ecological disasters that occurred and their negative effects to the environment. The impacts of climate change, increased human morbidity and ecotoxicity to the ecological balance are discussed and the importance of well established protocols, ...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter

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