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Cover for More on manipulating text.

This chapter provides more information on manipulating text, presenting two examples. Example 1 focuses on standardizing names in a phylogenetic tree description, using R to reformat taxon names, create lists, sort data and use wildcards for when some things you are interested in don't have exactly ...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Working with DNA sequences and other character data.

This chapter describes the use of an internet-based statistical analysis (R) for manipulating nucleotide sequences such as reverse-complementing and complementing, translating DNA to RNA and converting base sequences to amino acids. A few examples that introduce some more useful R functions are...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding for improving yield in wheat: recent advances and future perspectives.

Out of the different objectives of wheat breeding, this chapter focuses on the direct increment of wheat yields via genetic improvement of the crop. The efficiency of modern molecular techniques, along with the availability of the whole-genome sequence of wheat, in mining wheat germplasm for...

Author(s)
Perera, S. A. C. N.; Seneweera, S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying excess moisture stress tolerance in maize: molecular breeding opportunities to increase yield potential.

Understanding the impact of excess moisture (EM) on maize plants at various growth stages, and studying the phenological, physiological and molecular responses of tolerant maize genotypes towards adaptation to EM stress, could help define ways in which this trait could be improved through targeted...

Author(s)
Nair, S. K.; Zaidi, P. H.; Vinayan, M. T.; Gajanan Saykhedkar
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diversity of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae</i> strains.

This chapter provides a summary of the literature regarding diversity in Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae strains, pointing out discrepancies, and highlighting that there is still much to be gleaned from this genome reduced, yet highly complex pathogen.

Author(s)
Jarocki, V. M.; Djordjevic, S. P.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyorhinis</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycoplasma hyosynoviae</i> in pig herds.

The genetics, taxonomy, epidemiology, prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical signs, diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control of Mycoplasma hyorhinis and M. hyosynoviae in pig herds are described.

Author(s)
Palzer, A.; Ritzmann, M.; Spergser, J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789249941)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for RNAi for plant improvement and protection.

This book contains a series of chapters reviewing the current scientific knowledge on RNAi, methods for developing RNAi systems in transgenic plants and a range of applications for crop improvement, crop production and crop protection. Some chapters examine both endogenous systems in transgenic...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book
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Cover for Introduction to RNAi in plant production and protection.

This chapter focuses on the various applications of RNAi in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, the biosafety of these applications, and the socioeconomic aspects of these potential applications.

Author(s)
Mezzetti, B.; Sweet, J.; Burgos, L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Gene silencing to induce pathogen-derived resistance in plants.

This chapter provides information on the history of the use of pathogen-derived resistance (PDR) in plants and use of PDR for basic research and commercial purposes. Some limitations of the RNA interference (RNAi) technology are presented and various tools that can be used to design RNAi constructs ...

Author(s)
Zuriaga, E.; Polo-Oltra, Á.; Badenes, M. L.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Exogenous application of RNAs as a silencing tool for discovering gene function.

This chapter focuses on the importance of the RNA silencing technique in unraveling the function of genes by inhibiting gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, and is particularly appropriate for studying developmental processes such as fruit setting and growth that require a tight...

Author(s)
Molesini, B.; Pandolfini, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248890)
Type
Book chapter

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