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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nematode parasites of cereals.

This chapter provides an insight into the economically important nematode pests of cereal grains other than rice, such as maize, wheat, barley, sorghum, millet, oat and rye. It details the distribution, biology and life cycle, damage potential and economic importance of major nematode pests. Viable ...

Author(s)
Dababat, A. A.; Fourie, H.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391247)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant diversity of the drylands in Southeastern Anatolia-Turkey: role in human health and food security.

Two of the gene centres, the Mediterranean and the Near East, meet in Turkey, which comprises the Irano-Turanian, Mediterranean and Euro-Siberian phytogeographical divisions. The country is situated on the crossroads of important migratory routes and has been home to several civilizations,...

Author(s)
Ozturk, M.; Altay, V.; Gucel, S.; Altundag, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646947)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Keeping a finger on the pulse: monitoring the use of CWR in crop improvement.

This chapter takes a macro perspective of the state of the use of crop wild relatives (CWR) in crop improvement programmes under the auspices of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, with some supplementary perspectives from outside of the CG family where required. It asks, ...

Author(s)
Smith, C.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Involvement of tryptophan-pathway-derived secondary metabolism in the defence responses of grasses.

The tryptophan (Trp) pathway diverges from the shikimate pathway at chorismate. The first committed enzyme for Trp synthesis is anthranilate synthase. Anthranilate is then converted to Trp in five steps. The secondary metabolites derived from this pathway have been shown to play important roles in...

Author(s)
Ishihara, A.; Matsukawa, T.; Nomura, T.; Sue, M.; Oikawa, A.; Okazaki, Y.; Tebayashi, S.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Simulation modelling of long-distance windborne dispersal for invasion ecology.

We present a method to simulate atmospheric dispersal events in invasion ecology using examples of two economically important and highly mobile insect species: the bird cherry-oat aphid, Rhopalosiphum padi (which vectors yellow dwarf viruses to maize, barley, oats and wheat); and the biting midge, ...

Author(s)
Parry, H. R.; Eagles, D.; Kriticos, D. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vetch (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vicia villosa</i>) poisoning in cattle in the state of Santa Catarina.

The background reports, epidemiological data, and clinical signs were collected from owners and veterinarians during visits to the locations in Santa Catarina State where the disease occurred. Six outbreaks were seen and 5 cows were necropsied. The disease was diagnosed only in adult animals in...

Author(s)
Gava, A.; Furlan, F. H.; Traverso, S. D.; Veronezi, L. O.; Jönck, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Spontaneous nitrate/nitrite poisoning in cattle fed with oats (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Avena sativa</i>) and ryegrass (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Lolium multiflorum</i>) in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil.

The characteristics of nitrate and nitrite poisoning outbreaks in cattle in Santa Catarina, Brazil, fed with oats (Avena sativa) and ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) [date not given] are described.

Author(s)
Jönck, F.; Gava, A.; Furlan, F. H.; Traverso, S. D.; Veronezi, L. O.; Borelli, V.; Gheller, E.; Casagrande, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Manganese.

The functions, sources, requirements, and metabolism of manganese in farm animals are discussed. The diagnosis and occurrence as well as control and treatment of diseases caused by manganese deficiency are also presented.

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

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