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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Olea europaea</i> olive.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of olives (Olea europaea). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation...

Author(s)
Rugini, E.; Baldoni, L.; Silvestri, C.; Mariotti, R.; Narváez, I.; Cultrera, N.; Cristofori, V.; Bashir, M. A.; Mousavi, S.; Palomo-Ríos, E.; Mercado, J. A.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food gardens for a changing world.

This book is dedicated to students and instructors looking for a resource that approaches food gardens as a subject of natural and social science, using a framework of five key ideas: ecological thinking, evolution by selection, prosocial behaviour, social organization and diverse knowledge. It is...

Author(s)
Soleri, D.; Cleveland, D. A.; Smith, S. E.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240986)
Type
Book
CABI Book Info
Cover for Biotechnology of fruit and nut crops.

This book covers the biotechnology of all the major perennial fruit and nut species, including Actinidia spp., Anacardium occidentale, Mangifera indica, Pistacia vera, Annona spp., Cocos nucifera, Elaeis guineensis, Phoenix dactylifera, Ananas comosus, Carica papaya, Garcinia mangostana, Diospyros...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Pliego-Alfaro, F.; Ignacio Hormaza, J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Pest management in organic olive.

This chapter presents information on the major insect pests of organic olive production and the various strategies used in their management, such as biological control, use of behaviour modifying chemicals, insecticides and sterile insect technique, among others.

Author(s)
Delrio, G.; Lentini, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780644998)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control of olive fruit fly in California - release, establishment and impact of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psyttalia lounsburyi</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psyttalia humilis</i>.

Author(s)
Daane, K. M.; Wang, X. G.; Pickett, C. P.; Blanchet, A.; Nieto, D.; Hoelmer, K. A.; Bon, M. C.; Smith, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Functional genomics for the study of fruit ripening and quality: towards an integrative approach.

This paper describes tomato as a model organism for fruit ripening and functional genomics approaches in this crop. The use of Micro-Tom as a model tomato line is discussed, and a case study on gene regulation in transgenic parthenocarpic tomato fruit is presented. The application of functional...

Author(s)
Martinelli, F.; Dandekar, A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Distributions and markets in Albania.

This chapter investigates the current state of distribution channels and markets for agricultural commodities in Albania. Priority is given here to an assessment of the following sectors of the agricultural industry: dairy products; olives and olive oil; meat; fruit and vegetables; and grapes, wine ...

Author(s)
Kapaj, A.; Imami, D.; Musabelliu, B.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641003)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analysis of invasive insects: links to climate change.

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic distribution and abundance of many species, to increase the invasion of new areas by exotic species and, in some cases, to lead to species extinction. This chapter reviews some of the links between invasive insects and climate change. The effects...

Author(s)
Gutierrez, A. P.; Ponti, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fruits, vegetables, fibers and oils.

Harlan (1992) lists over 250 food crops and suggests there are hundreds more. These crops are sometimes a major source of calories, but they are more commonly a supplemental source of nutrients that break up the tedium of limited crop diets. They are also used as drugs, medicine and fibre. This...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter

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