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Cover for Genetic improvement of farmed animals.

This 484-paged book is an extensively updated and expanded edition of the previous book by Simm, which focused on cattle and sheep. It has 14 chapters, the first chapter in the book sets the scene for modern livestock breeding, by looking at the origins and roles of today's livestock breeds. The...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The origins and rôles of today's livestock breeds.

The huge variety of animal and other species that we see today, together with those now extinct, evolved by the process of natural selection. The key to natural selection, and to the artificial selection practised by breeders, is the inherited variation in many characteristics that exists between...

Author(s)
Simm, G.; Pollott, G.; Mrode, R.; Houston, R.; Marshall, K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241723)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psidium guajava</i> L.: taxonomy, relatives and possible origin.

This chapter focuses on the taxonomy and geography of guava (Psidium guajava). Information is given on geography, morphological characteristics, chromosome number and genome size, phytochemistry and medicinal uses, closest relatives, and keys to species complexes.

Author(s)
Landrum, L. R.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247022)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pomegranate.

This chapter focuses on the origin, current areas of production, composition and health benefits, crop quality, consumer preferences, fruit physiology, maturity and harvest indices, physiological disorders, harvesting, postharvest handling, fruit pathology, temperature handling and storage, and...

Author(s)
Valero Garrido, D.; Crisosto, C. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247176)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Info
Cover for Mason's world dictionary of livestock breeds, types and varieties.

The 6th edition of this book contains a list the donkey, cattle, goat, horse, pig, sheep and buffalo names and synonyms that may be encountered in the literature, including breeds and other identifiable groups, types and varieties that have a common origin or are similar in appearance or...

Author(s)
Porter, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241532)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nature of horse breeds.

This chapter presents a brief description of a few breeds of horses that will be mentioned in subsequent chapters. The descriptions includes population, landrace, related groups of horses, the relationship of the breeds to each other and the level of selection applied by breeders. Among the breeds...

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Foundations for insect conservation.

This chapter focuses on the origins and body plan, rise and fall of populations and threats to the continued existence of various insect species. The importance of insect consevation is discussed and various challenges that need to be overcome for the successful conservation of insects are pointed...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Tropical root and tuber crops: cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids.

This second edition aims to summarize the information available on the origin, taxonomy, breeding, physiology, agronomy, pathology and processing of cassava, sweet potato, yams and aroids (including Alocasia, Amorphophallus, Colocasia, Cyrtosperma and Xanthosoma). This book is for researchers,...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter provides information on the origin and domestication of Manihot sp. and the discovery of the crop by western explorers. The present geographical distribution of cassava, mostly in tropical countries, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter

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