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Cover for Quantitative genomics of forest-tree breeding.

This chapter discusses the quantitative genomics of forest tree breeding. The collective analysis of large numbers of variable loci in individuals of breeding populations is now feasible for several species, and is bound to become an essential tool to advance genetic gains in future tree breeding...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A practical guide for functional transcriptomics: a case study in RNA interference and qPCR to understand the explosive chemistry of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Brachinus</i> bombardier beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae).

Transcriptomics stands to benefit functional studies by providing a direct path to developing genome-wide toolboxes in almost any insect system. This chapter aims to communicate the best practices in insect functional transcriptomics, defined as the use of transcriptomic data to identify and...

Author(s)
Gill, A. S.; Gee, M.; Will, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Prospects and strategies of genetic resources.

This chapter explains how to improve the production performance of goats using different breeding methods. Breeding strategies can produce highly adaptable goats suitable to a variety of local agro-climatic conditions, socio-economic statuses and market demands. The availability of good quality...

Author(s)
Rout, P. K.; Kumar, A.; Behera, B. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240139)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protocol for developing mutant generations for mutant selection.

A practical step-by-step protocol is presented for mutation induction and mutation detection in oil palm. Germinated seed is chosen as the target material for mutation induction, as this provides the quickest development of mutant populations (as discussed in Chapters 3 and 4 of this manual). The...

Author(s)
Nur, F.; Forster, B. P.; Osei, S. A.; Amiteye, S.; Ciomas, J.; Hoeman, S.; Jankuloski, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396211)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Future possibilities.

It has been claimed that Ganoderma-resistant oil palm material holds the greatest hope for the future control of basal stem rot (BSR) in South-east Asia. Conventional breeding currently requires germplasm with resistance and a phenotypic screening in both the nursery and the field. A better method...

Author(s)
Rahmaningsih, M.; Virdiana, I.; Bahri, S.; Anwar, Y.; Forster, B. P.; Breton, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786396242)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Domestication to dolly and beyond: a brief history of animal modification.

This chapter discusses the brief history of modification; varieties of modification; domestication; modification of behaviour and phenotypes; non-therapeutic modification; modification by technology; therapeutic modification; and cloning (nuclear transfer) and genetic modification of pets and...

Author(s)
Gardiner, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Welfare concerns in genetically modified laboratory mice and rats.

This chapter discusses the development of GM (genetically modified) rodents like laboratory mice and rats (gene modification, and gene modification, phenotypes and harm); social, ethical and welfare concerns (general ethical concerns, genetic modification, animal impact and animal welfare, animal...

Author(s)
Osborne, N.; Morton, D.; Prins, J. B.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sensing for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in precision horticulture.

This chapter discusses commonly used sensing techniques with a focus on sensing applications for stress detection and high-throughput phenotyping in horticulture, including examples. The sensor technologies explored are RGB camera, multispectral and hyperspectral sensors/cameras, fluorescent and...

Author(s)
Sankaran, S.; Zhang ChongYuan; Marzougui, A.
ISBN
2018 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648507)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use.

The discovery of RNA silencing mechanisms has transformed research into gene function and has also allowed novel traits to be developed in plants, including some for industrial applications. To silence the expression of an undesirable gene, RNA silencing may be preferable over direct gene mutation...

Author(s)
Sumit Ghosh; Mohammad Irfan; Asis Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxic secretions of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Photorhabdus</i> and their efficacy against crop insect pests.

Photorhabdus spp. are entomopathogenic bacteria that mutualistically associate with heterorhabditid nematodes. This chapter is devoted to reporting the toxic secretions of Photorhabdus bacteria and their efficacy against crop insect pests. Yet, because these bacteria are fairly similar to members...

Author(s)
Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter

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