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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mycobacterium bovis</i> molecular typing and surveillance.

This chapter describes the epidemiology, distribution and molecular diagnosis of bovine tuberculosis.

Author(s)
Skuce, R. A.; Byrne, A. W.; Lahuerta-Marin, A.; Allen, A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular systematics and phylogenetic reconstruction of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Steinernema</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heterorhabditis</i>.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) belonging to the genera Heterorhabditis and Steinernema possess the attribute of potential biological insecticides and are therefore attractive from a commercial viewpoint. These nematodes, in general, are relatively conserved in gross morphology such as...

Author(s)
Luca, F. de; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Unravelling quinoa domestication with wild ancestors.

This chapter approaches quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) domestication asking three questions: (1) What do we know about quinoa genetic structure, relations among related species and phylogenetics?, (2) What is known about Chenopodium hircinum, its putative wild ancestor?, (3) How can research on C....

Author(s)
Bertero, D.; Alercia, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646138)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The genetics of cattle.

This book contains 24 chapters covering various fields of genetics and biology of cattle. It serves as a reference book on cattle genetics for researchers, lecturers, students, farmers and specialists working in the industry. The first five chapters focus on systematics, phylogeny, domestication,...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Ruvinsky, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book
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Cover for Systematics and phylogeny of cattle.

This chapter provides a review of the systematic position of the genus Bos, gives a brief description of wild species and discusses ancient and recent phylogenetic hypotheses of interspecies relationships. A biogeographic scenario explaining their past and current geographic distributions is also...

Author(s)
Hassanin, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptive responses of plants to insect herbivores under climate change.

Global climate change, including the rise of CO2 emissions and global warming, are predicted to alter the composition of communities through differential colonization abilities between sessile plants and their mobile insect herbivores along latitudinal and elevation gradients. In particular, under...

Author(s)
Rasmann, S.; Pellissier, L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643786)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alanine aminotransferase: amino acid metabolism in higher plants.

Alanine aminotransferase (AlaAT, EC 2.6.1.2) catalyses the reversible transfer of an amino group from alanine (Ala) to 2-oxoglutarate to form pyruvate and glutamate. AlaAT is a pyridoxal phosphate-dependent enzyme that serves as the main route of alanine biosynthesis and degradation. This chapter...

Author(s)
Raychaudhuri, A.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Papaya ringspot.

This chapter describes the disease symptoms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, strains, phylogenetics, transmitting aphid vectors, detection and control of Papaya ringspot virus. This virus has been thoroughly characterized at the biological and molecular levels, diagnostic systems are more...

Author(s)
Fermin, G.; Randle, M.; Tennant, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeds of cattle.

This chapter gives an overview on the different breeds of cattle (Bos taurus and B. indicus). Cattle breeds are presented and categorized according to utility and mode of origin. Classification and phylogeny of breeds are also discussed. Furthermore, a description of cattle breeds is provided.

Author(s)
Buchanan, D. S.; Lenstra, J. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Virus disease problems facing potato industries worldwide: viruses found, climate change implications, rationalizing virus strain nomenclature, and addressing the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Potato virus Y</i> issue.

This chapter emphasizes recent information or aspects previously not addressed fully regarding potato viruses. It starts by discussing briefly the viruses known to infect the crop, their relative importance, and the likelihood that more than the 50 or so currently known viruses will emerge as...

Author(s)
Jones, R. A. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter

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