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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 Biosecurity in laboratory animal research facilities.

This chapter enumerates and presents pointers to be considered in implementing biosecurity in laboratory animal holding facilities, included in the factors to consider were: animal acquisition, maintaining biosecurity in the facility, health monitoring programme, biosecurity and animal research...

Author(s)
Chen, P. H.; Trundy, R.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic testing for Lyme disease.

This chapter describes the 2-tiered serological approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease, and provides guidelines for interpreting the results of this approach, with focus on false negative and false positive results. Other diagnostic approaches, such as polymerase chain reaction and culture...

Author(s)
Auwaerter, P. G.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392077)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Key skills for the veterinary nurse in diagnostic parasitology.

This chapter explains some simple diagnostic tests, which may be carried out for parasites in practice and include faecal analysis (helminth and protozoal infections), staining blood smears and examinations for skin ectoparasites, as well as more complex techniques such as enzyme-linked...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; McGarry, J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394040)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Inflammatory lesions.

Inflammation is classified on cytology based on the predominant cell type involved. It is subdivided into the following categories: neutrophilic, macrophagic, eosinophilic, lymphocytic and mixed (in the absence of a prevalent cell type). The recognition of the inflammatory pattern helps the...

Author(s)
Cian, F.; Monti, P.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392251)
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 Association between catecholaminergic genes and impulsivity in dogs.

Author(s)
Colsoulle, C.; Matroule, J. Y.; Copine, J.; Bihin, B.; Depiereux, E.; Diederich, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394583)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fungal diseases of strawberry and their diagnosis.

This chapter provides a brief introduction on modern strawberry, a domesticated species for production, and on the economic importance of world strawberry production. It then discusses pathogen incidence in strawberry production, focusing on the main fungal pathogens, namely Botrytis cinerea,...

Author(s)
Garrido, C.; González-Rodríguez, V. E.; Carbú, M.; Husaini, A. M.; Cantoral, J. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular methods in plant disease diagnostics.

This book provides protocols for nucleic acid-based methods currently applied to plant pathogen detection and identification, showing that great strides have been made in molecular diagnostics since those first tentative steps back in the late 1980s/early 1990s. It takes the practitioner through...

Author(s)
Boonham, N.; Tomlinson, J.; Mumford, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641478)
Type
Book

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