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Cover for Key questions in ecology: a study and revision guide.

This book is a useful introduction to some of the history, development and key concepts of ecology. It serves as a study and revision guide for students following programmes of study in which ecology is an important component. It contains 600 multiple-choice questions (and answers) set at three...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book
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Cover for Answers.

A multiple choice question has a stem (the 'question'), a key (the 'answer') and a number of distracters (wrong answers intended to distract the student from the key). This part of the book contains the key to each question along with a brief explanation of why this is correct and, in some cases,...

Author(s)
Rees, P. A.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789247572)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Forest genomics and biotechnology.

This book with 12 chapters is divided into three parts, viz., genomics, genetic engineering, and commercialization. Part I (Chapters 1 to 5) is focused on describing genomic methods, their application to the characterization of woody perennials, and the results derived from these analyses. Chapter...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book
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Cover for Principles of genome sciences.

This chapter describes the major disciplinary areas of genomics that have been explored in and utilized for various tree species. It will serve as a foundation for the remaining chapters in Section I of this book.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest-tree population genomics.

This chapter focuses on the use of genomic information to characterize forest tree population diversity, the relationship among populations, and the detection of loci that contribute to their adaptation. Other aspects related to population genetics of tree species, such as geographic variation,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genomics and transcriptomics - a revolution in the study of cyst nematode biology.

This chapter focuses on the current status of genome and transcriptome projects, key findings from genome/transcriptome projects, population genetics and metagenetics, identification of key biochemical pathways and targets for control, mitochondrial genomes and horizontal gene transfer in cyst...

Author(s)
Eves-van den Akker, S.; Jones, J. T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Benefits of pre-release population genetics: a case study using <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psyttalia lounsburyi</i>, a biocontrol agent of the olive fruit fly in California.

Author(s)
Bon, M. C.; Smith, L.; Daane, K. M.; Pickett, C.; Wang, X.; Blanchet, A.; Chardonnet, F.; Guermache, F.; Hoelmer, K. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Population genetic issues: new insights using conventional molecular markers and genomics tools.

This chapter explains how molecular markers have been used and continue to be used to understand aphid life cycles, including population structure and dynamics and overwintering. Without repeating all the discoveries concerning these topic areas as outlined earlier, it refers briefly to the major...

Author(s)
Loxdale, H. D.; Edwards, O.; Tagu, D.; Vorburger, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Forest fragmentation genetics: what can genetics tell us about forest fragmentation?

Worldwide, forest biodiversity and other ecosystem services are threatened by anthropogenic-induced forest fragmentation at multiple scales and intensities. Loss of habitat is just one aspect of the overall fragmentation process. The consequences of fragmentation depend on how different organisms...

Author(s)
Finger, A.; Radespiel, U.; Habel, J. C.; Kettle, C. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642031)
Type
Book chapter

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