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Cover for Physiological disorders.

Pomegranate cultivation and its potential quality yield are affected by various physiological disorders such as browning, fruit cracking, internal breakdown, scald and chilling injury. In this chapter, the various physiological disorders commonly occurring in pomegranate and their control measures...

Author(s)
Shivashankara, K. S.; Geetha, G. A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotic resistance to plant invasions.

Biotic resistance to plant invasions takes many forms: consumption by native herbivores, competition with native plants and infection by native pathogens. But how often does biotic resistance prevent the damaging monocultures that typify the most problematic plant invaders, and how often is biotic...

Author(s)
Parker, J. D.; Devaney, J. L.; Lemoine, N. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The effect of non-native plant invasions on the dispersal of native seeds.

Non-native plants change the communities they integrate in multiple ways, including direct and indirect effects on co-occurring native vegetation. While direct effects are more obvious, indirect effects, i.e. those mediated by biotic interactions with other trophic levels, can also have pervasive...

Author(s)
Heleno, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A network of invasion hypotheses.

Hypotheses of research disciplines are typically not isolated from each other but share similarities. In a broad sense as defined here, they form an important part of the theoretical-conceptual understanding of a given topic, e.g. invasion hypotheses sensu lato represent an important part of our...

Author(s)
Enders, M.; Jeschke, J. M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotic resistance and island susceptibility hypotheses.

The biotic resistance hypothesis sensu stricto is also known as the diversity-invasibility hypothesis. It proposes that ecosystems with high biodiversity are more resistant against non-native species than ecosystems with lower biodiversity. It is a classic hypothesis of the field and our systematic ...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Debille, S.; Lortie, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Synthesis.

About 1100 studies focusing on 12 major invasion hypotheses have been analysed in Chapters 8-16 of this book. A network of these 12 hypotheses, in which topically similar hypotheses are connected, was presented in Chapter 7. We here combine and synthesize these previous chapters, colour coding the...

Author(s)
Jeschke, J. M.; Heger, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647647)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetable grafting: principles and practices.

Although the benefits of using grafted transplants are now fully recognized worldwide, the need to enlighten the scientific basis of rootstock-scion interactions under variable environmental pressures remains vital for extracting grafting-mediated crop improvement. This has prompted the COST...

Author(s)
Colla, G.; Pérez-Alfocea, F.; Schwarz, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648972)
Type
Book
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Cover for Characteristics of microbial inulinases: physical and chemical bases of their activity regulation.

This chapter is devoted to the analysis of the physical and chemical properties of inulinases from various microbial producers. Special attention is given to: (i) the description of functional features of these enzymes in the conditions of a various microenvirons; (ii) identification of optimum...

Author(s)
Holyavka, M. G.; Artyukhov, V. G.; Kovaleva, T. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Traditional breeding and cultivar development.

This chapter details the contributions that potato breeding and cultivar development have made to the global acceptance of potato as a major food crop, the unique characteristics (including dual reproduction and tetraploidy) of potato that impact its breeding, the emerging issues of importance in...

Author(s)
Novy, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642802)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Resistance exercise and inflammation.

This chapter reviews the impact of resistance exercise on inflammation. Topics discussed include: leukocytosis induced by resistance exercise; delayed leukocytosis; cytokines; the activation of mobilized leukocytes; infiltration of leukocytes in the exercised muscles; and, the immunosuppressive and ...

Author(s)
Paulsen, G.; Peake, J. M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939106)
Type
Book chapter

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