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Cover for The carbohydrate economy of fruit trees.

Since lack of water is a commonly occurring condition in nature, plants have developed many physiological responses to help them survive periods of water stress. Most of these responses cause changes in the carbohydrate economy of the tree through reduced photosynthesis, tree growth or cropping,...

Author(s)
DeJong, T. M.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781800620865)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Equine transport.

This chapter reviews the recent advances regarding the behavioural, physical, physiological and welfare effects of transport in horses.

Author(s)
Padalino, B.; Riley, C. B.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Undesirable behaviour and stress.

This chapter outlines some of the abnormal and undesirable behaviours in horses and how to make adaptive responses that considers the welfare of the animal.

Author(s)
Pearson, G.; Waran, N. K.; Fraser, A. F.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fraser's the behaviour and welfare of the horse.

The third edition of this book contains 15 illustrated chapters on the development and assessment of equine behaviour; sensory and neurologic faculties; the neurological underpinnings of behaviour; behavioural homeostasis, daily rhythms and advances in monitoring; ingestion, elimination and...

ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242102)
Type
Book
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Cover for Horticultural practices under various climatic conditions.

This chapter summarizes the growing conditions that overcome biotic stress and the adaptations of horticultural practices in fig orchard growing systems that enhance fruit quality and productivity in the different climatic zones.

Author(s)
Flaishman, M. A.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242478)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Stress and survival mechanisms.

This chapter focuses on the amazing capabilities of nematodes to respond to fluctuating environmental conditions, such as desiccation, osmotic stress, extreme temperatures and oxidative stress. Current knowledge on the behavioral, physiological, genetic and molecular adaptation of nematodes to...

Author(s)
Glazer, I.
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248791)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular toxicology in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Caenorhabditis elegans</i>.

This chapter focuses on the introduction of molecular signaling pathways involved in regulating the toxicity of environmental toxicants or stresses in Caenorhabditis elegans. These molecular signaling pathways include oxidative stress-related molecular signals, MAPK signaling pathways, insulin and...

Author(s)
Wang DaYong
ISBN
2022 CABI (H ISBN 9781789248791)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ideotype breeding for improving yield in sorghum: recent advances and future perspectives.

This chapter focuses on ideotype breeding for improving the yield and related traits, abiotic stress resistance, and quality of grain and forage sorghum. Ideotype breeding involves defining and breeding for the target traits to reach the objectives and differs from classical plant breeding which...

Author(s)
Reddy, P. S.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular breeding in wheat, maize and sorghum: strategies for improving abiotic stress tolerance and yield.

This book contains 29 chapters focusing on wheat, maize and sorghum molecular breeding. It aims to contribute the latest understandings of the molecular and genetic bases of abiotic stress tolerance, yield and quality improvement of wheat, maize and sorghum to develop strategies for improving...

ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245431)
Type
Book
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Cover for Validating a captive elephant welfare index.

This article describes the use of non-invasive methods to assess welfare status and management conditions of elephants in Indian zoos and sanctuaries, and relate these to a welfare index which was further tested around the world. The captive elephant welfare index (CEWI) was used to measure urinary ...

Author(s)
Gurusamy, V.; Phillips, C.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245868)
Type
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