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Cover for Soil biota and non-native plant invasions.

The trajectory of plant invasions - for better or for worse - can be tied to interactions between plants and the soil community. Here, we highlight five broad ways in which belowground interactions can influence the trajectory of biological invasions by non-native plant species. First, many...

Author(s)
Callaway, R. M.; Lucero, J. E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242171)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bovine tuberculosis: worldwide picture.

This chapter provides information on the history and worldwide prevalence of bovine tuberculosis using data from the OIE.

Author(s)
Awada, L.; Tizzani, P.; Erlacher-Vindel, E.; Forcella, S.; Caceres, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391520)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Vegetation change in time.

This chapter discusses the various issues, including: detecting temporal autocorrelation (the dependence of temporal measurements). Assessing a trend (a temporal similarity pattern) is the subsequent topic which is related to the measurement of rate of change (the speed of the process) under...

Author(s)
Wildi, O.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394224)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Precision agriculture in lime: potential for application of precision agriculture technologies in lime cropping systems.

In order to apply crop inputs on an as need basis, map and sensor-based precision agriculture (PA) technologies could be implemented in lime (Rutaceae) production for effective management of inputs to improve crop productivity. PA has several components, i.e. a differential global positioning...

Author(s)
Farooque, A. A.; Zaman, Q. U.; Schumann, A. W.; Esau, T. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647845)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Water productivity and income.

This chapter discusses the impact of the Bhoochetana programme using data collected from a large number of farmers' fields in Karnataka, India, during the 4-year period from 2009 to 2012. These data capture large variability in meteorological, biophysical, socioeconomic and agronomic factors in the ...

Author(s)
Garg, K. K.; Wani, S. P.; Girish Chander; Anantha, K. H.; Pardhasaradhi, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648156)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Role of fungal avirulent pathogens in the defence response of strawberry.

This chapter is an interesting study on the transcriptomic profile of some key genes in relation to systemic acquired resistance in strawberry. To analyse further the mechanisms involved in the establishment of a defence response against fungal pathogens, this chapter has been directed towards...

Author(s)
Díaz Ricci, J. C.; Grellet-Bournonville, C. F.; Chalfoun, N. R.; Tonello, U.; Martos, G. G.; Hael-Conrad, V.; Perato, M.; Martínez Zamora, G.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular genetics of coat colour variation.

This chapter deals with the molecular genetic aspects of coat colour genetics in cattle. The three major mechanisms producing numerous cattle coat colour variations are presented. Focus is given on basis of pigmentation, genes causing spatial and temporal pigment-type switching, genes diluting...

Author(s)
Ruvin, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Land managed for multiple services.

This chapter uses examples from agricultural land use to examine the nature and sources of the multiple goods and services produced by land systems as a set of services that are directly influenced by land management. First, the global-scale and scope of land change and pressures on land are...

Author(s)
Aspinall, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642895)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruits and frugivory.

This chapter presents frugivorous animals (birds, primates, ungulates and bats) that behave as seed dispersers in various habitats (tropical rain forests, Mediterranean lowland scrubland, Mediterranean highland scrubland, savanna, and temperate forest). The first section describes fruits as prey...

Author(s)
Jordano, P.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641836)
Type
Book chapter

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