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Cover for UV exposure and skin-protective effects of plant polyphenols.

Skin exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation triggers a plethora of harmful effects, including skin cancer. UV radiation is linked to DNA damage, inflammation, oxidative stress, immunodepression, photoageing and extracellular matrix degradation. In this context, UV protection has emerged as a global ...

Author(s)
Agulló-Chazarra, L.; Pérez-Sánchez, A.; Herranz-López, M.; Micol, V.; Barrajón-Catalán, E.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Direct and indirect effects of UV radiation.

This chapter summarizes current knowledge on the effects (including physiological, biochemical and behavioral) of UVA (315-400 nm) and UVB (280-315 nm) radiation on terrestrial arthropods of economic importance. These effects result from either direct exposure of the arthropods or indirect...

Author(s)
Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Visual interactions between plants and arthropods.

This chapter focuses on the visual characteristics of plants that deter pests or attract pollinators and natural enemies. During their long period of coexistence, plants and insects have evolved a complex set of interactions including several modes of visual communication. Plants reflect sunlight...

Author(s)
Lev-Yadun, S.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Deterrence of pests.

This chapter focuses on deterring host landing and establishment of plant pests by: (i) reflective mulch (silver plastic as a soil cover); (ii) reflective coating (spray plants with aluminium silicate clay mineral); (iii) combining methods (i) and (ii); and (iv) reflective cladding materials,...

Author(s)
Martini, X.; Funderburk, J. E.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Attraction of beneficials.

This chapter deals with attracting beneficials such as predators, parasitoids and pollinators by visual attraction method using UV, blue or green light. Case studies of recruiting natural enemies are given. The few recent studies described in this chapter indicate that it is possible to recruit...

Author(s)
Shimoda, M.; Ben-Yakir, D.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394705)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Neoplasms.

This chapter discussed non-infectious disorders caused by climate change such as neoplasms of the skin, oral neoplasms, and liver. As reported form earlier studies, the cause and pathogenesis of fish neoplasms are considered multifactorial involving both intrinsic factors (age, gender, reproductive ...

Author(s)
Nyaoke, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393982)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Hygienic aspects of air and decontamination of air.

This chapter discusses the risk factors and prevention of airborne diseases in pigs and poultry.

Author(s)
Hoff, S. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Household pests and their control - flies.

This chapter describes the life cycle, control and management of housefly (Musca domestica). The insecticide treatment methods and use of traps (food-baited traps, water trap using a light source, UV light trap) for housefly control are discussed. The trap location and design, effect of lighting...

Author(s)
Dhang, P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395146)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ultraviolet-B radiation: stressor and regulatory signal.

Following the discovery of ozone layer depletion in the late 1980s, large numbers of studies investigated the effects of ambient and/or enhanced levels of ultraviolet-B (UV-B) radiation on plants, animals, humans and microorganisms. Initial studies reported severe, inhibitory UV effects on plant...

Author(s)
Jansen, M. A. K.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Efficacy of entomopathogenic nematodes against coleopteran pests.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) are among one of the safer biological control agents used for the control of coleopteran insects. The efficacy of EPNs is influenced by several factors such as host-finding mechanism, adaptability to environment and the presence of host range, etc. The application...

Author(s)
Banu, J. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter

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