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Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Feed evaluation.

A review on the methods of determining the composition and nutritive value of the available feeds and feedstuffs for rabbits was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Maertens, L.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The pattern of grain prices.

This chapter starts with an examination of international food prices in general, and then discusses the pattern of prices of the three most important food grains: maize, wheat and rice. It then focuses on one particular period - that of 1996 to 2008. It attempts to identify the many and various...

Author(s)
McClintock, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394842)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Prediction with big data in the genomic and high-throughput phenotyping era: a case study with wheat data.

This review covers new theoretical and practical genomic selection (GS) advances and outcomes produced in the past 3–4 years in wheat. New models (improved mixed models and item-based collaborative filtering or IBCF) that deal with the complexity of genomic-enabled prediction and models for...

Author(s)
Pérez-Rodríguez, P.; Burgueño, J.; Montesinos-López, O. A.; Singh, R. P.; Juliana, P.; Mondal, S.; Crossa, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regulation of flowering in crop plants.

Recently, the expansion of genomic sequencing and genome editing are enabling progress directly in crops themselves. This is key since, while it is highly tractable, Arabidopsis thaliana is a model dicot, and so it will always be important to assess how relevant it is to crop plants. Nevertheless,...

Author(s)
Wigge, P. A.; Jaeger KatjaE.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Quantitative genetics, genomics and plant breeding.

This book contains 20 chapters, divided into two sections: (i) Quantitative Genetics: Plant Breeding, Bioinformatics, Genome Editing and G×E Interaction (Chapters 2-12) and (ii) Intersection of Breeding, Genetics and Genomics: Crop Examples (Chapter 13-20). Section 1 emphasizes the application of...

Author(s)
Kang, M. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The importance of plant pan-genomes in breeding.

Pan-genomes help to describe the genomic variation within a species, and can be split into the core genome containing genes common to all individuals, and a dispensable (or variable) genome consisting of partially shared DNA sequence elements. This chapter discusses the importance of pan-genomes,...

Author(s)
Tirnaz, S.; Edwards, D.; Batley, J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Genome editing technologies for crop improvement.

This chapter describes the latest genome-editing techniques, including (i) engineered homing endonucleases/meganucleases; (ii) zinc finger nucleases (ZFNs); (iii) transcription activator-like effector nucleases (TALENs); and (iv) clustered regularly interspersed short palindromic repeats...

Author(s)
Pillay, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Fibre digestion.

This chapter initially considers the definition and structure of the different classes of fibre and of cell wall constituents, followed by a description of some analytical methods employed for animal or human feeds. Second, the effects of fibre on rabbit digestion are described.

Author(s)
Gidenne, T.; Carabaño, R.; Abad-Guamán, R.; García, J.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter

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