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Cover for Biology and ecology.

This chapter provides comprehensive information on the overall biology and ecology of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). It provides specific details on the taxonomy, plant distinguishing characteristics, its likely centre of origin, genetics and intraspecific diversity, growth,...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; McClay, A.; Bajwa, A. A.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Origin and evolution.

This chapter describes the pineapple wild relatives, including their taxonomic status, ecology and distributions. The domesticated pineapples and their pre-Columbian distribution are discussed, as well as the domestication syndrome in the cultivated forms of Ananas comosus. Pineapple diversity and...

Author(s)
d'Eeckenbrugge, G. C.; Duval, M. F.; Leal, F.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Biological Control of Arthropods, Langkawi, Malaysia, September 11-15, 2017.

This proceedings contains papers dealing with issues affecting biological control, particularly pertaining to the use of parasitoids and predators as biological control agents. This includes all approaches to biological control: conservation, augmentation, and importation of natural enemy species...

Author(s)
Mason, P. G.; Gillespie, D. R.; Vincent, C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book; Conference proceedings
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Cover for Genetic diversity of tropical fruit.

This chapter describes diversity in climacteric and non-climacteric fruit ripening and fruit diversity in tropical fruits. Genetic studies on fruit ripening are presented, including research on the molecular mechanism of fruit softening and epigenetic mechanisms. The quantitative trait loci mapping ...

Author(s)
Malik, S. K.; Susheel Kumar; Bansal, K. C.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939625)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Immunogenetics.

The genetics of the porcine major histocompatibility complex, T cell receptor and B cell receptor and the genetic loci that regulate innate and adaptive immune responses are presented.

Author(s)
Lunney, J. K.; Eguchi-Ogawa, T.; Uenishi, H.; Wertz, N.; Butler, J. E.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal Science Reviews 2012.

Animal Science Reviews provides scientists and students in the field with timely analysis on key topics in current research. These chapters were originally published online in CAB Reviews. This volume makes available in printed form the reviews in animal science published during 2012.

Author(s)
Hemming, D.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643021)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Potential disease control strategies revealed by genome sequencing and functional genetics of plant pathogenic bacteria.

Complete genomes of at least one species from nearly every genus of plant pathogenic bacteria have been sequenced, resulting in hundreds of megabases of new genetic information in the last decade. Many new virulence genes, often present in large pathogenicity islands, have been identified in both...

Author(s)
Charkowski, A. O.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845932886)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Functionally associated molecular genetic markers for temperate pasture plant improvement.

The key components for implementation of functionally associated genetic markers in perennial ryegrass and white clover breeding have been established. They include: generation of substantial genomic sequence resources; methods for functional analysis and verification of candidate gene status,...

Author(s)
Forster, J. W.; Cogan, N. O. I.; Dobrowolski, M. P.; Francki, M. G.; Spangenberg, G. C.; Smith, K. F.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933821)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for DNA polymorphisms in accessions of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Nephelium lappaceum</i> L.

An experiment was conducted to estimate the genetic diversity and to characterize available accessions using molecular markers in N. lappaceum. In addition, genetic diversity within the collection was also studied using isoenzyme polymorphism. A total of 81 scorable bands were generated, of which...

Author(s)
Chew, P. C.; Clyde, M. M.; Normah, M. N.; Salma, I.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 0851995225)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Commercial applications of plant genotyping.

This chapter describes the application of plant DNA analysis to address questions and problems relating to the following issues: product quality assurance; breach of intellectual property rights; support for plant breeders' rights and patents; guiding plant breeding programmes; and forensic...

Author(s)
Lee, L. S.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2001 CABI (H ISBN 0851995152)
Type
Book chapter

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