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Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 031, pp 1-17

Culicidae comprise an important group of two-winged flies (Diptera) known as mosquitoes. The first piece of information we acquire about a mosquito is its scientific name. Reasons why it is important and useful to have that piece of information are discussed. Names are interesting and informative....

Author(s)
Harbach, R. E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 032, pp 1-3

The assessment of dietary intake with food records has traditionally been a burdensome experience for both the person keeping the records and the dietitian/nutritionist analysing the record. The advent of Smartphones with high-resolution cameras, the ability to run apps and internet connections has...

Author(s)
Allman-Farinelli, M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 034, pp 1-7

Olfaction is the primary sensory communication mode for most mammals; social, sexual, maternal and feeding behaviours are four basic and fundamental aspects directly related to olfaction. Herein we consider these four main aspects of olfaction in a variety of mammals from the families Ungulata and...

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Mota-Rojas, D.; Orihuela, A.; Napolitano, F.; Mora-Medina, P.; Orozco-Gregorio, H.; Alonso-Spilsbury, M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 030, pp 1-13

This review provides an assessment of the evolution of hydrological modelling for Eastern Africa. We outline the historical development and perspectives considered as this region, like many regions around the world, sees increasing attention on how water resources can be sustainably developed. We...

Author(s)
Senkondo, W.; Tumbo, M.; Lyon, S. W.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 028, pp 1-26

A holistic statistical modelling procedure for the analysis of energy balance (EB) studies is proposed in this review. We show that a switch from EB-based analysis to heat production (HP)-based analysis has some advantages. The use of augmented EB data with a fasting HP estimate is proposed to...

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Dhanoa, M. S.; Sanderson, R.; Cammell, S. B.; Haines, M. J.; Lopez, S.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 024, pp 1-12

In addition to the arthropod pests, the date palm Phoenix dactylifera L is attacked by numerous non-arthropod pests, which include birds, rodents, bats, nematodes and snails. This review lists 57 species of birds reported in the agro-ecosystem of date palm. Of these, three species are major pests,...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 020, pp 1-13

Apicomplexan parasites of the genus Eimeria are widespread in poultry flocks and if present in sufficient numbers can cause the intestinal disease coccidiosis. For many years, the disease has been controlled either by incorporating drugs in the feed (prophylaxis) or by immunization with live...

Author(s)
Chapman, H. D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 026, pp 1-11

Advances in genomic technologies have decreased costs associated with research and led to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variations on livestock production traits. In this context, the collection of abundant, accurate phenotypic data has often become the limiting factor in the...

Author(s)
Juárez, M.; Roberts, J. C.; López-Campos, O.; Prieto, N.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 019, pp 1-8

Soil biological activity is a key component of soil health assessments, as it (a) indicates soil nutrient cycling capacity from various organic matter sources to inorganic availability, (b) relates to soil structural conditions, (c) informs about the potential to harbour biodiversity in soil and...

Author(s)
Franzluebbers, A. J.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 017, pp 1-14

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