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The Fertile Crescent (FC) is a high biodiversity region where most temperate-zone agricultural species originated and were first domesticated. A favourable environment, a special plant community and an adaptive population combined to initiate the transition from a hunter-gatherer economy to one...

Authors
Jaradat, A. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 034, pp 1-33

Rice is a staple food and the foundation of national stability and economic growth in many developing countries. Rice pests are major biotic constraints limiting rice production globally. This review discusses the biology, ecology, global distribution and plant damage and yield losses caused by...

Authors
Heinrichs, E. A.; Rangaswamy Muniappan
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 030, pp 1-31

Although the gastrointestinal tract is frequently described simply as 'the gut', it is actually made up of: (1) an epithelium; (2) a diverse and robust immune arm, which contains most of the immune cells in the body; and (3) the commensal bacteria, which contain more cells than are present in the...

Authors
Kogut, M. H.; Yin XiaoNan; Yuan JianMin; Broom, L.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 031, pp 1-7

There is a growing need to understand how our current interactions and practices influence fish welfare and wellbeing. Particularly given the increasing use of fish both as model organisms in research, for example zebrafish used in biomedical experiments, and also in terms of food production in...

Authors
Braithwaite, V. A.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 023, pp 1-7

Forward genetics is an approach that applies mutants to identify genes responsible for a mutant phenotype, and is traditionally achieved using map-based cloning, a time-consuming multistep procedure, particularly for crops with complex genomes that usually lack high-quality genetic maps with...

Authors
Zhu QianHao; Wilson, I.; Llewellyn, D.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 016, pp 1-12

Application of agricultural limestone to increase alkalinity to about 50 mg/l improves production in fertilized ponds and enhances water quality in ponds for feed-based aquaculture. Burnt lime and hydrated lime cause an initial high pH, but they can be applied to bottoms of empty ponds for the...

Authors
Boyd, C. E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 015, pp 1-10

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) of Africa, Asia and Latin America bear a significant proportion of the global burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). LMICs are unable to respond appropriately to their NCD burden because of a complex blend of epidemiological, demographic, health...

Authors
Aikins, A. de G.; Agyemang, C.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 027, pp 1-8

Animal diseases are a significant source of lost revenue in livestock production systems. Reduction and control of diseases has traditionally been done under three management programs: eradication by test and slaughter, vaccination, and use of antibiotics. However, inadequate efficacy of vaccines...

Authors
Taxis, T. M.; Casas, E.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 026, pp 1-20

Vector-borne diseases have a worldwide distribution and are associated with a significant burden causing over one million deaths annually. Dengue and malaria are the most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases globally. Vectors transmit the infections to human and animal hosts and are the primary...

Authors
Bouzid, M.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 021, pp 1-10

Slaughterhouses are key locations where contamination occurs along the processing chain of red meat. Bearing in mind that there are high levels of zoonotic and food-borne diseases in Nigeria, a search was conducted, with the exploration and filtration of databases and repositories of Google...

Authors
Fasanmi, O. G.; Balogun, F. A.; Makinde, G. E. O.; Fasina, F. O.
Publisher
CABI
Publication
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 025, pp 1-12

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