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Poult enteritis and mortality syndrome (PEMS) is an intestinal disease of turkeys with a complex and multifactorial aetiology. It is characterized by high morbidity, mortality, and immune dysfunction in young turkeys. One of the earliest indications that the immune system is affected during PEMS is ...

Author(s)
Heggen-Peay, C. L.; Qureshi, M. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 12, pp 23R-26R

Plant cell culture provides a unique opportunity to manipulate morphogenesis in a controlled environment, thus providing crop improvement with a powerful, complementary tool. Since the late 1970s, the process of in vitro selection has been applied to several cell culture systems to generate mutants ...

Author(s)
Jayasankar, S.; Gray, D. J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 111, pp 1-5

This review article discusses the issues surrounding the biosafety of transgenic crops, their perception by consumers and the matter of socio-economic liability. The issue of liability management regarding transgenics would seem to be related to three key features of present day society. Firstly,...

Author(s)
Smyth, S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 104, pp 1-4

This review addresses the issue of whether global intellectual property protection regimes are hindering access to agricultural biotechnologies by developing countries. It is assumed that harmonization of worldwide legislation and regulations on intellectual property rights will continue. As such,...

Author(s)
Mayer, J. E.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 108, pp 1-5

Iron is one of the most abundant metals in the human body. However, it is only recently that many of the molecular mechanisms involved in the absorption and metabolism of this essential trace element have been elucidated. Dietary non-haem iron is absorbed via the divalent metal transporter (DMT1)...

Author(s)
Sharp, P. A.; Tandy, S. R.; Srai, S. K. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series A, Human and Experimental, 2003, 73, 3, pp 1R-9R

The four main ecological concerns from transgenic Bt crops are gene flow of the transgenes to other plant species or strains, evolution of resistance by the target pests, effects of the Bt protein in the soil, and harmful effects on non-target species exposed to the Bt protein. In terms of the...

Author(s)
Oberhauser, K. S.; Rivers, E. R. L.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 117, pp 1-7

Oil palm (Elaeis) is an important economic crop in Malaysia and contributes significantly to the country's economy. Shortage of manpower, arable land and a fluctuating commodity price have forced the industry to widen its scope from being solely dependent on the edible oil market into more diverse...

Author(s)
Parveez, G. K. A.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2003, 5, ABN 113, pp 1-8

Gene manipulation of rumen bacteria was initiated in the early 1980s with most of the effort primarily focused on developing plasmid vectors. From the 1990s, more functional (fibrolytic, essential amino acid-producing or detoxifying) rumen bacteria were produced using stable and efficient host...

Author(s)
Kobayashi, Y.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 2003, 73, 11, pp 51R-59R

At present, the main emphasis is on preventing asphyxia, since instruments suitable for artificial respiration in calves under practical conditions are not yet widely available. The most important breeding objective is to reduce the number of births in which calving assistance is required. This is...

Author(s)
Szenci, O.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Bulletin, 2003, 73, 7, pp 7R-14R

The control of Salmonella prevalence in pork production is important from food safety, trading and animal health standpoints. Contamination by Salmonella can happen at any stage of the pork production chain: raw materials used in animal nutrition, feed manufacturing, farm level, slaughter plant,...

Author(s)
Coma, J.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 2003, 24, 2, pp 49N-62N

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