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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Innovations affect societies in various ways. For example, the latest innovations in cell phones and electronics are readily adopted without hesitation. However, many innovations regarding the breeding of plants, the production of food crops and the processing of food products, can be met with fear ...

Author(s)
Smyth, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 021, pp 1-6

In the course of human history, the primary use of animals for more than 10 000 years has been agricultural - food, fibre, locomotion and power. And for most of that history, the well-being of the animals being used was assured by necessity. If one did not practice good husbandry, the animals did...

Author(s)
Rollin, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 009, pp 1-7

Many staple food crops, such as banana, cassava, potato, sweet potato, sugarcane, taro, yam, are propagated vegetatively. Crop improvement using vegetative propagules has special challenges compared with breeding of seed propagated species. Genetic variability is a fundamental necessity for crop...

Author(s)
Bado, S.; Yamba, N. G. G.; Sesay, J. V.; Laimer, M.; Forster, B. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 028, pp 1-21

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) is an animal biotechnology important for both agriculture and biomedical research. IVP comprises ultrasound-guided oocyte recovery from donor by follicular aspiration, in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in vitro embryo...

Author(s)
Penitente Filho, J. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 048, pp 1-14

Efforts to treat diseases have long involved the use of natural materials placed in contact with human tissues. The main sources of these materials are plant products containing a broad spectrum of compounds capable of restoring, regenerating and even healing tissues. A unique, dual-purpose...

Author(s)
Kulma, A.; Żuk, M.; Kostyn, A.; Kostyn, K.; Szopa, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 024, pp 1-12

Agricultural crops that are genetically improved via recombinant DNA and asexual gene transfer techniques have been commercialized since 1996 and widely planted; currently, 'biotech crops' cover c.170 million ha, i.e. 11% of the total managed cropland globally, and represent a world-wide market...

Author(s)
Porth, I.; El-Kassaby, Y. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 008, pp 1-12

Beneficial micro-organisms, isolated from various environments, can be 'domesticated' and used in agriculture, food and biotechnology. An analysis is required for new microbial strains and applications to ensure safety. Various regulatory frameworks apply and in some instances registration is...

Author(s)
Sundh, I.; Wilcks, A.; Goettel, M. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 013, pp 1-4

Taking advantage of bacteriophage versatility and potential to have little negative impact on human health, several medically oriented, phage-based technologies have been developed in addition to phage therapy. Here, we emphasize bacteriophage capacities for natural and enhanced high-specificity...

Author(s)
Hyman, P.; Abedon, S. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 044, pp 1-3

Horticultural crops have a pride of place in daily life and have become an essential component of our diet. To match the demands of the increasing population, horticultural crops must be multiplied at a faster rate. Conventionally, horticultural plants have been produced in farmer-managed nurseries ...

Author(s)
Kaur, R.; Sharma, D. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 069, pp 1-10

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