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CAB Reviews

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Bananas and plantains are important staple crops for many people in developing countries, but these crops are severely affected by biotic constraints that reduce productivity. A major biotic stress is the banana corm borer weevil (C. sordidus) whose larvae eat corm/pseudostem tissues that...

Author(s)
Okolle, N. J.; Ngosong, C.; Nanganoa, L. T.; Dopgima, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 026, pp 1-24

Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24

The population in the world is expected to increase from 7.3 to 9.7 billion by 2050. Outbreak of pest and diseases and increased abiotic stresses due to global climate change poses a high risk to crop production to feed the rapidly increasing population. The adaptive immune system CRISPR (clustered ...

Author(s)
Tofazzal Islam
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 050, pp 1-16

The establishment of non-invasive and low-cost reproductive techniques are key interest currently. Although, numerous reproductive techniques have been invented during the last few decades, the procedures adopted require further refinement Artificial insemination is a unique and simple reproductive ...

Author(s)
Binyameen, M.; Saleem, M.; Riaz, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 052, pp 1-10

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

Traditional genetic selection programmes based on pedigree and performance information have been used to improve livestock populations for decades. The introduction of high-density single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping about 10 years ago supported increased rates of gain through more accurate...

Author(s)
Cole, J. B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 015, pp 1-15

Although genetically engineered livestock were first introduced in the 1980s, only three biomedical applications (ATryn®, Ruconest®, Kanuma®) and one food animal application (AquAdvantage® salmon) have been brought to market. The initial promise of this technology was hampered by low efficiency,...

Author(s)
Van Eenennaam, A. L.; Young, A. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 027, pp 1-14

Increasing global population combined with a changing climate is placing pressure on global plant production systems, and rapid leafy and woody plant improvement is required to meet the demands of the future. Conventional breeding is time-consuming, especially in woody plants, and potential new...

Author(s)
Parsons, J. D.; MacKay, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 007, pp 1-12

Cotton is an important fibre crop of global and economic significance. For effective control of bollworms, transgenic Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) cotton was introduced on a commercial scale in 1996, with an aim to reduce pesticide consumption. Presently, transgenic cotton is grown on 24 million...

Author(s)
Kulandaivelu Velmourougane; Blaise, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 046, pp 1-8

Western corn rootworm (Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) and northern corn rootworm (Diabrotica barberi (Smith and Lawrence)) are major pests of maize in the USA. These pests have been managed with a variety of tactics over the last century. Both Diabrotica spp. have adapted to crop rotation...

Author(s)
Ludwick, D. C.; Hibbard, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 048, pp 1-10

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