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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

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

Genetics has long played a role in the history of insect pest management, and changes in the genetic methods used reflect changes that have occurred in the field itself over time. Beginning from simple collections of mutations and the development of chromosome linkage maps, many of the early...

Author(s)
Haymer, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 049, pp 1-8

Plant breeders mainly rely on phenotypic selection for the improvement of plant varieties. However, with the advent of molecular markers in the early 1980s, it became possible to select desirable traits more directly. Molecular markers, primarily DNA markers, are sections of the genome of the...

Author(s)
Kaur, R.; Shilpa; Kumar, K.; Sharma, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 046, pp 1-25

Metabolomics is a systems biology discipline wherein abundances of endogenous metabolites from biological samples are identified and quantitatively measured across a large range of metabolites and/or a large number of samples. Since all developmental, physiological and 'response to the environment' ...

Author(s)
Yandeau-Nelson, M. D.; Lauter, N.; Zabotina, O. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 040, pp 1-15
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The time to develop new cultivars and introduce them into cultivation is an issue of major importance in plant breeding. This is because plant breeders have an urgent need to help provide solutions to feed a growing world population, while in parallel, time savings are linked to profitability....

Author(s)
Forster, B. P.; Till, B. J.; Ghanim, A. M. A.; Huynh, H. O. A.; Burstmayr, H.; Caligari, P. D. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 043, pp 1-16

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