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CAB Reviews

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

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Fungi play an important role in our life. Several species of fungi act as biocontrol agents, antibiotic producers, and waste material decomposers. On the other hand, several harmful fungi cause problems by attacking plants, humans, and animals, while others can spoil our food. Fungi attacking...

Author(s)
Kazerooni, E. A.; Velazhahan, R.; Essa, M. M.; Al-Sadi, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 036, pp 1-10

The avocado (Persea americana Mill.) is from an ancient plant lineage, the Lauraceae. Although evidence for human consumption dates back 15,000 years, commercialisation has occurred only over the last 150 years. The most commonly traded variety was first the green-skin 'Fuerte' (green as it...

Author(s)
Everett, K. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 016, pp 1-16

Pathogens are the major limiting factors in coffee productions. Approximately 26% of the global annual coffee production is lost due to diseases, threatening the income of nearly 125 million people worldwide. Therefore, reducing coffee yield losses by improving the resistance of coffee plants to...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Jankowicz-Cieslak, J.; Bado, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 009, pp 1-18

Plants are confronted with numerous biotic stresses that may affect productivity. Besides their constitutive defence, plants can activate specific metabolic processes to enhance resistance upon stress detection. These defence mechanisms can also be activated through the recognition of plant...

Author(s)
Sandroni, M.; Liljeroth, E.; Mulugeta, T.; Alexandersson, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 001, pp 1-10

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

This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6
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Ash dieback, caused by the invasive fungal pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, has become a serious threat to ash trees (Fraxinus spp.) and ash-related ecosystems in Europe. The fast emergence and expansion of this new disease has called for an intensive investigation, which resulted in a large...

Author(s)
Enderle, R.; Stenlid, J.; Vasaitis, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 025, pp 1-12

Soyabean, because of its importance in food security and wide diversity of uses in industrial applications, is one of the world's most important crops. There are a number of abiotic and biotic constraints that threaten soyabean production. Soyabean pests are major biotic constraints limiting...

Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Muniappan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 055, pp 1-44

Food Security has four dimensions: food availability, food access, economic access to food and food utilization. There is a fifth dimension, sometimes referred to as stability of food. Embedded within each of these four dimensions are sub-dimensions. Historically, production was the focus of...

Author(s)
Hollier, C. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 051, pp 1-5

Streptomycetes are the largest taxon of antibiotic producers in the microbial world. Nevertheless, they are less studied than other biocontrol agents against Fusarium diseases and, perhaps, plant diseases in general. Plant diseases incited by Fusarium species are notably challenging. Four species...

Author(s)
Bubici, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 050, pp 1-15

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