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CAB Reviews

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

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For decades, plant geneticists have attempted to link crop genes to phenotypes of interest. Advanced technologies in molecular biology, biochemistry and high-performance computing have provided unprecedented depth of knowledge about biological systems, and have accelerated molecular breeding and...

Author(s)
Challa, G. S.; Marshall-Colón, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 005, pp 1-17

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 classical genetics and plant breeding, plant phenotypes are explained by genotype, environment and their interactions. Currently, the epigenetic component is recognized as another element functioning together with genetics and environment to determine phenotypic traits. Understanding the...

Author(s)
Xu JiHua; House, M.; Booker, H.; Tanino, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 044, pp 1-11

Phoma macrostoma Montagne 94-44B is an effective bioherbicide for broadleaved weed reduction. In 2016, Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), under the authority of the Pest Control Products Act and Regulations, granted full registration for the sale and use of the bioherbicide ...

Author(s)
Hynes, R. K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 005, pp 1-9

Sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) meets about 30% of the global demand for sucrose while potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the world's fourth staple food crop contributing to a significant proportion of global food needs. As world population increases, increasing the yields of these crops sustainably is...

Author(s)
Mahmood, S. A.; Murdoch, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 061, pp 1-12

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

Rice is a staple food and the foundation of national stability and economic growth in many developing countries. Rice pests are major biotic constraints limiting rice production globally. This review discusses the biology, ecology, global distribution and plant damage and yield losses caused by...

Author(s)
Heinrichs, E. A.; Rangaswamy Muniappan
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 030, pp 1-31

Forward genetics is an approach that applies mutants to identify genes responsible for a mutant phenotype, and is traditionally achieved using map-based cloning, a time-consuming multistep procedure, particularly for crops with complex genomes that usually lack high-quality genetic maps with...

Author(s)
Zhu QianHao; Wilson, I.; Llewellyn, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 016, pp 1-12

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

There are high expectations of Jatropha curcas L. as a new crop for biofuel production in the tropics and sub-tropical areas, as evidenced by the forecast expansion of its cultivation in various areas, especially in Asia. The definitive confirmation of the crop as realistic and suitable feedstock...

Author(s)
Baldini, M.; Raranciuc, S.; Vischi, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 042, pp 1-13

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