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CAB Reviews

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

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Footrot is a highly contagious disease with significant economic and animal welfare impacts on the small ruminant livestock industry. Host genetics, environmental conditions, nutrition, foot shape and structure, and age contribute to small ruminants' susceptibility to footrot. Selection for footrot ...

Author(s)
Azarpajouh, S.; Díaz, J. C.; Clifford-Rathert, C.; Segura Correa, J.; Lamberson, W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 033, pp 1-7
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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

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

The main diseases of sunflower which can be controlled by major genes are downy mildew, broomrape, rust and Verticillium wilt, whereas the crop shows quantitative resistance to Sclerotinia rots and wilt, phomopsis stem canker, Phoma premature ripening and black stem and Alternaria. Over the past 40 ...

Author(s)
Vear, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 035, pp 1-11

Managing disease in tall orchard trees presents unique issues not found in relatively shorter horticultural and agronomic crops, simply due to height Pecan scab (caused by Venturia effusa [G. Winter] Rossman & W.C. Allen) is used as an example of a major disease of one of the tallest orchard...

Author(s)
Bock, C. H.; Brenneman, T. B.; Wood, B. W.; Stevenson, K. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 008, pp 1-18

Common carp is a widespread freshwater fish inhabiting lower and mid streams of rivers and shallow confined waters in Eurasia. Carp aquaculture in shallow, man-made ponds has a long history and now common carp is the most widely cultured freshwater fish species in the world. In many regions, carp...

Author(s)
Steinhagen, D.; Jung-Schroers, V.; Adamek, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 041, pp 1-10

Over the past several years, RNA interference (RNAi) has emerged as a powerful genetic tool that is being exploited not only in fundamental research for the assessment of gene functions, but also in various fields of applied research in medicine and agriculture. In plants, RNAi strategies have the...

Author(s)
Vinay Panwar; McCallum, B.; Jordan, M.; Loewen, M.; Fobert, P.; McCartney, C.; Bakkeren, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 027, pp 1-13

Plants possess a sophisticated array of systems with which to sense and respond to their internal and external environment. Biological changes triggered by such systems represent examples of phenotypic plasticity. One aspect of phenotypic plasticity that has recently emerged is transgenerational...

Author(s)
Prashant Singh; Roberts, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 026, pp 1-6

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

Plants are continuously attacked by a broad range of pathogens. World-wide, farmers use large amounts of chemicals to secure crop yield. Breeding for disease resistance is a major objective of breeding activities in order to minimize the yield and quality loss associated with diseases. Although,...

Author(s)
Sun KaiLe; Zheng Zheng; Jacobsen, E.; Visser, R. G. F.; Bai YuLing
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 031, pp 1-5

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