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CAB Reviews

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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

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

Advances in genomic technologies have decreased costs associated with research and led to a better understanding of the impact of genetic variations on livestock production traits. In this context, the collection of abundant, accurate phenotypic data has often become the limiting factor in the...

Author(s)
Juárez, M.; Roberts, J. C.; López-Campos, O.; Prieto, N.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 019, pp 1-8

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

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

Many secondary metabolites in plants are involved in a range of plant physiological processes including abiotic stress tolerance. Major polyamine (PA) compounds including putrescine (Put), spermidine (Spd) and spermine (Spm) have structural, functional and regulatory activities that allow them to...

Author(s)
Merewitz, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 003, pp 1-11

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

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