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CAB Reviews

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

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The tomato borer Tuta absoluta (Meyrick) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) evolved from a local South American concern to become a worldwide threat in tomato production less than three decades after initially spreading throughout South America, and eventually through Europe, North Africa and Middle East...

Author(s)
Guedes, R. N. C.; Siqueira, H. A. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 055, pp 1-7

RNA interference (RNAi), a post-transcriptional gene silencing method discovered in 1998, has been used in basic research in almost every area of biology to silence genes in order to learn about their function. This technology also has many potential applications in molecular medicine, in...

Author(s)
Palli, S. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 004, pp 1-10

Acoustic technology has been applied for many years in studies of insect communication and in the monitoring of calling-insect population levels, geographic distributions and species diversity, as well as in the detection of cryptic insects in soil, wood, container crops and stored products....

Author(s)
Mankin, R. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 001, pp 1-7

Scolytid beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) are a large group of beetles associated with many tree species. Some species consume dead wood and vector an array of fungi which contribute to recycling of organic material, so are often an important component of forest ecology. However,...

Author(s)
Glare, T. R.; Reay, S. D.; Etxebeste, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 051, pp 1-17

Biological control is an important component of pest management systems. It was generally considered safe and sustainable until the validity of this consensus was challenged by researchers who pointed out that there was a lack of study, and hence evidence, to support it and provided examples of...

Author(s)
Barratt, B. I. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 042, pp 1-12

Each year, a large number of grasshopper species invade agrosystems worldwide, causing major economic losses and damages. Chemical and biological methods are used for controlling the population size of these species; however, the efficiency of these control methods is limited, as they usually lead...

Author(s)
Cerritos, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 017, pp 1-9

A biographical sketch is presented of the career of John Golding Myers (1897-1942), dealing with his early years in New Zealand and the start of his involvement in biological control at the Farnham House Laboratory in the UK (1926-1928), the years working on biological control in the Caribbean and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Bennett, F. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 008, pp 1-18

Pesticides based on microorganisms and their products have proven to be highly effective, species specific and eco-friendly in nature, leading to their adoption in pest management strategies around the world. The microbial biopesticide market constitutes about 90% of total biopesticides and there...

Author(s)
Opender Koul
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 056, pp 1-26

Rice hoja blanca (RHB; white leaf) devastated rice (Oryza sativa) plantings in tropical America for half a century, before scientists could either identify its causal agent or understand the nature of its cyclical epidemics. The association of the planthopper Tagosodes orizicolus with RHB...

Author(s)
Morales, F. J.; Jennings, P. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 043, pp 1-16

The introduction of genetic engineering has already shown its benefits in transferring genes into crop plants and conferring resistance towards pests. Most of these crop plants on the market have been transformed with the cry genes from Bacillus species, conferring resistance towards certain...

Author(s)
Poulsen, M.; Pedersen, J. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 034, pp 1-6

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