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CAB Reviews

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

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Tropical forests worldwide are facing major challenges from climate change, land conversion and the use of unsustainable timber harvesting practices. With greater understanding of the negative consequences associated with destructive exploitation as seen over past centuries, as well as an...

Author(s)
Maennicke, G.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 029, pp 1-10

Livestock classification and grading systems are a key tool to evaluate carcass attributes and form the basis of trade amongst producers, packers and retailers. Also, these systems provide a better understanding of the products and market trends. One of the recurrent challenges in carcass...

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López-Campos, Ó.; Prieto, N.; Juárez, M.; Aalhus, J. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 018, pp 1-10

Many studies on nutrition that include gender do not take it further than observing male-female differences. In this review, I use the concept in the sociological sense and I conceptualize nutrition as embedded in household food security and pertaining to (gendered) performances that require...

Author(s)
Niehof, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 023, pp 1-10
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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

In Nigeria, 19.9 million girls and women aged between 15 and 49 years underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) between 2004 and 2015, making it a red-flag nation in terms of the practice. The paper notes the issues of bodily, medical, sexual and psychological harm and disability associated with...

Author(s)
Owojuyigbe, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 014, pp 1-7

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

This review provides summary of the most commonly used methods and tools for monitoring and sampling of date palm pests. Emphasis is given to major pests of economic importance. The paper is arranged into different sections, which deal with morphology and architecture of date palm as one of the...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.; Abdel-Banat, B. M. A.; Mohammed, M. E. A.; Al-Hajhoj, M. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 022, pp 1-11

Obesity has become a highly prevalent worldwide public health issue that is attributed to the overconsumption of caloric dense foods, such as meals high in saturated fats. Consistent overconsumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) results in pathogenic adipose tissue expansion which induces a chronic...

Author(s)
Woodie, L. N.; Altonji, O. M.; Huggins, K. W.; Greene, M. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 011, pp 1-9

The use of species distribution models (SDM) is of increasing popularity when studying biological invasions, e.g. to assess the impact of climate change on invasive species, to prioritize conservation measures, or to study invasive evolutionary biology. SDM correlate known occurrences of species...

Author(s)
Srivastava, V.; Lafond, V.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 020, pp 1-13

In most endothermic homeotherms, core body temperature follows a circadian rhythm. This review focuses on the amplitude of the circadian rhythm of body temperature (CRT) because the amplitude of the CRT has received increasing attention in the last few years. First, we discuss the methodology that...

Author(s)
Maloney, S. K.; Goh, G.; Fuller, A.; Vesterdorf, K.; Blache, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 019, pp 1-30

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