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CAB Reviews

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

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Author(s)
Kohr, K.; Lesnick, M.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 6, pp 989-990

This review describes how flow cytometry can be used for the detection of microorganisms, particularly bacteria in environmental samples. It outlines the basic principles of a flow cytometer along with some of its advantages and disadvantages in ecological studies. The main feature of modern flow...

Author(s)
Morgan, J. A. W.; Pickup, R. W.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 5, pp 835-838

It is recognised that public concerns must be addressed on biosafety. The need for national guidelines and national and institutional biosafety committees is highlighted. National agricultural research systems will need advice on implementation. More research is needed on the impact of patents (or...

Author(s)
Persley, G. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 4, pp 621-627

Author(s)
Stalker, H. T.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 3, pp 425-426

The ability to monitor accurately genetically engineered microorganisms in the environment has been perhaps the single most critical issue in the process of gaining approval for field testing and commercial development. The issue is complicated by the desire to track not only the introduced strain, ...

Author(s)
Drahos, D. J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 1, pp 39-48

This article reviews the current practices of multiple ovulation and superovulation in farm species, mainly cattle, sheep and horses. It is evident that (i) genetic selection for increased litter size has been of use only in sheep, (ii) the administration of gonadotropic hormones is useful for the...

Author(s)
Price, C. A.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 1, pp 33-38

Baculoviruses have been of interest as potential insecticidal agents for many years, their restricted host range proving particularly attractive from an ecological standpoint. Their main disadvantage, however, has been a slow speed of action, permitting considerable crop damage before death of the...

Author(s)
Bonning, B. C.; Merryweather, A. T.; Possee, R. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 1, pp 29-31

Retroviral vectors have been inserted into the germ line of mice and chickens. However, the direct microinjection of DNA into fertilized eggs is a simpler technology, and will probably be the method of choice for mammals. In avian species, the reproductive physiology has prevented the use of direct ...

Author(s)
Hughes, S. H.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1991, 3, 1, pp 25-28

The principles and methods of soil solarization using polyethylene mulches are reviewed. The effect of this treatment on soil-borne pests and pathogens is evaluated, with special reference to control of plant parasitic nematodes. Effects on soil properties, plant growth, biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Gaur, H. S.; Perry, R. N.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Nematological Abstracts, 1991, 60, 4, pp 153-167

Author(s)
Lister, D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1991, 12, 4, pp 533-535

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