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Ebeid, M.
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Veterinary Bulletin, 1993, 63, 3, pp 205-213

Proteases of psychrophilic and psychrotrophic microorganisms from cold environmental habitats are distinguished from enzymes of mesophilic sources by a lower temperature optimum for activity, a lower thermostability, and a lower activation energy required for substrate hydrolysis, thus reflecting...

Author(s)
Margesin, R.; Schinner, F.
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1993, 5, 4, pp 153N-157N

Research in progress in plant molecular genetics, in vitro culture, diagnostics, and soil ecology in the Ukraine is briefly outlined.

Author(s)
Sozinov, A. A.
Citation
AgBiotech News and Information, 1993, 5, 2, pp 79N-80N

The Nordic Gene Bank for Agricultural and Horticultural Plants (NGB) was established on 1 January 1979, as a joint Nordic undertaking under the Nordic Council of Ministers. Its mandate is to preserve, document and encourage utilization of the genetic diversity of Nordic agricultural and...

Author(s)
Blixt, S.
Citation
Plant Breeding Abstracts, 1993, 63, 4, pp 413-418

Despite over a hundred years of interest, the potential of entomopathogenic fungi as mycoinsecticides for practical insect control has not been realised. Problems with the development of effective products include specificity, mass production, stability in storage, speed of kill and efficacy under...

Author(s)
Moore, D.; Prior, C.
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1993, 14, 2, pp 31N-40N

Morphological features which influence fruit firmness in raspberry include overall fruit size, hairiness, number and size of drupelets, receptacle cavity depth and width, and individual pit weight. The content of anthocyanins responsible for fruit colour varies between cultivars and increases with...

Author(s)
Robbins, J. A.; Fellman, J. K.
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1993, 4, 2, pp 53N-59N

Published studies by the author showing that the 5α-androstenone level in backfat can be reduced by selection are discussed. Data on differences among breeds in the 5α-androstenone level in backfat are also presented.

Author(s)
Willeke, H.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 1, pp 31N-33N

A discussion of pig breeding in China and the genetic diversity of the native breeds.

Author(s)
Chai, C. K.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 1, pp 27N-30N

Traits contributing to meat quality are briefly reviewed, and the genetic control of these traits is discussed.

Author(s)
Hovenier, R.; Kanis, E.; Asseldonk, T. van; Westerink, N. G.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 1, pp 17N-25N

The project is described and its potential benefits are discussed. 17 gene linkage groups and over 150 loci have been assigned to specific chromosomes. The identification of marker genes linked to quantitative trait loci will allow the use of marker-assisted selection programmes.

Author(s)
Haley, C.; Brown, J.; McQueen, H.; Couperwhite, S.; Archibald, A.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1993, 14, 1, pp 13N-16N

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