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The main features of the mosaic virus diseases of cassava in sub-Saharan Africa and India are summarised in this review. The diseases in the two regions share important features and they are transmitted similarly by the whitefly Bemisia tabaci. Consequently, it is argued the diseases should be...

Author(s)
Thresh, J. M.; Otim-Nape, G. W.; Thankappan, M.; Muniyappa, V.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Review of Plant Pathology, 1998, 77, 9, pp 935-945

Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1998, 10, 3, pp 23N-48N

Control of enzymatic browning in minimally processed vegetables and fruits has received a great deal of attention by researchers because of its importance to the food processing industry. Browning reactions in vegetables and fruits become evident when, for instance, food material is subjected to...

Author(s)
Laurila, E.; Kervinen, R.; Ahvenainen, R.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1998, 9, 4, pp 53N-66N

Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1998, 9, 3, pp 25N-46N

Stress and its adverse effects on modern swine production are reviewed. Common stresses in most modern piggeries are those due to heat, transportation, weaning, confinement, overcrowding, aggressiveness, cannibalism, poor nutrition and veterinary services. It is essential that stresses be...

Author(s)
Ayo, J. O.; Oladele, S. B.; Fayomi, A.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 2, pp 51N-56N

Trends in future housing and management of pigs are reviewed. It is suggested that pig production in Europe will increasingly be affected by global trade, the position of retailers in the food market and changing consumer values. A probable consequence is that the quality of the production methods...

Author(s)
Metz, J. H. M.; Backus, G. B. C.; Aarnink, A. J. A.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 4, pp 105N-110N

Questionnaires were sent to pig experts to establish an overview of existing housing systems for pigs and their development in European countries. Experts from 14 countries responded. A detailed description of housing systems is provided. The results indicated that there are large differences in...

Author(s)
Hendriks, H. J. M.; Pedersen, B. K.; Vermeer, H. M.; Wittmann, M.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 4, pp 97N-104N

The factors influencing the cost competitiveness of Italian pig feeding are investigated. Costs in Italy are compared to those of other important countries within the EU (France, Germany, Netherlands and UK). The analysis refers to the year 1995. The impact of the 1992 CAP reform and the effect of...

Author(s)
Zanasi, C.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 2, pp 45N-50N

The development of an in vitro continuous-culture system for the maintenance of porcine colon microflora, optimized for studies of microbial interactions in the porcine colon, is described. The model system appeared to provide a reasonable simulation of proximal, mid- and distal colon, where...

Author(s)
Khaddour, R.; Reid, C. A.; Hillman, K.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1998, 19, 4, pp 111N-114N

The heritabilities of longevity traits, genetic parameters among longevity traits, correlation between longevity and conformation traits and regression models using conformation traits to explain longevity are reviewed. The review covers estimates based on dairy cows from the literature from 1970...

Author(s)
Vollema, A. R.
Citation
Animal Breeding Abstracts, 1998, 66, 9, pp 781-802

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