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CAB Reviews

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Commercial mass rearing of entomophagous insects on artificial diets has been a goal for five decades, and economical production of biological control agents is desperately sought because of mounting needs for environmentally safe pest management methods. Yet, there is still no commercial...

Author(s)
Cohen, A. C.; Nordlund, D. A.; Smith, R. A.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 3, pp 85N-90N

Horticultural field crops worldwide are under threat from three New World Liriomyza spp. of leafminers: Liriomyza sativae, Liriomyza trifolii and Liriomyza huidobrensis. These particular species are characterized by their high degree of polyphagy and the extent to which they have invaded new...

Author(s)
Murphy, S. T.; LaSalle, J.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 3, pp 91N-104N

The Australian parasitoid Psyllaephagus pilosus has been successfully introduced into California, Britain, France and Eire for the biocontrol of eucalyptus psyllid Ctenarytaina eucalypti. At each introduction site the parasitoid has rapidly established and produced major sustained reductions in...

Author(s)
Hodkinson, I. D.
Publisher
CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK
Citation
Biocontrol News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 129N-134N

The effect of stress brought on by disease on feed intake and consequently amino acid requirements of pigs is discussed.

Author(s)
Baker, D. H.; Johnson, R. W.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 123N-124N

The proposed mechanisms for antibiotic-mediated enhancement of growth in pigs are reviewed followed by a brief discussion of new techniques for intestinal microbial ecology studies.

Author(s)
Anderson, D. B.; McCracken, V. J.; Aminov, R. I.; Simpson, J. M.; Mackie, R. I.; Verstegen, M. W. A.; Gaskins, H. R.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 115N-122N

Chemical and in vitro digestibility methods have been examined in order to predict in vivo digestibility and energy value of feeds. Prediction equations are presented, which could be used by laboratories involved in practical feed evaluation to use directly or for developing reference values, which ...

Author(s)
Boever, J. L. de; Cottyn, B. G.; Brabander, D. L. de; Vanacker, J. M.; Boucqué, C. V.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series B, Livestock Feeds and Feeding, 1999, 69, 11, pp 835-850

The fetal origins hypothesis states that part of the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and hypertension may be the result of undernutrition in utero and during infancy. The theory was originally proposed by Professor Barker in Southampton University, UK. This review discusses his...

Author(s)
Cox, S. E.
Citation
Nutrition Abstracts and Reviews. Series A, Human and Experimental, 1999, 69, 10, pp 929-935

This topic is reviewed under the following sections: milk composition (factors affecting milk composition; transgenics to alter mammary function; milk proteins); mammary gland development (relaxin and mammary growth, functional differentiation and mammary growth during lactation).

Author(s)
Hurley, W. L.; Bryson, J. M.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 125N-130N

Harvesting and postharvest handling techniques for dates are reviewed and research findings are reported. Topics covered include fruit morphology and composition; cultivars; fruit development and ripening; harvesting; handling techniques; quality; physiological disorders; pathogens; insects; and...

Author(s)
Ait-Oubahou, A.; Yahia, E. M.
Citation
Postharvest News and Information, 1999, 10, 6, pp 67N-74N

This brief review discusses the frequency of the rendement Napole (RN) gene in pig populations (with Hampshire ancestry) and its effects on fresh pigmeat and eating quality. It is concluded that pigs with the dominant allele have a decreased pH, lower water-holding capacity and paler muscle colour...

Author(s)
Ellis, M.; McKeith, F. K.; Miller, K. D.; Sutton, D. S.
Citation
Pig News and Information, 1999, 20, 4, pp 109N-114N

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