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CAB Reviews

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

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Myths are an integral aspect of the psychology of human culture. They function to help explain the mysteries of the vast world and beyond, providing explanations for natural phenomena, alleviating anxiety and attempting to make sense of a complex world. Although they abound in the general...

Author(s)
Vetter, R. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 041, pp 1-7

Where freshwater resources are scarce for reasons of climate or water pollution, urban waste-water is often used to irrigate a range of crops in support of urban markets as well as the livelihoods of farmers. As in many developing countries wastewater treatment is insufficient, the water can...

Author(s)
Qadir, M.; Drechsel, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 016, pp 1-11

Impacts of oil palm plantation agriculture on biodiversity have proven severe, leading to increased human-wildlife conflict, homogenization of structurally and species diverse ecosystems, and destruction of habitat for globally threatened species. Growing international demand is likely to drive...

Author(s)
Yaap, B.; Struebig, M. J.; Paoli, G.; Koh LianPin
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 019, pp 1-11

This review evaluates the available scientific literature relative to anthocyanins and weight loss and/or obesity with mention of other effects of anthocyanins on pathologies that are closely related to obesity. Although there is considerable popular press coverage concerning anthocyanins and...

Author(s)
Prior, R. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 029, pp 1-9

The intentional use of insects to control weeds has been in practice for more than 150 years. Historically, species from the orders Lepidoptera and Coleoptera have shown the greatest success. Among the Coleoptera, the weevils (family Curculionidae) have played an integral role in the suppression of ...

Author(s)
Herrick, N. J.; Kok, L. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 028, pp 1-11

This review analyses the major themes extant across 199 research articles published in various peer-reviewed forestry and economics journals between January 2002 and June 2009 on the topic of forest-related environmental markets. The reviewed articles are categorized according to four areas of...

Author(s)
Dargusch, P.; Maraseni, T. N.; Schmidt, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 022, pp 1-12

C3 plants, especially some crops such as wheat, rice and soybean and potato, assimilate atmospheric CO2 directly through the C3 photosynthetic pathway. C4 plants, such as maize and sugarcane, evolved independently at least 45 times from C3 plants, acquired the C4 photosynthetic pathway with...

Author(s)
Liu Zheng; Li RunZhi
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 014, pp 1-8

The design of vectors for plant transformation has recently progressed to the development of intragenic systems. This involves identifying plant-derived DNA sequences similar to important vector components. The most useful approach involves adjoining two fragments from plant genomes to form...

Author(s)
Barrell, P. J.; Jacobs, J. M. E.; Baldwin, S. J.; Conner, A. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 010, pp 1-18

Plant volatiles provide herbivorous arthropods with information that allows them to discriminate between host and non-host plants. Volatiles may also indicate plant stress status, and natural enemies can use herbivore-induced plant volatiles as cues for prey location. Neighbouring plants may also...

Author(s)
Åhman, I.; Glinwood, R.; Ninkovic, V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 006, pp 1-10

Landowners may approach or may be approached by a wind development company to contract a portion of their land for a wind farm. Wind farms now produce 2% of electric energy needs. Some believe wind energy could provide 20% of our electrical needs. Touted as 'green' energy, wind farms have received...

Author(s)
Geyer, L. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 051, pp 1-28

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