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CAB Reviews

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

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Prion diseases or transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) are fatal neurodegenerative conditions of humans and various vertebrate species. Scrapie, a naturally occurring prion disease of sheep, is considered to be the prototypic TSE. The transmissible agent responsible for these conditions ...

Author(s)
Bujdoso, R.; Thackray, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 058, pp 1-15

In the last few years, tremendous resources have become available for genetic researchers. These include extensive software, genomic databases containing genotype and phenotype data, and population reference panels with genotyping and next-generation sequencing data. Navigating these resources can...

Author(s)
Thornton, T. A.; Austin, M. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 057, pp 1-6

Plant breeding is a multidisciplinary scientific activity with tool development as driving force. It is clear from history that availability of genetic variation and selection methods are bottom lines for variety development. The genetic source of traditional plant breeding is restricted to...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 056, pp 1-10

The microsporidia are opportunistic pathogens, obligate intracellular parasites of vertebrates and invertebrates. They have been described in patients with AIDS, transplant recipients, children, travellers, seniors, contact lens wearers and patients with other immunosuppressive conditions. These...

Author(s)
Lallo, M. A.; Spadacci-Morena, D. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 044, pp 1-12

Neospora caninum is a protozoan parasite of animals. Until 1988, it was misdiagnosed as Toxoplasma gondii. Since its first recognition in 1984 and the description of a new genus and species N. caninum in 1988, neosporosis has emerged as a serious disease of dogs and cattle worldwide. In addition,...

Author(s)
Dubey, J. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 055, pp 1-26

Fresh tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most consumed fruits and the preservation of its quality and shelf-life extension is a continuous challenge. An understanding of fruit deterioration factors allows the investigation of new approaches to reach this objective. Fruit preservation is...

Author(s)
Pinheiro, J.; Gonçalves, E. M.; Silva, C. L. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 061, pp 1-15

The nutritional quality of food produced by organic farming in comparison with conventional farming is a current topic that focuses interest and generates discussion. This paper presents a review of the relevant literature of comparative studies on organic and conventional food. In line with...

Author(s)
Gąstoł, M.; Domagala-Świątkiewicz, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 060, pp 1-10

Poplars and willows provide society with ecosystem services. These include direct economic benefits such as wood, fibre, fuelwood and other forest products. They also include environmental benefits improving the lives of people, such as through rehabilitation of degraded land, restoration of forest ...

Author(s)
Richardson, J.; Isebrands, J. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 059, pp 1-3

In most agroecosystems, nitrogen (N) is the most important nutrient limiting plant growth. One management strategy that affects N cycling and N use efficiency (NUE) is conservation agriculture (CA), an agricultural system based on minimum tillage, crop residue retention and crop rotation. This...

Author(s)
Grahmann, K.; Verhulst, N.; Buerkert, A.; Ortiz-Monasterio, I.; Govaerts, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 053, pp 1-19

The consumption of organic foods has been increasing over the last decades and organic products are becoming more visible on the market. Consumers perceive that organic foods are of better quality, more nutritious and healthier, and these perceptions are some of the main drivers of the organic...

Author(s)
Jensen, M. M.; Jørgensen, H.; Lauridsen, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 045, pp 1-13

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