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CAB Reviews

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

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Castor (Ricinus communis L.) has been transformed from a wasteland colonizer to an important industrial oilseed crop. Its seed oil is one of the most sought-after vegetable oils because of its rich properties and variety of end-users. Castor is an ancient crop but its production now has been...

Author(s)
Kammili Anjani
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 038, pp 1-21

Animal feed models have been derived by mathematical programming techniques and are used for the purpose of optimizing weight gain and animal yield. This paper reviews the mathematical models for the animal feed formulation on the basis of programming techniques. It describes various programming...

Author(s)
Pratiksha Saxena; Neha Khanna
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 035, pp 1-12

Europe has experienced an increasing number of emerging vector-borne diseases and the recrudescence or re-emergence of others. Global warming offers suitable conditions for arthropod proliferation, some of which can be competent vectors of such diseases. With the increased risk of introduction of...

Author(s)
Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.; Martínez-Avilés, M.; Sánchez-Matamoros, A.; Rodríguez-Prieto, V.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 039, pp 1-13
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The time to develop new cultivars and introduce them into cultivation is an issue of major importance in plant breeding. This is because plant breeders have an urgent need to help provide solutions to feed a growing world population, while in parallel, time savings are linked to profitability....

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Forster, B. P.; Till, B. J.; Ghanim, A. M. A.; Huynh, H. O. A.; Burstmayr, H.; Caligari, P. D. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 043, pp 1-16

A cost and responsibility sharing scheme (CRSS) is gaining interest in Member States (MSs) to prevent and control notifiable veterinary and phytosanitary risks. A vital part of this is a public private partnership (PPP) in which farmers and national governments decide how costs and responsibilities ...

Author(s)
Asseldonk, M. A. P. M. van; Bergevoet, R. H. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 045, pp 1-10

Transgenic livestock already play an important role as models for human diseases, for producing recombinant pharmaceutical proteins, and in the future may serve as donors of organs for terminally ill patients and tissues and cells in regenerative medicine to cope with degenerative diseases and...

Author(s)
Petersen, B.; Niemann, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 044, pp 1-16

Porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDV) was detected in the USA in May of 2013 and is believed to have come from China. During the US outbreak, signs began with lethargy, vomiting and 12-36 h later a profuse watery diarrhoea in affected herds. Mortality is effectively 100% within 72 h in pigs less...

Author(s)
Lowe, J. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 042, pp 1-4

Lignocellulosic biomass comprises the most abundant biopolymers on earth, cellulose, hemicelluloses, pectin and lignin. The total annual production of lignocellulosic biomass is estimated at about 10-50 billion metric tonnes of which approximately 4 billion tonnes consist of annual crop residues,...

Author(s)
Blümmel, M.; Steele, B.; Dale, B. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 041, pp 1-8

Insulin is an anabolic hormone that plays a central role in glucose homeostasis. Synthesis, secretion and appearance of insulin in portal and peripheral circulation are complex and tightly regulated. As many of the tissues involved are not directly accessible, mathematical models have been...

Author(s)
McKnight, L. L.; Lopez, S.; Shoveller, A. K.; France, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 040, pp 1-11

Numerous studies have demonstrated that water-based compost preparations, referred to as compost tea and compost-water extract, can suppress phytopathogens and plant diseases. Despite its potential, compost tea has generally been considered as inadequate for use as a biocontrol agent in...

Author(s)
St. Martin, C. C. G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 032, pp 1-38

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