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CAB Reviews

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

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Genetics has long played a role in the history of insect pest management, and changes in the genetic methods used reflect changes that have occurred in the field itself over time. Beginning from simple collections of mutations and the development of chromosome linkage maps, many of the early...

Author(s)
Haymer, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 049, pp 1-8

Postweaning diarrhoea (PWD) is a significant enteric disease causing considerable economic losses for the pig industry. Among several aetiological risk factors, enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is considered to be a major cause. After being routinely used for several decades to control...

Author(s)
Sugiharto, S.; Jensen, B. B.; Jensen, K. H.; Lauridsen, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 052, pp 1-16

Alpha-amylase inhibitors (α-Als) belong to the family of defence proteins which impede the digestion through their action on digestive α-amylases. These inhibitors have natural roles in the control of endogenous α-amylase activity or in defence against pathogens and pests. Certain inhibitors have...

Author(s)
Rimaljeet Kaur; Gupta, A. K.; Narinder Kaur
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 047, pp 1-17

This review outlines a conceptual framework that links climate-related risk components (hazard, exposure and vulnerability) to the genetics and genomics tools used for developing new crop varieties to promote adaptation to extreme weather events and to mitigate risks related to the effects of...

Author(s)
De Pace, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 045, pp 1-28

Giardia are flagellated protozoan parasites of numerous animals. Species of Giardia were originally described based, primarily, on the host from which they were isolated; later, isolates that were morphologically identical with Giardia duodenalis were synonymized with that species. Accumulating...

Author(s)
Ballweber, L. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 041, pp 1-18

We differentiate between the success of a classical biological control programme and its impact; the former addressing the completed implementation of the steps of a biological control programme, and the anticipated reduction of the target pest, and the latter addressing the societal and...

Author(s)
Cock, M. J. W.; Day, R. K.; Hinz, H. L.; Pollard, K. M.; Thomas, S. E.; Williams, F. E.; Witt, A. B. R.; Shaw, R. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 042, pp 1-58

Bovine in vitro embryo production (IVP) is an animal biotechnology important for both agriculture and biomedical research. IVP comprises ultrasound-guided oocyte recovery from donor by follicular aspiration, in vitro maturation (IVM) of oocytes, in vitro fertilization (IVF) and in vitro embryo...

Author(s)
Penitente Filho, J. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 048, pp 1-14

Plant breeders mainly rely on phenotypic selection for the improvement of plant varieties. However, with the advent of molecular markers in the early 1980s, it became possible to select desirable traits more directly. Molecular markers, primarily DNA markers, are sections of the genome of the...

Author(s)
Kaur, R.; Shilpa; Kumar, K.; Sharma, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 046, pp 1-25

Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is a chronic disease of cattle caused by Mycobacterium bovis. The disease has a significant impact on the international cattle trade, and - as it is a zoonotic disease - implications for animal and public health. Today, some of the world's developed countries have been...

Author(s)
Kwaghe, A. V.; Vakuru, C. T.; Iwar, V. N.; Ndahi, M. D.; Abubakar, A. G.; Eze, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 036, pp 1-20

Economic evaluations can be very useful in animal health management, including adopting control and prevention measures based on financial and data analyses. Diseases can impact the production of livestock considerably through, e.g. treatment costs, prevention, technical assistance, lowered...

Author(s)
Lopes, L. B.; Nicolino, R.; Capanema, R. O.; Oliveira, C. S. F.; Haddad, J. P. A.; Eckstein, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 051, pp 1-10

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