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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

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

Isoflavones are a subgroup of isoflavonoids, a group of flavonoids found almost exclusively in Leguminosae. The main isoflavones accumulating in legumes are daidzein and genistein and 4-0-methylated formononetin and biochanin A. Isoflavones and derived isoflavonoids play important roles in plant...

Author(s)
Rasmussen, S.; Jones, C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 043, pp 1-13

The silkworm (Bombyx mori) makes a great contribution to agricultural development, but traditional breeding is constrained by limited natural genetic resources. Transgenic technologies bring a new opportunity for the genetic improvement of silkworm. This review focuses on the improvement of...

Author(s)
Zhao AiChun; Zhang Yang; Long DingPei
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 009, pp 1-9

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