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CAB Reviews

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Banana is affected by a wide number of diseases, of which, Fusarium wilt caused by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense (Foc) race 1 has played a major role in devastating Gros Michel banana plantations. Since 1960s, the pathogen Foc race 4 has threatened the survival and existence of the Cavendish...

Author(s)
Thangavelu, R.; Loganathan, M.; Arthee, R.; Prabakaran, M.; Uma, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 004, pp 1-24

Many plant species of tropical African origin have substantial socio-economic and cultural importance among the rural populace. A good number of these species exhibit long-term ethno-medicinal relevance to the African people. Besides, they have major food and nutritional values that have guaranteed ...

Author(s)
Baiyeri, P. K.; Ugese, F. D.; Nwobodo, C. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 012, pp 1-12

The Clusiaceae family is widespread in tropical regions and includes 27 genera, among which is the genus Garcinia Lin. Garcinia species have multiple applications in traditional and industrial fields. Although these species are gaining much attention worldwide due to their traditional uses and...

Author(s)
Guedje, N. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 058, pp 1-25

Jatropha curcas is one of the major tropical biofuel crops in the Euphorbiaceae family. The species is an attractive candidate for biofuel production at industrial scale, for medicinal purposes and for halting desertification due to its adaptability to diverse environmental conditions. However,...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Haas, B.; Laimer, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 008, pp 1-13

There are number of methods applied to assess accessions in genebanks ranging from scoring morphological traits to biochemical and molecular analyses. In most cases, the methods are complementary to each other and they aim at different results. Characterization data including biochemical methods...

Author(s)
Haq, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 013, pp 1-11

Fusarium diseases of cereals, particularly wheat, are a persistent threat to food and feed safety and security. Apart from yield losses, the contamination of the crop with Fusarium mycotoxins is of great concern. Among other measures, the deployment of Fusarium-resistant cultivars plays a key role...

Author(s)
Buerstmayr, H.; Buerstmayr, M.; Schweiger, W.; Steiner, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 007, pp 1-13

Coffee genetic resources are being lost at a rapid pace, leading to loss of genetic diversity. Some of the threats contributing to the erosion of coffee genetic diversity include human population pressures, which lead to conversion of land to agriculture, deforestation and land degradation; low...

Author(s)
Krishnan, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 016, pp 1-9

There have been massive losses of avian genetic material over the past several decades, partly because of a belief that cryoconservation techniques used for mammals do not work for birds. For several avian species, cryopreservation of semen may not be sufficiently efficient to use in commercial...

Author(s)
Silversides, F. G.; Liu JianAn
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 068, pp 1-8

Jatropha curcas L., a drought tolerant, monoecious perennial shrub, has gained attention in the tropics and sub-tropics during the past decade as a potential biodiesel crop. Adequate genetic diversity for key agronomic traits is of fundamental importance in crop improvement programmes particularly...

Author(s)
Xu Wei; Sujatha Mulpuri; Liu AiZhong
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 059, pp 1-15

The amazing ability of epigenetic mechanisms to respond to a wide range of developmental and environmental signals in eukaryotes has earned them a lot of attention. Indeed, epigenetically regulated gene expression (variations in gene expression obtained without permanent alteration of the DNA...

Author(s)
Rival, A.; Jaligot, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 048, pp 1-10

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