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CAB Reviews

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

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This paper provides current information on the importance of cassava, characteristics of cassava farms, distribution of cassava mosaic disease (CMD), management practices and potential of resistant varieties to mitigate against the effects of CMD in Sierra Leone. There is a high prevalence of...

Author(s)
Samura, A. E.; Fomba, S. N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 027, pp 1-6

Increasing global population combined with a changing climate is placing pressure on global plant production systems, and rapid leafy and woody plant improvement is required to meet the demands of the future. Conventional breeding is time-consuming, especially in woody plants, and potential new...

Author(s)
Parsons, J. D.; MacKay, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 007, pp 1-12

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) platforms became available commercially about a decade ago. They provide highly efficient, rapid, and low-cost high-throughput and deep DNA sequencing. They are being continually improved to become faster, more efficient and cheaper and have been used in biology...

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Barba, M.; Hadidi, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 005, pp 1-21

Banana and plantain are important fruit crops grown in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Millions of resource-poor people depend on them for their livelihood and food security. These fruit crops are destroyed by several viral diseases causing serious economic losses wherever the...

Author(s)
Selvarajan, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 050, pp 1-16

Plant viral infection results in a multi-billion dollar economic loss worldwide each year. The use of genetic resistance is the most effective and sustainable approach to the control of plant viral diseases. However, owing to the lack of natural resistance genes, a single devastating viral pathogen ...

Author(s)
Wang AiMing
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 029, pp 1-8

This review is motivated by (i) the magnitude of the threat to world food security and diversity of natural vegetation posed by viral and bacterial pathogens of plants at a time of accelerating climate change; and (ii) the inadequate attention given to this subject by earlier reviews on climate...

Author(s)
Jones, R. A. C.; Barbetti, M. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 022, pp 1-33

Viroids are tiny infectious agents of plants, consisting exclusively of a small (246-401 nucleotides) circular RNA lacking protein-coding ability. Likely mimicking structural features of cellular RNAs, they can redirect the pre-existing host transcription and RNA trafficking machineries for their...

Author(s)
Serio, F. di; Torchetti, E. M.; Flores, R.; Navarro, B.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 006, pp 1-6

Pesticides based on microorganisms and their products have proven to be highly effective, species specific and eco-friendly in nature, leading to their adoption in pest management strategies around the world. The microbial biopesticide market constitutes about 90% of total biopesticides and there...

Author(s)
Opender Koul
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2011, 6, 056, pp 1-26

Rice hoja blanca (RHB; white leaf) devastated rice (Oryza sativa) plantings in tropical America for half a century, before scientists could either identify its causal agent or understand the nature of its cyclical epidemics. The association of the planthopper Tagosodes orizicolus with RHB...

Author(s)
Morales, F. J.; Jennings, P. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 043, pp 1-16

Plants can be infected by a wide range of viruses that often cause important agronomic, economic and social impacts. Detection of viruses at premature stages of infection is crucial to allow control viral diseases and reduce economic losses. For that reason, the use of rapid, sensitive and accurate ...

Author(s)
Capote, N.; Bertolini, E.; Cambra, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 053, pp 1-17

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