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CAB Reviews

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

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Meat is a perishable product due to its protein and high-water activity (Aw) and is thus prone to microbial and oxidative processes, which lead to spoilage and undesirable changes in meat physicochemical characteristics. Edible coatings, combined with antioxidant and antimicrobial substances, have...

Author(s)
Forato, L. A.; Bernardes-Filho, R.; Colnago, L. A.; Nassu, R. T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 038,

Reports of declines in abundance of a number of insect species have been increasing over the last two decades. These have variously been attributed to climate change, urbanisation, deforestation, agricultural intensification, habitat fragmentation and pesticide usage. The picture has been...

Author(s)
Leather, S. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 037,

MicroRNAs (miRNAs) were envisioned, in recent years, as alternative, environmental friendly molecular tools to confer crop protection. This view was based on their ability to move across Kingdoms and to modulate gene expression at the post-transcriptional level, inhibiting pathogens or parasites'...

Author(s)
Pentimone, I.; Ciancio, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 035,

The quality and safety of pepper (Piper nigrum L.) are a function of crop management practices, harvest maturity, harvesting methods and subsequent handling after harvest, including storage conditions and processing methods. The review shows that volatile oil decreases with shade intensity...

Author(s)
Shango, A. J.; Mkojera, B. T.; Majubwa, R. O.; Mamiro, D. P.; Maerere, A. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 031, pp 1-20

At its 10th meeting in 2010, the Conference of the Parties of the CBD adopted the 'Nagoya Protocol (NP) on access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilisation' which entered into force on 12 October 2014. Currently, the NP has been adopted by...

Author(s)
Kiehn, M.; Fischer, F.; Smith, P. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 034,

The longhorn date palm stem borer, Jebusaea hammerschmidtii Reiche has become an important pest that causes economic damage in date palm groves. The beetle has established itself in many date palm-producing countries as one of the most important biotic factors that threatens date palm cultivation...

Author(s)
El-Shafie, H. A. F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 033,

The basic tenet of crop improvement is the novel genetic variability that is achieved through selection, hybridization, mutation and recombination. The new technological innovations of plant breeding offer scope for transforming crop improvement with more precision and resolution. Advances in...

Author(s)
Penna Suprasanna; Saddhe, A.; Ghuge, S. A.; Ingle, K. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 028,

Indigenous people are often considered victims of climate change impact rather than agents of adaptation. Emerging studies in Africa have shifted the attention to indigenous knowledge (IK) to support the development of effective climate change adaptation strategies. This study adopted a systematic...

Author(s)
Nyadzi, E.; Ajayi, O. C.; Ludwig, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 029,

Flavonoids occur naturally and are derived from the phenylpropanoid pathway. There is growing evidence of the preventive and protective roles of anthocyanins against a wide range of pathologies, including different types of cancer and metabolic diseases. However, most red fruits available to...

Author(s)
Ayub, R. A.; Pessenti, I. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 032,

With the impact of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, there have been calls for world leaders to take measures aimed at mitigating the potential effect on the environment of the rapid expansion in human population, urbanisation, deforestation, agricultural development, industrialisation ...

Author(s)
Fuseini, A.; Lever, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 026, pp 1-11

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