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CAB Reviews

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

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Image processing is currently gaining lots of attention at seed quality labs as well as grain quality labs for being nondestructive, faster, and more objective than traditional seed or grain analysis methods. While seed analysts focus on quality parameters that will ensure vigorous plants, grain...

Author(s)
Schneider, B. de O.; Alves, M. de C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 040, pp 1-6

Metabolomics is the analysis of an array of small-molecule metabolites known to be involved in a given biochemical pathway, and plant metabolism is perturbed by various abiotic stresses. In this review, basic definition of metabolomics, analytical tools used, metabolomic approaches, and how...

Author(s)
Gavicho Uarrota, V.; Garcia, J.; Andrade, G. C. de; Bairros, Â. de F. M. de; Nerling, D.; Stefen, D.; Rocha, M.; Maraschin, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 041, pp 1-8

Striga spp. is a major threat to cereal and legume production, putting the food security and economy of smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa at severe risk. This is manifested in the fact that Striga spp. infestation can result in up to 90% loss of both cereal and legume production. A...

Author(s)
Mounde, L. G.; Anteyi, W. O.; Rasche, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 005, pp 1-17

Plants are being engineered for enhanced ethanol production; however, challenges remain in meeting the demand for bioenergy that is expected to double by 2030. Therefore, targeting carbon accumulation in the form of energy-dense oils in nonseed biomass is considered a superior alternative for...

Author(s)
Rahman, M. M.; Divi, U. K.; Liu Qing; Zhou XueRong; Surinder Singh; Aruna Kilaru
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 021, pp 1-11

Forest canopies support a large proportion of global biodiversity, undertake most terrestrial primary productivity, and are major sites for species interactions and vital ecosystem processes such as pollination, seed-dispersal, nutrient cycling and decomposition. However, due to the logistical...

Author(s)
Wardhaugh, C. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 039, pp 1-14

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

Seed orchards represent the link between tree breeding and silvicultural activities. Their genetic efficiency is of vital importance as it determines the extent of genetic gain and diversity of future forest tree plantations. Given their importance, seed orchard genetics has received increased...

Author(s)
Funda, T.; El-Kassaby, Y. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2012, 7, 013, pp 1-23

Carotenoids are ubiquitous isoprenoid pigments that are synthesized by archaea, bacteria, fungi, algae and higher plants: in these organisms, they have fundamental ecological, biochemical and physiological functions. Carotenoids also play a crucial role in human health by improving normal vision...

Author(s)
Diretto, G.; Fiore, A.; Giuliano, G.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 039, pp 10 pp.

Rice is consumed as a staple food by more than half the world's population. If rice were nutritionally fortified or biofunctionally enhanced by genetic modification, it could contribute to the promotion of human health without the need for processing and purification. Incorporation of...

Author(s)
Takaiwa, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 041, pp 41 pp.

Plants have been a part of the space programme for nearly half a century. Incremental improvements in our understanding of the spaceflight environment have led to the development of specialized hardware that enables plants to grow in space. For spacecraft travelling in low earth orbit, free-fall...

Author(s)
Musgrave, M. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2007, 2, 065, pp 9 pp.

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