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CAB Reviews

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

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Mimosa diplotricha C. Wright ex Sauvalle (=Mimosa invisa Mart.) (Mimosaceae) is a perennial weedy shrub of neotropical origin and a serious biotic threat in its invasive range. Despite its invasiveness and associated problems, there are surprisingly few reviews on this weed. This paper, therefore,...

Author(s)
Uyi, O.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 014, pp 1-8

The western honey bee Apis melifera plays an important role in human well-being by producing honey, sustaining populations of wild plants and supporting human-dependant crop production. Unfortunately, abnormal high-mortality rates of colonies have been revealed all over the world. This paper...

Author(s)
Requier, F.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 056, pp 1-12

The population in the world is expected to increase from 7.3 to 9.7 billion by 2050. Outbreak of pest and diseases and increased abiotic stresses due to global climate change poses a high risk to crop production to feed the rapidly increasing population. The adaptive immune system CRISPR (clustered ...

Author(s)
Tofazzal Islam
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 050, pp 1-16

Jamaica's national motto 'Out of Many, One People' reflects the country's multiracial past and the historic and ongoing influences that many cultures have had on the country's traditional knowledge systems (TKS) and traditional medicine (TM). This review explores Jamaican TKS and TM, from the...

Author(s)
Picking, D.; Delgoda, R.; Vandebroek, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 045, pp 1-13

Apple snails are large freshwater snails belonging to the family Ampullariidae that inhabit tropical to temperate areas. The South American apple snails Pomacea canaliculata and Pomacea maculata have been introduced to other continents where they have successfully established and spread. Our review ...

Author(s)
Martín, P. R.; Burela, S.; Seuffert, M. E.; Tamburi, N. E.; Saveanu, L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 042, pp 1-11

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 invasion of natural ecosystems by alien plant species is a serious environmental problem that threatens the productivity, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Chromolaena odorata is a weed native to tropical America and has become one of the world's worst alien invasive species in the Old...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 009, pp 1-8

The use of species distribution models (SDM) is of increasing popularity when studying biological invasions, e.g. to assess the impact of climate change on invasive species, to prioritize conservation measures, or to study invasive evolutionary biology. SDM correlate known occurrences of species...

Author(s)
Srivastava, V.; Lafond, V.; Griess, V. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 020, pp 1-13

Innovations affect societies in various ways. For example, the latest innovations in cell phones and electronics are readily adopted without hesitation. However, many innovations regarding the breeding of plants, the production of food crops and the processing of food products, can be met with fear ...

Author(s)
Smyth, S. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 021, pp 1-6

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

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