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CAB Reviews

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

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Phytoplasmas, prokaryotic wall-less microorganisms, are important pathogens of several plant species in most parts of the world. Phytoplasmas have been reported associated with various symptoms on hundreds of plant species. Witches' broom disease (WBD) is one of the most common disease symptoms,...

Author(s)
Hemmati, C.; Nikooei, M.; Al-Sadi, A. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 002, pp 1-16

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 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,

Seasonal and low forage availability and quality, shrinking of grassland area, and poor grassland management are the main causes of low soil fertility and animal production in tropical grasslands. One sustainable way to overcome the problems is through establishment of grass-legume intercropping in ...

Author(s)
Rusdy, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 021, pp 1-9

Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy and livelihood in South Asia. Of the many biotic stresses in agriculture, weeds pose a continuous threat and cause considerable yield losses in the major crops. In the past, ample human labour was available for weed management in South Asia....

Author(s)
Anil Shrestha; Anwar, M. P.; Islam, A. K. M. M.; Gurung, T.; Suman Dhakal; Asif Tanveer; Javaid, M. M.; Mubashar Nadeem; Ikram, N. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 017, pp 1-14

Many of the food and feed crops grown in the United States of America (USA) are genetically engineered (GE) varieties of plants. GE plants have been grown commercially in the USA since 1996. However, their usage is controversial for a variety of reasons. A major concern is the possibility of gene...

Author(s)
Klocko, A. L.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 055, pp 1-11

Imperata cylindrica is one of the 10 worst weeds in the tropics and subtropics. Although it has many beneficial uses, the problems related to its invasiveness far outweigh its positive benefits. I. cylindrica negatively affects production of annual, perennial, plantation, and forest crops. Its mode ...

Author(s)
Muhammad Rusdy
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 038, pp 1-9

Drought and heat stress are burning issues for agriculture in the climate change scenario due to which lower yield and production of crops have been projected. In this situation, sustainable production of food and fiber crops is a challenge. Cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a major cash crop of...

Author(s)
Sami Ul-Allah; Muhammad Iqbal; Muhammad Naeem
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 043, 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

Salvinia molesta D.S. Mitchell (Salviniaceae) (giant salvinia), a floating aquatic fern of Brazilian origin, has been dispersed to much of the tropical and subtropical parts of the world since the mid-1900s, where it is invasive and damaging. Herbicide application and mechanical control of this...

Author(s)
Coetzee, J. A.; Hill, M. P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 033, pp 1-11

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