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CAB Reviews

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

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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

Cardiac troponins are sensitive and specific markers of myocardial damage. They have been shown to be elevated in a number of primary cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In cardiomyopathies, they are useful for detecting occult disease, and can provide prognostic information. They can be used to...

Author(s)
Gough, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 028, pp 1-7

Although there are a number of diseases that plague citrus production worldwide, two bacterial diseases are particularly problematic. Both are of Asian origin and currently cause severe economic damage: Asiatic citrus canker (ACC) and citrus huanglongbing (HLB). Although ACC has been found in the...

Author(s)
Gottwald, T. R.; Graham, J. H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2014, 9, 016, pp 1-11

Plant breeding is a multidisciplinary scientific activity with tool development as driving force. It is clear from history that availability of genetic variation and selection methods are bottom lines for variety development. The genetic source of traditional plant breeding is restricted to...

Author(s)
Jacobsen, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 056, pp 1-10

Augmentative biological control, especially in field situations, can be complex but there are novel or incompletely explored directions for research and methods development that may lead to improved future performance. At the fundamental level, augmentation faces inherent ecological/behavioural...

Author(s)
Sivinski, J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2013, 8, 026, pp 1-11

Brucellosis, caused by Brucella melitensis, remains one of the most common zoonotic diseases worldwide with more than 500 000 human cases reported annually. The bacterial pathogen is classified, by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as a category (B) pathogen and belongs to the World...

Author(s)
Samadi, A.; Ababneh, M. M. K.; Giadinis, N. D.; Lafi, S. Q.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2010, 5, 042, pp 1-14

Rickettsial diseases of cattle are a major constraint in developing countries, leading to severe economic losses. Bovine anaplasmosis and heartwater are the two most important pathogens across a wide area of the world. Available vaccines are based on live virulent or attenuated vaccines, but have a ...

Author(s)
Rodríguez, S. D.; García, M. Á.; Preciado, J. F.; Vega, C. A.; Rojas, E. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2009, 4, 001, pp 1-11

In the past few years, there has been a renewed emphasis on the importance of communicable diseases in the occupational setting. The dramatic but evanescent outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is described in some detail. The recent upsurge in human cases of avian influenza, which...

Author(s)
Phoon WaiOn
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2008, 3, 092, pp 1-11

Heartwater, an acute and fatal tick-transmitted disease of domestic and wild ruminants caused by a rickettsial agent Ehrlichia ruminantium, continues to negatively impact animal health and production in sub-Saharan Africa. Its control is hampered by the absence of safe and effective vaccines. Over...

Author(s)
Mahan, S. M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2006, 1, 055, pp 12 pp.

Pulses play a significant role in world agriculture because they provide a protein-rich diet to poor and marginal sections of population, especially in developing nations. However, pulse production all over the world has been stagnant for several reasons: a narrow genetic base, susceptibility to...

Author(s)
Babu, R.; Nair, S. K.; Gupta, H. S.
Publisher
CAB International, Wallingford, UK
Citation
AgBiotechNet, 2004, 6, ABN 129, pp 5 pp.

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