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CAB Reviews

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

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For as long as fruit flies in the dipteran family Tephritidae have been recognised as pests in fruit and vegetable production, workers have been developing traps for both monitoring and pest management. These traps have used many different shapes, construction materials and lures and have...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 047, pp 1-7

Craw craw was first described almost 150 years ago. Since then considerable progress has been made in understanding the Onchocerca volvulus life cycle, its effects on the host (blindness, skin disease and epilepsy) and potential control measures. Early attempts were aimed at controlling the black...

Author(s)
Hopkins, A. D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 021, pp 1-10

The oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) (Diptera: Tephritidae), is an important pest of commercial fruit and vegetables in various parts of Asia and Africa, in some South Pacific islands and in Hawaii. Commercial fruit and vegetables can be protected from this pest prior to harvest...

Author(s)
Manrakhan, A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 003, pp 1-13

In this review article, the authors present an overview on nasopharyngeal myiasis due to the larvae of Cephalopina titillator syn. Cephdopsis titillator which is found in the nasopharynx of camels, especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions in Africa and Asia. Among the parasitic diseases of...

Author(s)
Basu, A. K.; Charles, R. A.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 048, pp 1-9

The Zika virus outbreak in Miami-Dade, Florida, in 2016 heightened our awareness of the presence, expansion and vectorial capacity of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in the USA. The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, has not been implicated as a vector during an arbovirus outbreak in the USA,...

Author(s)
Unlu, I.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2019, 14, 034, pp 1-22

Predatory and parasitic mites are likely to assume a greater role in crop protection as world attention is now focused on finding out alternative means of agricultural pest management, and some may be beneficial in the medical and veterinary fields. This review on the status of research on...

Author(s)
Gupta, S. K.; Kumar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 031, pp 1-17

Culicidae comprise an important group of two-winged flies (Diptera) known as mosquitoes. The first piece of information we acquire about a mosquito is its scientific name. Reasons why it is important and useful to have that piece of information are discussed. Names are interesting and informative....

Author(s)
Harbach, R. E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2018, 13, 032, pp 1-3

Vector-borne diseases have a worldwide distribution and are associated with a significant burden causing over one million deaths annually. Dengue and malaria are the most prevalent mosquito-borne diseases globally. Vectors transmit the infections to human and animal hosts and are the primary...

Author(s)
Bouzid, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2017, 12, 021, pp 1-10

Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is an arbovirus, transmitted by Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus, which causes epidemics of fever, rash and joint pains. First described in 1952 in Tanzania, CHIKV remained a relatively neglected tropical virus, despite causing sporadic outbreaks in Africa and Asia over...

Author(s)
Santos, C. N. D. dos; Dupont-Rouzeyrol, M.; Sam, I. C.; Roques, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2016, 11, 018, pp 1-12

Genetics has long played a role in the history of insect pest management, and changes in the genetic methods used reflect changes that have occurred in the field itself over time. Beginning from simple collections of mutations and the development of chromosome linkage maps, many of the early...

Author(s)
Haymer, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2015, 10, 049, pp 1-8

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