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CAB Reviews

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

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Many human studies have reported controversial results on the benefit of probiotics on leptin levels. White adipose tissue (WAT) secretes leptin and plays an important role in energy balance and glucose homeostasis by decreasing food consumption and acting on fatty acid oxidation and weight...

Author(s)
Papandreou, D.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 015, pp 1-2

Sustainability may be defined in the most general terms as the ability to meet the needs of the present without diminishing opportunities for the future. It is also generally conceded that sustainability is multidimensional in that it depends on ecological, social and economic integrity - the three ...

Author(s)
Quendler, E.; Ikerd, J.; Driouech, N.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 011, pp 1-18

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

Dystocia frequently develops when some physical obstacle or functional defect impedes the birth process. Due to the complex nature of the factors involved in the process of parturition, it may be difficult to distinguish between eutocia (normal delivery) and dystocia (difficult birth). It is...

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Mota-Rojas, D.; Martínez-Burnes, J.; Napolitano, F.; Domínguez-Muñoz, M.; Guerrero-Legarreta, I.; Mora-Medina, P.; Ramírez-Necoechea, R.; Lezama-García, K.; González-Lozano, M.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 013, pp 1-16

Integrated crop-livestock systems have been proposed as a method to sustainably intensify agricultural systems. However, it is important to understand what is known about these systems and where potential gaps are in our current knowledge. I reviewed over 116 different research and review articles...

Author(s)
Hendrickson, J. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 012, pp 1-11

Pathogens are the major limiting factors in coffee productions. Approximately 26% of the global annual coffee production is lost due to diseases, threatening the income of nearly 125 million people worldwide. Therefore, reducing coffee yield losses by improving the resistance of coffee plants to...

Author(s)
Maghuly, F.; Jankowicz-Cieslak, J.; Bado, S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 009, pp 1-18

Chicken is nowadays the most widely consumed meat in the world and one of the main sources of animal protein for humans. This outstanding position in meat production was achieved due to improvements in nutrition, animal health, management, and mainly animal breeding. Nevertheless, the genetic...

Author(s)
Peixoto, J. de O.; Ibelli, A. M. G.; Fernandes, L. T.; Ledur, M. C.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 008, pp 1-9

Buruli ulcer (BU) is a serious skin disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection. Over the last 10 years, the understanding of the epidemiology, ecology, aetiology and physiopathology of BU has progressed considerably. This paper reviews the current knowledge of BU and the options for future...

Author(s)
Maman, I.; Makagni, T. K.; Piten, E.; Yao HoeKou [Yao, H. K. P. ]; Maman, H.; Tchacondo, T.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 002, pp 1-11

Plants are confronted with numerous biotic stresses that may affect productivity. Besides their constitutive defence, plants can activate specific metabolic processes to enhance resistance upon stress detection. These defence mechanisms can also be activated through the recognition of plant...

Author(s)
Sandroni, M.; Liljeroth, E.; Mulugeta, T.; Alexandersson, E.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2020, 15, 001, 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

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