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Cover for Legislation, codes of conduct and conventions.

Legislation, regulations and voluntary codes are used at national and international levels to ensure good practice in pest management and to govern the safe use and availability of pest control products, the quality of food and other products that require treatment against pests and the...

Author(s)
Dent, D.; Binks, R. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241051)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetically modified organisms and invasive species.

This chapter examines the background and conceptual foundation that links genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and invasive species and aims to clarify their role in risk management from a phytosanitary standpoint.

Author(s)
Griffin, R. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648798)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide with strategies to enhance storage of the gas.

This chapter discusses the two processes involved in biological sequestration (i.e. the oceanic sequestration through fertilization and terrestrial sequestration) and describes the role of plants as natural carbon sinks. The use of genetic engineering approaches to enhance phytosequestration of...

Author(s)
Namitha Nayak; Rajesh Mehrotra; Sandhya Mehrotra
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology.

The application of biotechnology to plant breeding includes the development of tools and knowledge to increase accuracy and efficiency for pre-breeding and selection for crop improvement that have multiple advantages over traditional technologies. This chapter provides information on the in vitro...

Author(s)
Kanchana-udomkan, C.; Nantawan, U.; Drew, R.; Ford, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241907)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in RNA suppression of the Asian citrus psyllid vector and bacteria (huanglongbing pathosystem).

The devastation to the US citrus industries from huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening disease, caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus') is spread during feeding by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri. Innovative echnologies, such as RNA suppression by RNAi, morpholino oligos, or...

Author(s)
Hunter, W. B.; Clarke, S. K. V.; Mojica, A. F. S.; Paris, T. M.; Miles, G.; Metz, J. L.; Holland, C. S.; McCollum, G.; Qureshi, J. A.; Tomich, J. M.; Boyle, M. J.; Cano, L.; Altman, S.; Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Novel breeding approaches for developing climate-resilient rice.

This chapter focuses on breeding methods for developing climate-resilient rice. Stress response and tolerance (such as salinity, drought, flooding, heat, and cold stress), conventional and mutation breeding, genomics, QTL mapping, genome-wide association, marker-assisted selection, genomic...

Author(s)
Sandeep Chapagain; Lovepreet Singh; Subudhi, P. K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Food and health: the role of plant breeding.

This chapter suggests that there is a contradiction between the need for diet diversity and crop uniformity, which is the main feature of industrial agriculture, and that there is also a contradiction between crop uniformity and the need to adapt crops to both short- and long-term climate change...

Author(s)
Ceccarelli, S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Vitis</i> spp. grape.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, somatic hybridization, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of grape.

Author(s)
Dhekney, S. A.; Basford, A. T.; Chhatre, V. E.; Rosenberg, M. B.; Claflin, C.; Sessions, S. K.; Li, Z. J.; Gray, D. J.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Dimocarpus longan</i> longan and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Litchi chinensis</i> litchi.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, micropropagation, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation, somatic hybridization and cryopreservation of longan and lychee.

Author(s)
Padilla, G.; Raharjo, S. H. T.; Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Citrus.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, importance, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, somatic hybridization, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of Citrus.

Author(s)
Febres, V.; Peña, L.; Folimonova, S. Y.; Moore, G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter

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