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Cover for Impact of genetically modified herbicide-resistant oilseed rape on non-target organisms: natural enemies of oilseed rape pests.

This chapter provides information on the impact of transgenic herbicide-resistant oilseed crops on natural enemies of pests. The possible consequences of spraying those broad-spectrum herbicides (glyphosate and glufosinate) on transgenic oilseed rape are also discussed.

Author(s)
Govinda Shrestha; Prashant Jha; Reddy, G. V. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Drought tolerance in crops: physiology to genomics.

More frequent and severe drought combined with high temperatures have been recognized as a potential impact of global warming on agriculture. Improving crop yield under water stress is the goal of agricultural researchers worldwide. Direct selection for yield under drought has been the major...

Author(s)
Manavalan, L. P.; Nguyen, H. T.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Adaptations to aluminium toxicity.

Soil acidity limits agricultural production globally. Acid soils pose many stresses to plants but the major factor affecting plant growth is soluble aluminium, with Al3+ being the most toxic form. Al3+ damages root cells at sites in the apoplast and in the cytosol, and these rapidly inhibit root...

Author(s)
Ryan, P. R.; Delhaize, E.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Artificial induction and maintenance of epigenetic variations in plants.

Some of the studies initiated a decade ago to understand the behaviour of transgenes have provided the first clear evidence for transgene-mediated induction and subsequent inheritance of epigenetic marks in plants. Now there is enough proof to show that it is possible to induce methylation of DNA...

Author(s)
Soumita Das; Singh, R. R.; Shivaprasad, P. V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Application of RNA silencing in improving plant traits for industrial use.

The discovery of RNA silencing mechanisms has transformed research into gene function and has also allowed novel traits to be developed in plants, including some for industrial applications. To silence the expression of an undesirable gene, RNA silencing may be preferable over direct gene mutation...

Author(s)
Sumit Ghosh; Mohammad Irfan; Asis Datta
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for RNA-based control of plant diseases: a case study with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium graminearum</i>.

This chapter discusses recent work conducted to assess the potential of double-stranded (ds)RNA targeting essential fungal ergosterol biosynthesis genes to control the infection of barley by the necrotrophic pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum. Regardless of how dsRNA is applied - by transgene...

Author(s)
Koch, A.; Kogel, K. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced biological control.

This chapter discusses the strategies and future directions of genetic improvement of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) for biological control, focusing on the traits (i.e. infectivity and persistence) that directly influence their performance in the field. The genomic analyses of Heterorhabditis...

Author(s)
Baiocchi, T.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Dillman, A. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced insect pest suppression.

This chapter describes methodologies for genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) for enhanced insect pest suppression. The three main approaches that have been used in classical genetics: selective breeding, cross-breeding and mutagenesis, are discussed. The use of genetic...

Author(s)
Subramanian, S.; Muthulakshmi, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
Full TextCABI Book Chapter InfoOpen Access
Cover for Optimizing legume cropping: the policy questions.

The cultivation of legumes is low in Europe. Public policy incentives and/or regulations have a role to play in changing this. This chapter examines six such policies. The CAPRI (Common Agricultural Policy Regional Impact) model, a partial equilibrium model for the agricultural sector, is used to...

Author(s)
Kuhlman, T.; Helming, J.; Linderhof, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644981)
Type
Book chapter

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