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Cover for Concluding: pushing animals to their limits.

This chapter describes and evaluates many forms of animal manipulations in use in the world today. It details the ways in which mankind has dominated the animal kingdom and manipulated it for its own gains. The animals affected are distorted and deviated far from their wild types, and while they...

Author(s)
Whiting, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology.

This chapter discusses tissue culture, including topics on micropropagation, organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis, in vitro production of metabolites, cultivar improvement, beneficial microorganisms, somaclonal variation, and in vitro germplasm conservation of pineapple. Anther and ovule...

Author(s)
Botella, J. R.; Hamill, S.; Ko HianLien; Matsumoto, T.; Souza, F. V. D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests, diseases and weeds.

This chapter describes some pineapple soil-borne pests (including nematodes and arthropods) and pathogens of the roots; weeds; pests and pathogens of the shoot and fruit; and their management, using cultural, chemical, biological, genetic (breeding for resistance and genetic engineering) control...

Author(s)
Sipes, B.; Matos, A. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Driving forces and demand-side economics.

This chapter illustrates the demand-side issues in the bioeconomy. It starts with the macro drivers guiding the need for bioeconomy technologies and investigates how they affect the market through individual consumers' and citizens' behaviour. It then focuses on individual behaviour, initially...

Author(s)
Viaggi, D.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392756)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant biotechnology approaches: from breeding to genome editing.

This chapter focuses on the role of biotechnology in improving the resistance of various economically important crops to plant parasitic nematodes. Information on the various biotechnological approaches currently used in improving crop resistance of plant parasitic nematodes, such as PCR, next...

Author(s)
Gheysen, G.; Lilley, C. J.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction: use new genetic technologies and animal breeding methods carefully to avoid problems.

This book chapter provides an overview of how conventional animal breeding, GMOs, gene editing and performance enhancing pharmaceuticals are used to produce more productive farm animals. These methods are also used to change the appearance of dogs and enhance the performance of horses. Problems...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390547)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Agricultural biotechnology for food and nutritional security.

This chapter considers the role of agricultural biotechnology in enhancing food and nutritional security in India. An overview is presented of non-genetic modification (non-GM) biotechnology as well as GM technology. The global trends in GM crops, the status of GM crops in India, the Bt cotton...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for GM food systems and their economic impact.

This book includes 6 chapters examining the relevance of transgenic crops in food production, prices and the environment. It initially describes the historical evolution of biotechnology and defines key terms, before moving on to explore transgenic technology and food regime concepts. It analyses...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book
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Cover for Genetically modified foods in the light of food regimes.

This chapter describes how transgenic technology issues can be understood in the light of food regime concepts and lead to different experience with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in different countries. It discusses GMO neoregulation in the USA, the European Union (with particular reference ...

Author(s)
Brankov, T.; Lovre, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240542)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pestiferous insects of mustard: biology and integrated management.

This chapter deals with the identification, biology and the nature and symptoms of damage of important root-feeding, leaf-feeding and sap-feeding pestiferous insects of Indian mustard crop, gives a detailed account of various conventional IPM practices and techniques available for the sustainable...

Author(s)
Boina, D. R.; Rajan, S. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
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