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Cover for Taxonomy, origin and importance of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> family.

Apiaceae is a plant family comprising at the present time 466 genera and about 3800 species. It is distributed nearly worldwide, but is most diverse in temperate climatic areas, such as Eurasia and North America. It is quite rare in tropical humid regions where it is limited to high mountains....

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Strawberry species.

This chapter provides an introduction to strawberry species, inheritance of gender in strawberries, morphological characteristics and geographical distribution of various strawberry species and evolutionary relationships of these strawberry species.

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242270)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conservation of freshwater insects.

This chapter focuses on the importance of aquatic insects for the ecological integrity and health of freshwater ecosystems. Information on the biological development of aquatic insects in various water bodies and the important roles of geology and vegetation in determining the chemistry of the...

Author(s)
Samways, M. J.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789241686)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cassava: origin and history.

This chapter provides information on the origin and domestication of Manihot sp. and the discovery of the crop by western explorers. The present geographical distribution of cassava, mostly in tropical countries, is also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sweet potato: origin and history.

This chapter focuses on the origin, domestication history and discovery of sweet potato by western explorers. Information on the present geographical distribution of sweet potatoes is also presented.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aroids: origin and history.

This chapter discusses the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution of aroids. The problems associated with the origin, domestication and spread of taro are also discussed.

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Arthropod pests and their management.

In the present chapter, the first part deals with pomegranate integrated pest management (which involves chemical, cultural, physical and biological control methods), followed by a description of the main pests in relation to their potential economic importance worldwide and grouped according to...

Author(s)
Cocuzza, G. E. M.; Goldansaz, S. H.; Harsur, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sustainability along all value chains: exploring value chain interactions in sustainable food systems.

The value chain, as an analytical tool, has been used for more than 50 years as a way to better understand how agri-food products move and gain value from the farm gate to the table. Over the past 20 years, increasing attention has been paid to questions of sustainability within value chains and...

Author(s)
Loconto, A. M.; Santacoloma, P.; Rodríguez, R. A.; Vandecandelaere, E.; Tartanac, F.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392848)
Type
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