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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Psidium guajava</i> guava.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of guavas (Psidium guajava). The importance of developing various genetic manipulation...

Author(s)
Rai, M. K.; Uma Jaiswal
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Prunus domestica</i> plum.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, gene cloning, genomics, disease resistance, nematode resistance, micropropagation, micrografting, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation, genetic transformation and cryopreservation of plum.

Author(s)
Petri, C.; Ruiz, D.; Faize, M.; Burgos, L.; Alburquerque, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pyrus</i> spp. pear and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Cydonia</i> spp. quince.

This chapter discusses the botany and history, breeding and genetics, molecular genetics, genomics, genetic mapping, pest and disease resistance, fruit quality, micropropagation, micrografting, in vitro conservation, somatic cell genetics, genetic manipulation and genetic transformation of pear and ...

Author(s)
Chevreau, E.; Evans, K.; Chagné, D.; Montanari, S.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asparagus.

Asparagus belongs in the family Asparagaceae with approximately 300 species spread throughout the world. In addition to the widely grown edible asparagus (A. officinalis) and regionally unique A. maritimus, there are numerous important ornamental species including A. sprengeri (asparagus fern) and ...

Author(s)
Drost, D. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Info
Cover for Cucurbits.

This second edition, which is completely updated with new content and full-colour figures throughout, continues to provide complete coverage relating to the production of cucurbits, including cucumbers, gourds, muskmelons, pumpkins, squashes and watermelons. It provides up-to-date, succinct and...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Diseases and nematodes.

Cucurbits suffer from many diseases that are caused by bacteria, fungi (and oomycetes), nematodes, viruses and phytoplasmas. Disease pathogens attack cucurbits at every stage of development, from damping off at the beginning of germination to postharvest fruit rots. Reliable fruit yield and quality ...

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Reality, abstractions and systems.

This chapter provides information on life history and behaviour of butterflies. It focus on nature of systems theory, the basic feature of systems model (feedbacks and regulation) and the practical development of systems model.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Taxonomic constraints in biological systems.

This chapter focuses on the primary factors that place constraints on butterfly biology systems. Information is provided on taxonomic differences and a brief exploration of the division within butterflies is discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Chapter B.6: trade-offs and regulation in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the distinctive nature of trade-offs (regulation, switches) in Lepidoptera. Information is provided on the effects of different factors (environment and hosts) on the life history and behaviour of butterflies.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Basic connections and broad divisions in butterfly biology.

This chapter focuses on the ecology, life history and host plant relationships of butterflies. Associations including mutualism, commensalism, herbivory, predation, parasitism, ammensalism, neutralism, and competition are discussed.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter

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