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Cover for A comparison of two approaches for determining the optimum dietary amino acid ratios of fast-growing broilers.

Two approaches using the amino acid (AA) dilution method, the comparative slaughter and nitrogen (N) balance methods, were used in the present study to re-evaluate the assumptions of ideal ratios between the essential amino acids (EAA): lysine (Lys), methionine + cystine (Met+Cys), threonine (Thr), ...

Author(s)
Dorigam, J. C. P.; Sakomura, N. K.; Sünder, A.; Wecke, C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A composite model of growth, pregnancy and lactation.

Mathematical models of pre- and postnatal growth, pregnancy and lactation were combined and implemented using object-orientated computer code to form an energy-based model of a dairy cow. Each simulated cow 'grows', can have a computer pregnancy with multiple offspring, growing its fetuses to term, ...

Author(s)
Vetharaniam, I.; Davis, S. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930059)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for A comprehensive citrus genetic improvement programme.

This chapter discusses a comprehensive approach to citrus genetic improvement and cultivar development, utilizing the most appropriate methods and technologies to achieve given improvement goals. The information and the figures contained within this chapter are extracted from a working document,...

Author(s)
Gmitter, F. G., Jr.; Grosser, J. W.; Castle, W. S.; Moore, G. A.
ISBN
2007 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851990194)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A conceptual model of the food choice process over the life course.

This chapter focuses on an inductively developed and evolving model of the food choice process devised using in-depth qualitative interviews with adults in the USA that asked about how they constructed their food choices. Discussions on this food choice process model's components, elaborations and...

Author(s)
Sobal, J.; Bisogni, C. A.; Devine, C. M.; Jastran, M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990323)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A conceptual model of willingness to pay for organic food in the UK.

Based on consumer focus groups conducted in the UK, this chapter develops a model of the process that consumers go through prior to and during the purchase of organic foods within a given purchasing environment. The model portrays a cyclical process surrounding willingness to pay (WTP) that begins...

Author(s)
Holt, G. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930387)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A consumer-based approach towards new product development through biotechnology in the agro-food sector.

This chapter analyses the topic of new product development (NPD) with the help of genetic manipulation technology in the agrifood sector. The analysis moves along 3 dimensions: the technology itself; the substrate of technology; and the consumers' reaction towards biotechnology. The analysis begins ...

Author(s)
Spetsidis, N. M.; Schamel, G.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995731)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A contextual approach to the power relation between <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">tourism</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">development</i>.

This chapter explores a theoretical and methodological tool to understand development practices in tourism contexts. Using an anthropological perspective, it refers to those practices as 'conversion of place through tourism space'. The chapter proposes an approach 'from the inside for the inside',...

Author(s)
Nogués Pedregal, A. M.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934255)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A continent-wide, product-oriented approach to rice breeding in Africa.

This chapter reviews the continent-wide, product-oriented rice breeding approach promoted by AfricaRice within the framework of the Global Rice Science Partnership. The importance of various breeding methods and use of molecular markers in breeding for higher yield and better grain quality are also ...

Author(s)
Kumashiro, T.; Futakuchi, K.; Sié, M.; Ndjiondjop, M. N.; Wopereis, M. C. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938123)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A control strategy for basal stem rot (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ganoderma</i>) on oil palm.

This chapter reports the development of biological control methods using Trichoderma spp. and Gliocladium sp. against basal stem rot (Ganoderma boninense [Ganoderma orbiforme]) of oil palm and the strategy for managing the disease using a biofungicide. The disease symptoms, early warning system,...

Author(s)
Soepena, H.; Purba, R. Y.; Pawirosukarto, S.
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851993881)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for A cooperative research model - biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Parkinsonia aculeata</i> and Landcare groups in northern Australia.

Parkinsonia, Parkinsonia aculeata L., is a woody shrub, which is classed as a weed of national significance in Australia. It is considered a major threat to both managed and natural ecosystems. Research into the cause of a dieback disorder in Parkinsonia occurring at locations across northern...

Author(s)
Galea, V. J.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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