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Cover for Genomics of hardwoods.

This chapter discusses the genomics of hardwoods, which are non-coniferous woody perennial trees that belong to the plant division Angiospermae, also known as the flowering plants. Hardwoods include some of the most economically and ecologically important tree species worldwide, including those...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular systematics and phylogenetic reconstruction of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Steinernema</i> and <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heterorhabditis</i>.

Entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) belonging to the genera Heterorhabditis and Steinernema possess the attribute of potential biological insecticides and are therefore attractive from a commercial viewpoint. These nematodes, in general, are relatively conserved in gross morphology such as...

Author(s)
Luca, F. de; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Molecular breeding and genomics.

This chapter describes several types of DNA markers, each of which has different advantages/disadvantages which make them more or less desirable to use in certain applications (highly discriminative and environmentally stable, inexpensive, repeatable across different tissues and co-dominant):...

Author(s)
Font i Forcada, C.; Sánchez-Pérez, R.; Eduardo, I.; Wu ShuBiao; Fernández i Martí, Á.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643540)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular systematics.

This chapter focuses on nematode phylogenetics and classification using molecular techniques, i.e. protein-based and DNA-based including polymerase chain reaction (PCR), PCR-restriction fragment length polymorphism, random amplified polymorphic DNA, amplified fragment length polymorphism,...

Author(s)
Subbotin, S. A.; Waeyenberge, L.; Moens, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641515)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fingerprinting techniques.

This chapter focuses on the various techniques used to generate information about the genetic diversity and gene regulation/function of plant pathogenic fungi, such as AFLP, SSR, SNP and DNA barcoding. Some protocols for these techniques are also presented.

Author(s)
Cooke, D.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936686)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biochemical and molecular identification.

This chapter discusses the biochemical (use of isoenzymes and antibodies) and DNA-based (restriction fragment length polymorphisms, satellite DNA probes and polymerase chain reaction or PCR, ribosomal DNA PCR, sequence characterized amplified regions, random amplified polymorphic DNA, real-time PCR ...

Author(s)
Blok, V. C.; Powers, T. O.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934927)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biotechnology and molecular biology.

This chapter discusses the application of biotechnology in Hevea, including in vitro culture, direct gene transfer and molecular breeding. While in vitro culture deals mainly with regeneration and propagation, molecular breeding includes identification, characterization, introduction and expression ...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries.

This chapter discusses the history of biotechnology, genetics and selective breeding in aquaculture and fisheries dating back from 2000 years or more in China where mutations and phenotypic variantions in carp was already noticed by fish farmers and to the Roman Empire. The chronological...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Biochemical and molecular markers.

In this chapter the significance of biochemical and molecular markers in relation to the study genomes, gene-linkage mapping, locating genes on chromosomes, isolation of genes, determination gene expression, the study of biochemical and molecular mechanisms of performance, genetics of fish and...

Author(s)
Dunham, R. A.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936518)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genotyping by allele-specific PCR.

SNPs are the basis for many polymorphisms that are detected using systems such as restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs), randomly amplified polymorphic DNAs (RAPDs) and amplified fragment length polymorphisms (AFLPs). Cleaved amplified polymorphic site (CAPS or PCRRFLP) markers have...

Author(s)
Waters, D. L. E.; Bundock, P. C.; Henry, R. J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933821)
Type
Book chapter

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