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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Mangifera indica</i> mango.

This chapter focuses on the origin, morphological and physiological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods, cryopreservation of embryos and molecular genetics of mangoes (Mangifera indica). The importance of genetic manipulation in improving the fruit...

Author(s)
Litz, R. E.; Hormaza, J. I.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Carya illinoinensis</i> pecan.

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

Author(s)
Vendrame, W.; Wetzstein, H.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Advances in RNA suppression of the Asian citrus psyllid vector and bacteria (huanglongbing pathosystem).

The devastation to the US citrus industries from huanglongbing (HLB or citrus greening disease, caused by 'Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus') is spread during feeding by the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) Diaphorina citri. Innovative echnologies, such as RNA suppression by RNAi, morpholino oligos, or...

Author(s)
Hunter, W. B.; Clarke, S. K. V.; Mojica, A. F. S.; Paris, T. M.; Miles, G.; Metz, J. L.; Holland, C. S.; McCollum, G.; Qureshi, J. A.; Tomich, J. M.; Boyle, M. J.; Cano, L.; Altman, S.; Pelz-Stelinski, K. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394088)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pesticides - the future.

This chaper deals with pesticide resistance management, novel biological control agents, spray drift and application techniques. The development of genetically modified crops and the application of genetically modified insects to suppress natural populations of pest insects are discussed. A short...

Author(s)
Matthews, G. A.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786394873)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Role of nanotechnology in insect pest management.

This chapter discusses the new and emerging field of nanopesticides. It also considers the possible use of nanotechnology in nanoparticle-mediated gene transfer for the development of insect-resistant plant varieties. It proposes the use of green and ecological substitutes for pest management that...

Author(s)
Deepika Chauhan; Singh, N. N.; Mishra, V. K.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786391445)
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
Book chapter
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Cover for Impact of genetically modified herbicide-resistant oilseed rape on non-target organisms: natural enemies of oilseed rape pests.

This chapter provides information on the impact of transgenic herbicide-resistant oilseed crops on natural enemies of pests. The possible consequences of spraying those broad-spectrum herbicides (glyphosate and glufosinate) on transgenic oilseed rape are also discussed.

Author(s)
Govinda Shrestha; Prashant Jha; Reddy, G. V. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648200)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent change of biocontrol services in cotton agro-ecosystem of Northern China.

Author(s)
Lu, Y.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Biotech maize: industry development and impact.

This chapter details the significant global adoption of genetically engineered maize and surveys current traits and future trends. The first generation of commercial biotech maize products were single-gene, insect-resistant traits for Lepidopteran pests, primarily European corn borers, Ostrinia...

Author(s)
Coram, T.; Bing, J.; Storer, N.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Cross-species silencing: plant-mediated RNAi for insect control.

In this chapter, the mechanism of RNA interference (RNAi), the currently reported RNAi target genes in insects, the potential applications in the development of transgenic plants for insect control and the major issues of this approach are reviewed. Some future perspectives of using plant-mediated...

Author(s)
Yu XiuDao; Jones, H. D.; Sun YongWei; Wang GenPing; Xia LanQin
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter

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