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Cover for Amino acids and peptides as mediators of abiotic stress tolerance in higher plants.

This chapter discusses the role of amino acids and peptides in mediating abiotic stress tolerance in higher plants. The pathways involved in plant responses to abiotic stress (such as salinity, ambient temperature, drought, acid rain, anoxia and heavy metal contamination) are highly complex,...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed evaluation.

A review on the methods of determining the composition and nutritive value of the available feeds and feedstuffs for rabbits was presented in this chapter.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Maertens, L.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Feed formulation.

This chapter deals with nutritional allowances under practical conditions for intensive meat rabbit production. Highlights of this chapter focused on levels of fibre for rabbits, type of fibre, fat supplements, sources of protein, amino acid requirements, and recommended nutrient concentration of...

Author(s)
Blas, C. de; Mateos, G. G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Nutritional recommendations and feeding management of Angora rabbits.

This chapter discussed some of the guidelines in feeding Angora rabbits to maximize keratin (pure fine animal fibre) production. Two areas that were give emphasis are first provide all the nutrients the rabbit needs to realize its genetic potential for wool production and to avoid any disorder that ...

Author(s)
Lebas, F.; Thébault, R. G.; Allain, D.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Practical uses of halophytic plants as sources of food and fodder.

Halophytes are plants that are adapted to saline soils in their natural habitats because they are salt tolerant. They are found in a range of environments with varied salinity and climatic conditions. These plant species can be irrigated with saline water and cultivated on saline soils that are...

Author(s)
Centofanti, T.; Bañuelos, G.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394330)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Protein digestion.

In this chapter the characteristics of the main protein sources included in rabbit diets, protein digestion in young rabbits, nitrogen metabolism in the caecum of rabbits, soft faeces and its relation to protein digestibility, amino acid balance, and faecal digestibility in rabbits are discussed.

Author(s)
Villamide, M. J.; Nicodemus, N.; Fraga, M. J.; Carabaño, R.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction and background.

In this second edition of Nutrition and Feeding of Organic Poultry, guidance for producers on nutrition and feeding practices that relate to the standards for certification of organic poultry were highlighted. Details on permitted feed ingredients, with an emphasis on those grown or available...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Elements of poultry nutrition.

This chapter discussed the five components in poultry diet namely: energy, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Highlights focused on the effect of nutrient shortage or imbalance in relation to other nutrients on the performance of the animals particularly on production of eggs and meat.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Conclusions and recommendations for the future.

In this chapter the author presents his recommendations and conclusions on the nutrition and feeding strategies in the organic poultry industry with emphasis on guidelines that will aid poultry producers to improve their systems with regards to organic poultry farming and feeding.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter

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