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Cover for Biochemistry.

This chapter focuses on the various biochemical parameters that define the behaviour and functionality of cyst nematodes, such as lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. The importance of the unspecialized biochemical pathways of cyst nematodes in providing biochemical flexibility in responding to...

Author(s)
Chitwood, D. J.; Masler, E. P.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390837)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Chapter D.7: egg-laying - unloading the next generation.

This chapter focuses on egg-laying, which is a critical phase in butterfly behaviour. Host selection is almost invariably highly specific, such that only a fraction of potential host plants is exploited. This reflects on egg-laying fulfilling a number of integrated functions and factors include:...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urbanization, climate change and malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter explores the factors leading to urban migration in Sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of climate on the behaviour of malaria vectors (Anopheles spp.) in Africa, and the effects of climate change, urbanization, urban agriculture, and human settlement, activities and lifestyle on vector...

Author(s)
Kweka, E. J.; Mazigo, H. D.; Himeidan, Y. E.; Morona, D.; Munga, S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Does patch-guarding behaviour in parasitoids deter or attract arthropod egg predators?

Author(s)
Doyon, J.; Abram, P. K.; Brodeur, J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Predators, parasitoids and pathogens.

This chapter is organized in four sections, with the first two sections dealing respectively with predators and parasitoids. The focus is on foraging behaviour and on cues triggering successful search. The third section, on microbial agents, focuses on parameters affecting epizootiology; that is,...

Author(s)
Brodeur, J.; Hajek, A. E.; Heimpel, G. E.; Sloggett, J. J.; Mackauer, M.; Pell, J. K.; Völkl, W.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Biological control in Peru.

In Peru, the first introduction of six species of beneficials occurred in 1904 for control of cotton white scale. By 1969, more than 20 other beneficial species had been imported for control of scales, aphids and lepidopterans in important crops. Many species established and still control pests...

Author(s)
Mujica, N.; Whu, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242430)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health and behaviour.

A review of some of the behavioural signs associated with pain, health and disease in cats was presented in this chapter as well as a discussion on the link between physiological and psychological welfare.

Author(s)
Atkinson, T.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780647838)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Health and disease.

Health and disease are important components in the broader concept of welfare. Understanding the relationship between health and welfare requires inferences about subjective feelings such as pain and distress. Similar types of disease occur in animals and humans, and our assessment of how animals...

Author(s)
Cockram, M. S.; Hughes, B. O.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390202)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal well-being on organic farms.

Organic livestock rearing uses common sense that is also applicable to conventional farms. By providing the building blocks to health, via clean, dry bedding, housing, genetic selection for disease resistance, choice of whether to be inside or outside, feeds appropriate to species digestive...

Author(s)
Karreman, H. J.; Fulwider, W.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644677)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mites as biocontrol agents of phytonematodes.

Mites are an important component of soils, where species of different lineages (including species in the families Eviphididae, Alicorhagiidae and Bimichaelidae) feed on nematodes. This chapter outlines research on nematode-feeding mites. It describes the taxonomy, modes of feeding, functional...

Author(s)
Gerson, U.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643755)
Type
Book chapter

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