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Cover for Leopard complex spotting.

This chapter describes the phenotypic and genetic characteristics of horse breeds with the leopard complex spotting coat colour and pattern.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Microbiome and mitochondria.

This chapter describes the interactions between the horse and its digestive tract microbes and the role of mitochondrial genetics on evolution, inheritance and racing performance.

Author(s)
Bailey, E.; Brooks, S. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392589)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Principles of forest biotechnology.

This chapter describes the principles of forest biotechnology. To genetically engineer a tree, a single, transformed cell must be regenerated into a whole plant. Agrobacterium tumefaciens is commonly used as a vehicle to transform (introduce genetic material) into the chromosome of a plant cell,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Approaches to genetically engineering flowering control in trees.

This chapter discusses approaches to flowering control in genetically engineered trees. The chapter covers the following topics: transgene confinement, engineering flowering control, excision systems, targeted mutagenesis and gene replacement, and prospects for flowering control.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Harnessing transcriptomics to study insect biology.

This chapter focuses on the history and development of transcriptomics and common methodologies. Some case studies of the application of transcriptomics in entomology are also highlighted.

Author(s)
Lewald, K. M.; Chiu, J. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for From reads to genes.

This chapter introduces a brief analytical framework on which transcriptome studies are based, i.e. from millions of reads to biologically meaningful genes. The importance of high-throughput sequencing in enhancing the understanding of the complexity of transcriptomes in insects is also discussed.

Author(s)
Zhou ChengRan; Meng GuanLiang; Liu ShanLin
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transcriptomics in pest management research.

This chapter focuses on how transcriptomics has boosted research in pest science, the lessons it teaches and possible directions for future study. Some of the biggest areas for future research, i.e. transcriptome characterization of insect pests, invasive species and biological control agents,...

Author(s)
Malacrinò, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Aphid transcriptomics - past, present and future.

This chapter provides a brief overview of insect genomic and transcriptomic research, focusing on aphid transcriptomics. Transcriptomic surveys in different model and non-model aphid species regarding their biology, host specificity, viral transmission, polyphenism and pesticide resistance are...

Author(s)
Sattar, S.; Thompson, G. A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Transcriptomic research on honey bee-associated pathogens.

This chapter presents the use of transcriptomic data in hypothesis-driven research in order to determine the effects of infections, pests and pathogens on honey bee (Apis mellifera) health. It also highlights the importance of transcriptomics in understanding and preventing various phenomena, such...

Author(s)
Tauber, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter

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