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Cover for Dengue virus-mosquito interactions and molecular methods of vector control.

This chapter presents current knowledge regarding dengue virus (DENV)-mosquito interactions, with a focus on mosquito anti-DENV immunity and the molecular entomological strategies for vector control (mosquito transgenesis, pathogen inhibition and reduction of mosquito lifespan by Wolbachia,...

Author(s)
Sim ShuZhen; Cirimotich, C. M.; Ramirez, J. L.; Souza Neto, J. A.; Dimopoulos, G.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Paratransgenesis in mosquitoes and other insects: microbial ecology and bacterial genetic considerations.

In principle, it should be possible to modify the vector phenotype to prevent disease transmission in 2 ways: by modifying the genotype through transgenesis (i.e. adding or removing genes in the genome) or by modifying some aspect of the vector's internal environment. For vector insects, the...

Author(s)
Lampe, D. J.; Bongio, N. J.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modulation of proline: implications in plant stress tolerance and development.

This chapter describes the role of enzymes and genes associated with proline synthesis in plants, and discusses the role of proline in plant development, and response to biotic (fungal pathogens and Agrobacterium tumefaciens [Rhizobium radiobacter]) and abiotic (salinity, water stress and metal...

Author(s)
Suprasanna, P.; Rai, A. N.; Kumari, P. H.; Kumar, S. A.; Kishor, P. B. K.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642734)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Challenges of climate change to strawberry cultivation: uncertainty and beyond.

This chapter deals with the emerging challenges posed due to climate change and its impact on strawberry cultivation, including its influence on photoperiodic flowering, vernalization, disease and pest outbreaks. The major environmental factors affecting plant growth and productivity are described, ...

Author(s)
Husaini, A. M.; Xu, Y. W.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646633)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Human microbiota for human health.

Microorganisms are considered to be absent in the human foetus during early development in the mother's womb, but later after delivery the numbers of microbes exceeds the number of total human cells. This human microbiota has tremendous influence on human physiology, development, nutrition,...

Author(s)
Raghavendra, M. P.; Mudili Venkataramana; Basappa; Girish, K. S.; Siddaiah Chandranayaka
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Molecular tools in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Trichoderma</i> genetic studies.

This chapter presents the different transformation methods used for Trichoderma genetic transformation, including Agrobacterium tumefaciens [Rhizobium radiobacter]-mediated transformation, polyethylene glycol-mediated protoplast transformation, biolistic transformation, and electroporation. The...

Author(s)
Steiger, M. G.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642475)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Long-term and multi-generational animal feeding studies.

This chapter presents recently published studies on the long-term (more than 90 days) and adverse effects of feeding transgenic plants to animals. The GM feeds were derived mainly from marketed insect-resistant (Bt) and herbicide-tolerant varieties, while some studies tested experimental GM lines....

Author(s)
Ricroch, A. E.; Berheim, A.; Snell, C.; Pascal, G.; Paris, A.; Kuntz, M.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641768)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asparagine synthetase.

Asparagine (Asn) is an amino acid which serves as a carrier and storage form of nitrogen. In this chapter, the history, chemical properties and general role of Asn will be examined, followed by an account of the history of asparagine synthetase (AsnS) research in humans, microbes and plants. The...

Author(s)
Duff, S. M. G.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bt resistance: characterization and strategies for GM crops producing <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Bacillus thuringiensis</i> toxins.

This book focuses on descriptions of the extent of use of Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) crops and the emerging problem of resistance, recent progress in elucidating the mechanism of action of Bt toxins and describing the different resistance mechanisms and strategies for coping with resistance in the ...

Author(s)
Soberón, M.; Gao, A.; Bravo, A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book
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Cover for Successes and failures of transgenic Bt crops: global patterns of field-evolved resistance.

Farmers planted genetically engineered crops that produce insecticidal proteins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) on a cumulative total of 570 million ha worldwide from 1996 to 2013. These Bt crops kill some key insect pests, yet they are not toxic to most other organisms, including...

Author(s)
Tabashnik, B. E.; Carrière, Y.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644370)
Type
Book chapter

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