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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Musa</i> banana and plantain.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of bananas and plantains (Musa spp.). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Smith, M. K.; Rouard, M.; Sardos, J.; Roux, N.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Carica papaya</i> papaya.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological, physiological and phenological characteristics, cultivation history, breeding, vegetative propagation methods and molecular genetics and genomics of pawpaws (Carica papaya). The importance of developing various genetic...

Author(s)
Fitch, M. M. M.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780648279)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pests, diseases and weeds.

This chapter describes some pineapple soil-borne pests (including nematodes and arthropods) and pathogens of the roots; weeds; pests and pathogens of the shoot and fruit; and their management, using cultural, chemical, biological, genetic (breeding for resistance and genetic engineering) control...

Author(s)
Sipes, B.; Matos, A. P. de
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393302)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for RNA-based control of plant diseases: a case study with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium graminearum</i>.

This chapter discusses recent work conducted to assess the potential of double-stranded (ds)RNA targeting essential fungal ergosterol biosynthesis genes to control the infection of barley by the necrotrophic pathogenic fungus Fusarium graminearum. Regardless of how dsRNA is applied - by transgene...

Author(s)
Koch, A.; Kogel, K. H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced biological control.

This chapter discusses the strategies and future directions of genetic improvement of entomophilic nematodes (EPNs) for biological control, focusing on the traits (i.e. infectivity and persistence) that directly influence their performance in the field. The genomic analyses of Heterorhabditis...

Author(s)
Baiocchi, T.; Abd-Elgawad, M. M. M.; Dillman, A. R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Breeding entomopathogenic nematodes for enhanced insect pest suppression.

This chapter describes methodologies for genetic improvement of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPNs) for enhanced insect pest suppression. The three main approaches that have been used in classical genetics: selective breeding, cross-breeding and mutagenesis, are discussed. The use of genetic...

Author(s)
Subramanian, S.; Muthulakshmi, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cucumber mosaic.

Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV) causes significant economic losses in several agricultural and horticultural crops worldwide. This chapter presents an overview of the features of the virus, including its genome properties, taxonomy, diversity, symptomatology, host range, transmission, economic...

Author(s)
Masarapu Hema; Pothur Sreenivasulu; Kumar, P. L.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tristeza.

This chapter presents an overview of Citrus tristeza virus (CTV), the disease it causes and its current status and biotechnological applications as a vector for controlling viral or other diseases in plant pathosystems. The host range, symptomatology, transmission, molecular biology (replication...

Author(s)
Fisher, L. C.; Tennant, P.; Febres, V. J.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Gene silencing provides efficient protection against plant viruses.

In the early 1980s, the ability to transform and regenerate plants opened the way for developing biotechnological strategies to control virus infections. This chapter focuses on how knowledge of RNA silencing has been applied successfully to confer virus resistance in principal crops, i.e....

Author(s)
Tavazza, M.; Lucioli, A.; Ilardi, V.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647678)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Toxic secretions of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Xenorhabdus</i> and their efficacy against crop insect pests.

This chapter discusses in detail the toxic secretions of Xenorhabdus that, besides possessing antimicrobial properties, also have the potential to kill insect pests of agricultural importance. Three species of Xenorhabdus, i.e. X. nematophila, X. indica and X. bovienii, are described. However, the...

Author(s)
Nazir Javed; Muhammad Kamran; Huma Abbas
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786390004)
Type
Book chapter

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