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Cover for Sorghum genetic transformation: current status and future target traits.

This chapter reviews briefly the current status of regeneration and transformation of sorghum () focusing on somatic embryogenesis and on biolistic and Agrobacterium-mediated delivery systems. Future target traits will be critically reviewed because of the likelihood of producing new genetic lines...

Author(s)
Anami, S. E.; Zhang YuMiao; Zhang LiXin; Zhu Li; Jing HaiChun
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645193)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for L-arginine-dependent nitric oxide synthase activity.

Nitric oxide (NO) has long been recognized as a signalling molecule influencing diverse physiological processes in animals. More recently, it has emerged as an innovative topic of research in plant physiology and biochemistry. During the last decade, the involvement in a plethora of functions has...

Author(s)
Corpas, F. J.; Río, L. A. del; Palma, J. M.; Barroso, J. B.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural toxins that affect plant amino acid metabolism.

A diverse range of natural compounds interfere with the synthesis and other aspects of amino acid metabolism. Some are amino acid analogues, but most are not. This review covers a number of specific natural phytotoxic compounds by molecular target site. The inhibition of glutamine synthetase is of...

Author(s)
Duke, S. O.; Dayan, F. E.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dengue vector control: new approaches.

This book chapter describes a new strategy that can contribute to dengue vector control: genetics-based tools targeting the vector mosquitoes. The chapter presents the design characteristics of genetically engineered vectors; the description of the strategy and the features of the genetics-based...

Author(s)
Brown, D. M.; James, A. A.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939649)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Transposon-based technologies for insects.

To illustrate the diverse uses of DNA transposons in insects, this chapter reviews the existing transposon-based technologies and their current ranges of application within insects. These techniques include mutagenesis, germ-line transformation, modular expression systems, cell/genetic ablation,...

Author(s)
O'Brochta, D. A.; George, K.; Xu HanFu
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Sexual sterilization of mosquitoes.

This chapter discusses how genetic sterility can be induced by transgenic methods in mosquitoes, with a focus on Anopheles gambiae. It examines mechanisms for inducing sterility that have already been identified or that represent promising targets, and reviews current research on genetic sterility...

Author(s)
Gabrieli, P.; Marois, E.; Catteruccia, F.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
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 Economics of transgenic insects for field release.

The implementation of transgenic insects as components of pest management systems depends on the economic viability of the process in individual cases. The use of radiation-induced sterility in the sterile insect technique (SIT), inundative biological control releases and live vaccine baits provide ...

Author(s)
Mumford, J. D.; Carrasco, L. R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies.

This chapter discusses several challenges to public acceptability of new insect vector control technologies (such as transgenics and biological control), including the nature of incentives in research product development, historical injustices in low- and middle-income countries, and the...

Author(s)
King, K. F.; Kolopack, P.; Zahabi-Bekdash, L.; Lavery, J. V.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644516)
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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