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Cover for Yams: origin and history.

Dioscorea spp. are found throughout the tropics, and different species of edible yams have been domesticated independently in America, Africa, Madagascar, South and South-east Asia, Australia and Melanesia. This chapter focuses on the domestication, discovery, and present geographical distribution...

Author(s)
Lebot, V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243369)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Spread.

This chapter deals with how parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus), with a humble origin in the neotropics, has ended up as a global weed with a pantropical distribution spreading across about 48 countries in the last five to six decades. The chapter specifically deals with the spread pathways...

Author(s)
Asad Shabbir; McConnachie, A.; Adkins, S. W.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Parthenium weed: uses and abuses.

There has been a debate about the potential role of utilization in management of parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus). A large volume of published material is available on potential uses of this weed and opportunities for further exploitation. This chapter critically reviews this published...

Author(s)
Nimal Chandrasena; Rao, A. N.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Species overview.

This chapter includes a species overview of predatory birds with common name, scientific name, abbreviation, normal body weight range, typical diet, habitat, and reproductive details. Species are arranged by continent from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South and Central...

Author(s)
Scott, D. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647463)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Coverage, data and methods in assessing the performance of food crop improvement in sub-Saharan Africa.

This chapter was written to provide a reference for readers who want to understand the context underlying the substantive results reported in this volume. It describes the data and how they were collected. The Diffusion and Impact of Improved Varieties in Africa (DIIVA) Project aims to provide...

Author(s)
Walker, T. S.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644011)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Yam mosaic.

This chapter describes the disease symptopms, distribution, economic impact, taxonomy, host range, transmission, detection methods (serological and nucleic acid-based assays), and management strategies of Yam mosaic virus (YMV). It is indicated that the successful management of yam mosaic disease,...

Author(s)
Eni, A. O.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644264)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Rabies virus.

Rabies virus (RABV) is the type species in the genus Lyssavirus, family Rhabdoviridae, with a negative-sense linear non-segmented 12 kb RNA molecule with genes encoding N (nucleoprotein, P (phosphoprotein), M (matrix protein), G (glycoprotein), Ψ (pseudogene or G-L intergenic region) and L (large,...

Author(s)
Brandão, P. E.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644172)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Distribution.

This chapter presents the distribution of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa) in the Andean Region, South America (Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina and Colombia), Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. The performance of quinoa in these regions is described, and an overview of research on quinoa...

Author(s)
Bhargava, A.; Srivastava, S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642260)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycobacterial infections in camelids.

This book chapter describes the epidemiological, clinical and pathological features of TB in South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) in Great Britain, as well as the available diagnostic tests and disease control strategies. The extent of mycobacterial diseases in South American camelids...

Author(s)
Rhodes, S.; Crawshaw, T.; Rua-Domenech, R. de la; Bradford, S.; Lyashchenko, K. P.; Mamo, G.; Summers, D.; Wernery, U.; Zanolari, P.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643960)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A brief appraisal of genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Potamogeton</i> L. in the Kashmir valley.

This chapter briefly covers the geographical distribution (Asia, South America, North America, Europe, Australia and Africa), growth form and habitat preference, modes of reproduction, and invasion status of Potamogeton spp. in Kashmir Valley, India.

Author(s)
Ganie, A. H.; Reshi, Z. A.; Wafai, B. A.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939076)
Type
Book chapter

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