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Cover for Tourism clusters.

This chapter explains the basic elements needed for the formation of local productive arrangements or clusters, and outlines various definitions and concepts of a cluster drawn from the existing literature. Potential benefits of local production systems in the tourist industry are also outlined....

Author(s)
Lohmann, G.; Panosso Netto, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647159)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mint.

This chapter focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of mint (Mentha spp.) in Brazil. Information on the postharvest handling and processing and uses of mint in the pharmaceutical and food industries are ...

Author(s)
Ferreira, M. do C.; Rosanova, A. de H.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Occurrence of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Pyrenophora tritici-repentis</i> causing tan spot in Argentina.

Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is currently considered as one of the most important crops worldwide. It can be affected by several diseases. However, only a limited number of them, like 'tan spot' resulting from the fungus produced by Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, cause serious problems to the crop...

Author(s)
Moreno, M. V.; Perelló, A. E.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936037)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Soil and land use in the Brazilian Amazon.

On the basis of the Brazil Soil Map and the current Brazilian Soil Classification System, thirteen major representative soil classes of the Brazilian territory can be distinguished. These classes (viz., Latossolos, Argissolos, Alissolos, Cambissolos, Chernossolos, Geissolos, Luvissolos, Neossolos,...

Author(s)
Mendonça-Santos, M. L.; Santos, H. G. dos; Coelho, M. R.; Bernardi, A. C. C.; Machado, P. L. O. A.; Manzatto, C. V.; Fidalgo, E. C. C.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Earthworm ecology and diversity in Brazil.

This paper provides a preliminary account of the current state of knowledge of Brazilian earthworm biodiversity, taxonomy, ecology, economic impact and exploitation by humans. A list of earthworm genera and species found in Brazil, together with their distribution and origin, and the quantitative...

Author(s)
James, S. W.; Brown, G. G.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930325)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Assessing gene flow from Bt cotton in Brazil and its possible consequences.

This chapter addresses gene flow to wild relatives and its consequences. It reviews the evolutionary history of the genus Gossypium in relation to gene flow from cotton. It establishes the likely recipient populations of Gossypium and evaluates the likelihood of gene flow from G. hirsutum var. ...

Author(s)
Johnston, J. A.; Mallory-Smith, C.; Brubaker, C. L.; Gandara, F.; Aragão, F. J. L.; Barroso, P. A. V.; Vu Duc Quang; Carvalho, L. P. de; Kageyama, P.; Ciampi, A. Y.; Fuzatto, M.; Cirino, V.; Freire, E.
ISBN
2006 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9781845930004)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ancient land in a modern world.

This chapter provides an overview of the book and gives brief discussions of the origin of the modern name of Guiana Shield as well as the tropical forest cover and global distribution of Precambrian landscapes. The location, size and shape of the Guiana Shield are described.

Author(s)
Hammond, D. S.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995366)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The foundations of the diversity.

The first part of this chapter summarizes the knowledge that has been obtained about the diversity of cocoa (Theobroma cacao) species that exists in the Amazonian Region, according to its component populations and primary distribution area - the lower Amazon (from below the mouth of the River...

Author(s)
Bartley, B. G. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996196)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The cultivated populations as secondary depositories of the diversity.

This chapter presents genetic resources from cultivated cocoa populations in South America Amazonian Region (Ecuador, Brazil and Surinam); and Circum-Caribbean region and neighboring territories (Caribbean Islands and Northern South America), including Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Colombia,...

Author(s)
Bartley, B. G. D.
ISBN
2005 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851996196)
Type
Book chapter

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