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Cover for Phylogeny and phylogeography of the genus <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Gymnocladus</i> and its close relatives.

In this chapter, an attempt has been made to understand the phylogeny and phylogeography of the genus Gymnocladus and its close relatives. Gymnocladus is a small archaic genus belonging to the family Leguminosae, having very few species and showing interesting patterns of distribution. The genus...

Author(s)
Choudhury, B. I.; Khan, M. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391988)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin.

This chapter focuses on biotic and abiotic changes (e.g. increases in water temperature, acidification of the aquatic environment, ice covers) in the Great Lakes Basin. The evidence presented in this chapter suggests that the Great Lakes will undergo many of the same type of changes in physical and ...

Author(s)
Kerckhove, D. T. de; Chu, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243277)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and biological control in Canada.

This chapter discusses the possible effects of climate change on the ecology of invasive pests and their natural enemies in Canada, and describes the applications of climate modelling in studying range expansion of biological control agents and target pests.

Author(s)
Gillespie, D. R.; Olfert, O. O.; Cock, M. J. W.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Towards reliable mapping of biosecurity risk: incorporating uncertainty and decision makers' risk aversion.

Pest risk maps are an important source of decision support when devising strategies to minimize introductions of invasive organisms and mitigate their impacts. When possible management responses to an invader include costly or socially sensitive activities, decision makers tend to follow a more...

Author(s)
Yemshanov, D.; Koch, F. H.; Ducey, M.; Haack, R. A.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643595)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Identifying and assessing critical uncertainty thresholds in a forest pest risk model.

Pest risk maps can provide helpful decision support for invasive alien species management, but often fail to address adequately the uncertainty associated with their predicted risk values. This chapter explores how increased uncertainty in a risk model's numeric assumptions (i.e. its principal...

Author(s)
Koch, F. H.; Yemshanov, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643946)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Loma salmonae</i> and related species.

This book chapter discusses the prevalence, geographical distribution, host range, disease transmission, animal pathology, clinical aspects, diagnosis, pathological lesions, pathophysiology, disease prevention and control programmes against Loma salmonae in fishes.

Author(s)
Speare, D. J.; Lovy, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938062)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Animal husbandry.

This chapter gives an overview on the husbandry of South American camelids (llama, alpaca, guanaco and vicuna). Focus is given on evolution, domestication, geographical distribution, number, classification, morphology (coat colour), products, behaviour and behavioural problems, restraint,...

Author(s)
Duncanson, G. R.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640068)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Piscirickettsia</i>, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Francisella</i> and epitheliocystis.

In this chapter, the aetiological agent, geographical distribution, epidemiology, host range, economic importance, transmission, genomic structure, control, and treatment of Piscirickettsia, Francisella and Epitheliocystis were presented.

Author(s)
Arkush, K. D.; Bartholomew, J. L.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935542)
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 The evolution, characteristics and spatial organization of cottages and cottagers in Manitoba, Canada.

This chapter focuses on the evolution and spatial distribution of cottages in southern Manitoba, Canada, and the particular importance of the railroads as early promoters of second-home developments in the region. The chapter also illustrates the importance of kinship in the early history of the...

Author(s)
Selwood, J.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931209)
Type
Book chapter

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