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Cover for Taxonomy, origin and importance of the <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Apiaceae</i> family.

Apiaceae is a plant family comprising at the present time 466 genera and about 3800 species. It is distributed nearly worldwide, but is most diverse in temperate climatic areas, such as Eurasia and North America. It is quite rare in tropical humid regions where it is limited to high mountains....

Author(s)
Reduron, J. P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Dill.

Dill (Anethum graveolens) is cultivated worldwide as a fresh or dried herb and for essential oil. Indian dill, formerly classified as Anethum sowa, is a botanical variety of A. graveolens that predominates in India and South-east Asia. Dill is believed to have originated in the eastern...

Author(s)
Passam, H. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240955)
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 Parsley.

This paper focuses on the origin, geographical distribution, morphological and physiological characteristics, chemical composition and cultivation of parsley (Petroselinum crispum) in the Mediterranean region. Information on the postharvest handling, processing and uses of parsley in the...

Author(s)
Daradkeh, G.; Essa, M. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645599)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Analysis of invasive insects: links to climate change.

Climate change is expected to alter the geographic distribution and abundance of many species, to increase the invasion of new areas by exotic species and, in some cases, to lead to species extinction. This chapter reviews some of the links between invasive insects and climate change. The effects...

Author(s)
Gutierrez, A. P.; Ponti, L.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780641645)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History of olive growing.

Olives were first cultivated in the Eastern Mediterranean region and expanded westwards during the next millennium. Olive cultivation spread from Crete to Syria, Palestine and Israel, to Cyprus, southern Turkey and Egypt. With the expansion of the Greek colonies, olive culture reached southern...

Author(s)
Therios, I.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845934583)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Distribution and economic importance of fire blight.

This chapter discusses the distribution and the economic impact of fire blight (Erwinia amylovora), particularly in North America, Europe, eastern Mediterranean, and the Pacific Rim.

Author(s)
Bonn, W. G.; Zwet, T. van der
ISBN
2000 CABI (H ISBN 9780851992945)
Type
Book chapter

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