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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 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 An introduction to the 'demon plant' parthenium weed.

Research on parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) is in progress in many countries, including Australia, India, South Africa, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Sri Lanka and Nepal. This book, with contributions from expert researchers with extensive involvement in parthenium weed research ...

Author(s)
Adkins, S. W.; Asad Shabbir; Dhileepan, K.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for History and management in East and South-east Asia.

In East and South-east Asia, parthenium weed (Parthenium hysterophorus) has invaded many countries, including Vietnam in 1922, Southern China in 1926, Japan in 1972, Taiwan in 1988, Korea in 1993, a new second introduction has been identified in Northern China (Shandong Province) in 2004, and it...

Author(s)
Shi BoYang; Tang SaiChun; Nguyen Thi Lan Thi; Kunjithapatham Dhileepan
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780645254)
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 Genetic aspects of pig domestication.

The distribution and characteristics of different populations of Sus scrofa, the genetic evidence for domestication and the subsequent migrations of domestic pigs with people across the Old World (Near East, Europe, China, South East Asia, Oceania, India and North Africa) are presented.

Author(s)
Larson, G.; Cucchi, T.; Dobney, K.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937560)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tropical fruit flies (Tephritidae: Dacinae) of South-East Asia: Indomalaya to North-West Australasia.

The species within the Tribe Dacini, from Indomalaya to north-west Australasia, are described and illustrated. In all, 423 species are recorded from this region and treated under four genera, Bactrocera (with 18 subgenera), Dacus (with five subgenera), Ichneumonopsis and Monacrostichus. One new...

Author(s)
Drew, R. A. I.; Romig, M. C.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640358)
Type
Book
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Cover for Apple snails (Ampullariidae) as agricultural pests: their biology, impacts and management.

This chapter reviews the taxonomy; habitat; morphology; mating, oviposition and fecundity; population dynamics and abundance; feeding behaviour; respiration; aestivation; temperature and salt tolerance; dispersal; distribution across South East Asia and other countries as a food item, aquarium...

Author(s)
Cowie, R. H.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851993201)
Type
Book chapter

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