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Cover for The rich tapestry of biological control targets and agents in sweetpotato production systems of Papua New Guinea.

Author(s)
Liu, J.; Wilson, B.; Guaf, T.; Wau, W.; Komolong, B.; Sar, S.; Dotoana, R.; Jeffery, Y.; Sirabis, W.; Akkinapally, R.; Fujinuma, R.; Kirchhoff, G.; Agiwa, A.; Geno, R.; Culas, R.; Brown, P.; Bang, S.; Gurr, G. M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Phyto-pathogens and soil nutrients shape biological control of invasive mealybugs in Asia's cassava crops.

Author(s)
Wyckhuys, K. A. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394118)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Recently diagnosed poisonous plants in the Cariri region, state of Paraíba, Brazil.

This chapter reports three previously unknown poisonous plants for ruminants and horses in the Cariri region, Paraiba, Brazil. These are Arrabidaea corallina causing diarrhoea in goats, Mimosa ophthalmocentra causing malformations, and Chloris spp. which is probably harbouring endophytic fungi...

Author(s)
Pessoa, C. R. M.; Pessoa, A. F. A.; Dantas, A. F. M.; Medeiros, R. M. T.; Riet-Correa, F.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938338)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Factors affecting mass production of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Duosporium yamadanum</i> in rice grains.

Duosporium yamadanum (Matsuura) Tsuda & Ueyama is a pathogenic fungus that attacks purple nutsedge, Cyperus rotundus, L. in Brazil. Occasionally, it is found causing severe natural epiphytotics of leaf blight on that host in the field. Exploratory studies have already indicated that this fungus ...

Author(s)
Macedo, D. M.; Barreto, R. W.; Pomella, A. W. V.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for One agent is usually sufficient for successful biological control of weeds.

A review of the recent literature reveals ten new cases of successful biological control of weeds. In each of these a single species of biological control agent has apparently caused the decline in the density and biomass of the target weed. Each of these agents also dramatically damages the plants ...

Author(s)
Myers, J. H.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Immunocytochemical localization of β-1,3-glucanase in wet-stored recalcitrant seeds of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Avicennia marina</i> infected by <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Fusarium moniliforme</i>.

Antiserum raised against a purified wheat β-1,3-glucanase was used to study the subcellular localization of this enzyme in Fusarium moniliforme-infected, hydrated-stored recalcitrant Avicennia marina (Forssk.) Vierh. seeds by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) of immunogold-labelled sections....

Author(s)
Merhar, V.; Calistru, C.; Berjak, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845931971)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The secondary gene pool of barley as gene donors for crop improvement.

This chapter presents the results of a crossing programme initiated in 2001 to develop new interspecific Hordeum vulgare × H. bulbosum hybrids suitable to transfer desired characters (such as viral, fungal and nematode resistance) into cultivated barley through introgression.

Author(s)
Scholz, M.; Ruge-Wehling, B.; Habekuss, A.; Pendinen, G.; Schrader, O.; Flath, K.; Grosse, E.; Wehling, P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845930998)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Monitoring the rust fungus, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Puccinia jaceae</i> var. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">solstitialis</i>, for biological control of yellow starthistle (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Centaurea solstitialis</i>).

Yellow starthistle, Centaurea solstitialis L., is a noxious weed that infests more than 7 million ha of rangeland in California. The rust fungus, Puccinia jaceae Otth var. solstitialis, was first released as a classical biological control for yellow starthistle in California in 2003. In 2005, a...

Author(s)
Fisher, A. J.; Woods, D. M.; Smith, L.; Bruckart, W. L.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Dissemination and impacts of the fungal pathogen, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Colletotrichum gloeosporioides</i> f. sp. <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">miconiae</i>, on the invasive alien tree, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Miconia calvescens</i>, in Tahiti (South Pacific).

Long-term monitoring of biological control agents in their areas of introduction is essential to assess their effectiveness. There is a need to monitor and evaluate agent dispersal and impacts so that the degree of success can be quantified or reasons for failure can be clearly understood. A fungal ...

Author(s)
Meyer, J. Y.; Taputuarai, R.; Killgore, E.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Biological control of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Melaleuca quinquenervia</i>: goal-based assessment of success.

Success means different things to different people. Unfortunately, the success or failure of weed biological control projects is often evaluated by nonparticipants lacking knowledge of the original goals set by project architects. Criteria for success should match objectives and goals clearly...

Author(s)
Center, T. D.; Pratt, P. D.; Tipping, P. W.; Rayamajhi, M. B.; Wineriter, S. A.; Purcell, M. F.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper

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