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Cover for Metallic elements.

Individual heavy metals are markedly different in intrinsic chemical properties, resulting in unique features, but common themes may be just as significant in several respects, including in this book chapter: origin, environmental distribution, electronic waste recycling risks, uptake and...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245189)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Drinking water hygiene and biosecurity.

In this chapter the author focused on the different aspects of cleaning and disinfecting drinking water highlighting the significance of water hygiene in the contemporary animal industry. This chapter also includes a review on subject areas important to water hygiene which includes: chemistry of...

Author(s)
Olkowski, A.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245684)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Characteristics of microbial inulinases: physical and chemical bases of their activity regulation.

This chapter is devoted to the analysis of the physical and chemical properties of inulinases from various microbial producers. Special attention is given to: (i) the description of functional features of these enzymes in the conditions of a various microenvirons; (ii) identification of optimum...

Author(s)
Holyavka, M. G.; Artyukhov, V. G.; Kovaleva, T. A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial keratinases: characteristics, biotechnological applications and potential.

Keratinases are a group of proteolytic enzymes that can catalyse the cleavage and hydrolysis of the highly stable and fibrous proteins: keratins. A diverse range of microorganisms, including fungi, actinomycetes and bacteria, have been reported to produce keratinases that have biotechnological...

Author(s)
Purchase, D.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Asparagine synthetase.

Asparagine (Asn) is an amino acid which serves as a carrier and storage form of nitrogen. In this chapter, the history, chemical properties and general role of Asn will be examined, followed by an account of the history of asparagine synthetase (AsnS) research in humans, microbes and plants. The...

Author(s)
Duff, S. M. G.
ISBN
2015 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780642635)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Antioxidant properties of singlet oxygen suppressors.

This chapter is organized into five topics: (i) redox misbalance, discussing the interaction of light of different wavelengths with different organisms inducing the formation of reactive oxygen species with an emphasis on singlet oxygen; (ii) singlet oxygen: general properties, detection methods...

Author(s)
Uchoa, A. F.; Severino, D.; Baptista, M. S.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642338)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alkylresorcinols: chemical properties, methods of analysis and potential uses in food, industry and plant protection.

This chapter focuses on the non-isoprenoid alkyl derivatives of resorcinol, also known as alkylresorcinols (ARs), discussing their plant sources, methods of analysis, biological role in plants and microorganisms (e.g. plant-parasitic plant interaction and plant host-pathogen relationship), chemical ...

Author(s)
Sampietro, D. A.; Belizán, M. M. E.; Apud, G. R.; Juarez, J. H.; Vattuone, M. A.; Catalán, C. A. N.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642338)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Terrestrial hydrothermal environments.

This chapter describes the physical and chemical characteristics as well as the diversity of terrestrial hydrothermal environments. Moreover, the chapter discusses mechanisms for survival in terrestrial hydrothermal environments; and explores evolutionary implications, commercial utilization and...

Author(s)
Cowan, D.; Tuffin, M.; Mulako, I.; Cass, J.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938147)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction.

Rubber is an elastic substance obtained from the exudates of certain tropical plants (natural rubber) or derived from petroleum and natural gas (synthetic rubber). This chapter focuses on natural rubber, describing its plant sources, physical and chemical properties, uses, main producing countries, ...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ancillary income generation.

Hevea honey and wood are the two supplementary income-generating sources that can raise significant income from rubber plantations. A brief description is given here of the potential of these income sources in rubber plantations. A brief discussion is also given on Hevea wood processing, production ...

Author(s)
Priyadarshan, P. M.
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936662)
Type
Book chapter

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