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Cover for Digestion of sugars and starch.

This chapter discussed the structure and digestion of simple sugars and oligosaccharides and starch in the different parts of the gastrointestinal tract of rabbits. Highlights of this chapter also focused on the factors affecting starch and sugar digestion as well as the benefits of starch and...

Author(s)
Blas, E.; Gidenne, T.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Minerals, vitamins and additives.

A review on the physiological functions of the macro and microminerals required by rabbits was presented as well the their effect on the health and performance of the animals. This chapter also discussed the role of both fat soluble and water soluble vitamins in the digestion and health of rabbits...

Author(s)
Mateos, G. G.; García-Rebollar, P.; Blas, C. de
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Initial assessment of selected biological soil health indicators in organic versus conventional cropping systems in field trials in South Africa.

Agricultural sustainability is built on the premise of promoting soil health. Agricultural practices such as tillage, crop rotation, cover crops and fertilization have been credited with shifts in the soil food web which affects many aspects of soil health. The aim of the current study was to...

Author(s)
Sibiya, M.; Habig, J.; Storey, S.; Labuschagne, N.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786399601)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aims and principles of organic poultry production.

A review on the international guidelines, regulations and standards of poultry feeding was presented in this chapter highlighting its impact on national standards in Europe, Asia, Latin America, North America, USA as well as in developing countries. From the regulations and principles its clear...

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tea catechins in cancer prevention and therapy-molecular mechanism and human relevance.

The inhibitory activities of tea catechins against carcinogenesis and cancer cell growth have been demonstrated in a large number of laboratory studies. Many mechanisms for modulating cancer signaling and metabolic pathways have been proposed based on numerous studies in cell lines with...

Author(s)
Yang, C. S.; Wang Hong
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392398)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for High-temperature stress in plants: consequences and strategies for protecting photosynthetic machinery.

The increasing temperature of the Earth is a very significant consequence of present climatic conditions. High temperature may lead to reduced plant growth and limited crop yield. Photosynthesis is a key phenomenon that contributes substantially to the growth and development of the plant. At the...

Author(s)
Anjana Jajoo; Allakhverdiev, S. I.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647296)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Structural and functional properties of glutamate dehydrogenases.

Glutamate dehydrogenases are homooligomeric enzymes that catalyse the reversible oxidative deamination of glutamate to 2-oxoglutarate, thereby linking nitrogen metabolism and the tricarboxylic acid cycle. Four different classes of the enzyme are known in microbes that differ in size and cofactor...

Author(s)
Brown, S.; Simcock, D. C.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Glutamate decarboxylase in bacteria.

γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-proteinaceous amino acid which plays different roles in the living systems. GABA is biochemically produced by the irreversible α-decarboxylation of L-glutamate catalysed by glutamate decarboxylase (Gad), a widespread enzyme distributed among eukaryotes and...

Author(s)
Giovannercole, F.; Pennacchietti, E.; Biase, D. de
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lysine biosynthesis in microorganisms.

Lysine is an essential amino acid that is synthesized in plants and microorganisms via two metabolic routes which evolved independently. Fungi and some archaeal species employ the intermediate α-aminoadipate to anabolize lysine. Bacteria and photosynthetic cohorts, in contrast, employ the...

Author(s)
Hudson, A. O.; Savka, M. A.; Pearce, F. G.; Dobson, R. C. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Arginase and microbial pathogenesis in the lungs.

Strict regulation of pulmonary capillary barrier integrity is crucial for preventing capillary leak and ensuring optimal gaseous exchange at the alveolar-capillary interface. Bacterial infection of the lungs, as can be seen during severe pneumonia, can dramatically impair lung barrier function and...

Author(s)
Lucas, M. J. R.; Caldwell, R. W.; Fulton, D.; Chakraborty, T.; Lucas, R.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter

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