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Cover for Starch modifications.

This chapter outlines the modification of tuber starches, the properties of modified starches, and the possible areas of application. The nature of modifications (physical, chemical, enzymatic, dual/triple modifications, graft polymerization) and their influence on the functional properties and...

Author(s)
Moorthy, S. N.; Sajeev, M. S.; Ambrose, R. P. K.; Anish, R. J.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394811)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Toxicity of microplastics in the marine environment.

Marine litter is one of the most expanding and devastating problems in the marine environment. Among several types of items and origins, microplastics have been drawing attention due to their small particle size (<5 mm), persistence and the potential to be ingested by a high variety of organisms ...

Author(s)
Santana, M. F. M.; Turra, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cytochrome P450s in the era of transcriptomics.

This chapter focuses on the progress of P450 research in insects, particularly with respect to the contributions of next-generation sequencing as a new, accelerating tool for high-throughput discovery. Past and recent research on species of Lepidoptera were used as example, illustrating the...

Author(s)
Calla, B.; Berenbaum, M. R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Differential transcriptome profiling for identification of cellulose degrading enzymes in <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ctenolepisma longicaudata</i>.

This chapter presents the results of RNA-sequencing in silverfish (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) to identify cellulase genes and their differential expression in the foregut. Transcriptomes from insects fed on 4 diets consisting of different cellulosic substrates were compared to characterize the...

Author(s)
Pothula, R.; Johnson, B. R.; Klingeman, W. E.; Huff, M.; Staton, M. E.; Uentes, J. L. J. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243130)
Type
Book chapter
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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 Feed manufacturing.

There are two main systems used for feed manufacturing. Both use the same individual processes, and the only difference is the sequence in which they are arranged. The pre-milling system is more commonly used in modern feed mills because of economic reasons (e.g. energy cost, investment). In this...

Author(s)
Acedo-Rico, J.; Méndez, J.; Santomá, G.
ISBN
2020 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789241273)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mechanisms of pathogenicity.

The living plant surface represents a formidable barrier to most microorganisms and only a few of those that come in contact with an individual plant are capable of entering and subsequently establishing an infection which causes disease. The tools that the successful pathogen may use include:...

Author(s)
Collinge, D. B.; Taylor, P.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243185)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bioinformatics approaches for pathway reconstruction in orphan crops - a new paradigm.

This chapter outlines approaches for gene assembly and gene annotation of orphan crops (including sugarcane) that allow for sequence assembly even if no closely related sequence is available. It demonstrates the utility of full text mining for gene annotation and pathway discovery and shows that it ...

Author(s)
Evans, D. L.; Joshi, S. V.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789240214)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnostic tools for pesticide detection.

This chapter deals with monitoring of pesticide residues in food and feed using various analytical methods, such as QuEChERS (multi-residue method); supercritical fluid extraction; microwave-assisted extraction; SCF chromatography; single residue methods; multi-residue methods; and other diagnostic ...

Author(s)
Arora, S.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781780646336)
Type
Book chapter

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