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Cover for Modelling bacterial population growth.

This chapter provides a detailed methodological framework for modelling bacterial population growth using physical processes, with Salmonella spp. as an illustrative example. It describes the development and application of an exponential model for studying bacterial population growth. Models of...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Modelling the growth of human populations.

This chapter provides a detailed methodological framework for modelling human population growth, and illustrates how mathematical models can be useful for predicting important information on human population size which, in turn, can contribute to global planning for the future. Specifically, this...

Author(s)
Gillman, E.; Gillman, M.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393104)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Properties and energy state of water.

This chapter discusses the physicochemical properties of water, and explores the concept of water potential and the Darcy equation.

Author(s)
Ehlers, W.; Goss, M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643816)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aphid population dynamics: from fields to landscapes.

Cereal aphid studies form the backbone of this chapter and will be discussed at length, but shall also occasionally discuss the dynamics of aphids that use other annual crops and trees as their host. The overall purpose is to outline the components of an aphid population that determine its...

Author(s)
Bell, J. R.; Pierre, J. S.; Dedryver, C. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647098)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Solving linear equations.

The different methods that can be used to solve mixed model equations for the genetic evaluation of performance traits in livestock are presented.

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A model to estimate the amino acid requirements for growth and sexual development in laying pullets.

Growth in a laying pullet prior to sexual maturity can be partitioned into three components: feathers, the feather-free body and reproductive organs. This study aimed to describe the growth of the feathers, the feather-free body, the reproductive organs and the liver of Dekalb White hens for...

Author(s)
Silva, E. P.; Sakomura, N. K.; Hauschild, L.; Gous, R. M.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780644110)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Evaluating the economic efficiency of subsidies based on the basic output equations for agricultural enterprises in the north-western regions of Russia.

The existing approaches to estimating the efficiency of subsidies on agricultural production are considered. The basic output regression equations have been enhanced by including more factors (subsidies, production profitability and quality of enterprise management) in addition to the primary ones...

Author(s)
Epstein, D.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645353)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle.

This chapter deals with genomic prediction and genome-wide association studies in beef and dairy cattle. Topics discussed include conventional pedigree-based prediction, prediction using genomic information, validation of predictive ability, understanding predictive ability, blending genomic and...

Author(s)
Garrick, D. J.; Fernando, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780642215)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Natural disasters, extreme events and vector-borne diseases: impact on urban systems.

Various host-vector-pathogen systems will be affected in different ways by particular aspects of climate. The likelihood of a particular class of climatic event causing or leading to an increase (or decrease) in vector-borne disease outbreaks will depend heavily on the ecology of the vectors (such...

Author(s)
Moore, C. G.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Best linear unbiased prediction of breeding value: univariate models with one random effect.

In this chapter, best linear unbiased prediction's (BLUP) theoretical background is briefly presented, considering a univariate animal model, and its application to several univariate models in genetic evaluation is illustrated. Constructing the mixed model equations, progeny (daughter) yield...

Author(s)
Mrode, R.
ISBN
2014 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643915)
Type
Book chapter

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