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Cover for Analysis of covariance (ANCOVA).

This chapter deals with analysis of covariance or ANCOVA, a combination of ANOVA and regression. It tests the effects of a mix of continuous and categorical variables on a continuous response variable. Two examples are presented. Example 1 is based on a study investigating the effects of two types...

Author(s)
Quicke, D. L. J.; Butcher, B. A.; Welton, R. A. K.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245349)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fruit maturity, harvest methods and technologies.

This chapter focuses on fruit harvesting methods and technologies in pomegranates. Topics include fruit maturity, growth, development, biochemical changes during maturity and ripening, genetic differences among cultivars, crop quality, fruit colour development, non-destructive methods, harvesting...

Author(s)
Varasteh, F.; Alizadeh, M.; Sarkhosh, A.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Plant response to acid rain stress.

Acid rain is known as the 'air killer' because of its devastating damage to the ecosystem. As the major factor in the terrestrial ecosystem, the toxic effect of acid rain on plants has attracted more attention of researchers. The loss in agriculture and forestry caused by acid rain aggravates the...

Author(s)
Liang, C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Engineering pest tolerance.

This chapter summarizes the ways in which genetic engineering has been used to improve the survival, growth, and defence against various pests of poplar (Populus spp.).

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The root vegetables: beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip.

The main aim of this chapter is to identify key physiological factors underlying the initiation and growth of the storage root of beet, carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Additionally, life processes including dormancy, vernalization requirement, flowering, the production of secondary metabolites, and...

Author(s)
Goldman, I. L.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Asparagus.

Asparagus belongs in the family Asparagaceae with approximately 300 species spread throughout the world. In addition to the widely grown edible asparagus (A. officinalis) and regionally unique A. maritimus, there are numerous important ornamental species including A. sprengeri (asparagus fern) and ...

Author(s)
Drost, D. T.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786393777)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for What are cucurbits?

This chapter focuses on distribution and ecology, nomenclature, taxonomy, morphology and anatomy, and growth and development of cucurbits.

Author(s)
Wehner, T. C.; Naegele, R. P.; Myers, J. R.; Dhillon, N. P. S.; Crosby, K.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786392916)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Conundrum of larval growth: fast and small, slow and large, or neither?

This chapter provides information on some factors affecting larval growth and development of butterfiles, including host plant species and quality, diapause, photoperiod, solar radiation, temperature and voltinism.

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Alternatives to continuous development: to stay and adjust or leave?

For the majority of Lepidoptera the seasonal round of environmental conditions produces periods when the key resource for development (larval food) is unavailable or occurs in a less than entirely suitable state (inaccessible). Life cycle timing and other adaptations are duly selected to ensure...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mechanisms extending survival into exploitation.

This chapter provides information on the symbiosis, larval growth and evolutionary links on ant-butterfly associations. Butterflies are not always purely on the defensive but have occasionally raised their game to exploit the typical enemy-prey situation for their own benefit. The classic...

Author(s)
Dennis, R. L. H.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243574)
Type
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