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Cover for A practical approach on sustainability for supply chain managers of meat, dairy, and other animal proteins.

This chapter discusses how grazing ruminants can be used to improve the environment, the principles of sustainability, animal welfare as a part of a sustainable system; development of supply chains where the origin of a meat product can be tracked and some programmes for renewable fuels that are...

Author(s)
Grandin, T.
ISBN
2021 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245219)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lactation.

In this chapter the anatomy of the mare's mammary glands and their role in lactation, the processes involved in the production of milk and how milk production is controlled, and the factors that might affect milk yield with emphasis on good breeding practice to ensure optimum milk production were...

ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789242232)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Diagnosis of paratuberculosis by PCR.

This chapter describes the recent developments in polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based diagnostic tests for paratuberculosis and the application and interpretation of these tests at the individual and herd level.

Author(s)
Plain, K. M.; Marsh, I.; Purdie, A. C.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789243413)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban consumer preferences for food in post-conflict economies: the case of Kosovo.

This chapter aims to provide an insight on the demands and preferences of urban food consumers in Kosovo, highlighting the most relevant issues in this post-conflict transition country and discussing potential options and policies to support the development of the food industry in a post-conflict...

Author(s)
Canavari, M.; Imami, D.; Gjonbalaj, M.; Gjokaj, E.; Alishani, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647753)
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 Approved ingredients for organic diets.

This chapter presents the lists and criteria of approved feed ingredients, feedstuffs, nutrient elements, feed additive, and processing of feeds for organic poultry diets.

Author(s)
Blair, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786392985)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Microbial lipases: emerging biocatalysts.

Microbial lipases (EC 3.1.1.3) are an important group of biotechnologically valuable enzymes. They are enantioselective, chemoselective and stereoselective in nature, which makes them an important tool in various medical and industrial fields. Lipases also have unique characteristics as they act at ...

Author(s)
Kanika Sharma; Naveen Sharma; Madhu Rathore
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Industrial additives obtained through microbial biotechnology: biosurfactants and prebiotic carbohydrates.

Industrial biotechnology has expanded considerably in recent years bringing new possibilities for the production of industrial additives. Among the most studied compounds are the non-digestible oligosaccharides (NDOs) that are related to the bioavailability of minerals, modulation of the immune...

Author(s)
Néri-Numa, I. A.; Paulino, B. N.; Pessôa, M. G.; Abrahão, M. R. E.; Bution, M. L.; Molina, G.; Pastore, G. M.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645216)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Pathways of utilization of D-amino acids in higher organisms.

Although an integral part of the peptidoglycan structure of bacteria, D-amino acids are ubiquitous in higher organisms by virtue of endogenous synthesis and symbiotic microbial activity. The occurrence of D-alanine, D-aspartate and D-glutamate in higher organisms is now well documented. Distinct...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The history of animal trade.

This chapter discusses the history and trade of livestock and livestock products.

Author(s)
Phillips, C. J. C.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643137)
Type
Book chapter

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