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After 35 years of studies, biological control using Trichogramma species is already a routine technique in Brazil. Studies in Brazil have advanced significantly, with increasing potential for use of Trichogramma species on sugarcane, cotton, soybean, corn, forests, fruit trees, and vegetables,...

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Cover for Field guide to the forest trees of Uganda: for identification and conservation.

This book provides an up-to-date list of indigenous tree species known to grow in the tropical forest of Uganda and a guide to their identification in the field. It draws on A Field Guide to Uganda Forest Trees (UFT). Apart from nomenclature, taxonomy and new records, the main substantive changes...

Author(s)
Kalema, J.; Hamilton, A.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245271)
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Book
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Cover for Environmental sustainability on tourism business enterprise: model and case.

This chapter focuses on the environmental responsibility of tourism business enterprises. It combines the existing literature with a selected case (the Sundarbans in Bangladesh) that has faced catastrophic environmental circumstances due to irresponsible business practices in recent times. After...

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Hassan, A.; Krishnan Umachandran; Halim, H. S.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394286)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Forest genomics and biotechnology.

This book with 12 chapters is divided into three parts, viz., genomics, genetic engineering, and commercialization. Part I (Chapters 1 to 5) is focused on describing genomic methods, their application to the characterization of woody perennials, and the results derived from these analyses. Chapter...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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Book
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Cover for Principles of genome sciences.

This chapter describes the major disciplinary areas of genomics that have been explored in and utilized for various tree species. It will serve as a foundation for the remaining chapters in Section I of this book.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Genomics of hardwoods.

This chapter discusses the genomics of hardwoods, which are non-coniferous woody perennial trees that belong to the plant division Angiospermae, also known as the flowering plants. Hardwoods include some of the most economically and ecologically important tree species worldwide, including those...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Forest-tree population genomics.

This chapter focuses on the use of genomic information to characterize forest tree population diversity, the relationship among populations, and the detection of loci that contribute to their adaptation. Other aspects related to population genetics of tree species, such as geographic variation,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Quantitative genomics of forest-tree breeding.

This chapter discusses the quantitative genomics of forest tree breeding. The collective analysis of large numbers of variable loci in individuals of breeding populations is now feasible for several species, and is bound to become an essential tool to advance genetic gains in future tree breeding...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Principles of forest biotechnology.

This chapter describes the principles of forest biotechnology. To genetically engineer a tree, a single, transformed cell must be regenerated into a whole plant. Agrobacterium tumefaciens is commonly used as a vehicle to transform (introduce genetic material) into the chromosome of a plant cell,...

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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Book chapter
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Cover for Approaches to genetically engineering flowering control in trees.

This chapter discusses approaches to flowering control in genetically engineered trees. The chapter covers the following topics: transgene confinement, engineering flowering control, excision systems, targeted mutagenesis and gene replacement, and prospects for flowering control.

Author(s)
Meilan, R.; Kirst, M.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643502)
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