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CAB Reviews

A reviews journal covering agriculture, global health, nutrition, natural resources and veterinary science

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Serious social, economic, and ecological consequences of climate change due to the high levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in our atmosphere resulting from a wide range of human activities including the burning of fossil fuels and land use have impacted weather events world over. Extreme weather...

Author(s)
Jyoti Tripathi; Variyar, P. S.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 015, pp 1-11

Sex selection techniques provide economic benefits to dairy and beef herd management. Therefore, the development of such techniques has attracted the attention of reproductive biologists. There have been numerous studies concerning the development of sex selection techniques. As the sex of the...

Author(s)
Naniwa, Y.; Uchiyama, K.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 019, pp 1-8

Climate change is altering the survival and reproductive capacity of plant-feeding insects in multiple ecosystems worldwide, in some cases creating conditions highly suitable for population eruptions. Forest ecosystems are particularly sensitive to climate change as their vulnerability is...

Author(s)
Sambaraju, K. R.; Goodsman, D. W.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 018, pp 1-18

Over the decades, many researchers have explored the concept of intuition as a decision-making process. However, most of this research does not quantify the important aspects of intuition, making it difficult to fully understand its nature and improve the intuitive process, enabling an efficient...

Author(s)
Nuthall, P.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 10, pp 1-12

The control of mastitis remains a focus of attention for dairy farmers, veterinary surgeons and advisors due to its impact on cow health and welfare, milk quality, sustainable production, and the financial costs associated with treatment, prevention and ongoing control. In addition, the focus on...

Author(s)
Breen, J. E.; Bradley, A. J.; Down, P. M.; Hyde, R. M.; Leach, K. A.; Green, M. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 014, pp 1-8

'Green Revolution' genes have led to the release of input-responsive cultivars, resulting in multifold productivity increases in rice and wheat. Declining precipitation, increased intensity of drought and rising temperature are casting uncertainty over agricultural production. As noted in this mini ...

Author(s)
Dwivedi, S. L.; Ortiz, R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 008, pp 1-6

Zinc (Zn) is a micro mineral with catalytic regulatory and structural functions in muscle tissue. It increases growth in ruminants because it modulates energy metabolism. It participates in the metabolism of proteins and nucleic acids; it stimulates the activity of approximately 100 enzymes and...

Author(s)
Jimenez, L. E. R.; Maya, M. A. R.; Aranda-Aguirre, E.; Castañon, M. M.; Vara, I. A. D.; Vargas-Bello-Pérez, E.; Manuel, G. R.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 007, pp 1-12

Climate change is expected to have far-reaching impacts on food security. Such impacts are likely to be higher in developing countries. This paper analyses the state of research on the nexus between climate change and food security in Burkina Faso. In particular, it sheds light on whether and how...

Author(s)
El-Bilali, H.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 009, pp 1-15

Microorganisms, which are ubiquitous players in all major agro-ecosystems, play important roles in biogeochemical cycles. Due to anthropogenic activities and current practices of agriculture, there has been interference in the natural cycling of essential elements and nutrients. A harmony in the...

Author(s)
Aditi Gurung; Rohini Mattoo
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 006, pp 1-15

Speed breeding technology reduces the breeding cycle and fastens crop research by producing many generations within a short period of time. In this technology, plants are exposed to an extended light and reduced night time for rapid generation advancement. For instance, wheat crop can be cultivated ...

Author(s)
Mohanlal, V. A.; Nirmal, R. R.; Ramalingasamy Ralshiya; Sneka, J. J.
Publisher
CABI, Wallingford, UK
Citation
CAB Reviews, 2021, 16, 004, pp 1-6

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