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The AgShare.Today Resource Centre brings together a collection of resources related to agriculture. These include open access scientific journals and best practice guides that can be used for background reading and to support research initiatives. The AgShare Featured Resource showcases a new document each month that the AgShare team recommends to all members.

Long-term impact of sewage sludge application on soil microbial biomass: an evaluation using meta-analysis

This paper assesses the impact of statutory limits set by the UK Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations on soil microbial biomass carbon across eight years (1997–2005) in sludge-amended soils at nine UK field sites.

Published by: Environmental Pollution, Year: 2016, Pages: 15, File type: External link (1,440 KB)

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Genome-wide identification of cassava R2R3 MYB family genes related to abscission zone separation after environmental stress-induced abscission

In this study, transcriptome analysis was used to identify the R2R3 MYB genes expressed in cassava leaf pulvinus-petiole abscission zones by comparing the R2R3 MYB gene expression profiles of ethylene- and water-deficit stress-induced leaf abscission.

Published by: Scientific Reports, Year: 2016, Pages: 12, File type: External link (2,318 KB)

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Differential response of cassava genotypes to infection by cassava mosaic geminiviruses

This study reports the characterisation of the recovery phenomenon observed in cassava genotypes infected with cassava mosaic disease, known to carry CMD1 (TMS30572), CMD2 (TME3, Oko-iyawo, TME204) and CMD3 (TMS97/2205) type resistance.

Published by: Virus research, Year: 2016, Pages: 13, File type: External link (3,841 KB)

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Cassava brown streak virus has a rapidly evolving genome: implications for virus speciation, variability, diagnosis and host resistance

Using whole genome sequences from next-generation sequencing data, this research found that Cassava brown streak virus has a faster rate of evolution when compared with Ugandan cassava brown streak virus.

Published by: Scientific Reports, Year: 2016, Pages: 14, File type: External link (2,355 KB)

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Methods matter: a meta‐regression on the determinants of willingness‐to‐pay studies on biofortified foods

This review presents a meta‐analysis of consumers’ willingness to pay (WTP) for biofortified foods, either developed through conventional breeding or using genetic modification technology.

Published by: Annals of The New York Academy of Sciences, Year: 2016, Pages: 13, File type: External link (488 KB)

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Using a plant health system framework to assess plant clinic performance in Uganda

This paper applies a plant health system framework to assess plant clinic performance, using Uganda as a case study.

Published by: Food Security, Year: 2016, Pages: 15, File type: External link (690 KB)

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Two novel DNAs that enhance symptoms and overcome CMD2 resistance to cassava mosaic disease

This study reports the discovery of two novel DNA sequences, designated SEGS-1 and SEGS-2 (for sequences enhancing geminivirus symptoms), that enhance symptoms and break resistance to cassava mosaic disease.

Published by: Journal of Virology, Year: 2016, Pages: 14, File type: External link (6 MB)

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Genome-wide identification and expression analysis of the WRKY gene family in cassava

In this study, 85 WRKY genes were identified from the cassava genome and classified into three groups according to conserved WRKY domains and zinc-finger structure.

Published by: Frontiers in Plant Science, Year: 2016, Pages: 18, File type: External link (5.8 MB)

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RevBayes Bayesian phylogenetic inference using graphical models and an interactive model-specification language

This study developed a new open-source software package, RevBayes, to allow users to explore new models for Bayesian inference of phylogeny.

Published by: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Pages: 11, File type: External link (1,028 KB)

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Suicide among agricultural, forestry and fishery workers: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis

This review aimed to quantify suicide risk among agricultural, forestry and fishery workers and study potential variations of risk within this population.

Published by: Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment & Health, Year: 2016, Pages: 14, File type: External link (494 KB)

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