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Crop Pollination in Greenhouses

José M. Guerra-Sanz

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter describes the need for pollination in greenhouses due to its special agro-ecological conditions and unique constraints. The advantages that greenhouses hold for both achieving ... More


Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Biocontrol: New Alliances Between Old Friends

Peter G. Kevan, Jean-Pierre Kapongo, Mohammad Al-mazra'awi, and Les Shipp

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Pollinator Biocontrol Vector Technology is a novel application strategy using bees for the delivery of microbial control agents. This technology has been demonstrated for the control of seed set in ... More


The Problem of Disease When Domesticating Bees

Rosalind R. James

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

When disease strikes a hive of bees, it can devastate the colony and spread to the entire beekeeping operation. All bees are susceptible to diseases, and when they are domesticated, their population ... More


Environmental Impact of Exotic Bees Introduced for Crop Pollination

Carlos H. Vergara

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter reviews currently available information on the success of introduced pollinators, their effects on native ecosystems, and examines the viability of using native pollinators to prevent ... More


Estimating the Potential for Bee-Mediated Gene Flow in Genetically Modified Crops

James E. Cresswell

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter considers methods for quantifying the importance of bees in pollinating a crop and in producing field-to-field cross-pollination and gene flow. Simple theoretical models are presented ... More


The Future of Agricultural Pollination

Rosalind R. James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer

in Bee Pollination in Agricultural Ecosystems

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195316957
eISBN:
9780199871575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195316957.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter summarizes how agricultural production and bees are inter-dependent. Honey bees are the most commonly used agricultural pollinators in the world, but are threatened by an increasing ... More


Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Shadi Bartsch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Persius’ Satires have long resisted interpretation. A curious amalgam of satire and philosophy, they are couched in bizarre and violent metaphorical language and unpleasant imagery. They show little ... More


Anatomy of a Honey Trap

Marjorie Garber

in Loaded Words

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823242047
eISBN:
9780823242085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242047.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Supporters of WikiLeaks proprietor Julian Assange protested his arrest in Sweden on sexual charges as a classic “honey trap”—a sting operation in which an attractive person is used to entrap or ... More


Other Living Beings

Mary Douglas

in Leviticus as Literature

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244195
eISBN:
9780191600548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244197.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Leviticus writer finds the world divided into two kinds of humans, those under the covenant, and the rest, and two kinds of land animals, those under the covenant and the rest; but the rest are ... More


Under the Greenwood Tree:: 6 United ‘ooman’

Marjorie Garson

in Hardy's Fables of Integrity: Woman, Body, Text

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122234
eISBN:
9780191671371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122234.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his comments in the Author's Preface in Under the Greenwood Tree, Hardy points out that the titles of the novel demonstrate a dualism. The final title as its subtitle — A Rural Painting of the ... More


Honey bee life history plasticity: Development, behavior, and aging

Brenda Rascón, Navdeep S. Mutti, Christina Tolfsen, and Gro V. Amdam

in Mechanisms of Life History Evolution: The Genetics and Physiology of Life History Traits and Trade-Offs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199568765
eISBN:
9780191774591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568765.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) females differentiate into distinct castes during development: the primary reproductive queen and the essentially sterile worker. Workers are characterized by complex ... More


The Art of the Bee: Shaping the Environment from Landscapes to Societies

Robert E. Page

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780197504147
eISBN:
9780197504178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197504147.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The impact of bees on the world is immeasurable. Bees are responsible for the evolution of the vast array of brightly colored flowers and for engineering the niches of multitudes of plants, animals, ... More


From microscope to telescope: the films of Tony Richardson

B. F. Taylor

in The British New Wave: A Certain Tendency?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069086
eISBN:
9781781701218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069086.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers Tony Richardson's contribution to British New Wave. Richardson's first film Look Back in Anger (1959), despite its faults, was important for the development of ‘a style to the ... More


The Scrape of Metaphor

Shadi Bartsch

in Persius: A Study in Food, Philosophy, and the Figural

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226241845
eISBN:
9780226241982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241982.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Metaphor was characterized in ancient rhetorical theory as a “sweet” figure and a source of pleasure to readers and listeners. Both Lucretius and Horace refer to this pleasure when they defend the ... More


The Last in a Long Line Historical and Ethnographic Tropical Forest Encounters

Patrick Roberts

in Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History, and Modernity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198818496
eISBN:
9780191917264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818496.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Environmental Archaeology

On the basis of the plethora of evidence for tropical forest agricultural practices and urban networks in Chapters 5 and 6 it seems somewhat surprising that these ... More


Winter

Estella B. Leopold

in Stories From the Leopold Shack: Sand County Revisited

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190463229
eISBN:
9780197559611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190463229.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Conservation of the Environment

Winter at the Shack was always a great time, and some weekends it was a big challenge just to get in. After a good snowfall we would park near Mr. Lewis’s farmhouse ... More


The Rising Power of Yeast

Alan Kelly

in Molecules, Microbes, and Meals: The Surprising Science of Food

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190687694
eISBN:
9780197559819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687694.003.0011
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

In the last chapter, yeast was mentioned a few times as one of the generally less-problematic microbial denizens of food systems, and in fact the roles of yeast in the ... More


A Word on the Wonderful Weirdness of Water

Alan Kelly

in Molecules, Microbes, and Meals: The Surprising Science of Food

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190687694
eISBN:
9780197559819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687694.003.0012
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

Before we move forward from our previous chapters’ exploration of the importance of the microbiology of food from its many different angles to start to focus on how ... More


From Napoleon to NASA

Alan Kelly

in Molecules, Microbes, and Meals: The Surprising Science of Food

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190687694
eISBN:
9780197559819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687694.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, Organic Chemistry

One term that has acquired a particular air of consumer suspicion in recent years is “processed food. ” Processing is seen as being something that is used to make food ... More


Requiem for antimony

John Emsley

in The Elements of Murder: A History of Poison

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192805997
eISBN:
9780191916410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192805997.003.0016
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Antimony in a corpse persists indefinitely, and unless a body was cremated, which in former times it rarely was, a murderer using antimony could never be ... More


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