OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

Debmalya Barh, Vasudeo Zambare, Vasco Azevedo

March 26, 2013 by CRC Press
Reference - 713 Pages - 97 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466562813 - CAT# K15973


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  • Covers almost all current and emerging omics applications in one volume
  • Explores omics in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural fields
  • Discusses epigenomics, pharmacogenomics glycomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, toxicogenomics, environomics, and other cutting-edge areas
  • Draws on the work of active, expert researchers around the world
  • Includes extensive references to aid in further research
  • Contains an eight-page color insert and more than 95 black-and-white illustrations


With the advent of new technologies and acquired knowledge, the number of fields in omics and their applications in diverse areas are rapidly increasing in the postgenomics era. Such emerging fields—including pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, regulomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, and environomics—present budding solutions to combat global challenges in biomedicine, agriculture, and the environment. OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences provides valuable insights into the applications of modern omics technologies to real-world problems in the life sciences. Filling a gap in the literature, it offers a broad, multidisciplinary view of current and emerging applications of omics in a single volume.

Written by highly experienced active researchers, each chapter describes a particular area of omics and the associated technologies and applications. Topics covered include:

  • Proteomics, epigenomics, and pharmacogenomics
  • Toxicogenomics and the assessment of environmental pollutants
  • Applications of plant metabolomics
  • Nutrigenomics and its therapeutic applications
  • Microalgal omics and omics approaches in biofuel production
  • Next-generation sequencing and omics technology for transgenic plant analysis
  • Omics approaches in crop improvement
  • Engineering dark-operative chlorophyll synthesis
  • Computational regulomics
  • Omics techniques for the analysis of RNA splicing
  • New fields, including metagenomics, glycomics, and miRNA
  • Breast cancer biomarkers for early detection
  • Environomics strategies for environmental sustainability

This timely book explores a wide range of omics application areas in the biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences. Throughout, it highlights working solutions as well as open problems and future challenges. Demonstrating the diversity of omics, it introduces readers to state-of-the-art developments and trends in omics-driven research.

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