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Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

1st Edition

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J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within t...

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing

2nd Edition

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Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work wi...

Chemical Ecology: The Ecological Impacts of Marine Natural Products

1st Edition

Melany P. Puglisi, Mikel A. Becerro
September 19, 2018

During the past 20 years, marine chemical ecology has emerged as a respected field of study providing a better understanding of the role natural products play in organisms and their environments. Ample data in this book advocates the conservation of marine environments for future drug...

Neurotransmitters in Plants: Perspectives and Applications

1st Edition

Akula Ramakrishna, Victoria Vladimirovna Roshchina
September 19, 2018

New scientific data confirm the origin of neurotransmitters in the ancient ocean, whose inhabitants use the compounds in their relationships. One example is the algae Ulvaria, whose image is represented on the cover. During evolution, plant and microbial cells stored the neurotransmitters that...

Temperate Horticulture for Sustainable Development and Environment: Ecological Aspects

1st Edition

Larissa I. Weisfeld, Anatoly I. Opalko, Sarra A. Bekuzarova
September 19, 2018

Ecological and genetic control of plant resistance to unfavorable environmental influences is being carried out all over the world, and new varieties and hybrids of plants are being created, resulting in rich, new information and innovative new methods of cultivation. This new volume, Temperate...

Reproduction of Amphibians

1st Edition

Maria Oielska
September 18, 2018

This book deals with reproduction of Amphibians belonging to three extant orders: Caecilians, Salamanders, Frogs and Toads. Separate chapters have been written for males and females; the chapters describe gonad structure and development, gametogenesis, urogenital connections, and reproductive...

Insect Vectors and Plant Pathogens

1st Edition

Nachhattar Singh Butter
September 18, 2018

The history of pathogens and vectors, unique symptoms of diseases and economic importance of important viral diseases have been dealt with in the introductory chapter of this book. While highlighting the role of arthropods, nematodes, and fungi; other agents of the spread of plant pathogens have...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in...

Nucleosome Dynamics in Epigenetic Regulation

1st Edition

Cizhong Jiang, Min Li, Jiannan Lin
September 15, 2018

The topic of nucleosome dynamics is of exceptional current interest in a number of subfields of modern biology, including molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, systems biology and biophysics. Changes in nucleosome structure are necessary to regulate DNA repair and for the regulation...

Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Second Edition (Online Version)

2nd Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
September 15, 2018

This reference addresses a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. The entries are concisely written and include the most up-to-date information available. It is richly illustrated with graphs, line drawings, photographs...

What are Species?

1st Edition

Brent D. Mishler
September 15, 2018

This book is an extended argument for abandoning the various single concepts and the "species" rank. The author proposes that the rank of "species" be replaced by a pluralistic view. In such taxonomy, the smallest identifiable lineages would be used within various divergent phylogenies in a context...

Essential Experimental Evolution

1st Edition

Frank Rosenzweig, Gavin Sherlock
September 15, 2018

Experiments using microbes are the best way to make sense of evolution in real time. This edited book highlights the experimental approach, using Viruses, Bacteria, “lower” Eukaryotes and digital organisms. The contributors illustrate the ways this approach is revolutionizing our understanding of...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

1st Edition

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
September 15, 2018

Strawberry is an excellent crop for nutritional, food and economic security worldwide, in general, and for those countries where growers show reluctance to grow other perennial fruits due to small size of holdings, in particular. With the introduction of soil less culture, this fruit can be grown...

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future

1st Edition

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
September 13, 2018

This new volume, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future, looks at the application of a variety of technologies, both fundamental and advanced, that are being used for crop improvement, metabolic engineering, and the development of...

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