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Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara

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Justin L. Rheubert, Dustin S. Siegel, Stanley E. Trauth
December 19, 2014

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Lizards and Tuatara is a remarkable compendium of chapters written by the world's leading experts from over four continents. The book begins with a chapter recounting historical discoveries in reproductive biology and a review of phylogenetics and up-to-date hyp...

Handbook of Laboratory Animal Bacteriology, Second Edition

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Axel Kornerup Hansen, Dennis Sandris Nielsen
November 11, 2014

The Handbook of Laboratory Animal Bacteriology, Second Edition provides comprehensive information on all bacterial phylae found in laboratory rodents and rabbits to assist managers, veterinary pathologists and laboratory animal veterinarians in the management of these organisms. The book starts by e...

Integrated Virus Detection

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Charles H. Wick
November 13, 2014

Multiple viruses can be detected concurrently using the Integrated Virus Detection System (IVDS). Integrated Virus Detection describes this technology and provides many examples of applications including a chapter on viruses found in honeybees with descriptions of seasonal and yearly variation. This...

Environmental Sex Differentiation in Fish

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T. J. Pandian
December 22, 2014

Fish constitute an important natural renewable resource and any reduction in their ability to propagate as a result of human interference may have significant socioeconomic consequences. The negative effect of human activity on sex differentiation and reproductive output in fish is so diverse that i...

Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Third Edition

James L. Nation, Sr.
July 28, 2015

Employing the clear, student-friendly style that made previous editions so popular, Insect Physiology and Biochemistry, Third Edition presents an engaging and authoritative guide to the latest findings in the dynamic field of insect physiology. The book supplies a comprehensive picture of the...

Animal Models in Toxicology, Third Edition

Shayne C. Gad
July 17, 2015

Animal Models in Toxicology is a single-source reference for the use of animal models in toxicology. Chapters cover nine species used in toxicology and experimental biology. With contributions from experts in toxicology, toxicological pathology, and species-specific metabolism, each of these...

Mobile DNA III

Nancy L Craig, Robert Craigie, Martin Gellert, Alan M Lambowitz
July 15, 2015

This new edition of the bestselling series on movable genetic elements highlights the many exciting advances in the field over the last decade, including conservative site-specific recombination, programmed rearrangements, DNA-only transposons, and LTR, and non-LTR retrotransposons. Virtually all...

Microbiology: A Clinical Approach

Anthony Strelkauskas, Angela Edwards, Beatrix Fahnert, Greg Pryor, Jennifer Strelkauskas
July 14, 2015

As with the successful first edition, the new edition of Microbiology: A Clinical Approach is written specifically for pre-nursing and allied health students. It is clinically-relevant throughout and uses the theme of infection as its foundation. Microbiology is student-friendly: its text, figures,...

Vultures: Their Evolution, Ecology and Conservation

Michael O'Neal Campbell
June 26, 2015

This book reexamines current knowledge on the evolution, ecology, and conservation biology of both New World vultures (Cathartidae) and Old World vultures (Accipitridae) and seeks answers to past and present regional extinctions, colorizations, and conservation questions. Extinct species of both...

Fish Cytogenetic Techniques: Ray-Fin Fishes and Chondrichthyans

Catherine Ozouf-Costaz, Eva Pisano, Fausto Foresti, Lurdes Foresti de Almeida Toledo
June 24, 2015

Recent advances in fish cytogenetics have enhanced the interest in chromosome analysis in both fundamental (systematics and comparative genomics among fishes and other vertebrate groups) and applied (aquaculture, conservation and response to pollutants, whole genome sequencing of model fish species...

Viral Nanotechnology

Yury Khudyakov, Paul Pumpens
June 23, 2015

Viral Nanotechnology presents an up-to-date overview of the rapidly developing field of viral nanotechnology in the areas of immunology, virology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, and mathematical modeling. Its chapters are by leading researchers and practitioners, making it both a comprehensive...

Biology and Ecology of Carp

Constanze Pietsch, Philipp Hirsch
June 22, 2015

Carp are the backbone of a growing aquaculture industry. They facilitate scientific progress as a model species in laboratories, cause concern for ecosystem managers as an invasive species, and mesmerize anglers as big game. In addition, ornamental koi carp fascinate hobby breeders. Biology and...

Nanostructures in Biological Systems: Theory and Applications

Aleš Iglič, Damjana Drobne, Veronika Kralj-Iglič
June 18, 2015

This book is a survey on the theoretical as well as experimental results on nanostructures in biological systems. It shows how a unifying approach starting from single-particle energy, deriving free energy of the system and determining the equilibrium by minimizing the free energy, can be applied...

Nanomedicine: Science, Business, and Impact

Michael Hehenberger
June 18, 2015

By covering the science, business, and societal impact of nanomedicine, this book makes a strong case for funding of basic research, for effective translation of scientific breakthroughs into clinical care of patients, and for close collaboration among all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem....

Insect Diets: Science and Technology, Second Edition

Allen Carson Cohen
June 15, 2015

Dr. Allen Carson Cohen’s new edition of Insect Diets: Science and Technology continues to provide a current, integrated review of the field of insect diets. It reaffirms and expands upon the belief that the science of diet development and the technology of diet application in rearing programs...

Genomics and Proteomics: Principles, Technologies, and Applications

Devarajan Thangadurai, Jeyabalan Sangeetha
June 15, 2015

The book provides scope and knowledge on advanced techniques and its applications into the modern fields of biotechnology—genomics and proteomics. In this book, different genomics and proteomics technologies and principles are examined. The fundamental knowledge presented in this book opens up an...

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