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

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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, Second 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...

Strawberries: Production, Postharvest Management and Protection

Radha Mohan Sharma, Rakesh Yamdagni, A K Dubey, Vikramaditya Pandey
February 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...

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

J.E. McPherson
February 12, 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...

Chemometrics in Chromatography

Łukasz Komsta, Yvan Vander Heyden, Joseph Sherma
February 12, 2018

Chemometrics uses advanced mathematical and statistical algorithms to provide maximum chemical information by analyzing chemical data, and obtain knowledge of chemical systems. Chemometrics significantly extends the possibilities of chromatography and with the technological advances of the personal...

Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management

Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, Peter G. Wells
February 12, 2018

This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information—particularly scientific information—plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries,...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...

Species: The Evolution of the Idea

John S. Wilkins
February 05, 2018

Over time the complex idea of "species" has evolved, yet its meaning is far from resolved. This comprehensive work is a fresh look at an idea central to the field of biology by tracing its history from antiquity to today. Species is a benchmark exploration and clarification of a concept fundamental...

Light Harvesting in Photosynthesis

Roberta Croce, Rienk van Grondelle, Herbert van Amerongen, Ivo van Stokkum
February 01, 2018

This landmark collective work introduces the physical, chemical, and biological principles underlying photosynthesis: light absorption, excitation energy transfer, and charge separation. It begins with an introduction to properties of various pigments, and the pigment proteins in plant, algae, and...

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Viruses

Phoebe Lostroh
February 01, 2018

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Viruses is a new undergraduate textbook focusing on how viruses interact with host cells at a molecular level. All the major classes of viruses are included, with separate chapters for the replication and expression strategies of the different classes, and...

Biotechnology to Enhance Sugarcane Productivity and Stress Tolerance

Kalpana Sengar
February 01, 2018

Sugarcane is the most important plant source for sugar and alcohol production and is cultivated in more than 80 countries in tropical and subtropical areas. However, environmental factors negatively influence its yield and jeopardize the prospect to meet the increasing demand for sugar, other...

Therapeutic and Nutritional Uses of Algae

Leonel Pereira
February 01, 2018

Algae have been used since ancient times as food, fodder, fertilizer and as source of medicine. Nowadays seaweeds represent an unlimited source of the raw materials used in pharmaceutical, food industries, medicine and cosmetics. They are nutritionally valuable as fresh or dried vegetables, or as...

Water and Society from Ancient Times to the Present: Resilience, Decline, and Revival

Federica Sulas, Innocent Pikirayi
February 01, 2018

As water availability, management and conservation become global challenges, there is now wide consensus that historical knowledge can provide crucial information to address present water crises. Moreover, water takes in different forms from rainfall to groundwater and soil moisture, and history...

African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health

Charles Wambebe
February 01, 2018

Despite the relevance of and empirical evidence for African Traditional Medicine, based on African Indigenous Medical Knowledge (AIMK), research and development of new phytomedicines from this continent has been slow. African Indigenous Medical Knowledge and Human Health aims to...

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