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Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside

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Bill J. Baker
November 6, 2015

Marine Biomedicine: From Beach to Bedside assesses current efforts in marine biomedicine and evaluates the implications of recent advances on the future of the field. Richly illustrated in full color to enhance reader comprehension, the book covers four sections. The first one addresses the technol...

Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition

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Scott Orland Rogers
May 24, 2016

Evolutionary biology has increasingly relied upon tools developed in molecular biology that allow for the structure and function of macromolecules to be used as data for exploring the patterns and processes of evolutionary change. Integrated Molecular Evolution, Second Edition is a textbook intended...

Fungi in Ecosystem Processes, Second Edition

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John Dighton
March 8, 2016

This new edition of Fungi in Ecosystem Processes continues the unique approach of examining the roles of fungi from the perspective of ecosystem functions. It explores how fungi have adapted to survive within particular constraints, how they help to maintain homeostasis in ecosystems, how they facil...

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Dongyou Liu
July 25, 2016

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens presents expert summaries on state-of-the-art diagnostic approaches for major animal viral pathogens, with a particular emphasis on identification and differentiation at the molecular level. Written by specialists in related research areas, each...

Gap Junction Channels and Hemichannels

Donglin Bai, Juan C. Sáez
July 25, 2016

Gap junction channels are a group of intercellular channels expressed in tissues and organs to synchronize many physiological processes. A gap junction channel is formed by the docking of two hemichannels, and each hemichannel is a hexamer of connexins. The field of gap junction channel and...

Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement

Annaliese S. Mason
July 14, 2016

Many of our current agricultural crops are natural or agricultural hybrids (between two or more species), or polyploids (containing more than one genome or set of chromosomes). These include potato, oats, cotton, oilseed rape, wheat, strawberries, kiwifruit, banana, seedless watermelon, triticale...

Edible Insects of the World

Jun Mitsuhashi
July 13, 2016

The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader’s convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location...

Molecular Diversity of Environmental Prokaryotes

Thiago Bruce Rodrigues, Amaro Emiliano Trindade Silva
July 12, 2016

This book correlates the vast genetic diversity associated with environmental samples and still underexploited potential for the development of biotechnology products. The book points out the potential of different types of environmental samples. It presents the main characteristics of microbial...

Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms, Fifth Edition

Kimball Nill
July 12, 2016

The 5th edition of Glossary of Biotechnology and Nanobiotechnology Terms will be a significant expansion of the previous 4th edition. In the past decade, many new terms have been introduced due to the appearance and application of new methods as well as technical advances in genetics, molecular...

Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig

Olivier Rieppel
June 30, 2016

Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig traces the development of phylogenetic systematics against the foil of idealistic morphology through 100 years of German biology. It starts with the iconic Ernst Haeckel—the German Darwin from Jena—and the evolutionary morphology he developed. It ends...

Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior

Denis Vieira de Andrade, Catherine R. Bevier, José Eduardo de Carvalho
June 20, 2016

Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits, such as their dependence on external heat sources for body temperature regulation, that are of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the environment. Considerable variation in physiological capabilities...

Habitat, Population Dynamics, and Metal Levels in Colonial Waterbirds: A Food Chain Approach

Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld
June 20, 2016

This book is a result of the authors’ more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern United States. From Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake, based on longitudinal...

Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells

Ray J. Rose
June 14, 2016

Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells encompasses cell division, cell enlargement and differentiation; which is the cellular basis of plant growth and development. Understanding these developmental processes is fundamental for improving plant growth and the...

Structural and Mediator Lipidomics: A Functional View

Michel Lagarde, Nathalie Bernoud-Hubac, Celine Costaz, Frederic Carriere, Michel Guichardant
June 13, 2016

Lipidomics forms part of the field of metabolomics, which in turn follows on from genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics, in a top-down manner. It is the study of hydrophobic molecules called lipids; however, lipid molecular species are so numerous that investigators tend to subdivide global...

Greenhouse Pest Management

Raymond A. Cloyd
June 10, 2016

As the sustainable agriculture movement has grown, there has been a dramatic increase in the production of horticultural crops in greenhouses worldwide. Although there are numerous publications associated with pest management in greenhouses, Greenhouse Pest Management is the first comprehensive...

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