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


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


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...

Muscles of Chordates: Development, Homologies, and Evolution

Rui Diogo, Janine M. Ziermann, Julia Molnar, Natalia Siomava, Virginia Abdala
April 18, 2018

Chordates comprise lampreys, hagfishes, jawed fishes, and tetrapods, plus a variety of more unfamiliar and crucially important non-vertebrate animal lineages, such as lancelets and sea squirts. This will be the first book to synthesize, summarize, and provide high-quality illustrations to show what...

Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy

Ji-Xin Cheng, Xiaoliang Sunney Xie
April 16, 2018

The First Book on CRS Microscopy Compared to conventional Raman microscopy, coherent Raman scattering (CRS) allows label-free imaging of living cells and tissues at video rate by enhancing the weak Raman signal through nonlinear excitation. Edited by pioneers in the field and with contributions...

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Analytical Chemical Laboratory: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Piotr Konieczka, Piotr Konieczka, Jacek Namiesnik, Jacek Namiesnik
April 12, 2018

The second edition defines the tools used in QA/QC, especially the application of statistical tools during analytical data treatment. Clearly written and logically organized, it takes a generic approach applicable to any field of analysis. The authors begin with the theory behind quality...

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management

Zafar Abbas, Arvind Kumar, Anoop Kumar
April 09, 2018

Peanut Agriculture and Production Technology: Integrated Nutrient Management focuses on agricultural techniques and integrated nutrient management of peanuts (Arachis hypogaea L.). Peanuts are the second most important oil crop of India, occupying 5.7 million hectares, with an average production of...

Reproduction and Development in Echinodermata and Prochordata

T. J. Pandian
April 05, 2018

Echinoderms and prochordates occupy a key position in vertebrate evolution. The genomes of sea urchin share 70% homology with humans. Researches on cell cycle in sea urchin and phagocytosis in asteroids have fetched Nobel Prizes. In this context, this book assumes immense importance. Echinoderms...

Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and the Rat: A Color Atlas and Text

Gheorghe M. Constantinescu
April 05, 2018

Comparative Anatomy of the Mouse and Rat: a Color Atlas and Text provides detailed comparative anatomical information for those who work with mice and rats in animal research. Information is provided about  the anatomical features and landmarks for conducting a physical examination, collecting...

Molecular Biology: Different Facets

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
March 30, 2018

This new book, Molecular Biology: Different Facets, provides a comprehensive description of the basic tenets of molecular biology, from mechanisms to its elaborate role in gene regulation. The initial sections cover the history of genetics and molecular biology. The book then goes on to highlight...

Microbial Cell Factories

Deepansh Sharma, Baljeet Singh Saharan
March 29, 2018

Microbial Cell Factories is a conceptual, reference-based source including chapters covering microbial cell factories for industrial developments, microbial biotechnology, sustainable environmental solutions, agriculture practices, microorganisms in food processing, metabolites as next generation...

An Ebola Outbreak: Lessons from the 2014-2015 Epidemic

Gene Garrard Olinger, Jr.
March 26, 2018

This book recounts the Ebola Virus Outbreak of 2014-2015 by merging clinical and diagnostic issues with behavioral and political factors. Lessons learned are intended to help future respondents by improving coordination and collaboration. The book begins with a report of an earlier prediction of an...

Phytoremediation of Emerging Contaminants in Wetlands

Prabhat Kumar Rai
March 26, 2018

Phytoremediation with wetland plants is an eco-friendly, aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective, solar-driven, passive technique that is useful for cleaning up environmental pollutants with low to moderate levels of contamination....

Healthcare Using Marine Organisms

Se-Kwon Kim
March 23, 2018

This book provides a broad range of applications and recent advances in the search for healthcare materials from the sea. A narrative description of fundamentals as well as technological acumen are interesting features of this new work. It discusses in detail various aspects of healthcare products...

Thermophilic Fungi: Basic Concepts and Biotechnological Applications

Raj Kumar Salar
March 23, 2018

This book aims to fill the gap by documenting thermophilic fungi discovered over the past five decades. The chapters spans from covering basic aspects, taxonomy and classification including molecular phyologeny and biotechnological applications of thermophilic fungi....