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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...

Mobile DNA III

Nancy L Craig, Robert Craigie, Martin Gellert, Alan M Lambowitz
August 25, 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...

Molecular Evolution and Population Genetics for Marine Biologists

Yuri Kartavtsev
August 24, 2015

Research in modern experimental and theoretical population genetics has been strengthened by advances in molecular techniques for the analysis of genetic variability. The evolutionary relationships of organisms may be investigated by comparing DNA sequences. This book covers chapters on population...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
August 22, 2015

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a...

Diversity of Selenium Functions in Health and Disease

Regina Brigelius-Flohe, Helmut Sies
August 14, 2015

Named after Selene, Greek goddess of the moon, selenium (Se) has moved has moved from being thought of as a toxicant to being considered an essential nutrient with the potential to reduce cancer risk in the span of seven decades. Diversity of Selenium Functions in Health and Disease focuses on...

Evolutionary Biology of the Atlantic Salmon

Tomislav Vladić, Erik Petersson
August 10, 2015

Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar, L) is an anadromous species contributing to major fishery catches and comprising a significant part of the aquaculturally produced fish for human consumption. The aim of this book is to incite the interest in the field of knowledge gathered from a broad scope of...

Advances in Probiotic Technology

Petra Foerst, Chalat Santivarangkna
August 10, 2015

The future prospects of probiotics lie in the successful application of individual strains with specific beneficial effects on the host. This development implies that not only the most robust strains are selected but also strains with a promising probiotic function with moderate or high sensitivity...

Freshwater Crayfish: A Global Overview

Tadashi Kawai, Zen Faulkes, Gerhard Scholtz
August 05, 2015

For their great commercial importance as a human food delicacy, crayfish are now becoming of wider interest to molecular biologists, and also to conservationists due to the fact that in some countries many of the native crayfish species are under threat from human activity, disease, and competition...

Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 53

R.N. Hughes, D.J. Hughes, I. P. Smith, A.C. Dale
August 05, 2015

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the...

Phylogeny, Anatomy and Physiology of Ancient Fishes

Giacomo Zaccone, Konrad Dabrowski, Michael S. Hedrick, Jorge M. O. Fernandes, Jose M. Icardo
August 05, 2015

This book on ancient fishes unites the work of many specialists coming from different areas of biology. Hagfishes, lungfishes, Chondrosteans, and Holosteans constitute the main subject of study. Fossil records and extant species are compared to establish the conservation or the degeneration of...

Biology and Ecology of Bluefin Tuna

Takashi Kitagawa, Shingo Kimura
August 05, 2015

This book focuses on latest information on the biology and ecology of the three bluefin tuna species: the Pacific (Thunnus orientalis), Atlantic (T. thynnus), and southern bluefin tuna (T. maccoyii). In the book, the phylogeny and basic ecological information such as early life history, age and...

Biology of Perch

Patrice Couture, Greg Pyle
August 05, 2015

The genus Perca includes only three species of fish, but they are ubiquitous and abundant in freshwater and brackish environments of the northern hemisphere, from North America to Europe and Asia. These species are important both ecologically and economically. In Biology of Perch, world-renowned...

Medical Mycology: Current Trends and Future Prospects

Mehdi Razzaghi-Abyaneh, Masoomeh Shams-Ghahfarokhi, Mahendra Rai
August 04, 2015

The identification of medically important fungi has been an important area of study that warrants further extensive research. The use oftraditional and molecular methods of identification, provides new insights into differentiation of species and ultimately the line of treatment can be determined....

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