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

1st Edition

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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

2nd 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...

The Origin of Snakes: Insights from Morphology and the Fossil Record

1st Edition

Michael Wayne Caldwell
October 15, 2018

This book presents perspectives on the past and present state of the understanding of snake origins. It reviews and critiques data and ideas from paleontology and neontology (herpetology), as well as ideas from morphological and molecular phylogenetics. The author reviews the anatomy and morphology...

Atlas of Comparative Morphology of the Vertebrate Skull

1st Edition

Christopher J. Bell, Matthew Colbert
October 15, 2018

This book is intended to be a pictorial atlas of the morphology of the vertebrate skull. The volume will include high-quality images of skulls from all the major groups of vertebrates (elasmobranchs, actinoptrygian fishes, lungfish, anurans, caudatans, gymnophionans, lizards, snakes, amphisbaenians...

Plant Molecular Systematics

1st Edition

Arun Kumar Pandey
October 15, 2018

This book highlights the efficacy of molecular data in inferring phylogeny. References throughout the book illuminate the taxonomic terminology and literature. The book includes a range of topics beginning from gene to phylogenomics and provides an up-to-date information about plant molecular...

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management

1st Edition

Balaji Aglave
October 10, 2018

Handbook of Plant Disease Identification and Management presents the fundamentals of plant diseases identification based on symptomology and management focusing mainly on integrated pest management approach. It discusses a variety of techniques for the diagnosis of crop disease, losses due to crop...

Bioreactors for Stem Cell Expansion and Differentiation

1st Edition

Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Claudia Lobato da Silva
October 09, 2018

An international team of investigators presents thought-provoking reviews of bioreactors for stem cell expansion and differentiation and provides cutting-edge information on different bioreactor systems. The authors offer novel insights into bioreactor-based culture systems specific for tissue...

Neurotransmitters in Plants: Perspectives and Applications

1st Edition

Akula Ramakrishna, Victoria Vladimirovna Roshchina
October 09, 2018

New scientific data confirm the origin of neurotransmitters in the ancient ocean, whose inhabitants use the compounds in their relationships. One example is the algae Ulvaria, whose image is represented on the cover. During evolution, plant and microbial cells stored the neurotransmitters that...

Glutathione

1st Edition

Leopold Flohe
October 08, 2018

This is the first serious attempt to synthesize all that became known of glutathione over the last three decades. The book contains an update of glutathione biosynthesis with special emphasis on its regulation in adaptive stress responses. Other chapters review glutathione transport systems and...

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Fishes (Agnathans and Bony Fishes): Phylogeny, Reproductive System, Viviparity, Spermatozoa

1st Edition

Barrie G M Jamieson
October 03, 2018

It is perhaps because fishes live in a buoyant medium, whether it be fresh or sea water, that they show a diversity in body shapes that is unparalleled by other vertebrates. There is also a unique diversity in the modes of reproduction, whether by external or internal fertilization, and this, with...

Precision Medicine in Cancers and Non-Communicable Diseases

1st Edition

Debmalya Barh
October 02, 2018

The availability of human genome, large amount of data on individual genetic variations, environmental interactions, influence of lifestyle, and cutting-edge tools and technologies for big-data analysis have led to the era of clinical practice of "Precision Medicine". This book aims to provide a...

The Modulation of DNA Content: Endopolyploidy, Polyteny, Aneuploidy and Chromatin Diminution

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T. Ryan Gregory, Jillian D. Bainard
September 26, 2018

This book reviews various ways DNA content is modulated in the cells of multicellular organisms. Although the processes of endopolyploidy, polyteny, aneuploidy, and chromatin diminution have been observed for well over a century, their biological significance has not been appreciated due to the...

Targeted Gene Capture for Phylogenetic Systematics and Population Genetics

1st Edition

Chenhong Li, Gavin J. P. Naylor
September 26, 2018

The authors propose a book that reviews Next Generation Sequencing procedures, especially software protocols they created devoted to capturing targeted gene sequences. Such sequences are used by phylogenetists and population geneticists. The book will provide background and recommendations that...

Conserving Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of the 3rd International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (TechnoHeritage 2017), May 21-24, 2017, Cadiz, Spain

1st Edition

María Jesús Mosquera, M.L. Almoraima Gil
September 25, 2018

The third International congress of Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, TechnoHeritage 2017, was held in Cadiz, from 21 to 24 May 2017, under the umbrella of the TechnoHeritage network. TechnoHeritage is an initiative funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and...

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