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Proteins Crossing Membranes: A Scientist’s Memoir

1st Edition

Stephen Rothman
January 22, 2019

In an intriguing series of experiments carried out many years ago, a common scientific belief, feted by no less than three Nobel prizes, was brought into question. The observations were about proteins—the molecules that the genetic code specifies and that are in one way or another central to all of...

Phytochemistry: Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Shashank Kumar, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Jaya Vikas Kurhekar
January 16, 2019

As volume 2 of this three-volume set on phytochemistry, this book features chapters that comprehensively review a selection of important recent advances in ethnopharmacology and alternative and complementary medicines. It also presents many informative chapters on the medicinal potential of...

Phytochemistry: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Modern Techniques, and Applications

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Stanley Chidi Udedi, Shashank Kumar
January 09, 2019

This first book in this three-volume set provides comprehensive coverage of a wide range of topics in phytochemistry. With chapters from professional specialists from key institutions around the world, the volume starts with an introduction to phytochemistry and details the fundamentals. Part II...

Phytochemistry: Volume 3: Marine Sources, Industrial Applications, and Recent Advances

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Shashank Kumar, Nadia Sharif
January 09, 2019

This volume presents chapters that discuss secondary metabolites of marine origin, the industrial applications of phytochemicals, and recent advances in phytochemical research. It considers production of secondary metabolites and accumulations through in vitro cultures and also reviews the effects...

Handbook of Astrobiology

1st Edition

Vera M. Kolb
January 08, 2019

Read an exclusive interview with Professor Vera Kolb here. Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution, and future of life on Earth. This exciting and significant field of research also investigates the potential existence and search for extra-terrestrial life in the Solar...

Epigenetic Processes and Evolution of Life

1st Edition

Jana Švorcová, Anton Markoš
January 02, 2019

The book covers the possible story of emergence of life and its subsequent evolution, emphasizing the necessary evolutionary step negotiation of a common "language set" which kept all inhabitants in the biosphere together, ensuring a basic level of understanding among them. The book focuses on "...

Phytochemistry, 3-Volume Set: Volume 1: Fundamentals, Modern Techniques, and Applications; Volume 2: Pharmacognosy, Nanomedicine, and Contemporary Issues; Volume 3: Marine Sources, Industrial Applications, and Recent Advances

1st Edition

Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Jonathan Chinenye Ifemeje, Stanley Udedi Chidi, Shashank Kumar, Jaya Vikas Kurhekar, Nadia Sharif
December 21, 2018

The 3-volume set, Phytochemistry, covers a wide selection of topics in phytochemistry and provides a wealth of information on the fundamentals, new applications, methods and modern analytical techniques, state-of-the-art approaches, and computational techniques. With chapters from professional...

Human Molecular Genetics

5th Edition

Tom Strachan, Andrew Read
December 04, 2018

Human Molecular Genetics has been carefully crafted over successive editions to provide an authoritative introduction to the molecular aspects of human genetics, genomics and cell biology.Maintaining the features that have made previous editions so popular, this fifth edition has been completely...

Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding: Meeting the Challenge of Food Security

1st Edition

D.N. Bharadwaj
November 26, 2018

This new volume, Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding: Meeting the Challenge of Food Security, aims to provide a better understanding of molecular plant breeding in order to boost the quality of agriculture produce, to increase crop yields and to provide nutritious food for everyone by 2050, when the...

Metabolic Adaptations in Plants During Abiotic Stress

1st Edition

Akula Ramakrishna, Sarvajeet Singh Gill
November 19, 2018

Key features: Serves as a cutting-edge resource for researchers and students who are studying plant abiotic stress tolerance and crop improvement through metabolic adaptations Presents the latest trends and developments in the field of metabolic engineering and abiotic stress tolerance Addresses...

A Century of Geneticists: Mutation to Medicine

1st Edition

Krishna Dronamraju
November 15, 2018

Genetics, like all scientific disciplines, is a human endeavor. Thus, the lives of geneticists - their friendships, colleagues and associations - play an important role in the historical development of the science. This book summarizes the history of genetics by reviewing the lives of the prominent...

Omega-3 Fatty Acids and the DHA Principle

1st Edition

Raymond C. Valentine, David L. Valentine
November 14, 2018

The physical-chemical properties of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) enable it to facilitate rapid biochemical processes in the membrane. This effect has numerous benefits, including those involved in the growth of bacteria, rapid energy generation, human vision, brain impulse, and...

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