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Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2:: Food, Health, and Nutrition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
July 23, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 2: Food, Health, and Nutrition addresses some of the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. This volume, part of the two-volume compendium, focuses on research trends in sustainable horticulture that include postharvest management and...

Capsicum: Breeding Strategies for Anthracnose Resistance

Orarat Mongkolporn
July 16, 2018

Capsicum, more commonly as chili or chili pepper, is an important global vegetable and spice crop. Anthracnose disease, caused by a complex of Colletotrichum species, is the major biotic stress limiting chili production in tropical and subtropical countries. Anthracnose disease mainly manifests...

Cell Therapy for Diseases of Skeletal Muscle

Martin K. Childers
July 15, 2018

This book deals with new therapies that use cells such as stem cells to treat, retard, or even cure devastating muscle diseases such as Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and muscular dystrophy. The text is divided into two parts. The first part contains chapters by contributors establishing...

Metagenomics in Agriculture and Food Production

Ryan C. Fink
July 15, 2018

Inexpensive high-throughput sequencing has allowed for the complete characterization of microorganisms inhabiting the most diverse environmental niches, including agricultural- and food-related niches. This approach is generally referred to as metagenomics and its application to solving...

Cell Biology, Development and Morphogenesis

Andrew Dudley
July 15, 2018

This book presents the key problems in morphogenesis from a cell biological perspective. Each key problem is addressed in multiple chapters with each chapter providing a balanced, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the interplay between genetics, microenvironment and physical...

Variability and Phylogeny

Gabriel S. Bever
July 15, 2018

A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how...

Sustainable Horticulture, 2 Volume Set

Various
July 15, 2018

This timely two-volume compendium, Sustainable Horticulture, addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. The volumes cover a wide range of topical issues and trends in sustainable horticulture today: Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements,...

Molecular Biology: Different Facets

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
July 03, 2018

This volume 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 the significance of molecular approaches...

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Pillai Abhilash, B. D. Pandey, K. A. Natarajan
June 30, 2018

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment links chemical, metallurgical, and other metal inherent systems with microbes, and analyzes the interdependence between them. Specifically intended to underscore the importance of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining...

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors

Ralph D. Hermansen
June 29, 2018

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in...

Chromosomal Nonhistone Protein: Volume I: Biology

L. S. Hnilica
June 28, 2018

The first volume of the Chromosomal Nonhistone Proteins treatise presents a summary of the many attempts in the literature to correlate changes in chromosomal histone proteins specificity and metabolism with transcriptional regulations in eukaryotic cells....

Handbook of Natural Pesticides: Methods: Volume II: Isolation and Identification

N. Bhushan Mandava
June 28, 2018

This handbook series includes several naturally occurring chemicals that exhibit biological activity. These chemicals are derived from plants, insects, and several microorganisms. Volume II of this series is devoted to methods for isolation and identification for pest control technology.Methods...

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