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The Biology of Halophilic Bacteria

Russell H. Vreeland, Lawrence I. Hochstein
November 30, 1992

A book for anyone interested in halophilic bacteriaThe Biology of Halophilic Bacteria presents detailed information regarding methods for working with halophilic bacteria. Helpful hints for performing various tests and assays in high salts are given, and information about data presentation and...

Manipulation of the Avian Genome

Robert J. Etches, Ann M. Gibbins
November 24, 1992

Many genes have been cloned from chicken cells, and during the next decade numerous laboratories will be concentrating their resources in developing ways of using these tools. Manipulation of the Avian Genome contains the most recent information from leading research laboratories in the areas of...

Replication and Transcription of Chromatin

Roumen G. Tsanev, George Russev, Iliya Pashev, Jordanka S. Zlatanova
November 23, 1992

Replication and Transcription of Chromatin summarizes the main structural features of chromatin and presents results on replication and transcription gained over the last 20 years. The book emphasizes DNA-histone complexes and their importance in restricting genetic information encoded in DNA....

Prehispanic Domestic Units in Western Mesoamerica: Studies of the Household, Compound, and Residence

Robert S. Santley, Kenneth G. Hirth
November 23, 1992

Prehispanic Domestic Units in Western Mesoamerica presents different analytical approaches for interpreting household composition and cultural site formation processes in prehispanic western Mesoamerica. Archaelogical data collected using both stratigraphic and reconnaisance methods are combined...

Molecular Genetics of Biological Rhythms

Michael Young
November 18, 1992

Reviews cellular model systems in an effort to determine the mechanism by which mutation can alter rhythmicity. The text explains how new research fits into the emerging picture of the genetic and molecular basis of biological rhythmicity....

Thermodynamics of Membrane Receptors and Channels

Meyer B. Jackson
November 18, 1992

Thermodynamics of Membrane Receptors and Channels synthesizes a wealth of new information regarding the biophysics of membrane proteins. New insights provided by molecular genetics, single channel recording, and high resolution structural techniques are discussed from a conceptual perspective....

Immuno-Gold Electron Microscopy in Virus Diagnosis and Research

Alexander D. Hyatt, Bryan Eaton
November 10, 1992

This book presents a wide variety of immuno-gold techniques for use in virus diagnosis and research. Protocols are presented for state-of-the-art techniques, including in situ hybridization, freeze substitution, and the utilization of ultra-small probes and replicas for use by virologists and...

Principles and Applications of Quinoproteins

Victor Davidson
October 30, 1992

Provides up-to-date information on all aspects of basic and applied research on quinoproteins and quinonoid co-factors such as pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) - exploring the scope, direction and potential value of investigations in this multidisciplinary field....

Platelet Activating Factor Receptor: Signal Mechanisms and Molecular Biology

Shivendra D. Shukla
October 23, 1992

Platelet activating factor (PAF) is the most potent phospholipid agonist known to date. PAF has a wide variety of physiological effects and has also been implicated in patho-physiology of cells. Since the structural elucidation of PAF in 1979, several laboratories have embarked upon characterizing...

Mechanisms of Intracellular Trafficking and Processing of Proproteins

Y. Peng Loh
October 23, 1992

Mechanisms of Intracellular Trafficking and Processing of ProProteins provides an in-depth discussion of the cellular organization and current views of the molecular mechanisms underlying the trafficking, sorting, and processing of various classes of proproteins. The book covers the mechanisms of...

Gene Amplification in Mammalian Cells: A Comprehensive Guide

Rodney E. Kellems
October 16, 1992

Serves as a comprehensive review to the substantial impact of gene amplification in molecular biology, genetic engineering and medical science. The book covers the mechanism of gene amplification, organization and structure of amplified genes....

The Adrenal Medulla, 1989-1991

Stephen W. Carmichael, Susan L. Stoddard
October 13, 1992

The Adrenal Medulla, 1989-1991 offers a comprehensive review of the world literature on the adrenal medulla published during this period. The book emphasizes the role of the adrenal medulla in advancing our knowledge of neuroscience; for example, the Nobel Prize-winning technique of patch clamping...