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Sex Chromosomes and Sex Determination in Vertebrates

1st Edition

Alberto J. Solari
October 22, 1993

The cloning of the SRY gene and the attainment of XX mice transgenic for the Sry gene opened a new era in research on sex determination. This book surveys current knowledge of sex chromosomes and sex determination in all vertebrate classes, relying on the restriction of genetic recombination in sex...

Aquatic Mesocosm Studies in Ecological Risk Assessment

1st Edition

Robert L. Graney
October 20, 1993

A Special Publication of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)Aquatic Mesocosm Studies in Ecological Risk Assessment discusses the methods currently used for conducting simulated field studies and provides a series of case histories in which mesocosm type studies have been...

Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

1st Edition

October 07, 1993

Outlining successful breeding techniques to augment the yields of the world's major crops, this reference analyzes the physiological and genetic basis for past and potential future increases in crop yields.;Covering crops with wide differences in morphology, photosynthetic rates, and nitrogen...

Developmental Biology and Cancer

1st Edition

Gisele M. Hodges, Charles Rowlatt
September 27, 1993

This book addresses possible analogies between cancer and developmental biology. An international group of experts provides a multidisciplinary approach, allowing biological or clinical scientists involved with cancer research to integrate specific information from diverse areas.Five concepts of...

Economics of Aquaculture

1st Edition

Curtis M Jolly, Howard A Clonts
August 30, 1993

Economics of Aquaculture presents basic economic theory in a concise and logical format which is easily adaptable to practical application. Examples of economic solutions to common problems help you understand the need for economic application to aquaculture and the success that may come with sound...

Water and Biological Macromolecules

1st Edition

August 16, 1993

Water and Biological Macromolecules presents an excellent description of the structural aspects of water molecules around biological macromolecules. Topics discussed include the properties of water in solid and liquid states; proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides, and lipids; and theoretical...

CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops

1st Edition

James A. Duke
August 16, 1993

The CRC Handbook of Alternative Cash Crops describes 128 crop plants that can be grown as alternatives to cultivated crops, such as tobacco, and narcotic crops, such as opium poppy. Material is presented in alphabetical order by genus and species and includes information on ecology, cultivation,...

Mesotheliomas of Animals: A Comprehensive, Tabular Compendium of the World's Literature

1st Edition

Edward B. Ilgren
August 09, 1993

Mesotheliomas of Animals is the first book to provide a comprehensive compilation of the diverse and often disparate literature regarding animal mesotheliomas. The compendium presents evidence to support the existence of "background" and "threshold," both of which are concepts central to the...

Organic Photoreceptors for Imaging Systems

1st Edition

August 05, 1993

This reference covers in detail the preparation and application of current and emerging organic materials used as xerographic photoreceptors, emphasizing the photo-electric properties of organic solids and evaluating their potential use in xerography.;Reviewing the development of xerography and the...

Acute Phase Proteins Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Clinical Applications

1st Edition

Andrzej Mackiewicz, Irving Kushner, Heinz Baumann
August 03, 1993

Acute Phase Proteins covers all major aspects of acute phase proteins (APP) starting with molecular mechanisms regulating their synthesis and ending with their functional significance. The book features 36 chapters addressing such topics as acute phase response and the APP; major APP and their...

Advanced Engineered Pesticides

1st Edition

July 29, 1993

Emphasizing the need for more integrated pest management programmes, this work presents the development and state-of-the-art technology of genetically-engineered microbes, viruses, bacterial toxins and plants. Throughout, both environmental and regulatory concerns are addressed....

Plant Responses to the Environment

1st Edition

Peter M. Gresshoff
July 23, 1993

Plant Responses to the Environment covers the fundamental mechanisms of plant responses to biotic and abiotic environmental stimuli. By combining established disciplines like physiology and genetics with new approaches stemming from molecular biology and biophysics, a new synthesis is achieved. For...