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The Role of Phytoconstitutents in Health Care: Biocompounds in Medicinal Plants

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Ramasamy Harikrishnan
February 06, 2020

This informative volume provides new insights with scientific evidence on the uses of medicinal plants in the treatment of certain diseases. It reviews various therapies with herbal phytoconstituents for certain types of disorders, modes of action, and pharmacological screening. It focuses on...

Vitamin C: New Biochemical and Functional Insights

1st Edition

Qi Chen, Margreet C M Vissers
February 03, 2020

Vitamin C holds a unique place in scientific and cultural history. In this book, a group of leading scientific researchers describe new insights into the myriad ways vitamin C is employed during normal physiological functioning. In addition, the text provides an extensive overview of the following:...

Environmental Plant Physiology: Botanical Strategies for a Climate Smart Planet

1st Edition

Vir Singh
February 03, 2020

Magnitude and quality of life as well as sustainable human progress inescapably depend on the state of our environment. The environment, in essence, is a common resource of all the living organisms in the biosphere as well as a vivacious basis of the evolution of life on Earth. A sustainable future...

Marine Biofouling: Colonization Processes and Defenses

1st Edition

Alexander I. Railkin
January 29, 2020

Recent instances of bioinvasion, such as the emergence of the zebra mussel in the American Great Lakes, generated a demand among marine biologists and ecologists for groundbreaking new references that detail how organisms colonize hard substrates, and how to prevent damaging biomass...

Pythium: Diagnosis, Diseases and Management

1st Edition

Mahendra Rai, Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam, Avinash P. Ingle
January 24, 2020

Pythium is one of the most important phytopathogens causing significant damage to agriculture, forest, and nurseries, etc. It is an unseen enemy of the root zone of various plants and hence considered as "hidden terror" for a number of plants. An accurate diagnosis and identification of Pythium...

Deferring Development: Setting Aside Cells for Future Use in Development and Evolution

1st Edition

Cory Douglas Bishop, Brian K. Hall
January 23, 2020

This volume examines cells set aside during development for use later in ontogeny or in adult life. There is no single term for such cells. The cells explored fall within several major categories — stem cells, set-aside cells (in echinoderm larvae), imaginal discs in insects such as Drosophila,...

Reproduction and Development in Platyhelminthes

1st Edition

T. J. Pandian
January 22, 2020

This book is a comprehensive elucidation on aspects of reproduction and development in platyhelminthes covering from acoelids to taeniids. With the unique presence of neoblasts, turbellarians serve as a model for studies on cancer and senescence. Of ~ 27,000 species, ~ 77% are parasites; they are...

Marine Microbiology: Ecology & Applications

3rd Edition

Colin B. Munn
January 16, 2020

The third edition of this bestselling text has been rigorously updated to reflect major new discoveries and concepts since 2011, especially progress due to extensive application of high-throughput sequencing, single cell genomics and analysis of large datasets. Significant advances in understanding...

Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Third Edition

3rd Edition

Jason H. Byrd, Jeffery K. Tomberlin
January 03, 2020

Forensic Entomology: The Utility of Arthropods in Legal Investigations, Third Edition continues in the tradition of the two best-selling prior editions and maintains its status as the single-most comprehensive book on Forensic Entomology currently available. It includes current, in-the-field best...

Phylogenetics of Bees

1st Edition

Rustem Abuzarovich Ilyasov, Hyung Wook Kwon
December 20, 2019

Bees are flying insects of the order Hymenoptera closely related to wasps and ants. The ancestors of bees are assumed to be predatory wasps, which switched to pollen consumption. Further, bees co-evolved with flowering plants and divided into several species according to climatic conditions. Widely...

The Vegetable Pathosystem: Ecology, Disease Mechanism, and Management

1st Edition

Mohammad Ansar, Abhijeet Ghatak
December 20, 2019

Variability in vegetable pathogens is a critical issue, particularly in changing environments, as it presents challenges to accurate diagnoses and proper management. This book focuses on the diverse ecology of phytopathogens, covering the varying disease categories (acute, chronic, and emerging),...

The Therapeutic Properties of Medicinal Plants: Health-Rejuvenating Bioactive Compounds of Native Flora

1st Edition

Megh R. Goyal, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria, Ademola Olabode Ayeleso, T. Jesse Joel, Sujogya Kumar Panda
December 20, 2019

This volume provides informative research on the scientific evidence of the health benefits that can be derived from medicinal plants and how their efficacies can be improved. It is divided into three sections that cover the phytochemistry of medicinal plants, disease management with medicinal...

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