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Biology of Parrotfishes

Andrew S. Hoey, Roberta M. Bonaldo
March 07, 2018

Parrotfish are found on almost every coral reef in the world. This ubiquity and uniqueness of their feeding action make them one of the most important groups of fishes within coral reef ecosystems. But why, exactly, are parrotfish so important to reefs? Can the evolution of a particular jaw...

The Biology of Plant-Insect Interactions: A Compendium for the Plant Biotechnologist

Chandrakanth Emani
March 07, 2018

Overviews of biochemical, genetic, and molecular perspectives of plant-insect interactions with added emphasis on bioinformatic, genomic, and transcriptome analysis are comprehensively treated in this book. It presents the agro-ecological and evolutionary aspects of plant-insect interactions with...

Spices: Agrotechniques for Quality Produce

Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta, Prahlad Deb
March 07, 2018

Indian spices are famous across the globe and have attracted food lovers for ages. With the increasing awareness of health through foods, people are now more conscious about the health and nutraceutical benefits of spices. The past few years have witnessed pioneering research work in this area with...

MicroRNA: Perspectives in Health and Diseases

Jaishree Paul, Rohini Muthuswami
March 01, 2018

This book explores the role of miRNA as therapeutic agents, the progress made in this direction and the problems that need to be addressed for miRNA based therapies to become successful. It also discusses the basic biology of miRNA sythesis, regulation, and their role in disease biology....

Cilia: Development and Disease

Paraskevi Goggolidou
February 28, 2018

The scope of the book is to highlight the diverse roles of cilia in human development and disease. Almost all cell types form cilia and although they were first detected about 200 years ago, their significance was unclear. In the past ten years, it has become obvious that cilia have got sensory...

Crop Responses to Environment: Adapting to Global Climate Change, Second Edition

Anthony E. Hall
February 26, 2018

Following in the tradition of its predecessor, Crop Responses to Environment, this fully updated and more comprehensive second edition describes aspects of crop responses to environment that are particularly relevant to the development of improved crop cultivars and management methods on a global...

Ecology and Conservation of North American Sea Ducks

Jean-Pierre L. Savard, Dirk V. Derksen, Dan Esler, John M. Eadie
February 19, 2018

The past decade has seen a huge increase in the interest and attention directed toward sea ducks, the Mergini tribe. This has been inspired, in large part, by the conservation concerns associated with numerical declines in several sea duck species and populations, as well as a growing appreciation...

Invasive Stink Bugs and Related Species (Pentatomoidea): Biology, Higher Systematics, Semiochemistry, and Management

J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

The Superfamily Pentatomoidea (stink bugs and their relatives) is comprised of 18 families with over 8,000 species, the largest of which is the family Pentatomidae (about 5,000 species). These species primarily are phytophagous, and many cause tremendous economic damage to crops worldwide. Within...

Microbial Control of Vector-Borne Diseases

Brij Kishore Tyagi, Dharumadurai Dhanasekaran
February 15, 2018

Vector-borne diseases have increasingly emerged as significant causes of human illnesses worldwide, largely due to environmental changes (deforestation), population movements (migration and travelling), international trades, and buildup of drug resistance. These are presenting major challenge to...

Chemometrics in Chromatography

Łukasz Komsta, Yvan Vander Heyden, Joseph Sherma
February 12, 2018

Chemometrics uses advanced mathematical and statistical algorithms to provide maximum chemical information by analyzing chemical data, and obtain knowledge of chemical systems. Chemometrics significantly extends the possibilities of chromatography and with the technological advances of the personal...

Science, Information, and Policy Interface for Effective Coastal and Ocean Management

Bertrum H. MacDonald, Suzuette S. Soomai, Elizabeth M. De Santo, Peter G. Wells
February 12, 2018

This book provides a timely analysis of the role that information—particularly scientific information—plays in the policy-making and decision-making processes in coastal and ocean management. It includes contributions from global experts in marine environmental science, marine policy, fisheries,...

Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases

Tsuneo Watanabe
February 08, 2018

The Pictorial Atlas of Soilborne Fungal Plant Pathogens and Diseases describes the soilborne fungal diseases caused by Oomycetes, Zygomycetes, Ascomycetes, Basidiomycetes, and Deuteromycetous (Anamorphic) fungi. Soilborne fungal diseases are significant as both environmental and agricultural...

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