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Cells in Evolutionary Biology: Translating Genotypes into Phenotypes - Past, Present, Future

Brian K. Hall, Sally A. Moody
June 12, 2018

This book is the first in a projected series on Evolutionary Cell Biology, the intent of which is to demonstrate the essential role of cellular mechanisms in transforming the genotype into the phenotype by transforming gene activity into evolutionary change in morphology. This book —Cells in...

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Plants

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
June 12, 2018

Marine plants such as algae (blue-green algae and seaweeds), seagrasses, mangrove plants, salt-tolerant or salt-loving plants (halophytes) and coastal sand dune plants are known to generate approximately 70% of oxygen on earth, and help regulate oxygen in the atmosphere. These plants are potential...

Ecological Strategies of Aquatic Insects

Charles W. Heckman
June 11, 2018

This book recounts the habits of many interesting and unusual exceptions to the rule that insects are typically terrestrial forms of life. It examines the different ways that groups of species have developed modes of existence in or on the surface of water, and gives reasons why the gross...

West Southwest: Vertebrate Life in Southern California

Gregory K. Pregill
June 01, 2018

West Southwest: Vertebrate Life in Southern California celebrates an amazingly diverse fauna with description, evolutionary background, geographic insight, and ecological detail. Southern California is a vast region of very different habitats – all with an abundance of unique species of plants and...

Plant Biotechnology

Hiru Ranabhatt, Renu Kapor
May 31, 2018

This book summarises various aspects of plant biotechnology and is divided into 27 chapters. This edition discusses: plant cell culture and development, plant tissue culture, micropropagation, germplasm storage, haploid plants, triploid plants, in vitro pollination and fertilisation, protoplast...

Lipase: An Industrial Enzyme Through Metagenomics

B.K. Konwar, Kalpana Sagar
May 24, 2018

Microbial lipases are industrially important and have gained attention due to their stability, selectivity, and broad substrate specificity. Lipases are used as medicine, and they also aid in indigestion, heartburn, allergy to gluten in wheat products (celiac disease), Crohn’s disease, and cystic...

CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal Medicine

Frances M.D. Gulland, Leslie A. Dierauf, Karyl L. Whitman
May 23, 2018

For three decades, this book has been acknowledged as the most respected scientific reference specifically devoted to marine mammal medicine and health. Written by approximately 100 contributors who are recognized globally as leaders in their respective fields, the CRC Handbook of Marine Mammal...

Museum Thresholds: The Design and Media of Arrival

Ross Parry, Ruth Page, Alex Moseley
May 18, 2018

Museum Thresholds is a progressive, interdisciplinary volume and the first to explore the importance and potential of entrance spaces for visitor experience. Bringing together an international collection of writers from different disciplines, the chapters in this volume offer different theoretical...

Advances in Molecular Techniques

Rakesh S. Sengar, Amit Kumar, Reshu Chaudhary, Ashu Singh
May 17, 2018

Molecular genetics aims to comprehend biological activity at the gene sub-level. Scientists from different areas of research and applied science can use the standard techniques optimized by molecular biologists.This book serves as a guide that introduces classic molecular biology techniques and...

Gene and Cell Delivery for Intervertebral Disc Degeneration

Raquel Madeira Gonçalves, Mario Adolfo Barbosa
May 08, 2018

Intervertebral disc degeneration is one of the major causes of lower back pain for which the common therapeutic interventions are not efficient. A search for alternative therapies for lower back pain and intervertebral disc degeneration includes cell-based therapies. Unfortunately, intervertebral...

Quality Assurance and Quality Control in the Analytical Chemical Laboratory: A Practical Approach, Second Edition

Piotr Konieczka, Jacek Namiesnik
April 30, 2018

The second edition defines the tools used in QA/QC, especially the application of statistical tools during analytical data treatment. Clearly written and logically organized, it takes a generic approach applicable to any field of analysis. The authors begin with the theory behind quality...

3D Cell Culture: Fundamentals and Applications in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Ranjna C. Dutta, Aroop K. Dutta
April 30, 2018

3D cell culture is yet to be adopted and exploited to its full potential. It promises to upgrade and bring our understanding about human physiology to the highest level with the scope of applying the knowledge for better diagnosis as well as therapeutics. The focus of this book is on the direct...

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