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Chemical Ecology of Insects: Applications and Associations with Plants and Microbes

Jun Tabata
January 24, 2018

Insects have evolved very unique and interesting tactics using chemical signals to survive. Chemical ecology illustrates the working of the biological network by means of chemical analyses. Recent advances in analytical technology have opened the way to a better understanding of the more...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
January 24, 2018

Shortlisted for the 2018 TWS Wildlife Publication Awards in the edited book category   Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have...

Fish Histology: From Cells to Organs

Doaa M. Mokhtar
January 22, 2018

This new volume provides up-to-date information that emphasizes the relationships and concepts by which cell and tissue structures of fish are inextricably linked with their function. The book also describes the most recent development in the sciences of fish histology. Covers the normal histology...

Plant Pathology

Stephen Burchett, Sarah Burchett
January 19, 2018

Plant Pathology explores the topic of plant pathology and aligns classic studies and knowledge in the topic with the current state of research, in an accessible format. The text is supported by summary tables of key information and, where appropriate, schematic diagrams to reinforce difficult...

Drugs That Changed the World: How Therapeutic Agents Shaped Our Lives

Irwin W. Sherman
January 12, 2018

Drugs are used in the diagnosis, alleviation, treatment, prevention or cure of disease. This is a book about drugs, how they came to be, and how they exert their ‘magic’. Today we have drugs to protect against infectious diseases, to alleviate aches and pains, to allow new organs to replace the old...

Biology and Ecology of Pike

Christian Skov, P. Anders Nilsson
January 08, 2018

This book sets out to bridge the order scales among pike researchers, populations, communities, management, and fisheries. It emphasizes the progress of pike research during the last two decades, during which the order-bridging approach emerged. This framework underpins the text and the message, to...

Plant Biotechnology, Two-Volume Set

Bishun Deo Prasad, Sangita Sahni, Prasant Kumar, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
January 03, 2018

Recent advances in the development of transgenic plants have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. As a result, a number of transgenic...

Plant Biotechnology

Hiru Ranabhatt, Renu Kapor
December 31, 2017

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...

Human-Insect Interactions

Sergey Govorushko
December 27, 2017

This book presents a 360-degree picture of the world of insects and explores how their existence affects our lives: the "good, bad, and ugly" aspects of their interactions with humankind. It provides a lucid introductory text for beginning undergraduate students in the life sciences, particularly...

Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish

Ramasamy Santhanam
December 27, 2017

This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and...

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

Sangita Sahni, Bishun Deo Prasad, Prasant Kumar
December 27, 2017

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and...

Artemisia annua: Prospects, Applications and Therapeutic Uses

Tariq Aftab, M. Naeem, M. Masroor A. Khan
December 27, 2017

Artemisia annua is a well-known medicinal plant that has been utilized for a number of purposes, including malaria, for centuries. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the importance of Artemisia annua in the global health crisis and in the treatment against diseases. A component and...

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