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Insect Vectors and Plant Pathogens

1st Edition

Nachhattar Singh Butter
September 18, 2018

The history of pathogens and vectors, unique symptoms of diseases and economic importance of important viral diseases have been dealt with in the introductory chapter of this book. While highlighting the role of arthropods, nematodes, and fungi; other agents of the spread of plant pathogens have...

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement

1st Edition

Debashis Mandal, Amritesh C. Shukla, Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui
September 17, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture, Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements is part of a two-volume compendium that addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. Volume 1, on Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvement, outlines the contemporary trends in...

Nucleosome Dynamics in Epigenetic Regulation

1st Edition

Cizhong Jiang, Min Li, Jiannan Lin
September 15, 2018

The topic of nucleosome dynamics is of exceptional current interest in a number of subfields of modern biology, including molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, systems biology and biophysics. Changes in nucleosome structure are necessary to regulate DNA repair and for the regulation...

Encyclopedia of Pest Management, Second Edition (Online Version)

2nd Edition

David Pimentel, Ph.D.
September 15, 2018

This reference addresses a wide spectrum of scientific and human topics, concepts, methodologies, strategies, solutions, questions, and dilemmas. The entries are concisely written and include the most up-to-date information available. It is richly illustrated with graphs, line drawings, photographs...

Essential Experimental Evolution

1st Edition

Frank Rosenzweig, Gavin Sherlock
September 15, 2018

Experiments using microbes are the best way to make sense of evolution in real time. This edited book highlights the experimental approach, using Viruses, Bacteria, “lower” Eukaryotes and digital organisms. The contributors illustrate the ways this approach is revolutionizing our understanding of...

Soil Amendments for Sustainability: Challenges and Perspectives

1st Edition

Amitava Rakshit, Binoy Sarkar, Purushothaman Abhilash
September 13, 2018

This book focuses on the pros and cons of amendment materials to restore the functioning of soil resources. It presents a holistic overview on affected land revitalization, clean up and revegetation using these amendments that could be implemented in the long term management of the...

Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future

1st Edition

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
September 13, 2018

This new volume, Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology: Fundamentals, Advances, and Practices for a Greener Future, looks at the application of a variety of technologies, both fundamental and advanced, that are being used for crop improvement, metabolic engineering, and the development of...

Signal Transduction and Smooth Muscle

1st Edition

Mohamed Trebak, Scott Earley
September 11, 2018

All hollow organs, such as blood vessels, the gastrointestinal tract, airways, male and female reproductive systems, and the urinary bladder are primarily composed of smooth muscle. Such organs regulate flow, propulsion and mixing of luminal contents and storage by the contraction and relaxation of...

The Human Microbiota in Health and Disease: An Ecological and Community-based Approach

1st Edition

Michael Wilson
September 10, 2018

A human being consists of a mammalian component and a multiplicity of microbes, collectively referred to as the "microbiota" or "microbiome," with which it has a symbiotic relationship. The microbiota is comprised of a variety of communities, the composition of each being dependent on the body site...

South Asian Mammals: An updated Checklist and Their Scientific Names

1st Edition

Chelmala Srinivasulu
September 08, 2018

This book is an up-to-date comprehensive resource on the names (scientific, English and vernacular) of the mammals of South Asia. This work is first of its kind that deals with explanation of names of mammals at the species and subspecies level....

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Sponges

1st Edition

Ramasamy Santhanam, Santhanam Ramesh, Anbu Jeba Sunilson
September 07, 2018

Biology and Ecology of Pharmaceutical Marine Sponges is the first comprehensive book of its kind written by scientists from both the Marine Biology and Pharmacy disciplines to fill the long-felt need for a marine natural products book devoted exclusively to sponges. Sponges are the most primitive...

DNA Repair and Replication: Mechanisms and Clinical Significance

1st Edition

Roger J. A. Grand, John J. Reynolds
September 04, 2018

DNA Repair and Replication brings together contributions from active researchers. The first part of this book covers most aspects of the DNA damage response, emphasizing the relationship to replication stress. The second part concentrates on the relevance of this to human disease, with particular...

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