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

1st Edition

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J.E. McPherson
February 15, 2018

Key features: Presents a brief history of past classifications, a summary of present classification, and speculation on how the classification may evolve in the future Includes keys for the identification of families and subfamilies of the Pentatomoidea and for the tribes in the Pentatomidae Explain...

Management of Animal Care and Use Programs in Research, Education, and Testing

2nd Edition

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Robert H. Weichbrod, Gail A. (Heidbrink) Thompson, John N. Norton
August 28, 2017

AAP Prose Award Finalist 2018/19   Key features - Offers a revised, updated, and comprehensive first-line management book for those working in animal care and use programs who have the responsibility to ensure the welfare of the animals in the highest quality research environment - Serves as an...

Hormones as Tokens of Selection: Qualitative Dynamics of Homeostasis and Regulation in Organismal Biology

1st Edition

Hugo van den Berg
April 23, 2019

Hormones as Tokens of Selection addresses deep questions in biology: How are biological systems controlled? How can one formulate general theories of homeostasis and control and instantiate such theories in mathematical models? How can one use evolutionary arguments to guide our answers to these...

Asymmetry in Plants: Biology of Handedness

1st Edition

Bir Bahadur, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Monoranjan Ghose, S. John Adams
April 15, 2019

Plants exhibit forms of asymmetry analogous to "handedness" in bilaterally symmetrical animals. This book explores the evolutionary significance and development of asymmetry. Examples of genetic control include the direction of tendril or stem coiling of many climbing plants; the so-called spiral...

Monograph on Brachystelma and Ceropegia in India

1st Edition

Thammineni Pullaiah, Subbiah Karuppuswamy, Kondragunta Sri Rama Murthy
April 12, 2019

The book provides data on all the species of the two genera Genera Brachystelma Sims and Ceropegia L. in India for their bioprospection and conservation. The other objectives are to promote the beauty and uniqueness of the species of these two genera and also to provide medicinal and edible uses...

Oilfield Microbiology

1st Edition

Torben Lund Skovhus, Corinne Whitby
April 11, 2019

Microorganisms can be both beneficial and harmful to the oil and gas industry and therefore there is an increasing need for the oil industry to characterize, quantify and monitor microbial communities in real time. Oilfield Microbiology offers a fundamental insight into how molecular...

Fundamentals of Fluorescence Imaging

1st Edition

Guy Cox
April 09, 2019

Fluorescence imaging, at macro, micro, and submicro scales, has revolutionized biological science in the past 30 years. Immunolabelling has provided precise targeting of molecules in fixed tissue, while fluorescent proteins have enabled localization in living tissues. Fluorescent indicators enable...

X-ray Contrast Agent Technology: A Revolutionary History

1st Edition

Christoph de Haen
April 09, 2019

This book documents the fascinating history of radiological techniques that use contrast agents. The text includes many of the fundamental documentary sources that bring to life the social and scientific background of the discoveries, the personalities of the discoverers, and implementation of new...

Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka

1st Edition

Viduranga Y. Waisundara
March 30, 2019

The Sri Lankan medicinal system predominantly utilizes herbs and spices for the treatment of various ailments. This is mostly because Sri Lanka is a tropical country, a biodiverse hot-spot blessed with a plethora of flora and fauna. Traditional Herbal Remedies of Sri Lanka looks at the traditional...

The Goddard Guide to Arthropods of Medical Importance

7th Edition

Gail Miriam Moraru, Jerome Goddard II
March 20, 2019

Key features: Includes an in-depth chapter with diagnostic aids to help physicians to recognize and accurately diagnose arthropod-related diseases and conditions more easily Updates all chapters with the latest medical and scientific findings, including Zika virus, red meat allergy, new viruses...

The Laboratory Mouse: A Guide to the Location and Orientation of Tissues for Optimal Histological Evaluation

1st Edition

Jennifer Johnson, Brian DelGiudice, Dinesh Bangari, Eleanor Peterson, Gregory Ulinski, Susan Ryan, Beth Thurberg
March 20, 2019

Key features: High quality full color photographs and descriptive texts on the location and removal of the organs from the mouse Instructive methods and clear visuals for trimming and orienting the organs for paraffin histology to obtain the best possible sections for analysis Full color...

Plankton: Guide to Their Ecology and Monitoring for Water Quality, Second Edition

1st Edition

Iain Suthers, David Rissik, Anthony Richardson
March 19, 2019

Key features: Contains a new chapter on Plankton in the Classroom Greatly expanded coverage of coastal and marine phytoplankton Explains the role of plankton in aquatic ecosystems and its usefulness as a water quality indicator Updates and details best practice in methodology for plankton sampling...

Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection

1st Edition

Deepak Kumar Verma
March 06, 2019

With contributions from a broad range of experts in the field, this volume, Microbiology for Sustainable Agriculture, Soil Health, and Environmental Protection, focuses on important areas of microbiology related to soil and environmental microbiology associated with agricultural importance. The...

Immunology: An Introductory Textbook

1st Edition

Anil K. Sharma
March 05, 2019

Immunology has emerged as a key component of the curricula of graduate and postgraduate courses in biotechnology, microbiology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, and other interdisciplinary fields of biology, including zoology, veterinary science, and medicine. As a basic introductory textbook on one...

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