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

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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 t...

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

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

Biomedical research using animals requires administrators and managers who are knowledgeable and highly skilled. They must adapt to the complexity of rapidly-changing technologies, balance research goals with a thorough understanding of regulatory requirements and guidelines, and know how to work wi...

Capsicum: Breeding Strategies for Anthracnose Resistance

Orarat Mongkolporn
July 16, 2018

Capsicum, more commonly as chili or chili pepper, is an important global vegetable and spice crop. Anthracnose disease, caused by a complex of Colletotrichum species, is the major biotic stress limiting chili production in tropical and subtropical countries. Anthracnose disease mainly manifests...

Evolutionary Biogeography of the Andean Region

Juan J. Morrone
July 16, 2018

This book presents a regionalization of the Andean region, based on an evolutionary biogeographic approach. Aimed at anyone wishing to understand biogeographic patterns of distribution of Andean plants and animals, the book provides a comprehensive treatment of three subregions, one transition zone...

Cell Therapy for Diseases of Skeletal Muscle

Martin K. Childers
July 15, 2018

This book deals with new therapies that use cells such as stem cells to treat, retard, or even cure devastating muscle diseases such as Parkinson's, Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), and muscular dystrophy. The text is divided into two parts. The first part contains chapters by contributors establishing...

Metagenomics in Agriculture and Food Production

Ryan C. Fink
July 15, 2018

Inexpensive high-throughput sequencing has allowed for the complete characterization of microorganisms inhabiting the most diverse environmental niches, including agricultural- and food-related niches. This approach is generally referred to as metagenomics and its application to solving...

Cell Biology, Development and Morphogenesis

Andrew Dudley
July 15, 2018

This book presents the key problems in morphogenesis from a cell biological perspective. Each key problem is addressed in multiple chapters with each chapter providing a balanced, interdisciplinary perspective. Topics covered include the interplay between genetics, microenvironment and physical...

Variability and Phylogeny

Gabriel S. Bever
July 15, 2018

A core concept of evolutionary theory is Darwin’s prediction that the origin of derived phenotypes are accompanied by periods of increased variability. These "Zones of Variability" are transient in time and tree space. The book will establish an Extended Model of Variability by exploring how...

Sustainable Horticulture, 2 Volume Set

Various
July 15, 2018

This timely two-volume compendium, Sustainable Horticulture, addresses the most important topics facing horticulture around the world today. The volumes cover a wide range of topical issues and trends in sustainable horticulture today: Volume 1: Diversity, Production, and Crop Improvements,...

The Role of Intellectual Property Rights in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

Chandan Roy
July 10, 2018

This important volume provides a basic understanding of the different forms of intellectual property rights in agricultural science. It provides an abundance of information on the use of IP laws in agriculture and allied subjects and their proper implementation in real-life practice. The chapter...

Molecular Biology: Different Facets

Anjali Priyadarshini, Prerna Pandey
July 03, 2018

This volume provides a comprehensive description of the basic tenets of molecular biology, from mechanisms to its elaborate role in gene regulation. The initial sections cover the history of genetics and molecular biology. The book then goes on to highlight the significance of molecular approaches...

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment

Pillai Abhilash, B. D. Pandey, K. A. Natarajan
June 30, 2018

Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment links chemical, metallurgical, and other metal inherent systems with microbes, and analyzes the interdependence between them. Specifically intended to underscore the importance of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining...

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors

Ralph D. Hermansen
June 29, 2018

Down from the Trees: Man’s Amazing Transition from Tree-Dwelling Ape Ancestors covers the evolution of man from tree-dwelling ape to Homo sapiens as he is today. Using easy-to-read language, the author takes complex, jargon-filled material and extracts the essence of the topic and coveys it in...

Chromosomal Nonhistone Protein: Volume I: Biology

L. S. Hnilica
June 28, 2018

The first volume of the Chromosomal Nonhistone Proteins treatise presents a summary of the many attempts in the literature to correlate changes in chromosomal histone proteins specificity and metabolism with transcriptional regulations in eukaryotic cells....

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