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In Search Of Mechanisms: Discoveries Across The Life Sciences

Neuroscientists investigate the mechanisms of spatial memory. Molecular biologists study the mechanisms of protein synthesis and the myriad mechanisms of gene regulation. Ecologists study nutrient cycling mechanisms and their devastating imbalances in estuaries such as the Chesapeake Bay. In fact, much of biology and its history involves biologists constructing, evaluating, and revising their understanding of mechanisms. With In Sear...

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Drinking Water And Infectious Disease: Establishing The Links

In many countries, considerable uncertainty still exists about the contribution of drinking water to sporadic cases of disease. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in cooperation with the World Health Organization (WHO), led the Workshop on Molecular Technologies for Safe Drinking Water in 1998 to address the role of water in the transmission of infectious disease. One of the results was a call for impro...

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Biotechnology And Bioinformatics – Advances And Applications For Bioenergy, Bioremediation And Biopharmaceutical…

Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology, this book covers the role of targeted delivery of polymeric nanodrugs to cancer cells, microbial detoxifying enzymes in bioremediation and bacterial plasmids in antimicrobial resistance. It addresses modern trends such as pharmacogenomics, evaluation of gene expression, recombinant proteins from methylotrophic yeast, identification of novel fermentation inhibitors of bioethano...

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Bacterial Membranes: Structural And Molecular Biology

Membranes are pivotal components of life, acting as formidable insulators that demarcate a living cell; generate energy in the form of ion gradients; transport ions, proteins, nucleic acids, nutrients, and metabolites; and provide transduction systems to sense the environment and to communicate with other cells. Membranes also provide shape and structure to cells and are important in cell motility. In addition, they fulfill a scaffol...

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Fins Into Limbs: Evolution, Development, And Transformation

Long ago, fish fins evolved into the limbs of land vertebrates and tetrapods. During this transition, some elements of the fin were carried over while new features developed. Lizard limbs, bird wings, and human arms and legs are therefore all evolutionary modifications of the original tetrapod limb. A comprehensive look at the current state of research on fin and limb evolution and development, this volume addresses a wide range of s...

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Birds Of The Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This is a fantastic reference book for those of us who love birds. The photos are the best I've seen. Just back from the Serengeti and found this book spot on. A true "birder" might want a more detailed and inclusive reference while in the field, but for the average bird lover this book is perfect. However, a true "birder" will want this for their library. Located in northern Tanzania, the Serengeti is one of the world's most famous ...

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Microbiology And Immunology (6th Edition)

This book is maybe one of the best BRS's. One of the end chapters has flow charts on how to narrow down symptoms to 1 or 2 bugs, and it works WONDERS. The parasitology part of the book is all mainly in one big table with a 2-3 line description of the parasite, bug, location, vector and PICTURE! The immuno part is quick, concise and VERY high yield. BRS Microbiology and Immunology is designed specifically for medical and graduate stud...

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Bioinformatik : Ein Leitfaden Für Naturwissenschaftler

Wie berechnet man multiple Alignments? Wie nutzt man eine Datenbank, um die mühsam im Labor ermittelten Sequenzen effektiv zu analysieren? Und welche Datenbank ist überhaupt am besten geeignet? Locker und leicht verständlich geschrieben führt dieser Leitfaden in die Geheimnisse der Bioinformatik ein, ohne dass man als Naturwissenschaftler gleich Informatik im Nebenfach belegt haben muss. Schwerpunkt des Buches sind die Grundlagen und...

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Ionotropic Glutamate Receptor Technologies

This detailed volume explores key technologies that are used currently to investigate iGluR structure, function and physiology.  Chapters in this book cover methods to help illuminate the assembly, trafficking, molecular composition and subcellular location of iGluRs; approaches used to understand the atomic organization of iGluRs; and techniques to monitor receptor activity in real time. Written in the popular Neuromethods series st...

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Green Documentary: Environmental Documentary In The 21st Century

During the first decade of the twenty-first century, a stunning array of documentary films focusing on environmental issues, representing the world on the brink of ecological catastrophe, has been met with critical and popular acclaim. This cohesive and accessible volume is the first book-length study of environmental documentary filmmaking, offering a coherent analysis of controversial and high-profile documentary films such as Gasl...