Advanced Biology

Principles and Applications

Author: C. J. Clegg,Donald G. Mackean

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780719576706

Category: Biology

Page: 712

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This A Level Biology textbook covers all the requirements of the AS and A2 Biology specifications. This second edition has been updated to include: revisions to the content to reflect changing AS and A Level specifications; revised chapters on the underlying principles of ecology and modern biotechnology; a new chapter on genetic engineering; updated examination questions from recent past papers; and the use of full colour throughout.
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Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology

Principles and Applications

Author: David M. Gardiner

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351646494

Category: Medical

Page: 624

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Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications examines cutting-edge developments in the field of regenerative engineering. Specific attention is given to activities that embrace the importance of integrating developmental biology and tissue engineering, and how this can move beyond repairing damage to body parts to instead regenerate tissues and organs. The text furthermore focusses on the five legs of the field of regenerative engineering, including: materials, developmental biology, stem cells, physics, and clinical translation. This book was written by leading developmental biologists; each chapter examines the processes that these biologists study and how they can be advanced by using the tools available in tissue engineering/biomaterials. Individual chapters are complete with concluding remarks and thoughts on the future of regenerative engineering. A list of references is also provided to aid the reader with further research. Ultimately, this book achieves two goals. The first encourages the biomedical community to think about how inducing regeneration is an engineering problem. The second goal highlights the discoveries with animal regeneration and how these processes can be engineered to regenerate body parts. Regenerative Engineering and Developmental Biology: Principles and Applications was written with undergraduate and graduate-level biomedical engineering students and biomedical professionals in mind.
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Applied Principles of Horticultural Science

Author: Laurie Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136429719

Category: Science

Page: 322

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At last - a book of practical work designed specifically for horticulture students. Applied Principles of Horticultural Science includes over 70 practical exercises, presented in a way that makes students think for themselves, and supported by concise summaries of the underpinning knowledge to facilitate student-centred learning. Clear step-by-step instructions make practical work accessible to students of all abilities. Written for National Diploma students, this book also provides the firm grounding in the practical application of horticultural science needed for HND and first year degree courses. Applied Principles of Horticultural Science is a core text for horticulture students, complementing Principles of Horticulture by Adams, Bamford and Early. This second edition includes questions and answers at the end of every chapter to aid self study, and provides a greater variation of case studies to make this book a relevant and useful reference and work book for students.
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Biological Systematics

Principles and Applications

Author: Randall T. Schuh

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801436758

Category: Science

Page: 236

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Most students who take a course in biological systematics do so to learn how to construct a data matrix and generate and evaluate a tree of phylogenetic relationships. Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications, by Randall T. Schuh, provides a welcome tool for these students and their instructors: it is a comprehensive and completely new textbook, the first of its kind since 1981. Systematics, the study of the reconstruction of the history of life, forms the underlying basis for organizing the knowledge of biology; cladistics is the diagrammatic method of charting phylogenetic relationships over time among evolving life forms. Cladistics analysis, the key tool used in this book, is also of great use outside pure systematic studies, and interests many students of population biology, ecology, epidemiology, and natural resources.Suitable for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students, Biological Systematics: Principles and Applications covers the core material for courses in biological systematics, with equal emphasis on both botany and zoology. It includes sections on the history and resources of the field; biological nomenclature; the theory of homology, character analysis, and computer algorithms; and the application of the results of systematic studies in the areas of biological classification, biogeography, adaptation and co-evolution, and biodiversity and conservation.
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Structural Bioinformatics

Author: Jenny Gu,Philip E. Bourne

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118210565

Category: Science

Page: 1064

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Structural Bioinformatics was the first major effort to showthe application of the principles and basic knowledge of the largerfield of bioinformatics to questions focusing on macromolecularstructure, such as the prediction of protein structure and howproteins carry out cellular functions, and how the application ofbioinformatics to these life science issues can improve healthcareby accelerating drug discovery and development. Designed primarilyas a reference, the first edition nevertheless saw widespread useas a textbook in graduate and undergraduate university coursesdealing with the theories and associated algorithms, resources, andtools used in the analysis, prediction, and theoreticalunderpinnings of DNA, RNA, and proteins. This new edition contains not only thorough updates of theadvances in structural bioinformatics since publication of thefirst edition, but also features eleven new chapters dealing withfrontier areas of high scientific impact, including: sampling andsearch techniques; use of mass spectrometry; genome functionalannotation; and much more. Offering detailed coverage for practitioners while remainingaccessible to the novice, Structural Bioinformatics, SecondEdition is a valuable resource and an excellent textbook for arange of readers in the bioinformatics and advanced biologyfields. Praise for the previous edition: "This book is a gold mine of fundamental and practicalinformation in an area not previously well represented in bookform." —Biochemistry and Molecular Education "... destined to become a classic reference work for workers atall levels in structural bioinformatics...recommended with greatenthusiasm for educators, researchers, and graduatestudents." —BAMBED "...a useful and timely summary of a rapidly expandingfield." —Nature Structural Biology "...a terrific job in this timely creation of a compilation ofarticles that appropriately addresses this issue." —Briefings in Bioinformatics
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Physical Biochemistry

Principles and Applications

Author: David Sheehan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687485

Category: Science

Page: 328

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"As will be seen, there is not much missing here. I thought that the sections were well balanced, with rarely too much or too little on a given topic...This is a text to be welcomed by both teachers and students." BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY EDUCATION (on the first edition) The second edition of this successful textbook explains the basic principles behind the key techniques currently used in the modern biochemical laboratory and describes the pros and cons of each technique and compares one to another. It is non-mathematical, comprehensive and approachable for students who are not physical chemists. A major update of this comprehensive, accessible introduction to physical biochemistry. Includes two new chapters on proteomics and bioinformatics. Introduces experimental approaches with a minimum of mathematics and numerous practical examples. Provides a bibliography at the end of each chapter. Written by an author with many years teaching and research experience, this text is a must-have for students of biochemistry, biophysics, molecular and life sciences and food science.
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Applied Principles of Horticultural Science

Author: L. V. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0750687029

Category: Science

Page: 324

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A core text for a wide range of courses, including BTEC, HNC/D and GNVQ, this book contains over 70 practical exercises, along with concise summaries of the underpinning knowledge to facilitate student-centred learning.
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Ecology

Principles and Applications

Author: J. L. Chapman,M. J. Reiss

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521588027

Category: Nature

Page: 330

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The second edition has been brought up to date with current syllabuses by the addition of further material on the key issue of conservation providing coverage of the principles of conservation and using case studies to provide examples of conservation policies in practice.
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Theoretical ecology

principles and applications

Author: Angela R. McLean

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 257

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Robert May's seminal book has played a central role in the development of ecological science. Originally published in 1976, this influential text has overseen the transition of ecology from an observational and descriptive subject to one with a solid conceptual core. Indeed, it is a testament to its influence that a great deal of the novel material presented in the earlier editions has now been incorporated into standard undergraduate textbooks. It is now a quarter of a century since the publication of the second edition, and a thorough revision is timely. Theoretical Ecology provides a succinct, up-to-date overview of the field set in the context of applications, thereby bridging the traditional division of theory and practice. It describes the recent advances in our understanding of how interacting populations of plants and animals change over time and space, in response to natural or human-created disturbance. In an integrated way, initial chapters give an account of the basic principles governing the structure, function, and temporal and spatial dynamics of populations and communities of plants and animals. Later chapters outline applications of these ideas to practical issues including fisheries, infectious diseases, tomorrow's food supplies, climate change, and conservation biology. Throughout the book, emphasis is placed on questions which as yet remain unanswered. The editors have invited the top scientists in the field to collaborate with the next generation of theoretical ecologists. The result is an accessible, advanced textbook suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate level students as well as researchers in the fields of ecology, mathematical biology, environmental and resources management. It will also be of interest to the general reader seeking a better understanding of a range of global environmental problems.
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