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xv, p. : ill.
  • 1. Algorithmic systems biology. 1.1. Converging sciences. 1.2. The approach. 1.3. Structure of the book. 1.4. Summary. 1.5. Further reading
  • 2. Setting the context. 2.1. The structure of the cell. 2.2. DNA, RNA and genes. 2.3. Proteins. 2.4. Metabolites. 2.5. Cellular processes. 2.6. Experimental methods. 2.7. Summary. 2.8. Further reading
  • 3. Systems and models. 3.1. Systems. 3.2. Model. 3.3. Summary. 3.4. Further reading
  • 4. Static modeling technologies. 4.1. Preliminary assessment. 4.2. Linear regression. 4.3. Dimensionality reduction methods. 4.4. Clustering. 4.5. Gene set analysis. 4.6. Analysis of biological networks. 4.7. Summary. 4.8. Further reading
  • 5. Dynamic modeling technologies. 5.1. Equation-based approaches. 5.2. Rewriting systems. 5.3. Network-based approaches. 5.4. Automata-based approaches. 5.5. Relationship between continuous and stochastic models. 5.6. Diagrammatic modeling. 5.7. Summary. 5.8. Further reading
  • 6. Language-based modeling. 6.1. Process calculi. 6.2. Third generation: from calculi to modeling languages. 6.3. Self-assembly. 6.4. An evolutionary framework. 6.6. Summary. 6.7. Further reading
  • 7. Dynamic modeling process. 7.1. Setting the objectives and the acceptance criteria. 7.2. Building the knowledge base. 7.3. From the knowledge base to a model schema. 7.4. From the model schema to a concrete model. 7.5. Model calibration, evaluation and refinement. 7.6. Summary. 7.7. Further reading
  • 8. Simulation. 8.1. Model execution. 8.2. Random number generation. 8.3. Stochastic simulation algorithms. 8.4. Summary. 8.5. Further reading
  • 9. Perspectives and conclusions.
Modeling is fast becoming fundamental to understanding the processes that define biological systems.
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  • 1. Algorithmic systems biology. 1.1. Converging sciences. 1.2. The approach. 1.3. Structure of the book. 1.4. Summary. 1.5. Further reading
  • 2. Setting the context. 2.1. The structure of the cell. 2.2. DNA, RNA and genes. 2.3. Proteins. 2.4. Metabolites. 2.5. Cellular processes. 2.6. Experimental methods. 2.7. Summary. 2.8. Further reading
  • 3. Systems and models. 3.1. Systems. 3.2. Model. 3.3. Summary. 3.4. Further reading
  • 4. Static modeling technologies. 4.1. Preliminary assessment. 4.2. Linear regression. 4.3. Dimensionality reduction methods. 4.4. Clustering. 4.5. Gene set analysis. 4.6. Analysis of biological networks. 4.7. Summary. 4.8. Further reading
  • 5. Dynamic modeling technologies. 5.1. Equation-based approaches. 5.2. Rewriting systems. 5.3. Network-based approaches. 5.4. Automata-based approaches. 5.5. Relationship between continuous and stochastic models. 5.6. Diagrammatic modeling. 5.7. Summary. 5.8. Further reading
  • 6. Language-based modeling. 6.1. Process calculi. 6.2. Third generation: from calculi to modeling languages. 6.3. Self-assembly. 6.4. An evolutionary framework. 6.6. Summary. 6.7. Further reading
  • 7. Dynamic modeling process. 7.1. Setting the objectives and the acceptance criteria. 7.2. Building the knowledge base. 7.3. From the knowledge base to a model schema. 7.4. From the model schema to a concrete model. 7.5. Model calibration, evaluation and refinement. 7.6. Summary. 7.7. Further reading
  • 8. Simulation. 8.1. Model execution. 8.2. Random number generation. 8.3. Stochastic simulation algorithms. 8.4. Summary. 8.5. Further reading
  • 9. Perspectives and conclusions.
Modeling is fast becoming fundamental to understanding the processes that define biological systems.
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x, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
  • List of contributors-- Introduction M. F. Watson and C. Lyal-- Part I. The Widening Audience: 1. Floras yesterday, today and tomorrow A. G. Miller, M. Hall, M. F. Watson, S. G. Knees, C. Pendry and M. R. Pullan-- 2. Current uses and future perspectives for conservation biology B. Collen-- 3. The present and future value of Floras for functional ecologists J. Dick, R. Smith and R. Wadsworth-- 4. A publisher's perspective: making biodiversity information available and relevant to a wide audience J. Connor-- Part II. The Products of Descriptive Taxonomy: 5. Lessons learned from two projects, the Fauna Europaea and the Checklist delle specie della fauna italiana A. Minelli-- 6. Flora Europaea and Euro+Med S. L. Jury-- 7. Increasing the utility of the regional African Floras D. W. Kirkup, P. Malcolm and A. Paton-- 8. Cybertruffle: an on-line resource for mycology D. W. Minter-- 9. Zooplankton Identification Manual for North European Seas (ZIMNES) L. C. Hastie-- 10. A field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Ireland S. J. Brooks-- 11. Sangha Trees: an identification and training guide to the trees of the northern Republic of Congo A. H. Wortley and D. J. Harris-- 12. Millennium Seed Bank collector guides D. Hopkins-- 13. Training in tropical plant identification D. J. Harris, S. Bridgewater and J.-M. Moutsambote-- 14. Field identification of vectors and pathogens of military significance A. G. Gutierrez-- Part III. The Influence of Technology on Data Gathering in the Field: 15. The changing role of collections and field research S. Knapp-- 16. Field methods for inventorying insects C. L. Hauser and K. Riede-- 17. From seabed to world wide web: an overview of marine zoological sampling, data processing and potential production of digital marine faunas A. L. Allcock and M. Ryan-- 18. Advancements in electronic data capture for botanical field research in temperate regions M. F. Watson, A. G. Miller, M. R. Pullan, C. Pendry and S. G. Knees-- Part IV. New Technologies: Their Current Use and Future Potential: 19. Extending floras and faunas to include users' views A. L. Weitzman and C. Lyal-- 20. Taxa, taxon names and globally unique identifiers in perspective R. Hyam-- 21. E-publishing descriptive taxonomy: the convergence of taxonomic journals and databases V. S. Smith-- 22. DNA barcoding in floral and faunal research S. E. Miller-- Index.
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In an age when biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that floristic and faunistic information is up to date, reliable and easily accessible for the formulation of effective conservation strategies. Electronic data management and communication are transforming descriptive taxonomy radically, enhancing both the collection and dissemination of crucial data on biodiversity. This volume is written by scientists at the forefront of current developments of floras and faunas, along with specialists from applied user groups. The chapters review novel methods of research, development and dissemination, which aim to maximise the relevance and impact of data. Regional case studies are used to illustrate the outputs and impacts of taxonomic research. Integrated approaches are presented which have the capacity to accelerate the production of floras and faunas and to better serve the needs of a widening audience.
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  • List of contributors-- Introduction M. F. Watson and C. Lyal-- Part I. The Widening Audience: 1. Floras yesterday, today and tomorrow A. G. Miller, M. Hall, M. F. Watson, S. G. Knees, C. Pendry and M. R. Pullan-- 2. Current uses and future perspectives for conservation biology B. Collen-- 3. The present and future value of Floras for functional ecologists J. Dick, R. Smith and R. Wadsworth-- 4. A publisher's perspective: making biodiversity information available and relevant to a wide audience J. Connor-- Part II. The Products of Descriptive Taxonomy: 5. Lessons learned from two projects, the Fauna Europaea and the Checklist delle specie della fauna italiana A. Minelli-- 6. Flora Europaea and Euro+Med S. L. Jury-- 7. Increasing the utility of the regional African Floras D. W. Kirkup, P. Malcolm and A. Paton-- 8. Cybertruffle: an on-line resource for mycology D. W. Minter-- 9. Zooplankton Identification Manual for North European Seas (ZIMNES) L. C. Hastie-- 10. A field guide to the dragonflies and damselflies of Britain and Ireland S. J. Brooks-- 11. Sangha Trees: an identification and training guide to the trees of the northern Republic of Congo A. H. Wortley and D. J. Harris-- 12. Millennium Seed Bank collector guides D. Hopkins-- 13. Training in tropical plant identification D. J. Harris, S. Bridgewater and J.-M. Moutsambote-- 14. Field identification of vectors and pathogens of military significance A. G. Gutierrez-- Part III. The Influence of Technology on Data Gathering in the Field: 15. The changing role of collections and field research S. Knapp-- 16. Field methods for inventorying insects C. L. Hauser and K. Riede-- 17. From seabed to world wide web: an overview of marine zoological sampling, data processing and potential production of digital marine faunas A. L. Allcock and M. Ryan-- 18. Advancements in electronic data capture for botanical field research in temperate regions M. F. Watson, A. G. Miller, M. R. Pullan, C. Pendry and S. G. Knees-- Part IV. New Technologies: Their Current Use and Future Potential: 19. Extending floras and faunas to include users' views A. L. Weitzman and C. Lyal-- 20. Taxa, taxon names and globally unique identifiers in perspective R. Hyam-- 21. E-publishing descriptive taxonomy: the convergence of taxonomic journals and databases V. S. Smith-- 22. DNA barcoding in floral and faunal research S. E. Miller-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
In an age when biodiversity is being lost at an unprecedented rate, it is vital that floristic and faunistic information is up to date, reliable and easily accessible for the formulation of effective conservation strategies. Electronic data management and communication are transforming descriptive taxonomy radically, enhancing both the collection and dissemination of crucial data on biodiversity. This volume is written by scientists at the forefront of current developments of floras and faunas, along with specialists from applied user groups. The chapters review novel methods of research, development and dissemination, which aim to maximise the relevance and impact of data. Regional case studies are used to illustrate the outputs and impacts of taxonomic research. Integrated approaches are presented which have the capacity to accelerate the production of floras and faunas and to better serve the needs of a widening audience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer)
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QH75 .D465 2015 Unknown
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484 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
  • Section 1: Basics -- 1. The evidence for evolution -- 2. The engine of evolution -- Section 2: History -- 3. The tree of life -- 4. The diversity of life -- 5. The ancestry of life -- Section 3: Origins -- 6. The origin of variation -- 7. The origin of species -- 8. The origin of innovation -- Section 4: Adaptation -- 9. Adaptation and evolved design -- 10. Evolving bodies -- 11. The dynamic genome -- Section 5: Selection -- 12. Artificial selection -- 13. Experimental evolution -- 14. Selection in natural populations -- Section 6: Interaction -- 15. Sexual selection -- 16. Cooperation and conflict -- 17. Symbiosis and struggle.
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The Evolution of Life stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection - how the integrated complexity of living organisms comes about - as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes. Chapters are grouped into six themed parts - basics, history, origins, adaptation, selection, and interaction - and the text is regularly interspersed with descriptive headings that set out a clear path through the subject. The Evolution of Life is written to instil a true understanding of the essential principles of evolutionary biology without that understanding being compromised by peripheral detail. As such, it is the ideal introduction for any student encountering this fascinating subject for the first time. Online Resource Centre The Evolution of Life is supported by the following online resources: For registered adopters: - Figures from the book in electronic format for use in lectures - A set of exam questions for each chapter - Journal Clubs: discussion questions that guide students through research papers related to each chapter For students: - Programs and interactive spreadsheets related to activities posed in the book.
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  • Section 1: Basics -- 1. The evidence for evolution -- 2. The engine of evolution -- Section 2: History -- 3. The tree of life -- 4. The diversity of life -- 5. The ancestry of life -- Section 3: Origins -- 6. The origin of variation -- 7. The origin of species -- 8. The origin of innovation -- Section 4: Adaptation -- 9. Adaptation and evolved design -- 10. Evolving bodies -- 11. The dynamic genome -- Section 5: Selection -- 12. Artificial selection -- 13. Experimental evolution -- 14. Selection in natural populations -- Section 6: Interaction -- 15. Sexual selection -- 16. Cooperation and conflict -- 17. Symbiosis and struggle.
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The Evolution of Life stands alone amongst the major textbooks by focusing on key principles to offer a truly accessible, unintimidating treatment of evolutionary biology. With adaptation through natural selection - how the integrated complexity of living organisms comes about - as its central theme, the book adopts a lucid, crystal-clear narrative to explain the mechanism of evolution and its main outcomes. Chapters are grouped into six themed parts - basics, history, origins, adaptation, selection, and interaction - and the text is regularly interspersed with descriptive headings that set out a clear path through the subject. The Evolution of Life is written to instil a true understanding of the essential principles of evolutionary biology without that understanding being compromised by peripheral detail. As such, it is the ideal introduction for any student encountering this fascinating subject for the first time. Online Resource Centre The Evolution of Life is supported by the following online resources: For registered adopters: - Figures from the book in electronic format for use in lectures - A set of exam questions for each chapter - Journal Clubs: discussion questions that guide students through research papers related to each chapter For students: - Programs and interactive spreadsheets related to activities posed in the book.
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QH366.2 .B415 2015 In-library use New book shelf Request
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11 p. ; 21x28 cm.
The peer review process can lead to changes in the interpretation of the slides and the reported results, and potentially the outcome and conclusions of the study. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to pathologists, test facility management, study directors and quality assurance personnel on how the peer review of histopathology should be planned, managed, documented and reported in order to meet GLP expectations and requirements. This document is a complement to the guidance provided in section 3.6.3.7 of OECD Guidance Document 116 (series on testing and assessment), whose focus is on how histopathology peer review should be conducted.
The peer review process can lead to changes in the interpretation of the slides and the reported results, and potentially the outcome and conclusions of the study. The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to pathologists, test facility management, study directors and quality assurance personnel on how the peer review of histopathology should be planned, managed, documented and reported in order to meet GLP expectations and requirements. This document is a complement to the guidance provided in section 3.6.3.7 of OECD Guidance Document 116 (series on testing and assessment), whose focus is on how histopathology peer review should be conducted.
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4 p.
This document is a statement of policy set by the 1989 Council Decision-Recommendation on Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice [C(89)87(Final). It reiterates the decisions and the recommendations related to the role and responsibilities of governments, national GLP compliance monitoring authorities and inspectors set out in that Act and its Annexes and states current practices. The Working Group on GLP is of the opinion that, while the Council Act allows "outsourcing" of inspection functions, this should be the exception rather than the rule and should be used only as an interim solution and primarily by new GLP compliance monitoring programmes.  
This document is a statement of policy set by the 1989 Council Decision-Recommendation on Compliance with Good Laboratory Practice [C(89)87(Final). It reiterates the decisions and the recommendations related to the role and responsibilities of governments, national GLP compliance monitoring authorities and inspectors set out in that Act and its Annexes and states current practices. The Working Group on GLP is of the opinion that, while the Council Act allows "outsourcing" of inspection functions, this should be the exception rather than the rule and should be used only as an interim solution and primarily by new GLP compliance monitoring programmes.  
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1 online resource (44 p.)
This paper documents a significant impact of climate variation on urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in more arid countries. By lowering farm incomes, reduced moisture availability encourages migration to nearby cities, while wetter conditions slow migration. The paper also provides evidence for rural-urban income links. In countries with a larger industrial base, reduced moisture shrinks the agricultural sector and raises total incomes in nearby cities. However, if local cities are entirely dependent on servicing agriculture so their fortunes move with those of agriculture, reduced moisture tends to reduce local urban incomes. Finally, the paper shows that climate induces employment changes within the rural sector itself. Drier conditions induce a shift out of farm activities, especially for women, into non-farm activities, and especially out of the workforce. Overall, these findings imply a strong link between climate and urbanization in Africa.
This paper documents a significant impact of climate variation on urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa, primarily in more arid countries. By lowering farm incomes, reduced moisture availability encourages migration to nearby cities, while wetter conditions slow migration. The paper also provides evidence for rural-urban income links. In countries with a larger industrial base, reduced moisture shrinks the agricultural sector and raises total incomes in nearby cities. However, if local cities are entirely dependent on servicing agriculture so their fortunes move with those of agriculture, reduced moisture tends to reduce local urban incomes. Finally, the paper shows that climate induces employment changes within the rural sector itself. Drier conditions induce a shift out of farm activities, especially for women, into non-farm activities, and especially out of the workforce. Overall, these findings imply a strong link between climate and urbanization in Africa.
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168 p.
  • Explanatory Notes 6 -Purpose and background�6 -How to use this document 6 -Coverage and methodology 7 -How this document was developed 10 1. Industry Summary and Background16 -1.1 Introduction to Adhesives 16 -1.2 Industry Sector Description 17 -1.3 Market Profile and Adhesive Production 21 -1.4 Adhesive Application 23 2. Process Description�24 -2.1 Sealed Mixing/Transfer 24 -2.2 Unsealed Mixing/Transfer�27 -2.3 Heated Mixing/Transfer 29 -2.4 Adhesive Formulations 31 -2.5 Physical Properties of Adhesive Chemicals 34 3. Overall Approach and General Facility Estimates�40 -3.1 Introduction to the General Facility Estimates 40 -3.2 Annual Facility Adhesive Production Rate (Qadhes_site_yr) 41 -3.3 Mass Fraction of the Chemical of Interest in the Adhesive Component �(Fchem_comp) 48 -3.4 Mass Fraction of the Component in the Adhesive Product (Fcomp_adhes) 48 -3.5 Number of Sites (Nsites) 53 -3.6 Annual Number of Batches (Nbt_site_yr) 54 -3.7 Days of Operation (TIMEworking_days)� 55 -3.8 Daily Use Rate of the Chemical of Interest (Qchem_site_day) 56 -3.9 Annual Number of Adhesive Component Containers Emptied per Facility (Ncont_empty_site_yr)�57 -3.10 Annual Number of Adhesive Product Containers Filled per Facility �(Ncont_fill_site_yr) 58� 4. Environmental Release Assessments 60 -4.1 Control Technologies 62 -4.2 Adhesive Component Container Residue Released to Water, Incineration, �or Landfill (Release 1)�62 -4.3 Open Surface Losses to Air During Container Cleaning (Release 2)�64 -4.4 Transfer Operation Losses to Air from Unloading the Adhesive Component �(Release 3) 65 -4.5 Dust Generation from Transfer Operations Released to Air, or Collected �and Released to Water, Incineration, or Landfill (Release 4)�66 -4.6 Vented Losses to Air During Process Operations (Release 5) 68 -4.7 Adhesive Product Sampling Wastes Disposed to Water, Incineration, or �Landfill (Release 6) 70 -4.8 Open Surface Losses to Air During Product Sampling (Release 7) 70 -4.9 Equipment Cleaning Releases to Water, Incineration or Landfill (Release 8) 72 -4.10 Open Surface Losses to Air During Equipment Cleaning (Release 9) 73 -4.11 Transfer Operation Losses to Air from Loading Adhesive Product into �Transport Containers (Release 10) 74 -4.12 Off-Spec Product Released to Water, Incineration or Landfill (Release 11) 76 5. Occupational Exposure Assessments 77 -5.1 Personal Protective Equipment 79 -5.2 Number of Workers Exposed Per Site 79 -5.3 Exposure from Unloading Solid or Liquid Chemicals (Exposure A) 80 -5.4 Exposure to Solids or Liquids During Container Cleaning (Exposure B) 84 -5.5 Inhalation Exposure During Operation of Open Mixing Vessels (Exposure C) 88 -5.6 Exposure from Sampling Liquid Adhesive Product (Exposure D)�89 -5.7 Exposure to Liquids During the Equipment Cleaning of Mixers and Other �Process Equipment (Exposure E)�91 -5.8 Exposure from Packaging Adhesive Product (Exposure F)�93 6. Sample Calculations 96 -6.1 General Facility Estimates 96 -6.2 Release Assessments 99� -6.3 Occupational Exposure Assessments 107 7. Data Gaps / Uncertainties and Future Work�115 8 References 118 Appendix A. Estimation Equation Summary and Default Parameter Values 123 Appendix B. Background Information and Equations / Defaults for the Standard EPS Environemntal Release and Worker Exposure Models 131 Appendix C. Data Received from Environment Canada 165  
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD)  provides information on the sources, use patterns, and potential release pathways of chemicals used in the adhesive formulation industry. The document presents standard approaches for estimating the environmental releases of and occupational exposures to additives and components used in adhesive formulations. These approaches are intended to provide conservative, screening-level estimates resulting in release and exposure amounts that are likely to be higher, or at least higher than average, than amounts that might actually occur in the real world setting.  
  • Explanatory Notes 6 -Purpose and background�6 -How to use this document 6 -Coverage and methodology 7 -How this document was developed 10 1. Industry Summary and Background16 -1.1 Introduction to Adhesives 16 -1.2 Industry Sector Description 17 -1.3 Market Profile and Adhesive Production 21 -1.4 Adhesive Application 23 2. Process Description�24 -2.1 Sealed Mixing/Transfer 24 -2.2 Unsealed Mixing/Transfer�27 -2.3 Heated Mixing/Transfer 29 -2.4 Adhesive Formulations 31 -2.5 Physical Properties of Adhesive Chemicals 34 3. Overall Approach and General Facility Estimates�40 -3.1 Introduction to the General Facility Estimates 40 -3.2 Annual Facility Adhesive Production Rate (Qadhes_site_yr) 41 -3.3 Mass Fraction of the Chemical of Interest in the Adhesive Component �(Fchem_comp) 48 -3.4 Mass Fraction of the Component in the Adhesive Product (Fcomp_adhes) 48 -3.5 Number of Sites (Nsites) 53 -3.6 Annual Number of Batches (Nbt_site_yr) 54 -3.7 Days of Operation (TIMEworking_days)� 55 -3.8 Daily Use Rate of the Chemical of Interest (Qchem_site_day) 56 -3.9 Annual Number of Adhesive Component Containers Emptied per Facility (Ncont_empty_site_yr)�57 -3.10 Annual Number of Adhesive Product Containers Filled per Facility �(Ncont_fill_site_yr) 58� 4. Environmental Release Assessments 60 -4.1 Control Technologies 62 -4.2 Adhesive Component Container Residue Released to Water, Incineration, �or Landfill (Release 1)�62 -4.3 Open Surface Losses to Air During Container Cleaning (Release 2)�64 -4.4 Transfer Operation Losses to Air from Unloading the Adhesive Component �(Release 3) 65 -4.5 Dust Generation from Transfer Operations Released to Air, or Collected �and Released to Water, Incineration, or Landfill (Release 4)�66 -4.6 Vented Losses to Air During Process Operations (Release 5) 68 -4.7 Adhesive Product Sampling Wastes Disposed to Water, Incineration, or �Landfill (Release 6) 70 -4.8 Open Surface Losses to Air During Product Sampling (Release 7) 70 -4.9 Equipment Cleaning Releases to Water, Incineration or Landfill (Release 8) 72 -4.10 Open Surface Losses to Air During Equipment Cleaning (Release 9) 73 -4.11 Transfer Operation Losses to Air from Loading Adhesive Product into �Transport Containers (Release 10) 74 -4.12 Off-Spec Product Released to Water, Incineration or Landfill (Release 11) 76 5. Occupational Exposure Assessments 77 -5.1 Personal Protective Equipment 79 -5.2 Number of Workers Exposed Per Site 79 -5.3 Exposure from Unloading Solid or Liquid Chemicals (Exposure A) 80 -5.4 Exposure to Solids or Liquids During Container Cleaning (Exposure B) 84 -5.5 Inhalation Exposure During Operation of Open Mixing Vessels (Exposure C) 88 -5.6 Exposure from Sampling Liquid Adhesive Product (Exposure D)�89 -5.7 Exposure to Liquids During the Equipment Cleaning of Mixers and Other �Process Equipment (Exposure E)�91 -5.8 Exposure from Packaging Adhesive Product (Exposure F)�93 6. Sample Calculations 96 -6.1 General Facility Estimates 96 -6.2 Release Assessments 99� -6.3 Occupational Exposure Assessments 107 7. Data Gaps / Uncertainties and Future Work�115 8 References 118 Appendix A. Estimation Equation Summary and Default Parameter Values 123 Appendix B. Background Information and Equations / Defaults for the Standard EPS Environemntal Release and Worker Exposure Models 131 Appendix C. Data Received from Environment Canada 165  
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD)  provides information on the sources, use patterns, and potential release pathways of chemicals used in the adhesive formulation industry. The document presents standard approaches for estimating the environmental releases of and occupational exposures to additives and components used in adhesive formulations. These approaches are intended to provide conservative, screening-level estimates resulting in release and exposure amounts that are likely to be higher, or at least higher than average, than amounts that might actually occur in the real world setting.  
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28 p. ; 21 x 29.7 cm.
Multifactor productivity (MFP) is increasingly used in economic policy, not least to compute potential output. Most measures are based on a standard production function combining labour and capital, but do not incorporate the negative by-products of the production process such as air pollution that could have deleterious effect on health and productivity in the medium to long term (see for instance OECD (2014)). The failure to account for the costs of environmental damages and the benefits associated with emission reduction impart a bias to standard measures of MFP. Ignoring these dimensions can give a misleading idea of growth prospects over the medium to long term...
Multifactor productivity (MFP) is increasingly used in economic policy, not least to compute potential output. Most measures are based on a standard production function combining labour and capital, but do not incorporate the negative by-products of the production process such as air pollution that could have deleterious effect on health and productivity in the medium to long term (see for instance OECD (2014)). The failure to account for the costs of environmental damages and the benefits associated with emission reduction impart a bias to standard measures of MFP. Ignoring these dimensions can give a misleading idea of growth prospects over the medium to long term...
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xx. 681 p., [32] p. of col. plates : ill.
  • Monte Carlo Modeling of Photon Migration for the Needs of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics Igor Meglinski and Alexander Doronin Quantitative Polarimetry for Tissue Characterization and Diagnosis David Layden, Nirmalya Ghosh, and Alex Vitkin Spatial and Temporal Frequency Domain Imaging Amaan Mazhar, David J. Cuccia, Anthony J. Durkin, and Bruce J. Tromberg Multiphoton Microscopy and SHG Riccardo Cicchi, Leonardo Sacconi, and Francesco S. Pavone Optical Coherence Tomography: Technical Aspect Hrebesh M. Subhash and Ruikang K. Wang Speckle in Optical Coherence Tomography Andrea Curatolo, Brendan F. Kennedy, David D. Sampson, and Timothy R. Hillman Optical Coherence Tomography and Light-Induced Fluorescence: Optical Slicing plus Biochemical Probing Jennifer Kehlet Barton Multimodal Tomography Combining Optical Coherence Tomography with Fluorescence Laminar Optical Tomography Chao-Wei Chen and Yu Chen Advances in Blood Flow Imaging Susan M. Daly and Martin J. Leahy Optical Microangiography Hrebesh M. Subhash and Ruikang K. Wang High-Speed Photoacoustic Tomography Liang Song, Zijian Guo, and Lihong V. Wang Optoacoustic Molecular Imaging: Methods and Applications Adrian Taruttis and Vasilis Ntziachristos Multimodal Microscopy for Comprehensive Tissue Characterizations Shuliang Jiao and Hao F. Zhang Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) Yuhua Zhang, Christopher A. Girkin, Jacque L. Duncan, and Austin Roorda Intrinsic Optical Signal Imaging of Retinal Function at Cellular Resolution Xin-Cheng Yao Isometric 3D Imaging of Cellular Samples Using Optical Projection Tomographic Microscopy Ryan L. Coe, Qin Miao, Kenny F. Chou, Michael G. Meyer, and Eric J. Seibel Tissue Optical Clearing Dan Zhu, Qingming Luo, and Valery V. Tuchin.
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Despite a number of books on biophotonics imaging for medical diagnostics and therapy, the field still lacks a comprehensive imaging book that describes state-of-the-art biophotonics imaging approaches intensively developed in recent years. Addressing this shortfall, Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning presents contemporary methods and applications of biophotonics imaging. Gathering research otherwise scattered in numerous physical, chemical, biophysical, and biomedical journals, the book helps researchers, bioengineers, and medical doctors understand major recent bioimaging technologies and the underlying biophotonics science. Well-known international experts explore a variety of "hot" biomedical optics and biophotonics problems, including the use of photoacoustic imaging to investigate the molecular and cellular processes in living systems. The book also covers Monte Carlo modeling, tissue optics and tissue optical clearing, nonlinear optical microscopy, various aspects of optical coherence tomography, multimodal tomography, adaptive optics, and signal imaging. With 58 color images, this book represents a valuable contribution to the biomedical and biophotonics literature. Designed for researchers and practitioners in biophotonics, the book is also a useful resource for scientists in laser physics and technology, fiber optics, spectroscopy, materials science, biology, and medicine as well as students studying biomedical physics and engineering, biomedical optics, and biophotonics.
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  • Monte Carlo Modeling of Photon Migration for the Needs of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics Igor Meglinski and Alexander Doronin Quantitative Polarimetry for Tissue Characterization and Diagnosis David Layden, Nirmalya Ghosh, and Alex Vitkin Spatial and Temporal Frequency Domain Imaging Amaan Mazhar, David J. Cuccia, Anthony J. Durkin, and Bruce J. Tromberg Multiphoton Microscopy and SHG Riccardo Cicchi, Leonardo Sacconi, and Francesco S. Pavone Optical Coherence Tomography: Technical Aspect Hrebesh M. Subhash and Ruikang K. Wang Speckle in Optical Coherence Tomography Andrea Curatolo, Brendan F. Kennedy, David D. Sampson, and Timothy R. Hillman Optical Coherence Tomography and Light-Induced Fluorescence: Optical Slicing plus Biochemical Probing Jennifer Kehlet Barton Multimodal Tomography Combining Optical Coherence Tomography with Fluorescence Laminar Optical Tomography Chao-Wei Chen and Yu Chen Advances in Blood Flow Imaging Susan M. Daly and Martin J. Leahy Optical Microangiography Hrebesh M. Subhash and Ruikang K. Wang High-Speed Photoacoustic Tomography Liang Song, Zijian Guo, and Lihong V. Wang Optoacoustic Molecular Imaging: Methods and Applications Adrian Taruttis and Vasilis Ntziachristos Multimodal Microscopy for Comprehensive Tissue Characterizations Shuliang Jiao and Hao F. Zhang Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) Yuhua Zhang, Christopher A. Girkin, Jacque L. Duncan, and Austin Roorda Intrinsic Optical Signal Imaging of Retinal Function at Cellular Resolution Xin-Cheng Yao Isometric 3D Imaging of Cellular Samples Using Optical Projection Tomographic Microscopy Ryan L. Coe, Qin Miao, Kenny F. Chou, Michael G. Meyer, and Eric J. Seibel Tissue Optical Clearing Dan Zhu, Qingming Luo, and Valery V. Tuchin.
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Despite a number of books on biophotonics imaging for medical diagnostics and therapy, the field still lacks a comprehensive imaging book that describes state-of-the-art biophotonics imaging approaches intensively developed in recent years. Addressing this shortfall, Advanced Biophotonics: Tissue Optical Sectioning presents contemporary methods and applications of biophotonics imaging. Gathering research otherwise scattered in numerous physical, chemical, biophysical, and biomedical journals, the book helps researchers, bioengineers, and medical doctors understand major recent bioimaging technologies and the underlying biophotonics science. Well-known international experts explore a variety of "hot" biomedical optics and biophotonics problems, including the use of photoacoustic imaging to investigate the molecular and cellular processes in living systems. The book also covers Monte Carlo modeling, tissue optics and tissue optical clearing, nonlinear optical microscopy, various aspects of optical coherence tomography, multimodal tomography, adaptive optics, and signal imaging. With 58 color images, this book represents a valuable contribution to the biomedical and biophotonics literature. Designed for researchers and practitioners in biophotonics, the book is also a useful resource for scientists in laser physics and technology, fiber optics, spectroscopy, materials science, biology, and medicine as well as students studying biomedical physics and engineering, biomedical optics, and biophotonics.
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Book
1 online resource (PDF, x, 155 pages).
  • An Extensible Framework for Genomic and Metagenomic Analysis.- On the Multichromosomal Hultman Number.- Towards an Ensemble Learning Strategy for Metagenomic Gene Prediction.- FUNN-MG: A Metagenomic Systems Biology Computational Framework.- FluxMED: An Adaptable and Extensible Electronic Health Record System.- Influence of Sequence Length in Promoter Prediction Performance.- Evolution of Genes Neighborhood within Reconciled Phylogenies: An Ensemble Approach.- Dynamic Programming for Set Data Types.- Using Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) for Memory Optimization in Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST).- A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Improving Multiple Sequence Alignments.- BION2SEL: An Ontology-Based Approach for the Selection of Molecular Biology Databases.- Structural Comparative Analysis of Secreted NTPDase Models of Schistosoma mansoni and Homo sapiens.- Length and Symmetry on the Sorting by Weighted Inversions Problem.- Storage Policy for Genomic Data in Hybrid Federated Clouds.- Genome-Wide Identification of Non-coding RNAs in Komagataella pastoris str. GS115.- Multi-scale Simulation of T Helper Lymphocyte Differentiation.- Scaffolding of Ancient Contigs and Ancestral Reconstruction in a Phylogenetic Framework.- Quality Metrics for Benchmarking Sequences Comparison Tools.
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in October 2014. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology.
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  • An Extensible Framework for Genomic and Metagenomic Analysis.- On the Multichromosomal Hultman Number.- Towards an Ensemble Learning Strategy for Metagenomic Gene Prediction.- FUNN-MG: A Metagenomic Systems Biology Computational Framework.- FluxMED: An Adaptable and Extensible Electronic Health Record System.- Influence of Sequence Length in Promoter Prediction Performance.- Evolution of Genes Neighborhood within Reconciled Phylogenies: An Ensemble Approach.- Dynamic Programming for Set Data Types.- Using Binary Decision Diagrams (BDDs) for Memory Optimization in Basic Local Alignment Search Tool (BLAST).- A Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm for Improving Multiple Sequence Alignments.- BION2SEL: An Ontology-Based Approach for the Selection of Molecular Biology Databases.- Structural Comparative Analysis of Secreted NTPDase Models of Schistosoma mansoni and Homo sapiens.- Length and Symmetry on the Sorting by Weighted Inversions Problem.- Storage Policy for Genomic Data in Hybrid Federated Clouds.- Genome-Wide Identification of Non-coding RNAs in Komagataella pastoris str. GS115.- Multi-scale Simulation of T Helper Lymphocyte Differentiation.- Scaffolding of Ancient Contigs and Ancestral Reconstruction in a Phylogenetic Framework.- Quality Metrics for Benchmarking Sequences Comparison Tools.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 9th Brazilian Symposium on Bioinformatics, BSB 2014, held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in October 2014. The 18 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 32 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of bioinformatics and computational biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book
105 p.
This document describes the state of knowledge of the adverse outcome pathway (AOP) for skin sensitisation initiated by covalent binding to proteins, assesses the weight-of-evidence supporting the AOP, identifies the key events, and identifies databases containing test results related to those key events. AOPs can be incorporated into chemical categories-based assessments or integrated approaches for testing and assessment.  
This document describes the state of knowledge of the adverse outcome pathway (AOP) for skin sensitisation initiated by covalent binding to proteins, assesses the weight-of-evidence supporting the AOP, identifies the key events, and identifies databases containing test results related to those key events. AOPs can be incorporated into chemical categories-based assessments or integrated approaches for testing and assessment.  
Book
1 online resource (37 p.)
Investment decision making is already difficult for any diverse group of actors with different priorities and views. But the presence of deep uncertainties linked to climate change and other future conditions further challenges decision making by questioning the robustness of all purportedly optimal solutions. While decision makers can continue to use the decision metrics they have used in the past (such as net present value), alternative methodologies can improve decision processes, especially those that lead with analysis and end in agreement on decisions. Such "Agree-on-Decision" methods start by stress-testing options under a wide range of plausible conditions, without requiring us to agree ex ante on which conditions are more or less likely, and against a set of objectives or success metrics, without requiring us to agree ex ante on how to aggregate or weight them. As a result, these methods are easier to apply to contexts of large uncertainty or disagreement on values and objectives. This inverted process promotes consensus around better decisions and can help in managing uncertainty. Analyses performed in this way let decision makers make the decision and inform them on (1) the conditions under which an option or project is vulnerable; (2) the tradeoffs between robustness and cost, or between various objectives; and (3) the flexibility of various options to respond to changes in the future. In doing so, they put decision makers back in the driver's seat. A growing set of case studies shows that these methods can be applied in real-world contexts and do not need to be more costly or complicated than traditional approaches. Finally, while this paper focuses on climate change, a better treatment of uncertainties and disagreement would in general improve decision making and development outcomes.
Investment decision making is already difficult for any diverse group of actors with different priorities and views. But the presence of deep uncertainties linked to climate change and other future conditions further challenges decision making by questioning the robustness of all purportedly optimal solutions. While decision makers can continue to use the decision metrics they have used in the past (such as net present value), alternative methodologies can improve decision processes, especially those that lead with analysis and end in agreement on decisions. Such "Agree-on-Decision" methods start by stress-testing options under a wide range of plausible conditions, without requiring us to agree ex ante on which conditions are more or less likely, and against a set of objectives or success metrics, without requiring us to agree ex ante on how to aggregate or weight them. As a result, these methods are easier to apply to contexts of large uncertainty or disagreement on values and objectives. This inverted process promotes consensus around better decisions and can help in managing uncertainty. Analyses performed in this way let decision makers make the decision and inform them on (1) the conditions under which an option or project is vulnerable; (2) the tradeoffs between robustness and cost, or between various objectives; and (3) the flexibility of various options to respond to changes in the future. In doing so, they put decision makers back in the driver's seat. A growing set of case studies shows that these methods can be applied in real-world contexts and do not need to be more costly or complicated than traditional approaches. Finally, while this paper focuses on climate change, a better treatment of uncertainties and disagreement would in general improve decision making and development outcomes.
Book
59 p.
  • 1. Industry Summary and Background 9 2. Process Description 10 -2.1 Surface Preparation 12 -2.2 Solvent Wipe Down 12 -2.3 Paint Mixing 12 -2.4 Coating Application via Spray Painting�13 -2.5 Curing [This section is included for background information only] 15 3. Screening Level Estimation Techniques/Methods 16 -3.1 General Facility Estimates 16 -3.2 Release Assessments 19 -3.3 Occupational Exposure Assessments 24 4. Summary of Equations and Sample Calculations 28 -4.1 Summary of Release and Exposure Equations 28 -4.2 Individual Chemical Release and Exposure Examples 32 5. Data Gaps / Uncertainties and Future Work 36 6. References 37� Appendix A. German Data for� Automotive Coating�� Appendix B. Inhalation Exposure to Polysocyanate in Paint Appendix C. Paint Mist Concentration Data�� Appendix D. Dermal Exposure Assessment Factors
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used in automotive refinishing industry. The information can be used to estimate releases of chemicals to the environment.  
  • 1. Industry Summary and Background 9 2. Process Description 10 -2.1 Surface Preparation 12 -2.2 Solvent Wipe Down 12 -2.3 Paint Mixing 12 -2.4 Coating Application via Spray Painting�13 -2.5 Curing [This section is included for background information only] 15 3. Screening Level Estimation Techniques/Methods 16 -3.1 General Facility Estimates 16 -3.2 Release Assessments 19 -3.3 Occupational Exposure Assessments 24 4. Summary of Equations and Sample Calculations 28 -4.1 Summary of Release and Exposure Equations 28 -4.2 Individual Chemical Release and Exposure Examples 32 5. Data Gaps / Uncertainties and Future Work 36 6. References 37� Appendix A. German Data for� Automotive Coating�� Appendix B. Inhalation Exposure to Polysocyanate in Paint Appendix C. Paint Mist Concentration Data�� Appendix D. Dermal Exposure Assessment Factors
This OECD Emission Scenario Document (ESD) is intended to provide information on the sources, use patterns and release pathways of chemicals used in automotive refinishing industry. The information can be used to estimate releases of chemicals to the environment.  
Book
1 online resource (51 p.)
China's national leaders have recently made a priority of changing lanes from a pollution-intensive, growth-at-any-cost model to a resource-efficient and sustainable one. The immense challenges of rapid urbanization are one aspect of the problem. Central-local government relations are another source of challenges, since the central government's green agenda does not always find willing followers at lower levels. This paper identifies barriers to a more comprehensive implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China's urban areas and suggests ways to reduce or remove them. The research focuses particularly on the reasons for the gap between national plans and policy outcomes. Although environmental goals and policies at the national level are quite ambitious and comprehensive, insufficient and inconsistent local level implementation can hold back significant improvements in urban environmental quality. By analyzing local institutional and behavioral obstacles and by highlighting best-practice examples from China and elsewhere, the paper outlines options that can be used at the national and local levels to close the local "environmental implementation gap." The findings emphasize the need to create additional incentives and increase local implementation capacities.
China's national leaders have recently made a priority of changing lanes from a pollution-intensive, growth-at-any-cost model to a resource-efficient and sustainable one. The immense challenges of rapid urbanization are one aspect of the problem. Central-local government relations are another source of challenges, since the central government's green agenda does not always find willing followers at lower levels. This paper identifies barriers to a more comprehensive implementation of environmental policies at the local level in China's urban areas and suggests ways to reduce or remove them. The research focuses particularly on the reasons for the gap between national plans and policy outcomes. Although environmental goals and policies at the national level are quite ambitious and comprehensive, insufficient and inconsistent local level implementation can hold back significant improvements in urban environmental quality. By analyzing local institutional and behavioral obstacles and by highlighting best-practice examples from China and elsewhere, the paper outlines options that can be used at the national and local levels to close the local "environmental implementation gap." The findings emphasize the need to create additional incentives and increase local implementation capacities.
Book
96 p. ; 21 x 29.7 cm.
As OECD countries emerge from the global financial crisis, several countries have published their plans for the development of a future bioeconomy, an economy in which bio-based materials and production techniques will contribute significantly to economic and environmental sustainability. Such plans typically involve building a bio-based production industry in which fuels, energy and materials such as chemicals and plastics, almost always generated from fossil resources such as oil and natural gas, are incrementally replaced by equivalent or novel products generated from renewable resources. The realisation of this vision will require sustainably harnessing the vast biomass resource. The highest policy priorities at present are on several levels: allowing bio-based materials to compete for biomass on price with bioelectricity and biofuels; rectifying the highly distorting fossil fuel subsidies, heading off future competition for crude oil demand; and correcting for any excessive regulatory impacts. If governments wish to realise a successful bioeconomy in the future, the case for support for bio-based chemicals and plastics warrants serious attention.
As OECD countries emerge from the global financial crisis, several countries have published their plans for the development of a future bioeconomy, an economy in which bio-based materials and production techniques will contribute significantly to economic and environmental sustainability. Such plans typically involve building a bio-based production industry in which fuels, energy and materials such as chemicals and plastics, almost always generated from fossil resources such as oil and natural gas, are incrementally replaced by equivalent or novel products generated from renewable resources. The realisation of this vision will require sustainably harnessing the vast biomass resource. The highest policy priorities at present are on several levels: allowing bio-based materials to compete for biomass on price with bioelectricity and biofuels; rectifying the highly distorting fossil fuel subsidies, heading off future competition for crude oil demand; and correcting for any excessive regulatory impacts. If governments wish to realise a successful bioeconomy in the future, the case for support for bio-based chemicals and plastics warrants serious attention.
Book
xxviii, 591 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
  • PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF LIFE -- 1. The basic molecular themes of life -- 2. Cells and viruses -- 3. Energy considerations in biochemistry -- PART 2: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PROTEINS AND MEMBRANES -- 4. The structure of proteins -- 5. Methods in protein investigation -- 6. Enzymes -- 7. The cell membrane and membrane proteins -- 8. Muscle contraction, the cytoskeleton, and molecular motors -- PART 3: METABOLISM AND NUTRITION -- 9. General principles of nutrition -- 10. Food digestion, absorption, and distribution to the tissues -- 11. Mechanisms of transport, storage, and mobilization of dietary components -- 12. Principles of energy release from food -- 13. Glycolysis, the TCA cycle, and the electron transport system -- 14. Energy release from fat -- 15. An alternative pathway of glucose oxidation. The pentose phosphate pathway -- 16. Synthesis of glucose (gluconeogenesis) -- 17. Synthesis of fat and related compounds -- 18. Nitrogen metabolism: amino acid metabolism -- 19. Nitrogen metabolism: nucleotide metabolism -- 20. Mechanisms of metabolic control and their applications to metabolic integration -- 21. Raising electrons of water back up the energy scale - photosynthesis -- PART 4: INFORMATION STORAGE AND UTILIZATION -- 22. The genome -- 23. DNA synthesis, repair, and recombination -- 24. Gene transcription -- 25. Protein synthesis and controlled protein breakdown -- 26. Control of gene expression -- 27. Protein sorting and delivery -- 28. Manipulating DNA and genes -- PART 5: CELLS AND TISSUES -- 29. Cell signalling -- 30. The cell cycle, cell division, and cell death -- 31. Cancer -- PART 6: PROTECTIVE MECHANISMS AGAINST DISEASE -- 32. Special topics: blood clotting, xenobiotic metabolism, reactive oxygen species -- 33. The immune system.
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Now in its fifth edition Biochemistry and Molecular Biology features a new author team, who have retained the much-praised clarity of previous editions, while adding a more biomedical focus and incorporating a discussion of recent developments in research. A new chapter on the general principles of nutrition emphasises the key principles underlying complex metabolic pathways, enabling students to appreciate an integrated view of human metabolism and nutrition. Also new to the fifth edition, a chapter on the control of gene expression reflects our increasing understanding of the importance and power of gene regulation. With an integrated approach covering both biochemistry and molecular biology, complemented by frequent diagrams and clear explanations, and all presented in a broader cellular context, this text is the perfect introduction for any student new to the subject. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Further reading organised by chapter, linked to the book via QR codes * An extensive bank of multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning * Links to 3D molecular structures.
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  • PART 1: BASIC CONCEPTS OF LIFE -- 1. The basic molecular themes of life -- 2. Cells and viruses -- 3. Energy considerations in biochemistry -- PART 2: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION OF PROTEINS AND MEMBRANES -- 4. The structure of proteins -- 5. Methods in protein investigation -- 6. Enzymes -- 7. The cell membrane and membrane proteins -- 8. Muscle contraction, the cytoskeleton, and molecular motors -- PART 3: METABOLISM AND NUTRITION -- 9. General principles of nutrition -- 10. Food digestion, absorption, and distribution to the tissues -- 11. Mechanisms of transport, storage, and mobilization of dietary components -- 12. Principles of energy release from food -- 13. Glycolysis, the TCA cycle, and the electron transport system -- 14. Energy release from fat -- 15. An alternative pathway of glucose oxidation. The pentose phosphate pathway -- 16. Synthesis of glucose (gluconeogenesis) -- 17. Synthesis of fat and related compounds -- 18. Nitrogen metabolism: amino acid metabolism -- 19. Nitrogen metabolism: nucleotide metabolism -- 20. Mechanisms of metabolic control and their applications to metabolic integration -- 21. Raising electrons of water back up the energy scale - photosynthesis -- PART 4: INFORMATION STORAGE AND UTILIZATION -- 22. The genome -- 23. DNA synthesis, repair, and recombination -- 24. Gene transcription -- 25. Protein synthesis and controlled protein breakdown -- 26. Control of gene expression -- 27. Protein sorting and delivery -- 28. Manipulating DNA and genes -- PART 5: CELLS AND TISSUES -- 29. Cell signalling -- 30. The cell cycle, cell division, and cell death -- 31. Cancer -- PART 6: PROTECTIVE MECHANISMS AGAINST DISEASE -- 32. Special topics: blood clotting, xenobiotic metabolism, reactive oxygen species -- 33. The immune system.
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Now in its fifth edition Biochemistry and Molecular Biology features a new author team, who have retained the much-praised clarity of previous editions, while adding a more biomedical focus and incorporating a discussion of recent developments in research. A new chapter on the general principles of nutrition emphasises the key principles underlying complex metabolic pathways, enabling students to appreciate an integrated view of human metabolism and nutrition. Also new to the fifth edition, a chapter on the control of gene expression reflects our increasing understanding of the importance and power of gene regulation. With an integrated approach covering both biochemistry and molecular biology, complemented by frequent diagrams and clear explanations, and all presented in a broader cellular context, this text is the perfect introduction for any student new to the subject. Online Resource Centre: The Online Resource Centre features: For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book available to download For students: * Further reading organised by chapter, linked to the book via QR codes * An extensive bank of multiple-choice questions for self-directed learning * Links to 3D molecular structures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Biology Library (Falconer)
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QP514.2 .E36 2014 Unknown
Book
1 online resource.
  • Part 1 Technology for DNA and RNA analysis of pathogens: Nucleic acid sequencing for characterizing infectious and novel agents in complex samples-- Multiplexed, real-time and lateral flow polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques for biological identification-- Isothermal amplification of specific sequences-- Multiplex bead array technologies for nucleic acid identification and analysis. Part 2 Lab-on-chip and portable systems for biodetection and analysis: Electrochemical detection for biological identification-- Conductometric biosensors-- Bio-chem-FETs: field effect transistors for biological sensing. Part 3 Optical systems for biological identification: Porphyrins-incorporated receptor-based biosensors-- Overview of terahertz (Thz) spectral characterization for biological identification-- Deciphering species-level spectral uniqueness within Bacillus microorganisms-- LIDAR (light detection and ranging) for biodetection. Part 4 Sample preparation and mass spectrometry-based biological analysis: Electrophoretic approaches to sample collection and preparation for nucleic acids analysis-- Mass spectrometry-based proteomics methods for microbial identification.
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Biological Identification provides a detailed review of, and potential future developments in, the technologies available to counter the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. Biological identification systems must be fast, accurate, reliable, and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book covers the fundamentals of these vital systems and lays out possible advances in the technology. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods, isothermal amplification, and bead array technologies. Part two addresses a variety of approaches to making identification systems portable, tackling the special requirements of smaller, mobile systems in fluid movement, power usage, and sample preparation. Part three focuses on a range of optical methods and their advantages. Finally, part four describes a unique approach to sample preparation and a promising approach to identification using mass spectroscopy. Biological Identification is a useful resource for academics and engineers involved in the microelectronics and sensors industry, and for companies, medical organizations and military bodies looking for biodetection solutions. * Covers DNA sequencing of pathogens, lab-on-chip, and portable systems for biodetection and analysis* Provides an in-depth description of optical systems and explores sample preparation and mass spectrometry-based biological analysis.
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  • Part 1 Technology for DNA and RNA analysis of pathogens: Nucleic acid sequencing for characterizing infectious and novel agents in complex samples-- Multiplexed, real-time and lateral flow polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques for biological identification-- Isothermal amplification of specific sequences-- Multiplex bead array technologies for nucleic acid identification and analysis. Part 2 Lab-on-chip and portable systems for biodetection and analysis: Electrochemical detection for biological identification-- Conductometric biosensors-- Bio-chem-FETs: field effect transistors for biological sensing. Part 3 Optical systems for biological identification: Porphyrins-incorporated receptor-based biosensors-- Overview of terahertz (Thz) spectral characterization for biological identification-- Deciphering species-level spectral uniqueness within Bacillus microorganisms-- LIDAR (light detection and ranging) for biodetection. Part 4 Sample preparation and mass spectrometry-based biological analysis: Electrophoretic approaches to sample collection and preparation for nucleic acids analysis-- Mass spectrometry-based proteomics methods for microbial identification.
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Biological Identification provides a detailed review of, and potential future developments in, the technologies available to counter the threats to life and health posed by natural pathogens, toxins, and bioterrorism agents. Biological identification systems must be fast, accurate, reliable, and easy to use. It is also important to employ the most suitable technology in dealing with any particular threat. This book covers the fundamentals of these vital systems and lays out possible advances in the technology. Part one covers the essentials of DNA and RNA sequencing for the identification of pathogens, including next generation sequencing (NGS), polymerase chain reaction (PCR) methods, isothermal amplification, and bead array technologies. Part two addresses a variety of approaches to making identification systems portable, tackling the special requirements of smaller, mobile systems in fluid movement, power usage, and sample preparation. Part three focuses on a range of optical methods and their advantages. Finally, part four describes a unique approach to sample preparation and a promising approach to identification using mass spectroscopy. Biological Identification is a useful resource for academics and engineers involved in the microelectronics and sensors industry, and for companies, medical organizations and military bodies looking for biodetection solutions. * Covers DNA sequencing of pathogens, lab-on-chip, and portable systems for biodetection and analysis* Provides an in-depth description of optical systems and explores sample preparation and mass spectrometry-based biological analysis.
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Book
1 online resource (223 p.)
  • Front Cover; The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Turtles Are Food, Pets, Lab Animals, and Majestic Creatures; Coccidia in Turtles: Perpetrators, Symptoms, and Disease; 2 Suborder Cryptodira, Hidden-Necked Turtles; Family Chelydridae, Snapping Turtles, 2 Genera, 4 Species; Genus Chelydra Schweigger, 1812 (3 Species); Eimeria chelydrae Ernst, Stewart, Sampson, & Fincher, 1969; Eimeria filamentifera Wacha & Christiansen, 1979a
  • Eimeria serpentina McAllister, Upton, & Trauth, 1990bIsospora chelydrae McAllister, Upton, & Trauth, 1990b; Genus Macrochelys Gray, 1856 (Monospecific); Eimeria harlani Upton, McAllister, & Trauth, 1992; Superfamily Testudinoidea; Family Emydidae, Pond, Box, Water Turtles, 11 Genera, 50 Species; Genus Chrysemys Gray, 1844 (Monospecific); Eimeria chrysemydis Deeds & Jahn, 1939; Eimeria marginata (Deeds & Jahn, 1939) Pellérdy, 1974; Eimeria tetradacrutata Wacha & Christiansen, 1976; Genus Clemmys Ritgen, 1828 (Monospecific); Genus Deirochelys Latreille, 1801 (Monospecific)
  • Genus Emydoidea Holbrook, 1838 (Monospecific)Genus Emys Duméril, 1805 (3 Species); Eimeria delagei (Labbé, 1893) Reichenow, 1921; Eimeria emydis Segade, Crespo, Ayres, Cordero, Arias, García-Estévez, Iglesias, & Blanco, 2006; Eimeria gallaeciaensis Segade, Crespo, Ayres, Cordero, Arias, García-Estévez, Iglesias, & Blanco, 2006; Genus Glyptemys Agassiz, 1857 (2 Species); Eimeria lecontei Upton, McAllister, & Garrett, 1995; Eimeria megalostiedae Wacha & Christiansen, 1974; Genus Graptemys Agassiz, 1857 (13 Species); Eimeria graptemydos Wacha & Christiansen, 1976
  • Eimeria juniataensis Pluto & Rothenbacher, 1976Eimeria pseudogeographica Wacha & Christiansen, 1976; Genus Malaclemys Gray, 1844 (Monospecific); Genus Pseudemys Gray, 1856 (8 Species); Eimeria cooteri McAllister & Upton, 1989; Eimeria somervellensis McAllister & Upton, 1992; Eimeria texana McAllister & Upton, 1989b; Genus Terrapene Merrem, 1820 (4 Species); Eimeria carri Ernst & Forrester, 1973; Eimeria ornata McAllister & Upton, 1989a; Genus Trachemys Agassiz, 1857 (15 Species); Eimeria pseudemydis Lainson, 1968; Eimeria scriptae Sampson & Ernst, 1969
  • Eimeria stylosa McAllister & Upton, 1989bEimeria trachemydis McAllister & Upton, 1988; Family Testudinidae, Tortoises, 15 Genera, 57 Species; Genus Aldabrachelys Loveridge and Williams, 1957 (3 Species); Genus Astrochelys Gray, 1873 (2 Species); Genus Chelonoidis Fitzgerald, 1835 (13 Species); Eimeria amazonensis Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria carajasensis Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria carbonaria Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria geochelona Couch, Stone, Duszynski, Snell, & Snell, 1996
The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World is an invaluable resource for researchers in protozoology, coccidia, and parasitology, veterinary sciences, animal sciences, zoology, and biology. This first-of-its-kind work offers a taxonomic guide to apicomplexan parasites of turtles that enables easy parasite identification, with a summary of virtually everything known about the biology of each known parasite species. It is an important documentation of this specific area, useful to a broad base of readers, including researchers in biology, parasitology, animal husbandry, diseases of wild and domestic animals, veterinary medicine, and faculty members in universities with graduate programs in these areas. There are about 330 turtle species on Earth; many are endangered, a growing number of species are kept as pets, and some are still used as food by humans. Turtles, like other vertebrate animals have many different kinds of parasites (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, worms, arthropods, and others). Coccidiosis in turtles has prevented large-scale turtle breeding, and represents a serious problem in need of control. This succinct and highly focused book will aid in that effort. * Offers line drawings and photomicrographs of each parasite from each hosts species* Provides methods of identification and treatment* Presents a complete historical rendition of all known publications on coccidia (and their closest relatives) from all turtle species on Earth, and evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each* Provides a complete species analysis of the known biology of every coccidian described from turtles * Reviews the most current taxonomy of turtles and their phylogenetic relationships needed to help assess host-specificity and evaluate what little cross-transmission work is available.
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  • Front Cover; The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; Turtles Are Food, Pets, Lab Animals, and Majestic Creatures; Coccidia in Turtles: Perpetrators, Symptoms, and Disease; 2 Suborder Cryptodira, Hidden-Necked Turtles; Family Chelydridae, Snapping Turtles, 2 Genera, 4 Species; Genus Chelydra Schweigger, 1812 (3 Species); Eimeria chelydrae Ernst, Stewart, Sampson, & Fincher, 1969; Eimeria filamentifera Wacha & Christiansen, 1979a
  • Eimeria serpentina McAllister, Upton, & Trauth, 1990bIsospora chelydrae McAllister, Upton, & Trauth, 1990b; Genus Macrochelys Gray, 1856 (Monospecific); Eimeria harlani Upton, McAllister, & Trauth, 1992; Superfamily Testudinoidea; Family Emydidae, Pond, Box, Water Turtles, 11 Genera, 50 Species; Genus Chrysemys Gray, 1844 (Monospecific); Eimeria chrysemydis Deeds & Jahn, 1939; Eimeria marginata (Deeds & Jahn, 1939) Pellérdy, 1974; Eimeria tetradacrutata Wacha & Christiansen, 1976; Genus Clemmys Ritgen, 1828 (Monospecific); Genus Deirochelys Latreille, 1801 (Monospecific)
  • Genus Emydoidea Holbrook, 1838 (Monospecific)Genus Emys Duméril, 1805 (3 Species); Eimeria delagei (Labbé, 1893) Reichenow, 1921; Eimeria emydis Segade, Crespo, Ayres, Cordero, Arias, García-Estévez, Iglesias, & Blanco, 2006; Eimeria gallaeciaensis Segade, Crespo, Ayres, Cordero, Arias, García-Estévez, Iglesias, & Blanco, 2006; Genus Glyptemys Agassiz, 1857 (2 Species); Eimeria lecontei Upton, McAllister, & Garrett, 1995; Eimeria megalostiedae Wacha & Christiansen, 1974; Genus Graptemys Agassiz, 1857 (13 Species); Eimeria graptemydos Wacha & Christiansen, 1976
  • Eimeria juniataensis Pluto & Rothenbacher, 1976Eimeria pseudogeographica Wacha & Christiansen, 1976; Genus Malaclemys Gray, 1844 (Monospecific); Genus Pseudemys Gray, 1856 (8 Species); Eimeria cooteri McAllister & Upton, 1989; Eimeria somervellensis McAllister & Upton, 1992; Eimeria texana McAllister & Upton, 1989b; Genus Terrapene Merrem, 1820 (4 Species); Eimeria carri Ernst & Forrester, 1973; Eimeria ornata McAllister & Upton, 1989a; Genus Trachemys Agassiz, 1857 (15 Species); Eimeria pseudemydis Lainson, 1968; Eimeria scriptae Sampson & Ernst, 1969
  • Eimeria stylosa McAllister & Upton, 1989bEimeria trachemydis McAllister & Upton, 1988; Family Testudinidae, Tortoises, 15 Genera, 57 Species; Genus Aldabrachelys Loveridge and Williams, 1957 (3 Species); Genus Astrochelys Gray, 1873 (2 Species); Genus Chelonoidis Fitzgerald, 1835 (13 Species); Eimeria amazonensis Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria carajasensis Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria carbonaria Lainson, Da Silva, Franco, & De Souza, 2008; Eimeria geochelona Couch, Stone, Duszynski, Snell, & Snell, 1996
The Biology and Identification of the Coccidia (Apicomplexa) of Turtles of the World is an invaluable resource for researchers in protozoology, coccidia, and parasitology, veterinary sciences, animal sciences, zoology, and biology. This first-of-its-kind work offers a taxonomic guide to apicomplexan parasites of turtles that enables easy parasite identification, with a summary of virtually everything known about the biology of each known parasite species. It is an important documentation of this specific area, useful to a broad base of readers, including researchers in biology, parasitology, animal husbandry, diseases of wild and domestic animals, veterinary medicine, and faculty members in universities with graduate programs in these areas. There are about 330 turtle species on Earth; many are endangered, a growing number of species are kept as pets, and some are still used as food by humans. Turtles, like other vertebrate animals have many different kinds of parasites (viruses, bacteria, protozoa, worms, arthropods, and others). Coccidiosis in turtles has prevented large-scale turtle breeding, and represents a serious problem in need of control. This succinct and highly focused book will aid in that effort. * Offers line drawings and photomicrographs of each parasite from each hosts species* Provides methods of identification and treatment* Presents a complete historical rendition of all known publications on coccidia (and their closest relatives) from all turtle species on Earth, and evaluates the scientific and scholarly merit of each* Provides a complete species analysis of the known biology of every coccidian described from turtles * Reviews the most current taxonomy of turtles and their phylogenetic relationships needed to help assess host-specificity and evaluate what little cross-transmission work is available.
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  • Biomedical Informatics: The Science and the Pragmatics
  • Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use
  • Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning
  • Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics
  • Computer Architectures for Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Software Engineering for Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Standards in Biomedical Informatics
  • Natural Language Processing in Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Biomedical Imaging Informatics
  • Ethics and Biomedical and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes
  • Evaluation of Biomedical and Health Information Resources
  • Electronic Health Record Systems
  • The Health Information Infrastructure
  • Management of Information in Health Care Organizations
  • Patient-Centered Care Systems
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Consumer Health Informatics and Personal Health Records
  • Telehealth
  • Patient Monitoring Systems
  • Imaging Systems in Radiology
  • Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries
  • Clinical Decision-Support Systems
  • Computers in Health Care Education
  • Bioinformatics
  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Health Information Technology Policy
  • The Future of Informatics in Biomedicine.
Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine meets the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health, and information technology (IT). This 4th edition reflects the remarkable changes in both computing and health care that continue to occur and the exploding interest in the role that IT must play in care coordination and the melding of genomics with innovations in clinical practice and treatment. New chapters have been introduced on the health information infrastructure, consumer health informatics, telemedicine, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and health IT policy, while the others have all undergone extensive revisions, in many cases with new authors. The organization and philosophy are unchanged, focusing on the science of information and knowledge management and the role of computers and communications in modern biomedical research, health, and health care. Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides an introduction and extensive bibliography so that readers can comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT. The volume focuses on easy-to-understand examples, a guide to additional literature, chapter summaries, and a comprehensive glossary with concise definitions of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.
  • Biomedical Informatics: The Science and the Pragmatics
  • Biomedical Data: Their Acquisition, Storage, and Use
  • Biomedical Decision Making: Probabilistic Clinical Reasoning
  • Cognitive Science and Biomedical Informatics
  • Computer Architectures for Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Software Engineering for Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Standards in Biomedical Informatics
  • Natural Language Processing in Health Care and Biomedicine
  • Biomedical Imaging Informatics
  • Ethics and Biomedical and Health Informatics: Users, Standards, and Outcomes
  • Evaluation of Biomedical and Health Information Resources
  • Electronic Health Record Systems
  • The Health Information Infrastructure
  • Management of Information in Health Care Organizations
  • Patient-Centered Care Systems
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Consumer Health Informatics and Personal Health Records
  • Telehealth
  • Patient Monitoring Systems
  • Imaging Systems in Radiology
  • Information Retrieval and Digital Libraries
  • Clinical Decision-Support Systems
  • Computers in Health Care Education
  • Bioinformatics
  • Translational Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Health Information Technology Policy
  • The Future of Informatics in Biomedicine.
Biomedical Informatics: Computer Applications in Health Care and Biomedicine meets the growing demand of practitioners, researchers, educators, and students for a comprehensive introduction to key topics in the field and the underlying scientific issues that sit at the intersection of biomedical science, patient care, public health, and information technology (IT). This 4th edition reflects the remarkable changes in both computing and health care that continue to occur and the exploding interest in the role that IT must play in care coordination and the melding of genomics with innovations in clinical practice and treatment. New chapters have been introduced on the health information infrastructure, consumer health informatics, telemedicine, translational bioinformatics, clinical research informatics, and health IT policy, while the others have all undergone extensive revisions, in many cases with new authors. The organization and philosophy are unchanged, focusing on the science of information and knowledge management and the role of computers and communications in modern biomedical research, health, and health care. Emphasizing the conceptual basis of the field rather than technical details, it provides an introduction and extensive bibliography so that readers can comprehend, assess, and utilize biomedical informatics and health IT. The volume focuses on easy-to-understand examples, a guide to additional literature, chapter summaries, and a comprehensive glossary with concise definitions of recurring terms for self-study or classroom use.
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