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1. Biology [2019]

1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
  • Preface. To the Student. Part I: THE ORGANIZATION OF LIFE. 1. A View of Life. 2. Atoms and Molecules: The Chemical Basis of Life. 3. The Chemistry of Life: Organic Compounds. 4. Organization of the Cell. 5. Biological Membranes. 6. Cell Communication. Part II: ENERGY TRANSFER THROUGH LIVING SYSTEMS. 7. Energy and Metabolism. 8. How Cells Make ATP: Energy-Releasing Pathways. 9. Photosynthesis: Capturing Light Energy. Part III: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: GENETICS. 10. Chromosomes, Mitosis, and Meiosis. 11. The Basic Principles of Heredity. 12. DNA: The Carrier of Genetic Information. 13. Gene Expression. 14. Gene Regulation. 15. DNA Technology and Genomics. 16. Human Genetics and the Human Genome. 17. Developmental Genetics. Part IV: THE CONTINUITY OF LIFE: EVOLUTION. 18. Introduction to Darwinian Evolution. 19. Evolutionary Change in Populations. 20. Speciation and Macroevolution. 21. The Origin and Evolutionary History of Life. 22. The Evolution of Primates. Part V: THE DIVERSITY OF LIFE. 23. Understanding Diversity: Systematics. 24. Viruses and Subviral Agents. 25. Bacteria and Archaea. 26. Protists. 27. Seedless Plants. 28. Seed Plants. 29. The Fungi. 30. An Introduction to Animal Diversity. 31. Sponges, Cnidarians, Ctenophores, and Protostomes. 32. The Deuterostomes. Part VI: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN PLANTS. 33. Plant Structure, Growth, and Development. 34. Leaf Structure and Function. 35. Stem Structure and Transport. 36. Roots and Mineral Nutrition. 37. Reproduction in Flowering Plants. 38. Plant Developmental Responses to External and Internal Signals. Part VII: STRUCTURE AND LIFE PROCESSES IN ANIMALS. 39. Animal Structure and Function: An Introduction. 40. Protection, Support, and Movement. 41. Neural Signaling. 42. Neural Regulation. 43. Sensory Systems. 44. Internal Transport. 45. The Immune System: Internal Defense. 46. Gas Exchange. 47. Processing Food and Nutrition. 48. Osmoregulation and Disposal of Metabolic Wastes. 49. Endocrine Regulation. 50. Reproduction. 51. Animal Development. 52. Animal Behavior. Part VIII: THE INTERACTIONS OF LIFE: ECOLOGY. 53. Introduction to Ecology: Population Ecology. 54. Community Ecology. 55. Ecosystems and the Biosphere. 56. Ecology and the Geography of Life. 57. Biological Diversity and Conservation Biology. APPENDICES (Available online in MindTap and as PDFs on request). A: Periodic Table of the Elements. B: Classification of Organisms. C: Understanding Biological Terms. D: Abbreviations. E: Answers to Test Your Understanding, Checkpoint, Key Point, and Key Experiment Questions. Glossary. Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Solomon, Martin, Martin and Berg's BIOLOGY--often described as the best majors' text for learning Biology--is also a complete teaching program. The integrated, inquiry-based learning system guides students through every chapter, starting with key concepts at the beginning of each chapter and learning objectives for each section. End-of-section Checkpoint questions encourage students to review key points before moving on. A chapter summary further reinforces learning objectives, followed by an opportunity for students to test their understanding. The eleventh edition offers expanded integration of the text's five guiding themes of Biology--the evolution of life, the transmission of biological information, the flow of energy through living systems, interactions among biological systems and the inter-relationship of structure and function. Available with MindTap Biology, the platform that gives instructors complete control of their course and powers students from memorization to mastery.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337392938 20180226
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxx, 865 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 29 cm
  • 1. Invitation to Biology. UNIT 1: PRINCIPLES OF CELLULAR LIFE. 2. Life's Chemical Basis. 3. Molecules of Life. 4. Cell Structure. 5. Ground Rules of Metabolism. 6. Where it Starts: Photosynthesis. 7. How Cells Release Chemical Energy. UNIT II: GENETICS. 8. DNA Structure and Function. 9. From DNA to Protein. 10. Control of Gene Expression. 11. How Cells Reproduce. 12. Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. 13. Observing Patterns in Inherited Traits. 14. Chromosomes and Human Inheritance. 15. Studying and Manipulating Genomes. UNIT III: PRINCIPLES OF EVOLUTION. 16. Evidence of Evolution. 17. Processes of Evolution. 18. Organizing Information about Species. 19. Life's Origin and Early Evolution. UNIT IV: EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY. 20. Viruses, Bacteria, and Archaea. 21. Protists: The Simplest Eukaryotes. 22. The Land Plants. 23. Fungi. 24. Animal Evolution: The Invertebrates. 25. Animal Evolution: The Chordates. 26. Human Evolution. UNIT V: HOW PLANTS WORK. 27. Plant Tissues. 28. Plant Nutrition and Transport. 29. Life Cycles of Flowering Plants. 30. Communication Strategies in Plants. UNIT VI: HOW ANIMALS WORK. 31. Animal Tissues and Organ Systems. 32. Neural Control. 33. Sensory Perception. 34. Endocrine Control. 35. Structural Support and Movement. 36. Circulation. 37. Immunity. 38. Respiration. 39. Digestion and Nutrition. 40. Maintaining the Internal Environment. 41. Animal Reproductive System. 42. Animal Development. 43. Animal Behavior. UNIT VII: PRINCIPLES OF ECOLOGY. 44. Population Ecology. 45. Community Ecology. 46. Ecosystems. 47. The Biosphere. 48. Human Impacts on the Biosphere.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE, 15th Edition, reveals the biological world in wondrous detail. Its multitude of eye-catching photos and images will keep you fascinated, while helpful text features help you master the material. Chapter-opening Core Concepts enable you to focus on the topics that matter most in every chapter. Each section within a chapter begins with clear Learning Objectives, and section-ending Take Home Messages reinforce these key concepts. Other invaluable features include a running glossary, case studies, self-test questions and data-analysis problems. Available with MindTap Biology, the online program that powers you from memorization to mastery. BIOLOGY: THE UNITY AND DIVERSITY OF LIFE puts the living world of biology under a microscope for you to analyze, understand and enjoy!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781337408332 20180306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxxviii, 723 pages, 98 variously numbered pages ; 29 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
  • The molecular basis of heredity, variation, and evolution
  • Transmission genetics
  • Cell division and chromosome heredity
  • Gene interaction
  • Genetic linkage and mapping in eukaryotes
  • Genetic analysis and mapping in bacteria and bacteriophages
  • DNA structure and replication
  • Molecular biology of transcription and RNA processing
  • The molecular biology of translation
  • Eukaryotic -chromosome abnormalities and molecular organization
  • Gene mutation, DNA repair, and homologous recombination
  • Regulation of gene expression in bacteria and bacteriophage
  • Regulation of gene -expression in eukaryotes
  • Analysis of gene function by forward genetics and reverse genetics
  • Recombinant DNA technology and its applications
  • Genomics : genetics from a whole-genome perspective
  • Organellar inheritance and the evolution of organellar genomes
  • Developmental genetics
  • Genetic analysis of -quantitative traits
  • Population genetics and evolution at the population, species, and molecular levels.
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxxl, 829 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Genetics: Analysis of Genes and Genomes is a resource uniquely suited for learning and applying genetics to our world. Its DNA first presentation frames the discussion of genetics in modern terms, which provides the user the context to then understand its Mendelian history. Genetics continues to treat transmission genetics, molecular genetics, and evolutionary genetics as fully integrated subjects and provides students with an unprecedented understanding of the basic process of gene transmission, mutation, expression, and regulation. A new unit structure with self-contained chapters provides the flexibility to fit any course design, whether it be Mendel-early, Chromosome-early, or a Genome-first approach. The dynamism of genetics is also perfectly captured, as coverage of technological advances is woven together with ethical controversies. Problem-solving is a core element to this experimental discipline, and the ninth edition of Genetics is unparalleled in the tools it provides to unlock this fascinating subject. This rich resource allows students copious opportunities to practice and learn by using the clearly-presented mathematical concepts and exercises and chapter problems that encourage students to analyze and apply new skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284122930 20180129
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
1 online resource (xii, 212 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Isolation and flow cytometric analysis of the stromal vascular fraction isolated from mouse adipose tissue / Annie C. Bowles, Alan Tucker, and Bruce A. Bunnell
  • Method for isolation of stromal vascular fraction cells in a clinically relevant time frame / Joel A. Aronowitz, Ryan A. Lockhart, and Cloe S. Hakakian
  • Scaffold-free, size-controlled three-dimensional culture of rabbit adipose-derived stem cells / Christina L. Rettinger, Kai P. Leung, and Rodney K. Chan
  • Differentiation of brown adipocyte progenitors derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells / Anne-Laure Hafner, Tala Mohsen-Kanson, and Christian Dani
  • Methylcellulose based thermally reversible hydrogels / Anoosha Forghani and Ram Devireddy
  • Decellularized adipose tissue scaffolds for soft tissue regeneration and adipose-derived stem/stromal cell delivery / Pascal Morissette Martin, Arthi Shridhar, Claire Yu, Cody Brown, and Lauren E. Flynn
  • Induction of skin allograft transplantation tolerance in mice using human adipose derived stromal cells / Anthony D. Foster, Nicholas Clark, and Thomas A. Davis
  • High definition confocal imaging modalities for the characterization of tissue-engineered substitutes / Dominique Mayrand and Julie Fradette
  • Adipose-derived stromal vascular fraction cells and platelet-rich plasma : basic and clinical implications for tissue engineering therapies in regenerative surgery / Pietro Gentile and Valerio Cervelli
  • Myogenic differentiation of ASCs using biochemical and biophysical induction / Pinar Yilgor Huri, Justin Morrissette-McAlmon, and Warren L. Grayson
  • Isolation of murine adipose-derived stromal/stem cells for adipogenic differentiation or flow cytometry-based analysis / Gail Kilroy, Marilyn Dietrich, Xiying Wu, Jeffrey M. Gimble, and Z. Elizabeth Floyd
  • Three-dimensional magnetic levitation culture system simulating white adipose tissue / Hubert Tseng, Alexes C. Daquinag, Glauco R. Souza, and Mikhail G. Kolonin
  • Isolation of human adipose-derived stem cells from lipoaspirates / Jie Li, J. Lowry Curley, Z. Elizabeth Floyd, Xiying Wu, Yuan Di C. Halvorsen, and Jeffrey M. Gimble
  • Isolation of murine adipose-derived stromal/stem cells using an explant culture method / Jie Li, Hui Li, and Weidong Tian
  • Feline adult adipose tissue-derived multipotent stromal cell isolation and Differentiation / Carmel Fargason, Nan Zhang, and Mandi J. Lopez
  • Canine adult adipose tissue-derived multipotent stromal cell isolation and characterization / Wei Duan and Mandi J. Lopez
  • Soft tissue reconstruction / Francesco Egro and Kacey G. Marra
  • Mechanical stimulation of adipose-derived stem cells for functional tissue engineering of the musculoskeletal system via cyclic hydrostatic pressure, simulated microgravity, and cyclic tensile strain / Rachel C. Nordberg, Josie C. Bodle, and Elizabeth G. Loboa
  • Cryopreservation protocols for human adipose tissue derived adult stem cells / Shahensha Shaik and Ram Devireddy
  • Bone regeneration with a combination of adipose-derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma / Satoshi Tajima, Morikuni Tobita, and Hiroshi Mizuno
  • Isolation and differentiation of murine primary brown/beige preadipocytes / Hui Yu, Margo Emont, Heejin Jun, and Jun Wu.
1 online resource.
  • DNA Manipulative and Ingratiative Techniques. Regulative Techniques. Recombinant Techniques. Nanobiotechnology & Metabolome Profiling.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815370758 20180702
Molecular genetics aims to comprehend biological activity at the gene sub-level. Scientists from different areas of research and applied science can use the standard techniques optimized by molecular biologists.This book serves as a guide that introduces classic molecular biology techniques and advances in molecular and genetic engineering.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780815370758 20180702
xv, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Rethinking the Boundaries of Conservation NGOs2. "The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Dirty Harrys of Conservation": Revisiting the Anthropology of Conservation NGOs3. Anthropology of Conservation NGOs: Learning from a Sectoral Approach to the Study of NGOs4. Business, Biodiversity and New "Fields" of Conservation: The World Conservation Congress and the Renegotiation of Organisational Order5. The Strategies and Effectiveness of Conservation NGOs in the Global Voluntary Standards: The Case of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm-oil6. Investigating Consistency of a Pro-Market Perspective Amongst Conservationists7. Conservation Jujutsu, or How Conservation NGOs Use Market Forces to Save Nature from Markets in Southern Chile8. Strength and Limitations of Conservation NGOs in Meeting Local Needs: The Case of REDD+ in Nigeria9. Misreading the Conservation Landscape.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
This book explores how NGOs have been influential in shaping global biodiversity, conservation policy, and practice. It encapsulates a growing body of literature that has questioned the mandates, roles, and effectiveness of these organizations-and the critique of these critics. This volume seeks to nurture an open conversation about contemporary NGO practices through analysis and engagement.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319605784 20171106
Green Library
xiii, 260 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Cloning and identification of recombinant argonaute-bound small RNAs using next-generation sequencing / Pooja Gangras, Daniel M. Dayeh, Justin W. Mabin, Kotaro Nakanishi, and Guramrit Singh
  • Quantification of miRNAs co-immunoprecipitated with argonaute proteins using SYBR green-based qRT-PCR / Hong-Duc Phan, Junan Li, Ming Poi, and Kotaro Nakanishi
  • Gateway to understanding argonaute loading of single-stranded RNAs : preparation of deep sequencing libraries with in vitro loading samples / Eling Goh and Katsutomo Okamura
  • Dumbbell-PCR for discriminative quantification of a small RNA variant / Megumi Shigematsu, Shozo Honda, and Yohei Kirino
  • MicroRNA detection by whole-mount in situ hybridization in C. elegans / Yoshiki Andachi and Yuji Kohara
  • cCLIP-seq : retrieval of chimeric reads from HITS-CLIP (CLIP-Seq) libraries / Panagiotis Alexiou, Manolis Maragkakis, Zissimos Mourelatos, and Anastassios Vourekas
  • Kinetic analysis of small silencing RNA production by human and drosophila dicer enzymes in vitro / Susan E. Liao and Ryuya Fukunaga
  • Nucleic acid-binding assay of argonaute protein using fluorescence polarization / Tomohiro Miyoshi
  • Reconstitution of RNA interference machinery / Shintaro Iwasaki and Yukihide Tomari
  • Single-molecule analysis for RISC assembly and target cleavage / Hiroshi M. Sasaki, Hisashi Tadakuma, and Yukihide Tomari
  • Profiling open chromatin structure in the ovarian somatic cells using ATAC-seq / Kensaku Murano, Yuka W. Iwasaki, and Haruhiko Siomi
  • Assessing miR-451 activity and its role in erythropoiesis / Dmitry A. Kretov, Andrew M. Shafik, and Daniel Cifuentes
  • Functional analysis of microRNAs in neurogenesis during mouse cortical development / Wei Zhang, Xiaoxia Zeng, and Li Zeng
  • Cellular approaches in investigating argonaute2-dependent RNA silencing / Cai Zhang, Joonbae Seo, and Takahisa Nakamura
  • Genomic tagging of AGO1 using CRISPR/Cas9-mediated homologous recombination / Sanjay Ghosh and Ji-Long Liu
  • Accurate profiling and quantification of tRNA fragments from RNA-Seq data : a Vade Mecum for MINTmap / Phillipe Loher, Aristeidis G. Telonis, and Isidore Rigoutsos.
This volume covers methods that analyze various Argonaute proteins from a variety of organisms to help researchers better understand their properties ranging from a molecular level to an organismal level. The chapters in this book explore the following topics: identification and expression analysis of guide nucleic acids and their targets; analysis of biochemical properties of Argonautes; biological functions of Argonautes; and obtaining materials and setting up analysis platforms. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Cutting-edge and authoritative, Argonaute Proteins: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for researchers and scientists looking to expand their knowledge of Argonaute proteins and their functions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493973385 20180219
Science Library (Li and Ma)

13. The art of naming [2018]

xiii, 294 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: The beauty of names
  • Acknowledgments
  • Note on the images
  • 1. Hitler and the Fledermaus
  • 2. How species get their names
  • 3. Words, proper names, individuals
  • 4. Types and the materiality of names
  • 5. The curio collection of animal names
  • 6. "I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife ..."
  • 7. "A new species a day"
  • 8. Who counts the species, names the names?
  • 9. Naming nothing
  • Epilogue: On labeling.
From Tyrannosaurus rex to Heteropoda davidbowie: scientific naming as a joyful and creative act. Tyrannosaurus rex. Homo sapiens. Heteropoda davidbowie. Behind each act of scientific naming is a story. In this entertaining and illuminating book, Michael Ohl considers scientific naming as a joyful and creative act. There are about 1.8 million discovered and named plant and animal species, and millions more still to be discovered. Naming is the necessary next step after discovery; it is through the naming of species that we perceive and understand nature. Ohl explains the process, with examples, anecdotes, and a wildly varied cast of characters. He describes the rules for scientific naming; the vernacular isn't adequate. These rules-in standard binomial nomenclature, the generic name followed by specific name-go back to Linnaeus; but they are open to idiosyncrasy and individual expression. A lizard is designated Barbaturex morrisoni (in honor of the Doors' Jim Morrison, the Lizard King); a member of the horsefly family Scaptia beyonceae. Ohl, a specialist in "winged things that sting, " confesses that among the many wasp species he has named is Ampulex dementor, after the dementors in the Harry Potter novels. Scientific names have also been deployed by scientists to insult other scientists, to make political statements, and as expressions of romantic love: "I shall name this beetle after my beloved wife." The Art of Naming takes us on a surprising and fascinating journey, in the footsteps of the discoverers of species and the authors of names, into the nooks and crannies and drawers and cabinets of museums, and through the natural world of named and not-yet-named species.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262037761 20180521
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource.
vii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Australia is the custodian of a diverse range of continental and oceanic islands. From Heard and Macquarie in the sub-Antarctic, to temperate Lord Howe and Norfolk, to the tropical Cocos (Keeling) and the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia's islands contain some of the nation's most iconic fauna, flora and ecosystems. They are a refuge for over 35% of Australia's threatened species and for many others declining on mainland Australia. They also have significant cultural value, especially for Indigenous communities, and economic value as centres for tourism. Australian Island Arks presents a compelling case for restoring and managing islands to conserve our natural heritage. With contributions from island practitioners, researchers and policy-makers, it reviews current island management practices and discusses the need and options for future conservation work. Chapters focus on the management of invasive species, threatened species recovery, conservation planning, Indigenous cultural values and partnerships, tourism enterprises, visitor management, and policy and legislature. Case studies show how island restoration and conservation approaches are working in Australia and what the emerging themes are for the future. Australian Island Arks will help island communities, managers, visitors and decision-makers to understand the current status of Australia's islands, their management challenges, and the opportunities that exist to make best use of these iconic landscapes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781486306602 20180709
Green Library
1 online resource (xii, 395 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Workflow for a computational analysis of an sRNA candidate in bacteria / Patrick R. Wright and Jens Georg
  • Guidelines for inferring and characterizing a family of bacterial trans-acting small noncoding RNAs / Antonio Lagares Jr. and Claudio Valverde
  • Bioinformatic approach for prediction of CsrA/RsmA-regulating small RNAs in bacteria / Carl T. Fakhry, Kourosh Zarringhalam, and Rahul V. Kulkarni
  • Host-pathogen transcriptomics by dual RNA-Seq / Alexander J. Westermann and Jörg Vogel
  • Identification of new bacterial small RNA targets using MS2 affinity purification coupled to RNA sequencing / Marie-Claude Carrier, Guillaume Laliberté, and Eric Massé
  • Assessment of external guide sequences' (EGS) efficiency as inducers of RNase P-mediated cleavage of mRNA target molecules / Saumya Jani, Alexis Jackson, Carol Davies-Sala, Kevin Chiem, Alfonso Soler-Bistué, Angeles Zorreguieta, and Marcelo E. Tolmasky
  • Evaluating the effect of small RNAs and associated chaperones on rho-dependent termination of transcription in vitro / Cédric Nadiras, Annie Schwartz, Mildred Delaleau, and Marc Boudvillain
  • Mapping changes in cell surface protein expression through selective labeling of live cells / Pierre Fechter
  • Fluorescence-based methods for characterizing RNA interactions in vivo / Abigail N. Leistra, Mia K. Mihailovic, and Lydia M. Contreras
  • Mutational analysis of sRNA-mRNA base pairing by electrophoretic mobility shift assay / Eva Maria Sternkopf Lillebæk and Birgitte Haahr Kallipolitis
  • Integrated cell-free assay to study translation regulation by small bacterial noncoding RNAs / Erich Michel, Olivier Duss, and Frédéric H.-T. Allain
  • Quantitative super-resolution imaging of small RNAs in Bacterial Cells / Seongjin Park, Magda Bujnowska, Eric L. McLean, and Jingyi Fei
  • Extraction and analysis of RNA isolated from pure bacteria-derived outer membrane vesicles / Janine Habier, Patrick May, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Anubrata Ghosal, Anke K. Wienecke-Baldacchino, Esther N.M. Nolte-'t Hoen, Paul Wilmes, and Joëlle V. Fritz
  • Absolute regulatory small noncoding RNA concentration and decay rates measurements in Escherichia coli / Florent Busi, Véronique Arluison, and Philippe Régnier
  • High-resolution, high-throughput analysis of Hfq-binding sites using UV crosslinking and analysis of cDNA (CRAC) / Brandon Sy, Julia Wong, Sander Granneman, David Tollervey, David Gally, and Jai J. Tree
  • Producing Hfq/Sm proteins and sRNAs for structural and biophysical studies of ribonucleoprotein assembly / Kimberly A. Stanek and Cameron Mura
  • Single-molecule FRET assay to observe the activity of proteins involved in RNA/RNA annealing / Thierry Bizebard, Véronique Arluison, and Ulrich Bockelmann
  • Techniques to analyze sRNA protein cofactor self-assembly in vitro / David Partouche, Antoine Malabirade, Thomas Bizien, Marisela Velez, Sylvain Trépout, Sergio Marco, Valeria Militello, Christophe Sandt, Frank Wien, and Véronique Arluison
  • Sequence-specific affinity chromatography of bacterial small regulatory RNA-binding proteins from bacterial cells / Jonathan Gans, Jonathan Osborne, Juliet Cheng, Louise Djapgne, and Amanda G. Oglesby-Sherrouse
  • Identification of small RNA-protein partners in plant symbiotic bacteria / Marta Robledo, Ana M. Matia-González, Natalia I. García-Tomsig, and José I. Jiménez-Zurdo
  • Modular genetic system for high-throughput profiling and engineering of multi-target small RNAs / Samuel D. Stimple, Ashwin Lahiry, Joseph E. Taris, David W. Wood, and Richard A. Lease.
This volume details the most important methods used for studying prokaryotic non-coding RNAs and their protein accomplices. Chapters present methods in sections covering different aspects of the biology of that field: identification of ncRNAs, their differential expression, characterization of their structure, abundance, intracellular location and function, their interaction with RNA binding proteins, and plausible applications of ncRNA elements in the rapidly emerging field of synthetic biology. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Bacterial Regulatory RNA: Methods and Protocols serves as a guidebook for scientists working toward the development of new tools and procedures for the vital field of sRNA biology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493976331 20180416
xi, 303 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
  • Part I: Isolation of Bacteriophages 1. Isolation of Bacteriophages for Fastidious Bacteria Shigenobu Matsuzaki, Jumpei Uchiyama, Iyo Takemura-Uchiyama, Takako Ujihara, and Masanori Daibata 2. Isolation of Bacteriophages of the Anaerobic Bacteria Bacteroides Cristina Garcia-Aljaro, Maite Muniesa, and Juan Jofre 3. Isolation of Bacteriophages for Clinically Relevant Bacteria Sanna Sillankorva Part II: Characterization of Bacteriophages 4. In Vitro Activity against Planktonic and Biofilm Populations Assessed by Flow Cytometry Luis Melo, Diana Priscila Pires, and Joana Azeredo 5. Observation of Bacteriophage Ultrastructure by Cryo-electron Microscopy Ana Cuervo and Jose L. Carrascosa 6. Bacteriophage Taxonomy: an Evolving Discipline Igor Tolstoy, Andrew M. Kropinski, and J. Rodney Brister -- Part III: Bacteriophage Selection and Cocktail Formulation 7. Determination of the Bacteriophage Host Range - Culture Based Approach Andrey V. Letarov, and Eugene E. Kulikov 8. Recovery and Characterization of Bacteria Resisting Infection by Lytic Bacteriophage Libera Latino and Christine Pourcel 9. Guidelines to Compose an Ideal Bacteriophage Cocktail Maia Merabishvili, Jean-Paul Pirnay, and Daniel De Vos Part IV: Biodistribution, Host Interaction and Clinical Application 10. Interaction of Bacteriophages with Mammalian Cells Zuzanna Kazmierczak and Krystyna Dabrowska 11. In Vivo Bacteriophage Biodistribution Nicolas Dufour, Raphaelle Delattre, and Laurent Debarbieux 12. Interaction of Bacteriophages with the Immune System: Induction of Bacteriophage-specific Antibodies Krystyna Dabrowska & nbsp-- 13. Bacteriophage Treatment of Infected Diabetic Foot Ulcers Vera V. Morozova, Yulia N. Kozlova, Denis A. Ganichev, and Nina V. Tikunova 14. Compassionate Use of Bacteriophage Therapy for Foot Ulcer Treatment as an Effective Step for Moving Toward Clinical Trials Randolph Fisha, Elizabeth Kutter, Gordon Wheat, Bob Blasdel, Mzia Kutateladze, and Sarah Kuhl Part V: Production, Purification and Bacteriophage Storage 15. Bacteriophage Production in Bioreactors Maryam Agboluaje and Dominic Sauvage 16. Computational Modelling of Bacteriophage Production for Process Optimization Konrad Krysiak-Baltyn and Sally L. Gras 17. Methods for Bacteriophage Preservation Malgorzata B. Lobocka, Aleksandra Glowacka, and Piotr Golec Part VI: Safety and Regulation 18. Bacteriophage Production in Compliance with Regulatory Requirements Jean-Paul Pirnay, Maia Merabishvili, Hilde Van Raemdonck, Daniel De Vos, and Gilbert Verbeken 19. Guidelines for Bacteriophage Product Certification Alan Fauconnier Part VII: New Phage Therapy Approaches 20. Nano/micro Formulations for Bacteriophage Delivery Pilar Cortes, Mary Cano-Sarabia, Joan Colom, Jennifer Otero, Daniel Maspoch, and Montserrat Llagostera 21. Synthetic Biology to Engineer Bacteriophage Genomes Ana Rita Costa, Catarina Milho, Joana Azeredo, and Diana Priscila Pires.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493973941 20180319
This volume details the experimental approaches suitable for isolating and characterizing bacteriophages to formulating bacteriophage medicinal products and clinical application. Chapters guide readers through regulatory compliance and safety aspects of bacteriophage therapy. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Bacteriophage Therapy: From Lab to Clinical Practice aims to ensure successful results in the further study of this vital field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493973941 20180319
Science Library (Li and Ma)

18. Being ecological [2018]

x, 228 pages ; 18 cm.
'To read Being Ecological is to be caught up in a brilliant display of intellectual pyrotechnics' P.D.Smith, Guardian Why is everything we think we know about ecology wrong? Is there really any difference between 'humans' and 'nature'? Does this mean we even have a future? Don't care about ecology? This book is for you. Timothy Morton, who has been called 'Our most popular guide to the new epoch' (Guardian), sets out to show us that whether we know it or not, we already have the capacity and the will to change the way we understand the place of humans in the world, and our very understanding of the term 'ecology'. A cross-disciplinarian who has collaborated with everyone from Bjoerk to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Morton is also a member of the object-oriented philosophy movement, a group of forward-looking thinkers who are grappling with modern-day notions of subjectivity and objectivity, while also offering fascinating new understandings of Heidegger and Kant. Calling the volume a book containing 'no ecological facts', Morton confronts the 'information dump' fatigue of the digital age, and offers an invigorated approach to creating a liveable future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780241274231 20180403
Green Library

19. Being ecological [2018]

xlii, 172 pages ; 22 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
1 online resource (459 pages) : illustrations
  • 1. Introduction / Donat-P. Häder, Gilmar S. Erzinger
  • 2. Chemical analysis of air and water / Sarzamin Kahn, Jawad Ali
  • 3. Historical development of bioassays / Donat-P. Häder
  • 4. Regulations, political and societal aspects, toxicity limits / Gilmar S. Erzinger, Donat-P. Häder
  • 5. Image analysis for bioassays: The basics / Donat-P. Häder
  • 6. Growing algal biomass using wastes / Félix L. Figueroa, Nathalie Korbee, Roberto Abdala-Díaz, Félix Álvarez-Gómez, Juan Luis Gómez-Pinchetti, F. Gabriel Acién
  • 7. Toxicity testing using the marine macroalga Ulva pertusa: Method development and application / Jihae Park, Murray T. Brown, Hojun Lee, Soyeon Choi, Stephen Depuydt, Donat-P. Häder, Taejun Han
  • 8. Pigments / Peter Richter, Donat-P. Häder
  • 9. Photosynthesis assessed by chlorophyll fluourescence / Dieter Hanelt
  • 10. Ecotox / Azizullah Azizullah, Donat-P. Häder
  • 11. Daphniatox / Donat-P. Häder, Gilmar S. Erzinger
  • 12. Bioluminescence systems in environmental biosensors / Gilmar S. Erzinger, Francine Schmoeller, Luiz H. Pinto, Luiz Américo, Ruth Hemmersbach, Jes Hauslage, Donat-P. Häder
  • 13. Image processing for bioassays / Marcus Jansen, Stefan Paulus, Kevin Nagel, Tino Dornbusch
  • 14. Express detection of water pollutants by photoelectric recording from algal cell suspensions / Elena G. Govorunova, Oleg Sineshchekov
  • 15. Fish / Peter-Diedrich Hansen
  • 16. Bioassays for solar UV radiation / Donat-P. Häder, Gerda Horneck
  • 17. A comparison of commonly used and commercially available bioassays for aquatic ecosystems / Azizullah Azizullah, Donat-P. Häder
  • 18. Ecotoxicological monitoring of wastewater / Donat-P. Häder
  • 19. Marine toxicology: Assays and perspectives for developing countries / Therezinha M. Novais Oliveira, Cleiton Vaz
  • 20. Applications for the real environment / Peter-Diedrich Hansen
  • 21. Environmental monitoring using bioassays / Nils G.A. Ekeluna, Donat-P. Häder.
Bioassays: Advanced Methods and Applications provides a thorough understanding of the applications of bioassays in monitoring toxicity in aquatic ecosystems. It reviews the newest tests and applications in discovering compounds and toxins in the environment, covering all suitable organisms, from bacteria, to microorganisms, to higher plants, including invertebrates and vertebrates. By learning about newer tests, water pollution control testing can be less time and labor consuming, and less expensive. This book will be helpful for anyone working in aquatic environments or those who need an introduction to ecotoxicology or bioassays, from investigators, to technicians and students.
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