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Books in Agricultural and biological sciences

The Agricultural and Biological Sciences collection advances science-based knowledge for the improvement of animal and plant life and for secure food systems that produce nutritious, novel, sustainable foods with minimal environmental impact. Food Science titles include not only those products from agriculture but all other aspects from food production to nutrition, health and safety, chemistry to security, policy, law and regulation.

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Cell Migration in Development

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 163
  • January 15, 2025
  • Roberto Mayor
  • English
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Cell Migration in Development, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors.

Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry

  • 3rd Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Edyta Margas + 2 more
  • English
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Handbook of Hygiene Control in the Food Industry, Third Edition continues to be an authoritative reference for anyone in the food industry needing to have hands on practical information to improve best practices to further food safety and quality. The book is written by leaders in the field who understand the complex issues of control surrounding food industry design, operations, and processes, contamination management methods, route analysis processing, as well as allergenic residues, pest management and more. The book provides a comprehensive account of risk analysis and management solutions to minimize risks and hazards in the industry and will guide professionals and students towards a safe food supply, farm to fork. It is book is completely updated to address new issues and concerns and addresses the latest technologies.

Big Data Analytics in Agriculture

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Prashant K. Srivastava + 3 more
  • English
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Big Data Analytics in Agriculture: Algorithms and Applications focuses on quantitative and qualitative assessment using state-of-the-art technology to provide practical improvements to agricultural production. The book provides a complete mapping—from data generation to storage to curation, processing and implementation/application—to produce high-quality reliable information for decision-making. It follows a logical pathway to demonstrate how data contributes to a converging flow of information towards a decision support system and how it can be transformed into actionable steps.The book develops ideas surrounding a strong integration of ICT and IoT to manage rural assets to deliver improved economic and environmental performance in a spatially and temporarily variable environment.

Exogenous Priming and Engineering of Plant Metabolic and Regulatory Genes

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Manish Kumar Patel + 3 more
  • English
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Exogenous Priming and Engineering of Plant Metabolic and Regulatory Genes: Stress Mitigation Strategies in Plants provides insights into metabolic adjustment, their regulation, and the regulatory networks involved in plants responding to stress situations. Understanding the character of the natural metabolites and metabolic/regulatory genes in crops can help in deciphering the metabolic signaling pathways and their function in environmental stress tolerance. As a result, the utilization of metabolite priming and genetic engineering to enhance environmental stress tolerance in crops is extremely promising.Presented in two Parts, Rewiring Stress Responses in Plants and Mitigating Stress by Engineering Metabolic/Regulatory Genes, this book contains comprehensive information combining mechanistic priming and engineering approaches from the conventional to the most recently developed. It addresses seed priming, tolerance mechanisms, pre-and post-treatment, as well as sensory response, and genetic manipulation. From basic concepts, to modern technologies, and prevailing policies, readers will find this book highly useful in enhancing their understanding of the area as well as helping in identifying appropriate and innovative approaches for future research.

Coastal Dolphins and Porpoises

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Thomas Allen Jefferson
  • Thomas Allen Jefferson
  • English
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Some of the world's most beautiful, intelligent, and highly adapted mammals inhabit our seas and oceans and have stirred the human imagination for many centuries. As our knowledge of marine mammals grows, the need exists for a reliable and complete reference to the ecology and biology of these fascinating creatures. To address this need, the Handbook of Marine Mammals series has been founded. Scientists, conservationists, and informed laypersons alike will be able to find definitive reviews of all the world's living whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, sea lions, sea cows, and marine otters and bears. Seven volumes cover all the living species of marine mammals.This first volume in the series, Coastal Dolphins and Porpoises, consists of species review chapters written by leading global experts on more coastal, marine species of dolphins. Each chapter includes a description of the species, followed by sections on distribution and abundance, anatomy, physiology, behavior, ecology, reproduction, parasites and diseases, and the impacts of human activities on the species.

Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention

  • 2nd Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Juana Frías + 2 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Present in all diets, fermented foods hold a strategic place in our dietary systems, due to the benefits they offer in terms of nutrition, sustainability, plasticity for innovation, cultural heritage, and strong consumer interest.In this greatly revised and expanded second edition Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention examines the significance of fermented foods to public health.The book presents the latest scientific evidence showing the health-promoting components produced upon fermentation from a diversity of food matrices, in order to contribute to understanding their important role in healthy diets and relevance in national dietary recommendations worldwide.The second edition will also include the definition and characterization of traditional and innovative fermented foods, their mechanisms of action, and the evidence for effects on health and disease in humans. Putative health effects associated with direct interactions between the ingested live microorganisms and the host (probiotic effect), or indirectly, through ingestion of microbial metabolites and products of fermentation (biogenic effect) will also be discussed.Fermented Foods in Health and Disease Prevention, Second Edition will provide the food industry with new insights on the development of value-added fermented foods products, while also presenting nutritionists and dieticians with a useful resource to help them develop strategies to assist in the prevention of disease or to slow its onset and severity.

Agriculture Toward Net Zero Emissions

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Sandeep Kumar + 1 more
  • English
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Agriculture Toward Net Zero Emissions explores the various ways agriculture has historically contributed to carbon emissions and then takes the reader forward, offering insights into an integrated approach to reducing those emissions toward the COP26 goal.The dual challenge of increasing production to meet population and nutrition food demands while reducing the traditional emissions generated by production practices is significant. It requires understanding the foundation of current practices and then revising those underlying principles to reflect the resources and greater insights of today.Presented in three parts, this book provides an overview of the current state of the science, explores the development of policies and plans to improve carbon management, and provides examples of technology and agroecosystem management practices. It includes the latest updates in carbon neutral farming, carbon and energy management, and addresses the knowledge gap between input management, livestock management and agroecosystem managementAdvancing agroecosystem science through a roadmap for improving capacity, Agriculture Toward Net Zero Emissions is valuable for those seeking to develop and apply new agricultural best practices.

Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Germano Leão Demolin-Leite
  • English
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Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity assesses the status of all global aquatic and terrestrial biomes, including impacts on species biodiversity and biome climates. It summarizes operational and potential monitoring tools to conserve or to recover biomes on a global scale, using proven scientific case studies.This is a collaborative project with experts from around the world who specialize in types of biomes or regional studies to create a global picture of climate change and human impacts. This links the main challenges and threats causing major biome decline to their living organisms, such as arthropods, birds, mammals, and invertebrates.Global Biome Conservation and Global Warming: Impacts on Ecology and Biodiversity is a vital resource for conservationists and scientists studying biodiversity, ecology, and zoology amidst global climate change. Students, academics, and policy makers can also benefit from the practical case study information included in this book

Plant Cell Biology

  • 3rd Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Randy O. Wayne
  • English
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Plant Cell Biology, Third Edition: From Astronomy to Zoology connects the fundamentals of plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, plant biochemistry, plant molecular biology, and plant cell biology. It covers all aspects of plant cell biology without emphasizing any one plant, organelle, molecule, or technique. Although most examples are biased towards plants, basic similarities between all living eukaryotic cells (animal and plant) are recognized and used to best illustrate cell processes. This is a must-have reference for scientists with a background in plant anatomy, plant physiology, plant growth and development, plant taxonomy, and more.

Cinnamon

  • 1st Edition
  • January 1, 2025
  • Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan + 1 more
  • English
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Cinnamon: Production, Processing, and Functional Properties is the first book to cover the composition, production, and applications of cinnamon for food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and industrial uses. Cinnamon and cinnamon extracts are common ingredients in food and cosmetics and various studies have demonstrated its promise in in the treatment of diseases including diabetes, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s Leukemia, and Lymphoma, as well as its anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. This reference will cover all this latest knowledge and serve as an ideal starting point for those looking to conduct novel research investigating the unknown potential of cinnamon.Food scientists, agronomists and horticulturists, nutritionists, pharmacists, food technologists, and food chemists will particularly benefit from Cinnamon: Production, Processing, and Functional Properties. Including literature reviews, recent developments, and applications, this work will serve researchers of all levels, from post-graduate students to established scientists.