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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 4

  • 2nd Edition
  • David O. Norris + 1 more
  • David O. Norris and Kristin H. Lopez
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume Four: Birds is the fourth of five second-edition volumes representing a comprehensive and integrated overview of hormones and reproduction in fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. The book includes coverage of endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, physiology, behavior, and anatomy of reptilian reproduction. It provides a broad treatment of the roles of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, and gonadal hormones in all aspects of reproduction, as well as descriptions of major life history events. New to this edition is a concluding assessment of the effect of environmental influences on birds.Initial chapters in this book broadly examine sex determination, reproductive neuroendocrinology, stress, and hormonal regulation as it relates to male and female reproductive structure and function. Subsequent chapters examine hormones and reproduction of specific behaviors, including courtship, mating, parental care, and migration. The book concludes with an examination of endocrine disruption of reproduction in birds.
Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates, Volume 4

Forest Fungi

  • 1st Edition
  • Ahmed M. Abdel Azeem, Marieka Gryzenhout + 2 more
  • Ahmed M. Abdel Azeem, Marieka Gryzenhout, Soumya Ghosh + 1 more
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Forest Fungi: Biodiversity, Conservation, Mycoforestry and Biotechnology explores sustainable option aspects of forest fungal research, from the selection of hosting plants, isolation, identification, fermentation, identification of secondary metabolites, omics-tools for better understanding the plant–fungus Interactions. Forests are the world’s greatest repository of terrestrial biomass, soil carbon and biodiversity. They provide a variety of provisioning, supporting, regulatory and cultural ecosystem services, which are crucial for the survival of human beings. Fungi play key roles in forest ecosystems as mutualists, saprobes and pathogens.
Forest Fungi

Agricultural Water Management in Africa

  • 1st Edition
  • Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Aidan Senzanje + 1 more
  • Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, Aidan Senzanje and Olufunke Cofie
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Agricultural Water Management in Africa: Lessons Learned and Future Directions provides an overview of the status of irrigation development and AWM practices and technologies in Africa and the global south. In addition, it provides guidelines, scenarios, and investment plans to guide the prioritization and operationalization of irrigation development and AWM under climate change. The African Union (AU) is driving investment and improvement in agricultural water management and transformation in Africa through the operationalization of the AU Irrigation Development and Agricultural Water Management in Africa (AU-IDAWM).The AU-IDAWM provides a framework that identifies four development pathways for enhanced agricultural water management practices across Africa. The pathways are as follows: (1) Pathway 1: Improved water control and watershed management in rain-fed farming, (2) Pathway 2: Farmer-led Irrigation Development (FLID), (3) Pathway 3: Irrigation scheme development and modernization, and (4) Pathway 4: Unconventional water use for irrigation.
Agricultural Water Management in Africa

Bio-organic Amendments for Heavy Metal Remediation

  • 1st Edition
  • Allah Ditta, Sajid Mehmood + 2 more
  • Allah Ditta, Sajid Mehmood, Muhammad Imtiaz + 1 more
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Bio-organic Amendments for Heavy Metal Remediation: Water, Soil and Plant Approaches and Technologies focuses on these core continuum media to explore remediation options using microbial, organic, and combined approaches. A volume in the Plant Biology, Sustainability and Climate Change series, this book offers a comprehensive view of techniques and approaches for addressing contamination by heavy metals. This book provides a comprehensive view of the challenge, with a focus on the bioremediation of heavy metals contamination using ecotechnological approaches to protecting the soil, water, and plant continuum.As anthropogenic activities increasingly negatively impact natural resources, there has been significant disturbance of water, soil, and plant continuum due to the accumulation of heavy metals. The bioaccumulation of heavy metals in the food chain could pose life-threatening effects on plants as well as humans, and there is need to find effective and sustainable remediation options. The application of bio-organic amendments could serve as a sustainable solution to this problem.
Bio-organic Amendments for Heavy Metal Remediation

Non-coding RNA in Plants

  • 1st Edition
  • Rahul Datta, Chintan Kapadia + 2 more
  • Rahul Datta, Chintan Kapadia, Subhan Danish + 1 more
  • August 1, 2024
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Non-coding RNA in Plants: Modulation and Stress Responses  is the first book to present the basics of the importance of long non-coding RNA and its potential in addressing abiotic and biotic stresses. Describing the MiRNA and small RNA and their role in plant development, this book explains the importance of long non-coding RNA in plants, including its significance in virus resistance, its transposable elements, effector trigger immunity, and fungal and bacterial resistance in plants. Non-coding RNA for Modulation and Stress Response in Plants presents the state-of-the-science from its historical foundation through application throughout the lifecycle and production of agricultural and non-agricultural plants. While various coding has been explored within animal science, plant exposition has been minimal.  This book is designed to inspire additional research and developments toward improved plant resiliency and production.
Non-coding RNA in Plants

Advances in Agronomy

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 187
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • Donald L. Sparks
  • August 1, 2024
  • English
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Advances in Agronomy, Volume 187, the latest release in this leading reference on agronomy, contains a variety of updates and highlights new advances in the field, each written by an international board of authors.
Advances in Agronomy

Human Nutrition

  • 1st Edition
  • Francesco Visioli
  • Francesco Visioli
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Human Nutrition: From Molecular Biology to Everyday Life presents an integrated approach on how nutrients and non-nutrients affect cellular biochemistry, and how, in turn, they shape human physiology. Over the course of 8 chapters, and covering topics ranging from the importance of diet on health to nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics, this book debunks myths and provides readers with the knowledge they need to critically interpret and navigate nutrition information. Intended for nutritionists, dieticians, pharmacists, public health professionals, and others working in related fields, this book provides a comprehensive source on advances in human nutrition.
Human Nutrition

Mechanics in Development and Disease

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 160
  • Celeste M. Nelson + 1 more
  • Celeste M. Nelson and Lance Davidson
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Mechanics in Development and Disease, Volume 160 in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters on a variety of timely topics, including Gut developmental mechanics, Long bone developmental mechanics, Cranial plate fusion developmental mechanics, Mechanobiology and vasculogenesis, Morphogenesis and mechanics of the developing inner ear, Morphogenesis and mechanics of body wall closure in mammals, Salivary bud developmental mechanics, Lateral plate mesoderm developmental mechanics, Biomechanics of human embryo implantation, gastrulation, and organ formation, Mechanics of lung development across species, Mechanics early development in vertebrates.
Mechanics in Development and Disease

Making Food Personalized by 3D Printing Technology

  • 1st Edition
  • Carla Severini + 1 more
  • Carla Severini and Antonio Derossi
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Making Food Personalized by 3D Printing Technology explores the topic from novel and different angles. The book covers the importance of personalized foods for an healthy and active life, also considering the importance of the structure-functionality relationship of nutrients and bioactive compounds. The main technical backgrounds and recent innovations for 3D food printing, including the design and development of printable food formula to get high fidelity and excellent structural stability after printing is also deeply analyzed in this important resource for researchers and students involved in several fields of the food-system and nutrition. Overall, 3D Printing has a goal to create edible structures from a digital structure designed by CAD software. This means that we can personalize shape and dimension without limits and with many degrees of freedom. This book will help readers increase the eating-pleasure of novel food products.
Making Food Personalized by 3D Printing Technology

Functionality of Food Proteins

  • 1st Edition
  • Janitha P.D. Wanasundara + 1 more
  • Janitha P.D. Wanasundara and Buddhi Lamsal
  • July 1, 2024
  • English
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Functionality of Food Proteins: Mechanisms, Modifications, Methods of Assessment and Applications provides researchers and users of plant-based proteins with the latest developments on their functionality at the molecular and ingredient level, and in food applications. The book discusses the biological, chemical and physical principles behind the techno-functional and nutritional properties of proteins, existing methods of functionality assessment, and protein modification for functional enhancement. With market demand for protein ingredients, several lesser known sources are being utilized to develop new protein ingredients and products, with some intended to replace, partially or wholly, traditional proteins such as egg, milk, meat, soy and vital gluten. Depending on the source and processing into ingredients, the ability of these proteins to satisfy techno-functional and nutritional requirements in the final food product may differ. Science-based knowledge is needed in the area of protein functionality for making decisions along the value chain, from production on the land to processing and formulation.
Functionality of Food Proteins