Vertebrate Pattern Formation, Volume 159 in the Current Topics in Developmental Biology series, highlights advances in the field, with this volume presenting interesting chapters on timely topics, including Hox genes patterning the vertebrate body, Endodermal patterning, The use of organoids/gastruloids to understand development, Cell shape and movements controlling development, Neural crest and placodes in vertebrate development, Patterning of the neural tube, Non-canonical Wnt signaling in axial extension, The control of transitions along the main body axis, Emergence of a left-right symmetric body plan in vertebrate embryos, Formation of the vascular system, Generation of patterns in the paraxial mesoderm, and more.
Insect Anatomy: Structure and Function provides both morphological and anatomical descriptions of insect tissues and organs using updated methods. Insects play important roles in diverse ecosystems, with subsequent, tremendous impacts on human society through disease, agriculture effects, and more. Both beneficial and detrimental insect species continuously challenge agriculture and medicine. Written by international experts of insect morphology and anatomy, this book offers concise descriptions of all part of an insect’s anatomy, including the brain and nervous system, tracheal system, blood, reproductive organs, and kidney system.The book also covers external insect parts such as antennae, wings and different forms of insect epidermis. Insect tissues and organs are analyzed as they relate to gene and protein function in distinct types of cells, tissues, and organs.
Aquaculture Virology, Second Edition covers known virus families and specific diseases that affect each aquatic organism. Descriptions of each disease includes name, structure, and composition of virus, classification and virus replication, epidemiology, pathology and immunity, diagnostic methods (gross pathology, histopathology, cell culture, PCR, sequencing, ELISA, etc.), and prevention and control. Those interested in fish viral diseases will find the book an excellent source for high quality illustrations of viral structure, diagrams of pathogenesis of diseases, and many images of gross pathology, and histopathology lesions, using the same format in all chapters to facilitate the reading and studying.This second edition of the book covers all virus families and the specific diseases relevant to aquaculture with current information delivered in a systematic and succinct way to the researcher, teacher, student, diagnostic laboratory staff, clinical veterinarian, aquaculture disease practitioner, farmer, and all people with a general interest in viruses.
Vijay Pratap Singh, Sangeeta Pandey, Shivesh Sharma + 1 more
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Zinc in Plants: Current Knowledge and Recent Advances addresses zinc hunger, the transport of zinc in the soil-plant interphase, zinc and abiotic stress in plants, and zinc and plant disease. Written by experts in the field, this title is an essential resource to all scientists and students interested in plant physiology, biochemistry and agriculture. During their life, plants encounter various challenges, including their normal development under changing environmental conditions. Zinc (Zn) is an essential component of thousands of proteins in plants, although it is toxic in excess, and is essential for many processes throughout the plant lifecycle.
Horse Pasture Management, Second Edition provides updated coverage on strategies for managing behavior, grouping, environments and feeding needs of grazing horses. Sections cover the structure, function and identification of forages, continuing into nutritional value of pasture plants. Management of soil, the function of a pasture ecosystem and management of plants in a pasture is covered next, followed by forage yield determination, horse grazing behavior, feed choices of horses, management of grazing horses, and how to calculate how many horses should be grazing relative to land size. Advantages of grazing more than one species of animal are described. Management of hay and silage are included since year-round grazing is not possible on many horse farms. Several chapters deal with interactions of a horse farm with the environment, including climate and weather and other living things. The book also covers strategies for managing manure, erosion, and water quality. It is ideal for researchers, scientists and students involved in animal science, specifically equine studies. Agriculturists, equine managers and veterinarians will also find this book useful.
Monica L. Chavez Gonzalez, Jose Juan Buenrostro Figueroa + 2 more
Monica L. Chavez Gonzalez, Jose Juan Buenrostro Figueroa, Cristóbal Noé Aguilar + 1 more
June 1, 2024
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Enzymatic Processes for Food Valorization describes the most recent research in the field of catalysis for food valorization, revealing the impact of the implementation of enzymatic catalysis in the different stages that make up the production processes. Sections review advances in food processing using enzymes, explore the use of enzymes on by-products for the release of compounds of interest, and show recent trends in biocatalysis and its application in the food industry. Written by a team of international experts, this is an invaluable guide for professionals in the area of enzyme technology applied in the food industry, as well as technicians and scientists involved in the use of enzymes on food waste for the valorization and/or recovery of compounds.
Human Neuroanatomy is a unique resource that presents for readers the neuroanatomy of the central and peripheral nervous system together. This atlas-style reference features human brain sections with radiological correlations and original illustrations accompanying macroscopic and microscopic photographs. Chapters include a large number of illustrations in the form of photographs, Illustrations, and MR imaging, including a human brain atlas. Boxes within each chapter contain clinical information, with tables of topic summaries. Presented along with clinical approaches and analyses, this is a reference for all neuroscientists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, medical students, and all students of neuroscience.
Advanced Techniques of Honey Analysis: Characterization, Authentication, and Adulteration presents an overview of honey, including its classification, composition, safety, present status, quality issues, and prospects before delving into honey adulteration and presenting various methodologies for honey analysis. Broken into fourteen chapters, this book explores the physiochemical, bioactive compound, aroma, microbial, thermal, and rheological analysis and properties of honey. It also considers infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, and Raman spectroscopy methods. High-performance liquid chromatography, gas chromatography and GC-MS methods are also highlighted.Written for food scientists and those working in honey industries and related fields, this book will be a welcomed resource for all who wish to play a role in mitigating honey fraud.
Haroon Elrasheid Tahir, Zou Xiaobo, Muhammad Arslan + 1 more
June 1, 2024
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Colorimetric Sensors: Techniques to Measure Food Safety and Quality explores the latest advancements in colorimetric sensors/indicators and their applications. It consolidates state-of-the-art developments and current approaches in the fabrication of colorimetric sensors/indicators for cutting-edge applications. This book documents the principles of colorimetric sensors, sensor fabrication and characterization, sensitivity and detection limits of colorimetric sensors based on natural pigments, synthetic dyes, and nanotechnologies, as well as safety, quality controls, and regulatory aspects, followed by an assessment of their safety and quality. In addition, global trends in the application of colorimetric sensors in monitoring food freshness, challenges, marketing, and potential future development applications are addressed in detail. How the applications of colorimetric sensors/indicators in the analysis of cereal and cereal-based products, meat and meat products, liquid and semiliquid foods, food authentication, food toxicants, and pathogens, among others, is also discussed. This book can be used as a textbook for graduate students, a reference book for medical biologists, nanobiotechnologists, nanoengineers, agricultural scientists, and general biologists, and an inspiration for industrialists and policymakers studying smart nanomaterials. Graduate students and food scientists of all levels will also benefit.
Defense-related Proteins in Plants presents detailed information on these important mechanisms in plants, including their identification, characterization, mechanism of action, and application in crop improvement programs in a single, cohesive, and comprehensive volume. The foundational information included enables understanding of these proteins and their application in crop improvement programs. The book is a complete guide about defense-related proteins in plants for various categories of readers that will inspire future research into the unexplored areas of molecular aspects of these proteins to understand their role and action mechanism in plants and living organisms as a whole.Defense-related proteins have drawn the attention of various plant and agricultural scientists and industries because they provide generalized direct stress tolerance in crop plants. These proteins including lectins, chitinases, thaumatin, and osmotin, among others, have been used for the development of transgenic plants to provide protection against various abiotic and biotic stresses. While there is a breadth of research and application information available, it has not, until now, been compiled into a single volume for ease of comparison and translational work.