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Chemical Receptor Sensory Systems

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kyle Palmer
  • English
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Chemical Receptor Sensory Systems explores chemosenses through the lens of pharmacologic theory, and how chemosensory systems, from the molecular level to the behavior of organisms, must behave given that their operations are functions of receptor pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Throughout the book, information on concentration-dependence of chemical stimulation and likely relationship to receptor occupancy is strongly emphasized. In cases where a departure from expected pharmacologic behavior is encountered in the chemosenses, the discussion is directed toward probable explanations for the apparent disconnect. This book provides a new resource that on all chemosenses topics within a unifying conceptual framework of the science of pharmacology. It will be useful to a variety of researchers and graduate students in pharmacology, biology and physiology of sensory systems, researchers in sensory psychology, research scientists in food & nutritional scientists, as well as clinical staff.

Pathology of Laboratory Swine

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Kris Helke + 3 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Pathology of Laboratory Swine is a comprehensive text describing the spontaneous pathology seen in common laboratory pig strains. As the first book collating information on all organ systems in these strains, this resource will serve as a “go to” text for all pathologists working on laboratory pigs in safety assessment studies and for veterinary pathologists who need a diagnostic tool to rule out spontaneous, non-clinical disease pathology when assigning cause of death to these animals which are also kept as domestic pets.

Balancing a Sauropod

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Brant E Isakson
  • English
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Balancing a Sauropod: The Physiology of a Dinosaur provides a sound physiological underpinning for how they may have lived 100 million years ago. The book's topics focus on major organ systems and apply it to potential sauropod physiology. Less emphasis is given to the skeletal system, as that has been discussed extensively in other literature. Each organ system is discussed in terms of function and current understanding of how they work in a comparative environment. This resource is written at a technical level to both inform the lay reader and provide a sound argument to scientists in the field.Sauropods were the largest land animal to ever walk the earth with an incredible distance form heart to brain, begging the question, how did they maintain blood flow in their brain? Also, the climate sauropods lived in was hypoxic compared to what we live in now, so how did the dinosaurs breathe in the hypoxic Jurassic era? These questions and others expand to multiple fascinating questions the book will dissect in order of organ systems.

Applied Advanced Technologies in Marine Fish Aquaculture

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Daniel Benetti
  • English
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Applied Advanced Technologies in Marine Fish Aquaculture provides basic guidelines, suggestions and recommendations on some of the most advanced methods for farming tropical and sub-tropical marine fish from hatchery to harvest. The book describes original technical protocols to assist the reader in most stages of project development, from inception to operation at both research and commercial levels. Written by top experts, the book conveys over 30 years of experience working with more than 20 species of commercially important marine fish species in the world. It is an ideal guidebook for aquaculturists, biologists and project managers, but is also ideal for graduate students, technicians and researchers from both the private and commercial sectors.

Insect Anatomy

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Bernard Moussian
  • English
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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.

Proteolytic Enzymes and their Inhibitors in Infectious Pathogens

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Theresa Coetzer
  • English
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Proteolytic enzymes are found in all life forms, where they catalyze peptide bond hydrolysis during essential biological processes. Proteases of various pathogens have also been shown to use endogenous protease inhibitors to regulate the activity of host proteolytic enzymes encountered during infection.Proteolytic Enzymes and their Inhibitors in Infectious Pathogens brings together key experts to provide a thorough discussion of proteolytic enzymes and their endogenous inhibitors found in parasites, bacteria, and viruses. The book focuses on the respective roles of the different catalytic classes of proteolytic enzymes and their protein-protease inhibitors at the host-infectious organism interface, and how this knowledge may inform drug and vaccine design. Following a foundational overview of proteases and macromolecular inhibitors of pathogenic organisms, authors discuss recent research on distinct classes of proteolytic enzymes in pathogens. Classes include aspartic proteases, cysteine proteases, metalloproteases, serine proteases, and threonine proteases with experts contributing chapters on distinct enzymes and inhibitors. New methods to identify protease substrates and inhibitors are also provided, with step-by-step protocols to advance new research and drive drug discovery.

Horse Pasture Management

  • 2nd Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Paul H. Sharpe
  • English
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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.

Microfluidics-Aided Technologies

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Dhananjay Bodas + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Microfluidics-Aided Technologies: Platforms for Next Generation Biological Applications aims to provide comprehensive information of microfluidic technologies, their development and biomedical applications. The book provides the fundamentals of microfluidics and addresses the advances and challenges of microfluidic platforms for diagnostics, biological assays, cellular analysis, and drug delivery. Sections introduce micro-scale flow enabled systems, followed by discussions on applications in diagnostics, prognostics, and cellular analysis in the second and third section. The fourth section focuses on breakthroughs in microfluidics like 3D bioprinting, tissue-on-chip, organ-on-chip, and organism-on-chip. The last section provides insights on microfluidics and the study of plants and microbes. This book offers researchers an interdisciplinary perspective towards biological problems. It is a resource for advanced undergraduate, graduate students, researchers and industry scientists interested in the emergence of advance techniques and next generation microfluidics-aided technologies for applications in the biomedical and medical research.

Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Lucy Ellis
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science, Four Volume Set, is the definitive, essential, state-of-the-art reference work in this field. The last 40 years have seen a revolution in the way in which information and knowledge has been created, stored, disseminated, and exploited, both for good and ill. Seismic shifts are set to continue, with COVID and climate change being but two of the most significant challenges to human existence and endeavour at the present time. The crucial role of library and information services has been recognized and revitalized during the recent pandemic. This reference is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate students, plus teaching staff and librarians who have an interest in this field. Coverage includes:, Types of Libraries, Information Media, AI, Informatics, Metadata, Collection Management and Development, Operation and Management, Information Access/Freedom, and Copyright/Intellectual Property. The Encyclopedia of Libraries, Librarianship, and Information Science summarizes, analyses, assesses, concludes, and forecasts through use of experts from around the globe to provide the definitive, go-to reference work in the field.

Health Benefits of Seaweed Bioactives and Potential Food Applications

  • 1st Edition
  • November 1, 2024
  • Amit K. Jaiswal + 1 more
  • English
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Health Benefits of Seaweed Bioactives and Potential Food Applications explores the current development and broad application of seaweed in the food industry and beyond, including the bioactives available from seaweed, their associated health benefits, and potential applications. Broken into three parts, this book covers a range of topics, including seaweed as a source of bioactive proteins, peptides, and amino acids, anti-inflammatory properties of seaweed, and nutraceutical and functional food applications. Written for food and nutrition researchers, manufacturers, producers, and academics, this book will be a handy reference for those who want to use seaweed in high-value food products.