ecological and population genetic studies of bombina variegata



Bo Peng Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations. Methods, Implementation, and Applications Bo Peng Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations. Methods, Implementation, and Applications Новинка

Bo Peng Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations. Methods, Implementation, and Applications

The only book available in the area of forward-time population genetics simulations—applicable to both biomedical and evolutionary studies The rapid increase of the power of personal computers has led to the use of serious forward-time simulation programs in genetic studies. Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations presents both new and commonly used methods, and introduces simuPOP, a powerful and flexible new program that can be used to simulate arbitrary evolutionary processes with unique features like customized chromosome types, arbitrary nonrandom mating schemes, virtual subpopulations, information fields, and Python operators. The book begins with an overview of important concepts and models, then goes on to show how simuPOP can simulate a number of standard population genetics models—with the goal of demonstrating the impact of genetic factors such as mutation, selection, and recombination on standard Wright-Fisher models. The rest of the book is devoted to applications of forward-time simulations in various research topics. Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations includes: An overview of currently available forward-time simulation methods, their advantages, and shortcomings An overview and evaluation of currently available software A simuPOP tutorial Applications in population genetics Applications in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, and mapping complex human diseases The only book of its kind in the field today, Forward-Time Population Genetics Simulations will appeal to researchers and students of population and statistical genetics.
John Relethford H. Human Population Genetics John Relethford H. Human Population Genetics Новинка

John Relethford H. Human Population Genetics

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Introductory guide to human population genetics and microevolutionary theory Providing an introduction to mathematical population genetics, Human Population Genetics gives basic background on the mechanisms of human microevolution. This text combines mathematics, biology, and anthropology and is best suited for advanced undergraduate and graduate study. Thorough and accessible, Human Population Genetics presents concepts and methods of population genetics specific to human population study, utilizing uncomplicated mathematics like high school algebra and basic concepts of probability to explain theories central to the field. By describing changes in the frequency of genetic variants from one generation to the next, this book hones in on the mathematical basis of evolutionary theory. Human Population Genetics includes: Helpful formulae for learning ease Graphs and analogies that make basic points and relate the evolutionary process to mathematical ideas Glossary terms marked in boldface within the book the first time they appear In-text citations that act as reference points for further research Exemplary case studies Topics such as Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, inbreeding, mutation, genetic drift, natural selection, and gene flow Human Population Genetics solidifies knowledge learned in introductory biological anthropology or biology courses and makes it applicable to genetic study. NOTE: errata for the first edition can be found at the author's website: http://employees.oneonta.edu/relethjh/HPG/errata.pdf
E. Palnikova N. Forest Insect Population Dynamics, Outbreaks, And Global Warming Effects E. Palnikova N. Forest Insect Population Dynamics, Outbreaks, And Global Warming Effects Новинка

E. Palnikova N. Forest Insect Population Dynamics, Outbreaks, And Global Warming Effects

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Research in insect population dynamics is important for more reasons than just protecting forest communities. Insect populations are among the main ecological units included in the analysis of stability of ecological systems. Moreover, it is convenient to test new methods of analyzing population and community stability on the insect-related data, as by now ecologists and entomologists have accumulated large amounts of such data. In this book, the authors analyze population dynamics of quite a narrow group of insects – forest defoliators. It is hoped that the methods proposed herein for the analysis of population dynamics of these species may be useful and effective for analyzing population dynamics of other animal species and their effects and role in global warming. What can insects tell us about our environment and our ever-changing climate? It is through studies like this one that these important answers can be obtained, along with data on the insects and their behaviors themselves. The authors present new theories on modeling and data accumulation, using cutting-edge processes never before published for such a wide audience. This volume presents the state-of-the-art in the science, and it is an essential piece of any entomologist’s and forest engineer’s library.
L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management Новинка

L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics, and Management

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Population ecology has matured to a sophisticated science with astonishing potential for contributing solutions to wildlife conservation and management challenges. And yet, much of the applied power of wildlife population ecology remains untapped because its broad sweep across disparate subfields has been isolated in specialized texts. In this book, L. Scott Mills covers the full spectrum of applied wildlife population ecology, including genomic tools for non-invasive genetic sampling, predation, population projections, climate change and invasive species, harvest modeling, viability analysis, focal species concepts, and analyses of connectivity in fragmented landscapes. With a readable style, analytical rigor, and hundreds of examples drawn from around the world, Conservation of Wildlife Populations (2nd ed) provides the conceptual basis for applying population ecology to wildlife conservation decision-making. Although targeting primarily undergraduates and beginning graduate students with some basic training in basic ecology and statistics (in majors that could include wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, environmental studies, and biology), the book will also be useful for practitioners in the field who want to find – in one place and with plenty of applied examples – the latest advances in the genetic and demographic aspects of population ecology. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/mills/wildlifepopulations.
Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology Новинка

Mark Stoneking An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology

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Molecular anthropology uses molecular genetic methods to address questions and issues of anthropological interest. More specifically, molecular anthropology is concerned with genetic evidence concerning human origins, migrations, and population relationships, including related topics such as the role of recent natural selection in human population differentiation, or the impact of particular social systems on patterns of human genetic variation. Organized into three major sections, An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology first covers the basics of genetics – what genes are, what they do, and how they do it – as well as how genes behave in populations and how evolution influences them. The following section provides an overview of the different kinds of genetic variation in humans, and how this variation is analyzed and used to make evolutionary inferences. The third section concludes with a presentation of the current state of genetic evidence for human origins, the spread of humans around the world, the role of selection and adaptation in human evolution, and the impact of culture on human genetic variation. A final, concluding chapter discusses various aspects of molecular anthropology in the genomics era, including personal ancestry testing and personal genomics. An Introduction to Molecular Anthropology is an invaluable resource for students studying human evolution, biological anthropology, or molecular anthropology, as well as a reference for anthropologists and anyone else interested in the genetic history of humans.
Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia Новинка

Jim Hone Applied Population and Community Ecology. The Case of Feral Pigs in Australia

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Part of the Zoological Society of London's Conservation Science and Practice Series, Applied Population and Community Ecology evaluates theory in population and community ecology using a case study of feral pigs, birds and plants in the high country of south-eastern Australia. In sequence, the book reviews the relevant theory and uses long-term research over a quarter of a century on the population ecology of feral pigs and then community ecology of birds and plants, to evaluate the theory. The book brings together into one volume, research results of many observational, experimental and modelling studies and directly compares them with those from related studies around the world. The implications of the results for future wildlife management are also discussed. Intended readers are ecologists, graduate students in ecology and wildlife management and conservation and pest managers.
Kumari Jyoti, Kulkarni G. U. Genetic Variability and Phenotypic Stability in Fenugreek Kumari Jyoti, Kulkarni G. U. Genetic Variability and Phenotypic Stability in Fenugreek Новинка

Kumari Jyoti, Kulkarni G. U. Genetic Variability and Phenotypic Stability in Fenugreek

This book is about genetic variability and stability analysis in fenugreek.For a successful breeding programme, it is necessary to know the genetic variability present in population and performance of genetic material in different environmental condition. As there is less information available regarding fenugreek crop,I have tried to give information by including different statistical analysis methods.I have tried my best to make it more simple by using graphs and tables.
Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models Новинка

Norman Owen-Smith Dynamics of Large Herbivore Populations in Changing Environments. Towards Appropriate Models

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This book aims to reconcile theoretical models of population dynamics with what is currently known about the population dynamics of large mammalian herbivores. It arose from a working group established at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to address the need for models that better accommodate environmental variability, especially for herbivores dependent on changing vegetation resources. The initial chapter reviews findings from definitive long-term studies of certain other ungulate populations, many based on individually identifiable animals. Other chapters cover climatic influences, emphasising temperate versus tropical contrasts, and demographic processes underlying population dynamics, more generally. There are new assessments of irruptive population dynamics, and of the consequences of landscape heterogeneity for herbivore populations. An initial review of candidate population models is followed up by a final chapter outlining how these models might be modified to better accommodate environmental variability. The contents provide a foundation for resolving problems of diminishing large mammal populations in Africa, over-abundant ungulate populations elsewhere, and general consequences of global change for biodiversity conservation. This book will serve as a definitive outline of what is currently known about the population dynamics of large herbivores.
Chakravarthy Rama Plant Cell Technology Chakravarthy Rama Plant Cell Technology Новинка

Chakravarthy Rama Plant Cell Technology

Plant Biotechnology is an important discipline of Biotechnology with focus on Tissue culture technology, Protoplast isolation, culture & fusion and Genetic Transformation studies.
Heather Kirk Molecular Ecology Heather Kirk Molecular Ecology Новинка

Heather Kirk Molecular Ecology

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Molecular Ecology, 2nd Edition provides an accessible introduction to the many diverse aspects of this subject. The book takes a logical and progressive approach to uniting examples from a wide range of taxonomic groups. The straightforward writing style offers in depth analysis whilst making often challenging subjects such as population genetics and phylogenetics highly comprehensible to the reader. The first part of the book introduces the essential underpinnings of molecular ecology and gives a review of genetics and discussion of the molecular markers that are most frequently used in ecological research, and a chapter devoted to the newly emerging field of ecological genomics. The second half of the book covers specific applications of molecular ecology, covering phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics. The new edition provides a thoroughly up-to-date introduction to the field, emphasising new types of analyses and including current examples and techniques whilst also retaining the information-rich, highly readable style which set the first edition apart. Incorporates both theoretical and applied perspectives Highly accessible, user-friendly approach and presentation Includes self-assessment activities with hypothetical cases based on actual species and realistic data sets Uses case studies to place the theory in context Provides coverage of population genetics, genomics, phylogeography, behavioural ecology and conservation genetics.
Brunt James W. Ecological Data. Design, Management and Processing Brunt James W. Ecological Data. Design, Management and Processing Новинка

Brunt James W. Ecological Data. Design, Management and Processing

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Ecologists are increasingly tackling difficult issues like global change, loss of biodiversity and sustainability of ecosystem services. These and related topics are enormously challenging, requiring unprecedented multidisciplinary collaboration and rapid synthesis of large amounts of diverse data into information and ultimately knowledge. New sensors, computers, data collection and storage devices and analytical and statistical methods provide a powerful tool kit to support analyses, graphics and visualizations that were unthinkable even a few years ago. New and increased emphasis on accessibility, management, processing and sharing of high-quality, well-maintained and understandable data represents a significant change in how scientists view and treat data. These issues are complex and despite their importance, are typically not addressed in database, ecological and statistical textbooks. This book addresses these issues, providing a much needed resource for those involved in designing and implementing ecological research, as well as students who are entering the environmental sciences. Chapters focus on the design of ecological studies, data management principles, scientific databases, data quality assurance, data documentation, archiving ecological data and information and processing data into information and knowledge. The book stops short of a detailed treatment of data analysis, but does provide pointers to the relevant literature in graphics, statistics and knowledge discovery. The central thesis of the book is that high quality data management systems are critical for addressing future environmental challenges. This requires a new approach to how we conduct ecological research, that views data as a resource and promotes stewardship, recycling and sharing of data. Ecological Data will be particularly useful to those ecologists and information specialists that actively design, manage and analyze environmental databases. However, it will also benefit a wider audience of scientists and students in the ecological and environmental sciences.
Linacre Adrian Wildlife DNA Analysis. Applications in Forensic Science Linacre Adrian Wildlife DNA Analysis. Applications in Forensic Science Новинка

Linacre Adrian Wildlife DNA Analysis. Applications in Forensic Science

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DNA typing of non-human DNA is a fast developing area of research and professional practice. The application of DNA typing in wildlife forensic science is one of these prime uses of DNA typing and is gaining increasing profile. The use of DNA profiling in wildlife forensic science falls into two broad areas: species testing and genetic linkage. Species testing answers the question ‘what species is this?’ and genetic linkage answers the question ‘did these two samples come from the same organism or population?’ Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science provides an accessible introduction to both of these key areas. Clearly structured throughout, the introduction highlights the different types of crime where these techniques are regularly used. This chapter includes a discussion as to who performs forensic wildlife examinations, the standardisation and validation of methods, and the role of the expert witness in this type of alleged crime. This is followed by a detailed section on the science behind DNA typing including the problems in isolating DNA from trace material and subsequent genetic analysis are also covered. The book then undertakes a comprehensive review of species testing using DNA, including a step-by-step guide to sequence comparisons. A comparison of the different markers used in species testing highlights the criteria for a genetic marker. A full set of case histories illustrates the use of the different markers used. The book details the use of genetic markers to link two or more hairs/feather/leaves/needles to the same individual organism and the software used in population assignment. The problems and possibilities in isolating markers, along with the construction of allele databases are discussed in this chapter. The book concludes with evaluation and reporting of genetic evidence in wildlife forensic science illustrated by examples of witness statements. •An accessible introduction to this fast developing area of research within forensic science •Case studies throughout to link theory and practice and to highlight the use of DNA testing in species testing. •Covers both crimes against wildlife and offences where wildlife can provide vital evidence •Assumes only a basic background knowledge of DNA •Includes a comprehensive review of species testing using DNA, including a step-by-step guide to sequence comparisons
Larry Rockwood L. Introduction to Population Ecology Larry Rockwood L. Introduction to Population Ecology Новинка

Larry Rockwood L. Introduction to Population Ecology

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Introduction to Population Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of population ecology. It uses a wide variety of field and laboratory examples, botanical to zoological, from the tropics to the tundra, to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology. Controversies in population ecology are brought fully up to date in this edition, with many brand new and revised examples and data. Each chapter provides an overview of how population theory has developed, followed by descriptions of laboratory and field studies that have been inspired by the theory. Topics explored include single-species population growth and self-limitation, life histories, metapopulations and a wide range of interspecific interactions including competition, mutualism, parasite-host, predator-prey and plant-herbivore. An additional final chapter, new for the second edition, considers multi-trophic and other complex interactions among species. Throughout the book, the mathematics involved is explained with a step-by-step approach, and graphs and other visual aids are used to present a clear illustration of how the models work. Such features make this an accessible introduction to population ecology; essential reading for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in population ecology, applied ecology, conservation ecology, and conservation biology, including those with little mathematical experience.
Myriam Nickels The Criticism behind Gattaca.s Genetic Apartheid Scenario Myriam Nickels The Criticism behind Gattaca.s Genetic Apartheid Scenario Новинка

Myriam Nickels The Criticism behind Gattaca.s Genetic Apartheid Scenario

Seminar paper from the year 2016 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1.3, University of Koblenz-Landau (Anglistik), language: English, abstract: The new advances and tendencies in the application of genetic science evoke ethical, social, and legal concerns, as the immense progress in genetics is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, the completion of the Human Genome Project at the beginning of the 21st century and the recent progress in genetics come along with obvious benefits in genomic medicine such as better diagnosis of diseases and gene therapy. However, on the other hand, the new genetics bring along worries that the new genetics could lead to a society that is less tolerant of disability and (genetic) diversity. Moreover, after successfully having intervened in the transformation of animals and plants to human's liking, humans are now on the verge of manipulating the human genome so as to perfect the human species possibly, since the necessary genetic technology is now available.The movie Gattaca builds upon the scientific and technological advances in genetics in the late 20th century and displays a dystopian "not-too-distant" future. In the portrayed future, excessive genetic screening and embryo manipulation have brought about a rigidly hierarchical society grounded on genetic discrimination. Undeniably, there is an insurmountable social gap between these two classes. Gattaca thoughtfully portrays the lives of differ...
Daniel Hailegiorgis Genetic Variability of Bread Wheat Genotypes Daniel Hailegiorgis Genetic Variability of Bread Wheat Genotypes Новинка

Daniel Hailegiorgis Genetic Variability of Bread Wheat Genotypes

Grain production is a complex phenomenon, entailing several contributing factors. These factors influence grain production both directly and indirectly and the breeder is naturally interested in investigating the extent and type of association of such traits. Towards a clear understanding of the type of association, correlation, path and divergence analysis are logical steps. Studies like heritability estimates could also be helpful to know the performance of parents in hybrids. Similarly, Knowledge on the extent and the pattern of genetic variability present in a population is essential for further improvement of any crop. At present, there is lack of detailed information pertaining to these aspects. Therefore, this book intends to show comprehensive logical steps that a plant scientist should follow to reach a concrete conclusion on the variability and genetic relation of different characters taking an experiment conducted in bread wheat as an example. The book is important for plant breeders and other plant scientists interested in learning more about the ways of crop improvement.
Gerald W. Esch Ecological Parasitology. Reflections on 50 Years of Research in Aquatic Ecosystems Gerald W. Esch Ecological Parasitology. Reflections on 50 Years of Research in Aquatic Ecosystems Новинка

Gerald W. Esch Ecological Parasitology. Reflections on 50 Years of Research in Aquatic Ecosystems

Professor Gerald Esch has already published two books in what is becoming an informal series of essays exploring the way that discoveries about the biology of parasites have influenced ecological and evolutionary theories over a career that has spanned nearly 50 years. This book will be the third set of essays and will focus on key moments of discovery and explore how these achievements were due to collaboration, mentoring, and community building within the field of ecological parasitology. The book will not only describe case studies, pure science and biology but also act as a career guide for early-career ecologists emphasizing the importance of collaboration in the advancement of science.
Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective Новинка

Lucas Stal J. Cyanobacteria. An Economic Perspective

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Written by leading experts in the field, Cyanobacteria: An Economic Perspective is a comprehensive edited volume covering all areas of an important field and its application to energy, medicine and agriculture. Issues related to environment, food and energy have presented serious challenge to the stability of nation-states. Increasing global population, dwindling agriculture and industrial production, and inequitable distribution of resources and technologies have further aggravated the problem. The burden placed by increasing population on environment and especially on agricultural productivity is phenomenal. To provide food and fuel to such a massive population, it becomes imperative to find new ways and means to increase the production giving due consideration to biosphere’s ability to regenerate resources and provide ecological services. Cyanobacteria are environment friendly resource for commercial production of active biochemicals, drugs and future energy (biodiesel, bioethanol and hydrogen). Topics on isolation, identification and classification of cyanobacteria are discussed, as well as further sections on: summarizing a range of useful products synthesized by cyanobacteria, ecological services provided by cyanobacteria including their harmful effect in water bodies and associated flora and fauna. Chapter on tools, techniques, and patents also focus on the economic importance of the group. This book also provides an insight for future perspectives in each particular field and an extensive bibliography. This book will be a highly useful resource for students, researchers and professionals in academics in the life sciences including microbiology and biotechnology.
Aamir Al Mosawi Rare genetic disorders in Iraq Aamir Al Mosawi Rare genetic disorders in Iraq Новинка

Aamir Al Mosawi Rare genetic disorders in Iraq

Data about rare genetic disorders in Iraqi patients is not available. Iraq is a country that has been in turmoil due to the devastating impact of three major wars and a long period of imposed economic sanctions over three decades. The development of genetic research in this country has been markedly hampered. Relatively common genetic disorders in Iraq include Down's syndrome, hemoglobinopathies (B-thalassemias, and sickle cell anemia), glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase (G6 PD) deficiency, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and achondroplasia. In an experience extending over about 20 years we have documented the rarest genetics in Iraqi patients. Some of these disorders are very rare through out the world such as Coffin Siris syndrome and cutis laxa type II (Debre type) some of these disorders is very rare in Arab population such as Nephropathic cystinosis and Aicardi syndrome. A new clinical association of a genetic nature has been observed for the first time in Iraqi patients. A very rare combination of two genetic disorders was also observed.
Andy Beaumont Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture Andy Beaumont Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture Новинка

Andy Beaumont Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture

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Following the extremely well-received structure of the first edition, this carefully revised and updated new edition now includes much new information of vital importance to those working and researching in the fisheries and aquaculture industries. Commencing with chapters covering genetic variation and how it can be measured, the authors then look at genetic structure in natural populations, followed by a new chapter covering genetics in relation to population size and conservation issues. Genetic variation of traits and triploids and the manipulation of ploidy are fully covered, and another new chapter is included, entitled 'From Genetics to Genomics'. The book concludes with a chapter covering the impact of genetic engineering in aquaculture. With the inclusion of a wealth of up-to-date information, new text and figures and the inclusion of a third author, Pierre Boudry, the second edition of Biotechnology and Genetics in Fisheries and Aquaculture provides an excellent text and reference of great value and use to upper level students and professionals working across fish biology, aquatic sciences, fisheries, aquaculture, genetics and biotechnology. Libraries in all universities and research establishments where biological sciences, fisheries and aquaculture are studied and taught should have several copies of this excellent new edition on their shelves. Completely updated, revised and expanded new edition Subject area of ever increasing importance Expanded authorship Commercially useful information for fish breeders
Paula Friedman K. Geriatric Dentistry. Caring for Our Aging Population Paula Friedman K. Geriatric Dentistry. Caring for Our Aging Population Новинка

Paula Friedman K. Geriatric Dentistry. Caring for Our Aging Population

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Geriatric Dentistry: Caring for Our Aging Population provides general practitioners, dental students, and auxiliary members of the dental team with a comprehensive, practical guide to oral healthcare for the aging population. Beginning with fundamental chapters on the psychological, environmental, and social aspects of aging, the book approaches patient care from a holistic point of view. Subsequent chapters show the importance of this information in a practical context by discussing how it affects office environment, decision?-making and treatment planning, and the management and treatment of common geriatric oral conditions. Case studies and study questions are used to illustrate application of educational presentations to practice settings. Contributed by leaders in the field, Geriatric Dentistry will strengthen readers’ understanding and clinical acumen in addressing this special population.
Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles Новинка

Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain. Urban Conditions, Racism, and Ecological Disaster in Fortress Los Angeles

Los Angeles is famous for its sunny weather, for the Hollywood film studios and for being the residence of the rich and beautiful. And although - or, precisely because - all this is more illusion than reality, the city frequently serves as setting for various pieces of fiction. However, Los Angeles does not only play a huge role in the media, but since lately also in the realm of urban studies. Having long been a kind of 'outsider' in the field, it is now regarded as a prototypical example for urban development by the L.A. School. In this context, its image is less sunny and positive, but reveals a deep-rooted racism against Latin-American immigrants in combination with a fortress mentality on the part of its white population as well as a unique urban ecology, in which natural catastrophes seem to be regular occurrences. This paper intends to outline the significance of Los Angeles in urban studies and trace the thereby acquired findings in a fictional representation of the city: T.C. Boyle's novel The Tortilla Curtain. In the process, it is shown how urban conditions, racism and nature, especially in the form of ecological disasters, intersect and influence each other.
H. Woods Arthur Integrative Organismal Biology H. Woods Arthur Integrative Organismal Biology Новинка

H. Woods Arthur Integrative Organismal Biology

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Integrative Organismal Biology synthesizes current understandings of the causes and consequences of individual variation at the physiological, behavioral and organismal levels. Emphasizing key topics such as phenotypic plasticity and flexibility, and summarizing emerging areas such as ecological immunology, oxidative stress biology and others, Integrative Organismal Biology pulls together information from diverse disciplines to provide a synthetic view of the role of the individual in evolution. Beginning with the role of the individual in evolutionary and ecological processes, the book covers theory and mechanism from both classic and modern perspectives. Chapters explore concepts such as phenotypic plasticity, genetic and epigenetic variation, physiological and phenotypic variation, homeostasis, and gene and physiological regulatory networks. A concluding section interweaves these concepts through a series of case studies of life processes such as aging, reproduction, and immune defense. Written and edited by leaders in the field, Integrative Organismal Biology will be an important advanced textbook for students and researchers across a variety of subdisciplines of integrative biology.
Ralph Cibis Love, Loneliness, and the Channel Three News Team Ralph Cibis Love, Loneliness, and the Channel Three News Team Новинка

Ralph Cibis Love, Loneliness, and the Channel Three News Team

Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Bayreuth, language: English, abstract: Reading Coupland's Generation A in the context of Turney's rDNA definition, the administered brain samples which each of the protagonists consumes instigate a genetic experiment in recombinant DNA. Thus, based on the method of narrative analysis, the purpose of this paper is to reveal how those short narratives in Generation A visualize an rDNA experiment on a narrative level, i.e. which parallels between narration and this specific kind of genetic engineering experiment can be found and how narration and especially storytelling itself can work as a metaphor for recombinant DNA and therefore genetic engineering.
Stef Monaco Human rights, fossil fuels and contemporary structures of power. A study of fracking in the UK Stef Monaco Human rights, fossil fuels and contemporary structures of power. A study of fracking in the UK Новинка

Stef Monaco Human rights, fossil fuels and contemporary structures of power. A study of fracking in the UK

Master's Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Politics - International Politics - Topic: Public International Law and Human Rights, grade: A, University of London (School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Commonwealth Studies), language: English, abstract: In the UK, successive governments since 2010 have positioned unconventional fossil fuels at the centre of their energy policy in spite of overwhelming scientific evidence that the planet cannot sustain the current level of fossil fuel consumption and that anthropogenic ecological degradation is driving us towards an extinction-level event. They have continued to push forwards with it despite fierce public opposition and mounting evidence of violations of human rights due to its negative ecological consequences and the way the police handle the continuous demonstrations against it.Through a qualitative study of the policing tactics used at anti-fracking protests; I explore how UK politics and policy-making have moved away from the foundational ideas of democracy (a representative government to protect and promote the wellbeing of the many) to an institutional system that exists to ensure the wealth and power of the few - a hegemonic elite, in Gramscian terms. I argue that the logic of neoliberal capitalism has given rise to structures of power and policy choices are resulting in human rights violations and making it almost impossible to adopt environmental policy options that will prevent ecological destruction.
Rosemary Ommer World Fisheries. A Social-Ecological Analysis Rosemary Ommer World Fisheries. A Social-Ecological Analysis Новинка

Rosemary Ommer World Fisheries. A Social-Ecological Analysis

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This exciting new book grew out of an international symposium held at FAO, Rome in July 2008, but it is not just a collection of papers from that symposium. Rather, the publication brings together work on social-ecological marine research that cuts across disciplines, identifies key common elements and approaches that promote resilience of marine social-ecological systems in the face of global changes, and points to next steps. The book comprises contributions on conceptual issues relating to social-ecological responses in marine systems to global changes; offers illustrative case studies of specific examples of social-ecological responses in marine systems to significant environmental changes manifested locally; develops a syntheses between natural and social scientists on the topic, and points the way forward with innovative approaches to the use of science and knowledge in management, policy and advice. World Fisheries is part of Wiley-Blackwell's prestigious Fish and Aquatic Resources Series, and encompasses chapters from many scientists at the top of their fields worldwide. Carefully drawn together and edited by four world experts in the area, World Fisheries is a landmark publication which is an essential purchase for all fisheries managers worldwide.
L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics and Management L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics and Management Новинка

L. Mills Scott Conservation of Wildlife Populations. Demography, Genetics and Management

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Professor L. Scott Mills has been named a 2009 Guggenheim Fellow by the board of trustees of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Conservation of Wildlife Populations provides an accessible introduction to the most relevant concepts and principles for solving real-world management problems in wildlife and conservation biology. Bringing together insights from traditionally disparate disciplines, the book shows how population biology addresses important questions involving the harvest, monitoring, and conservation of wildlife populations. Covers the most up-to-date approaches for assessing factors that affect both population growth and interactions with other species, including predation, genetic changes, harvest, introduced species, viability analysis and habitat loss and fragmentation. Is an essential guide for undergraduates and postgraduate students of wildlife biology, conservation biology, ecology, and environmental studies and an invaluable resource for practising managers on how population biology can be applied to wildlife conservation and management. Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/mills. An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.
Manoj Parakhia, R.S. Tomar, B.A. Golakiya Overview of Basic Tools and Methods for Genetic Engineering Manoj Parakhia, R.S. Tomar, B.A. Golakiya Overview of Basic Tools and Methods for Genetic Engineering Новинка

Manoj Parakhia, R.S. Tomar, B.A. Golakiya Overview of Basic Tools and Methods for Genetic Engineering

Abstract from the year 2015 in the subject Biology - Genetics / Gene Technology, Junagadh Agricultural University (Department of Biotechnology), language: English, abstract: This summary provides key words as an overview of basic tools and methods used to modify genetic material. The manipulation of genetic material requires the knowledge of basic tools and procedures used for the manipulation of the genome. The aim of the text is to help understand some processes of genetic engineering.
Sally Aitken N. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations Sally Aitken N. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations Новинка

Sally Aitken N. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations

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Loss of biodiversity is among the greatest problems facing the world today. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to conserve species threatened with extinction, and to manage species of ecological or commercial importance. New molecular techniques, statistical methods, and computer programs, genetic principles, and methods are becoming increasingly useful in the conservation of biological diversity. Using a balance of data and theory, coupled with basic and applied research examples, this book examines genetic and phenotypic variation in natural populations, the principles and mechanisms of evolutionary change, the interpretation of genetic data from natural populations, and how these can be applied to conservation. The book includes examples from plants, animals, and microbes in wild and captive populations. This second edition contains new chapters on Climate Change and Exploited Populations as well as new sections on genomics, genetic monitoring, emerging diseases, metagenomics, and more. One-third of the references in this edition were published after the first edition. Each of the 22 chapters and the statistical appendix have a Guest Box written by an expert in that particular topic (including James Crow, Louis Bernatchez, Loren Rieseberg, Rick Shine, and Lisette Waits). This book is essential for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of conservation genetics, natural resource management, and conservation biology, as well as professional conservation biologists working for wildlife and habitat management agencies. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/allendorf/populations.
P. Gullan J. The Insects. An Outline of Entomology P. Gullan J. The Insects. An Outline of Entomology Новинка

P. Gullan J. The Insects. An Outline of Entomology

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Insects represent over half of the planet’s biological diversity. This popular textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to this extraordinary diversity, and places entomology central to the theory and practice of evolutionary and ecological studies. Fully revised, this fifth edition opens with a chapter concerning the popular side of insect studies, including insects in citizen science, zoos and butterfly houses, and insects as food for humans and animals. Key features of insect structure, function, behaviour, ecology and classification are integrated with appropriate molecular studies. Much of the book is organized around major biological themes: living on the ground, in water, on plants, in colonies, and as predators, parasites/parasitoids and prey insects. A strong evolutionary theme is maintained throughout. There is major revision to the chapter on systematics and a new chapter, Insects in a Changing World, includes insect responses to, and the consequences of, both climate change and human-assisted global alterations to distributions. Updated ‘Taxoboxes’ demonstrate topical issues and provide concise information on all aspects of each of the 28 major groupings (orders) of insects, plus the three orders of non-insect hexapods. New boxes describe a worrying increase in insect threats to landscape and commercial trees (including eucalypts, palms and coffee) and explain the value of genetic data, including evolutionary developmental biology and DNA barcoding, in insect biodiversity studies. The authors maintain the clarity and conciseness of earlier editions, and extend the profuse illustrations with new hand-drawn figures. Over 50 colour photographs, together with the informative text and an accompanying website with links to video clips, appendices, textboxes and further reading lists, encourage a deeper scientific study of insects. The book is intended as the principal text for students studying entomology, as well as a reference text for undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of ecology, agriculture, fisheries and forestry, palaeontology, zoology, and medical and veterinary science.
Jean M. Tchuenche Mathematical Population Dynamics of a Genetic Disease Jean M. Tchuenche Mathematical Population Dynamics of a Genetic Disease Новинка

Jean M. Tchuenche Mathematical Population Dynamics of a Genetic Disease

A realistic deterministic demographic model that captures the pattern of inheritance of the gene responsible for the most common genetic defect is formulated using general pair formations and analyzed using various approaches including a numerical semi-discretization scheme. The patterns of inheritance of the disease are carefully derived. Polygamy is captured in the application and it is shown to be partially responsible for the widespread of this defect. This book is therefore a basic introduction to the mathematics of SCA at the population level, taking into account the genotype of individuals in the mating pattern. Minimizing mating which produces SCA sufferers can theoretically be achieved if some carriers of the trait as well as SCA patients agree to remain childless or choose celibacy (a difficult social condition indeed!). The analysis helps shed some light on this genetic defect and should be especially useful to senior undergraduates and graduate students as well as scientists working at the interface between mathematics and biological sciences interested in genetically transmitted disorders.
Ariann Thomas Changing Our Genetic Heritage. Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations Ariann Thomas Changing Our Genetic Heritage. Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations Новинка

Ariann Thomas Changing Our Genetic Heritage. Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations

Changing Our Genetic Heritage: Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations is a practical guide on healing the inherited genetic patterns in our lives on every level with practices to repair ill health, poverty, poor relationships, bad career choices, and lack of joy in life. Most of us are limited by beliefs and wounds from our ancestors cultures, our families histories, and the worlds stories that we unconsciously adopt in our lives. These beliefs keep us from our full potential of happiness. With multiple references to current scientific studies and her own case studies with clients, Ariann demonstrates that it is possible to change deeply held patterns of beliefs. Thus, we can move into a full and rich life filled with everything we desire. By releasing the negative beliefs of our unworthiness held for generations, and incorporating activities scientifically shown to repair and improve our genetic health, the reader is lead to the inevitable conclusion that each of us can change life for the better. The most impressive concept is that the changes we make can influence future generations. When we affect our genes, we also affect the genes of future generations. Brilliantly Deciphered for the Lay PersonChanging Your Genetic Heritage: Creating a New Reality for Ourselves and Future Generations, by Ariann Thomas, is a practical guide that deciphers the Science of Changing Your DNA and Hereditary patterns, without all of the scientific jargon but with plenty of...
Bryan Shorrocks The Giraffe. Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Bryan Shorrocks The Giraffe. Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour Новинка

Bryan Shorrocks The Giraffe. Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour

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Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies from Laikipia Kenya, Etosha National Park, Namibia andSamburu National Reserve, Kenya
Sabine Agatha The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates. Models for Marine Plankton Sabine Agatha The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates. Models for Marine Plankton Новинка

Sabine Agatha The Biology and Ecology of Tintinnid Ciliates. Models for Marine Plankton

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Planktonic protists both produce and consume most of the primary production in the world ocean. They not only play key roles in the oceans but also represent an astounding amount of diversity: ecological morphological and genetic. However, for most taxa their ecology, morphology, phylogeny and biogeography are either poorly known or appear to be largely unrelated to one another; this hinders our understanding of their biology as well as interpretation of emerging genetic data. Tintinnid ciliates represent a singular exception. Compared to nearly all other groups of planktonic protists, there is a very substantial and relatively detailed literature (both modern and historical) on tintinnids. This volume synthesizes knowledge concerning a wide variety of topics ranging from anatomy and systematics, physiology, behavior, ecology (including ecological roles, predators, parasites, biogeography, and cysts) to fossil history. It will appeal to an audience ranging from advanced undergraduates to researchers in the fields of Oceanography, Marine Biology and Microbial Ecology.
Elaine M. Wainwright Habitat, Human, and Holy. An Eco-Rhetorical Reading of the Gospel of Matthew Elaine M. Wainwright Habitat, Human, and Holy. An Eco-Rhetorical Reading of the Gospel of Matthew Новинка

Elaine M. Wainwright Habitat, Human, and Holy. An Eco-Rhetorical Reading of the Gospel of Matthew

Texts are rhetorical; they have an effect; they shape the mind and emotions of the readers who engage the text. Readers, in their turn, attend to the rhetoric of a text through the interpretative lens they bring to their reading of the text at the same time as they are being shaped by its rhetoric. Elaine Wainwright’s eco-rhetorical reading of the Gospel of Matthew explores this interplay of rhetoric and perspective.An ecological perspective or hermeneutic is relatively new within biblical studies. It continues to be shaped and formed. Lorraine Code’s call to ‘ecological thinking’ as a new ‘social imaginary’ informs the ecological perspective that Wainwright brings to this particular reading of the Gospel of Matthew. It is attentive to the interrelationships of all Earth constituents, and functions as a lens through which one can read the entire Gospel of Matthew. Such a perspective functions well with the particular rhetorical approach that guides this ecological reading. This approach is attentive to a complex weaving of material and ‘other-than-human’ as well as human features into the fabric of the text: hence the title Habitat, Human and Holy. It is their interaction in the text that constructs its rhetoric and it is this that engages the ecological reader.The story of Jesus, Emmanu-el, as it unfolds in the carefully structured Gospel of Matthew, is here read using an ecological hermeneutic and a rhetorical way of reading. Significant new insights emerge at each step of ...
David Bottjer J. Paleoecology. Past, Present and Future David Bottjer J. Paleoecology. Past, Present and Future Новинка

David Bottjer J. Paleoecology. Past, Present and Future

Paleoecology is a discipline that uses evidence from fossils to provide an understanding of ancient environments and the ecological history of life through geological time. This text covers the fundamental approaches that have provided the foundation for present paleoecological understanding, and outlines new research areas in paleoecology for managing future environmental and ecological change. Topics include the use of actualism in paleoecology, development of paleoecological models for paleoenvironmental reconstruction, taphonomy and exceptional fossil preservation, evolutionary paleoecology and ecological change through time, and conservation paleoecology. Data from studies of invertebrates, vertebrates, plants and microfossils, with added emphasis on bioturbation and microbial sedimentary structures, are discussed. Examples from marine and terrestrial environments are covered, with a particular focus on periods of great ecological change, such as the Precambrian-Cambrian transition and intervals of mass extinction. Readership: This book is designed for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the earth and biological sciences, as well as researchers and applied scientists in a range of related disciplines.
Aubrey Milunsky Genetic Disorders and the Fetus. Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment Aubrey Milunsky Genetic Disorders and the Fetus. Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment Новинка

Aubrey Milunsky Genetic Disorders and the Fetus. Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

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Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, Seventh Edition is the eagerly awaited new edition of the discipline-leading text that has been at the forefront of diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of fetal genetic disorders for over 36 years. The seventh edition continues the long-established tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with this text. The book builds on the foundations of preconception and prenatal genetic counseling and the original pillars of prenatal diagnosis while also providing authoritative coverage of exciting developments in non-invasive genetic testing and rapidly developing molecular techniques, including microarray analysis and next generation sequencing, that are revolutionizing the field. Chapters are once again authored by internationally recognized authorities in the field of prenatal diagnosis. The editors have added three entirely new chapters to this edition to complement the complete revision of existing content. The three new chapters focus on non-invasive prenatal screening, placental genetics, and the psychology of prenatal and perinatal grief. The broad-ranging coverage and international scope will ensure that the new edition maintains its role as the major repository for information on all aspects of prenatal diagnosis. The editors have brought together an invaluable collection of evidence-based facts bolstered by knowledge and decades of experience in the field. Genetic Disorders and the Fetus: Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment, 7th Edition is a timely update to this world-leading text.
KUMAR SANJAY Genetic divergence in Niger KUMAR SANJAY Genetic divergence in Niger Новинка

KUMAR SANJAY Genetic divergence in Niger

This book deals the detailed and systematic study of 72 germplasms of niger (Guizotia abyssinica Cass.). This book may serve as a guide line to the workers who engaged in niger improvement programme. The book also determine the co-relation and path coefficient for construction of selection indices, genetic variability, heritability, genetic advance of yield components and genetic divergence of the germplasms lines which helps in hybridization programme for crop improvement purpose.
Allanson Judith E. Management of Genetic Syndromes Allanson Judith E. Management of Genetic Syndromes Новинка

Allanson Judith E. Management of Genetic Syndromes

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The American Journal of Medical Genetics heralded the first edition of Management of Genetic Syndromes as an «unparalleled collection of knowledge.» Since the first edition's publication, advances have been made in diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of genetic syndromes, resulting in the potential for a higher quality of life for individuals affected. Management of Genetic Syndromes, Second Edition incorporates all the most recent developments in knowledge about and management of the most common genetic syndromes seen in children and adults. Expanded to cover twenty-five new syndromes, this comprehensive new edition also features thorough updates of chapters from the first edition. Edited by two of the field's most highly esteemed experts, each chapter is written by an expert with extensive direct professional experience with that disorder and includes detailed coverage of: Incidence Etiology and pathogenesis Natural history Diagnostic criteria and diagnostic testing, including photographs of distinctive physical findings Differential diagnosis Evaluation Management throughout life References and resources, including family support organizations Written to be clear and accessible to medical generalists and specialists, as well as allied health and education professionals and families, Management of Genetic Syndromes, Second Edition provides a unique and up-to-date resource for this rapidly developing field.
Robin Bennett L. The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History Robin Bennett L. The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History Новинка

Robin Bennett L. The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History

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Helps you develop and assess pedigrees to make diagnoses, evaluate risk, and counsel patients The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surveillance, and informing and educating patients. Based on the author's twenty-five years as a genetic counselor, the book also helps readers deal with the psychological, social, cultural, and ethical problems that arise in gathering a medical-family history and sharing findings with patients. Featuring a new Foreword by Arno Motulsky, widely recognized as the founder of medical genetics, and completely updated to reflect the most recent findings in genetic medicine, this Second Edition presents the latest information and methods for preparing and assessing a pedigree, including: Value and utility of a thorough medical-family history Directed questions to ask when developing a medical-family history for specific disease conditions Use of pedigrees to identify individuals with an increased susceptibility to cancer Verification of family medical information Special considerations when adoptions or gamete donors are involved Ethical issues that may arise in recording a pedigree Throughout the book, clinical examples based on hypothetical families illustrate key concepts, helping readers understand how real issues present themselves and how they can be resolved. This book will enable all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and physician assistants, as well as genetic counselors, to take full advantage of the pedigree as a primary tool for making a genetic risk assessment and providing counseling for patients and their families.
Aminul Islam Lifestyle, Consumption and Identity. A Human Ecological Study Aminul Islam Lifestyle, Consumption and Identity. A Human Ecological Study Новинка

Aminul Islam Lifestyle, Consumption and Identity. A Human Ecological Study

The purpose of this book is to focus on our current ecological Aspects, especially when it comes to our lifestyle, consumption and identity. These are new phenomena to the entire discourse of our current environmental crisis. This book consists of six different aspects: Human Being as a commodity: In relation to our environmental crisis., Rethinking the concept of 'consumer' and our way of consuming., A study of religious aspect, consumer desire, food system and climate change., Cooking a chicken Curry by traveling all over the world: An ethnographic observation of consumption and ecological aspect., Climate Change and Global Consensus: A critical analysis of climate change issues., The quest for a new narrative: A case study of Bangladesh from COP 15. This book will provide knowledge for those who intend to work on Human-Environmental relationship, and Human Ecological aspects.
Michael Winkelman Culture and Health. Applying Medical Anthropology Michael Winkelman Culture and Health. Applying Medical Anthropology Новинка

Michael Winkelman Culture and Health. Applying Medical Anthropology

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Culture and Health offers an overview of different areas of culture and health, building on foundations of medical anthropology and health behavior theory. It shows how to address the challenges of cross-cultural medicine through interdisciplinary cultural-ecological models and personal and institutional developmental approaches to cross-cultural adaptation and competency. The book addresses the perspectives of clinically applied anthropology, trans-cultural psychiatry and the medical ecology, critical medical anthropology and symbolic paradigms as frameworks for enhanced comprehension of health and the medical encounter. Includes cultural case studies, applied vignettes, and self-assessments.
Joseph Heitman Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes Joseph Heitman Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes Новинка

Joseph Heitman Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes

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A unique and timely review of the emergence of eukaryotic virulence in fungi, oomycetes, and protozoa, as they affect both animals and plants Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes addresses new developments in defining the molecular basis of virulence in eukaryotic pathogens. By examining how pathogenic determinants have evolved in concert with their hosts, often overcoming innate and adaptive immune mechanisms, the book takes a fresh look at the selective processes that have shaped their evolution. Introductory chapters ground the reader in principal evolutionary themes such as phylogenetics and genetic exchange, building a basis of knowledge for later chapters covering advances in genetic tools, how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature, and the common themes of evolutionary adaptation that lead to disease in different hosts. With the goal of linking the research findings of the many disparate scientific communities in the field, the book: Assembles for the first time a collection of chapters on the diversity of eukaryotic microorganisms and the influence of evolutionary forces on the origins and emergence of their virulent attributes Highlights examples from three important, divergent groups of eukaryotic microorganisms that cause disease in animals and plants: oomycetes, protozoan parasites, and fungi Covers how the development of genetic tools has fostered the identification and functional analyses of virulence determinants Addresses how pathogens exchange genetic material in nature via classical or modified meiotic processes, horizontal gene transfer, and sexual cycles including those that are cryptic or even unisexual Provides a broad framework for formulating future studies by illustrating themes common to different pathogenic microbes Evolution of Virulence in Eukaryotic Microbes is an ideal book for microbiologists, evolutionary biologists and medical professionals, as well as graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty members working on the evolution of pathogens.
Gawande Nitin G., Ghorpade P. B., Dhakal Rajeev Recurrent Selection in Safflower (Carthamus Tintorius L) Gawande Nitin G., Ghorpade P. B., Dhakal Rajeev Recurrent Selection in Safflower (Carthamus Tintorius L) Новинка

Gawande Nitin G., Ghorpade P. B., Dhakal Rajeev Recurrent Selection in Safflower (Carthamus Tintorius L)

The present study was undertaken; to evaluate the response of recurrent selection derived lines by the testing of (C3) derived lines for genetic variability, genetic advance and heritability and to assess the effect of selection on other quantitative traits. The 16 half-sib families were selected from 3rd cycle of recurrent selection were grown for evaluation in randomized block design in rabi 2009 -10 along with check varieties Bhima and A1. The expected genetic advance expressed as per cent of population mean at 10 per cent was high for seed yield per plot (48.44) followed by seed yield per plant (28.88). The expected genetic advance per cent over Bhima at 10 per cent selection intensity was high for seed yield per plot (28.27) followed by seed yield per plant (22.78). In safflower seed yield per plant was positively and significantly correlated with days to maturity, number of capitula per plant, number of seeds per capitulum and 100 seed weight. Days to maturity and seed yield per plant had exhibited significant and positive correlation. Two half-sib families were identified for testing in preliminary yield evaluation trial
THAI DAN VO Genetic diversity of Vietnam tea THAI DAN VO Genetic diversity of Vietnam tea Новинка

THAI DAN VO Genetic diversity of Vietnam tea

Tea plant, Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze, used to produce the oldest and most popular non-alcoholic soft beverage across the world, is one of the most important cash crops of many countries, including Vietnam. Known as a freely cross-pollinated plant, with many overlapping morphological, biochemical and physiological attributes, tea can not be separated into discrete groups to identify various taxa. Since hybrids are used and clonal propagation is recommended, genetic diversity of tea can be diminished if care is not taken. Information on taxonomic characteristics, genetic diversity and biogeography of tea in the living collections may help in identifying genotypes with high productive potentials which could be used as progenitors to improve the existing genetic base of commercially grown tea. Revealing the genetic diversity by using molecular markers has assisted breeders assigning appropriate parents to be used in crosses.
Zoran Lukovic Genetic Parameters for Litter Size in Pigs Zoran Lukovic Genetic Parameters for Litter Size in Pigs Новинка

Zoran Lukovic Genetic Parameters for Litter Size in Pigs

Litter size is one of the most important traits in overall reproductive efficiency of breeding sows. The triat has low heritability, is measured only in females and is expressed relatively late. Genetic improvement for litter size is possible due to large enough direct additive genetic variance, the availability of records on many relatives and short generation interval. Litter size is affected by many environmental and genetic factors and interaction between them. The goal of this study was to determine covariance functions for litter size i.e. number of piglets born alive using random regression model. Further, the aim was to compare it with estimates of genetic components obtained by using repeatability and multiple-trait model.
Sonn Tamara The Religion Toolkit. A Complete Guide to Religious Studies Sonn Tamara The Religion Toolkit. A Complete Guide to Religious Studies Новинка

Sonn Tamara The Religion Toolkit. A Complete Guide to Religious Studies

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This complete overview of religious studies provides students with the essential knowledge and tools they need to explore and understand the nature of religion. Covers the early development of religion, with overviews of major and minor religions from Islam to Scientology Considers recent developments including secularization; the relationship between religion and science; and scientific studies on religion, health, and mystical experience Uses humor throughout, allowing students to remain open-minded to the subject Explains what it means to study religion academically, and considers the impact of the study of religion on religion itself Contains numerous student-friendly features including photos, maps, time lines, side bars, historical profiles, and population distribution figures Provides classroom users with a lively website,www.wiley.com/go/religiontoolkit, including questions, quizzes, extra material, and helpful primary and secondary sources
Rosaldo Renato A Companion to Latina/o Studies Rosaldo Renato A Companion to Latina/o Studies Новинка

Rosaldo Renato A Companion to Latina/o Studies

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A Companion to Latina/o Studies is a collection of 40 original essays written by leading scholars in the field, dedicated to exploring the question of what 'Latino/a' is. Brings together in one volume a diverse range of original essays by established and emerging scholars in the field of Latina/o Studies Offers a timely reference to the issues, topics, and approaches to the study of US Latinos – now the largest minority population in the United States Explores the depth of creative scholarship in this field, including theories of latinisimo, immigration, political and economic perspectives, education, race/class/gender and sexuality, language, and religion Considers areas of broader concern, including history, identity, public representations, cultural expression and racialization (including African and Native American heritage).
Am Johal Ecological Metapolitics. Badiou and the Anthropocene Am Johal Ecological Metapolitics. Badiou and the Anthropocene Новинка

Am Johal Ecological Metapolitics. Badiou and the Anthropocene

Ecological Metapolitics, for the first time, attempts to realize a synthesis between the problem of ecology and some fundamental concepts of Alain Badiou's proper philosophy. Ecology cannot be the first problem. Drawing from Badiou's work in Ethics, Metapolitics, Manifesto for Philosophy, Being and Event and others, Ecological Metapolitics attempts to consider the possibility of a new, modern tradition emanating from the Event, in light of the ecological question today. The book considers death, mourning, democratic materialism, the passion for the real, resistance and technological fixes such as geo-engineering. Ecological Metapolitics ultimately serves as a critique of environmental ethics, argued through Badiou's philosophical work.
People, Population, and Policy In Indonesia People, Population, and Policy In Indonesia Новинка

People, Population, and Policy In Indonesia

Since its inception in 1945, the Republic of Indonesia has experienced a series of profound social changes. The spread of schooling, the transformation of the economy, and the consolidation of a unified state have transformed the lives of Indonesian citizens. It is seldom recognized, however, that the most fundamental changes have occurred in the family sphere. Marriages that used to be arranged by parents are now more likely to be determined by couples. Unions occur when the couples are much older. The adoption of birth control practices has reduced fertility from large families to a two-child norm in just over thirty years.These changes have molded the lives of individual women, described here through a series of personal case studies, and shaped the size and structure of the national population, as seen in the statistics produced by the government on a regular basis. The story that emerges gives strong hints about where the Indonesian population will be heading in the next fifty years with a growing proportion of aged citizens. Most importantly People, Population, and Policy in Indonesia shows the importance of collaborations between Indonesian leaders and their foreign colleagues in the efforts to reshape the Indonesian population and improve its social and economic welfare.
Imran Parvez, Md. Mukhlesur Rahman Khan The revival of endangered Puntius sarana (Hamilton 1822) in Bangladesh Imran Parvez, Md. Mukhlesur Rahman Khan The revival of endangered Puntius sarana (Hamilton 1822) in Bangladesh Новинка

Imran Parvez, Md. Mukhlesur Rahman Khan The revival of endangered Puntius sarana (Hamilton 1822) in Bangladesh

To revive the endangered olive barb, artificial breeding within and between two different stocks were conducted. Three breeding lines having 3 replication of each were performed with pituitary gland extract at the doses of 6.5mg/kgbdwt.The ovulation, fertilization and hatching rate were studied. The growth performances and survival rate of the larvae of three lines were also studied for 35 days. The best offspring were analyzed with ten allozyme enzymes in two buffer systems. The broods of Sukhair haor showed the highest ovulation (83.75%), fertilization (74.25%)and hatching rate (51.18%).Higher growth and survival rate were showed by the cross breed larvae. In genetic study 15 presumptive gene loci were observed in which the mean proportion of polymorphic loci were 26.67%, 26.67% and 13.33% for Sukhair and cross breed and Kangsha population respectively. The highest mean number of allele per locus and mean proportion of heterozygous loci were observed in the cross breed. The higher growth, survival and genetic variations in cross breed line may be due to the exchage of genetic materials in between Sukhair and Kangsha populations.
William E. Castle Genetic studies of rabbits and rats William E. Castle Genetic studies of rabbits and rats Новинка

William E. Castle Genetic studies of rabbits and rats

Эта книга — репринт оригинального издания, созданный на основе электронной копии высокого разрешения, которую очистили и обработали вручную, сохранив структуру и орфографию оригинального издания. Редкие, забытые и малоизвестные книги, изданные с петровских времен до наших дней, вновь доступны в виде печатных книг.
Wilson Thomas M. A Companion to Border Studies Wilson Thomas M. A Companion to Border Studies Новинка

Wilson Thomas M. A Companion to Border Studies

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A Companion to Border Studies introduces an exciting and expanding field of interdisciplinary research, through the writing of an international array of scholars, from diverse perspectives that include anthropology, development studies, geography, history, political science and sociology. Explores how nations and cultural identities are being transformed by their dynamic, shifting borders where mobility is sometimes facilitated, other times impeded or prevented Offers an array of international views which together form an authoritative guide for students, instructors and researchers Reflects recent significant growth in the importance of understanding the distinctive characteristics of borders and frontiers, including cross-border cooperation, security and controls, migration and population displacements, hybridity, and transnationalism
Allendorf Fred W. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations Allendorf Fred W. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations Новинка

Allendorf Fred W. Conservation and the Genetics of Populations

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Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to develop conservation plans for species threatened with extinction. Provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis of biological problems in conservation. Uses a balance of data and theory, and basic and applied research, with examples taken from both the animal and plant kingdoms. An associated website contains example data sets and software programs to illustrate population genetic processes and methods of data analysis. Discussion questions and problems are included at the end of each chapter to aid understanding. Features Guest Boxes written by leading people in the field including James F. Crow, Nancy FitzSimmons, Robert C. Lacy, Michael W. Nachman, Michael E. Soule, Andrea Taylor, Loren H. Rieseberg, R.C. Vrijenhoek, Lisette Waits, Robin S. Waples and Andrew Young. Supplementary information designed to support Conservation and the Genetics of Populations including: Downloadable sample chapter Answers to questions and problems Data sets illustrating problems from the book Data analysis software programs Website links An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Please contact our Higher Education team at [email protected] for more information.
Christopher Sindt System and Population Christopher Sindt System and Population Новинка

Christopher Sindt System and Population

DescriptionSystem and Population is a lyric account of the proposed damming of the American River in Northern California. It explores the intersections of personal and cultural experience, scientific study, and politics of dams and rivers; meditates on human experiences, such as parenthood and loss; and studies the effects of environmental damage and disaster.About the AuthorChristopher Sindt is a professor of English at Saint Mary’s College of California, where he teaches in the MFA Program in Creative Writing and serves as the vice provost for academic affairs. He is the author of The Bodies, published in Parlor Press’s Free Verse Editions series (2012), and a chapbook of poetry, The Land of Give and Take.
Chaurasia Akhilanand, Balan Anita, Patil Ranjitkumar The Study of Mental Foramen on Panoramic Radiograph Chaurasia Akhilanand, Balan Anita, Patil Ranjitkumar The Study of Mental Foramen on Panoramic Radiograph Новинка

Chaurasia Akhilanand, Balan Anita, Patil Ranjitkumar The Study of Mental Foramen on Panoramic Radiograph

Panoramic radiographs owing to their advantages are widely used in dentistry prior to various dental and maxillofacial procedures. Mental foramen is more often seen on panoramic radiographs because of wider field of view, continuity of the visualized area, ability to follow the course of the inferior alveolar and the mental canal till the mental foramen and aids in its localization.From the mathematical equations derived by linear regression analysis the age of a subject can be predicted with high sensitivity. However due to ethnic, racial, geographical, genetic and environmental factors vertical positions of mental foramen varies from population to population.
Jiby John Mathew, Sajeshkumar N.K., Prem Jose Vazhacharickal Studies on genetic relationships among six varieties of jackfruit in Kerala employing the matK gene using PCR technique and RFLP markers Jiby John Mathew, Sajeshkumar N.K., Prem Jose Vazhacharickal Studies on genetic relationships among six varieties of jackfruit in Kerala employing the matK gene using PCR technique and RFLP markers Новинка

Jiby John Mathew, Sajeshkumar N.K., Prem Jose Vazhacharickal Studies on genetic relationships among six varieties of jackfruit in Kerala employing the matK gene using PCR technique and RFLP markers

Scientific Study from the year 2017 in the subject Biology - Genetics / Gene Technology, Mar Augusthinose College, language: English, abstract: Artocarpus heterophyllus belong to the Moraceae family and are abundant in Western Ghats. The fruit provide two MJ per kg/wet weight of ripe perianth and contain high levels of carbohydrates, protein, starch, calcium and vitamins. Jackfruit has diverse medicinal uses especially for anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anti-cancer and anti-fungal activity. MatK (maturase K) genes are fast evolving, highly variant regions of plant chloroplast DNA that can serve as potential biomarkers for DNA coding and also in generating primers for plants with identification of unique motif regions. Advances in the genetic markers such as RFLP and PCR based methods are more reliable for identification of genetic diversity than morphological markers, although each technique has advantages and limitations. The objective of this research work was to estimate the level of genetic diversity and to assess genetic relationships among six varieties of jackfruit using 'matK gene' based on PCR technique and RFLP markers. The partial sequence of the 'matK' gene of six different Artocarpus varities was used in the analysis. The size of amplified products was approximately 700 bp. After sequencing and sequence editing, sequence information on a 674 bp region was finally obtained for analysis. The alignment of sequences revealed two haplo...
Pedro Gurillo Muñoz Meta-analysis of the association of NRXN1 variants and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders Pedro Gurillo Muñoz Meta-analysis of the association of NRXN1 variants and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders Новинка

Pedro Gurillo Muñoz Meta-analysis of the association of NRXN1 variants and Psychotic Spectrum Disorders

Academic Paper from the year 2017 in the subject Medicine - Neurology, Psychiatry, Addiction, grade: -, University of Murcia, language: English, abstract: Objective: To perform a meta-analysis of all published genetic association studies of NRNX1 variants and psychotic spectrum disorders (PSD). Methods: Potential studies were identified through PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, HuGeNet, GeneCard and WoS up from 1980 until June 2015 (week 5). Published observational studies reporting NRXN1 variants in PSD cases and in non-PSD controls were all considered eligible for inclusion in this systematic review. Two reviewers selected studies for possible inclusion and extracted data independently following a standardized protocol. Different meta-analyses were performed for each NRXN1 variant and PSD and controls, with a random-effect model to calculate the pooled OR and its corresponding 95% CI. Forest plots and Cochran's Q-Statistic and I2 index were calculated to check for heterogeneity. Subgroup analyses and chi-square test were carried out to analyze potential moderators. Publication bias and quality of reporting were also analyzed. Results: 19 studies met our inclusion criteria, providing a total sample of 25208 patients with PSD and 56971 controls. Meta-analyses of NRXN1 deletions (OR = 3.36), exons (OR = 3.53) and introns (OR = 2.02) showed evidence of an association between NRXN1 gene and PSD. Only one study influed in a meta-analysis (NRXN1 deletions) and no quality criterion affec...
Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain Новинка

Laura Schomaker T.C. Boyle.s The Tortilla Curtain

Master's Thesis from the year 2013 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,1, University of Duisburg-Essen (Department of Anglophone Studies), course: American Studies, language: English, abstract: Los Angeles, the Californian megalopolis, is famous for its sunny weather, for the Hollywood film studios and for being the residence of the rich and beautiful. And although - or, precisely because - all this is more illusion than reality, the city frequently serves as setting for various pieces of fiction. However, Los Angeles does not only play a huge role in the media, but since lately also in the realm of urban studies. Having long been a kind of 'outsider' in the field, it is now regarded as a prototypical example for urban development by the L.A. School. In this context, its image is less sunny and positive, but reveals a deep-rooted racism against Latin-American immigrants in combination with a fortress mentality on the part of its white population as well as a unique urban ecology, in which natural catastrophes seem to be regular occurrences. This paper now intends to outline the significance of Los Angeles in urban studies and trace the thereby acquired findings in a fictional representation of the city: T.C. Boyle's novel "The Tortilla Curtain". In the process, it is shown how urban conditions, racism and nature, especially in the form of ecological disasters, intersect and influence each other. All in all, this wo...
Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment Новинка

Keen Patricia L. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

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Examines effects of the environmental distribution of antimicrobial resistance genes on human health and the ecosystem Resistance genes are everywhere in nature—in pathogens, commensals, and environmental microorganisms. This contributed work shows how the environment plays a pivotal role in the development of antimicrobial resistance traits in bacteria and the distribution of resistant microbial species, resistant genetic material, and antibiotic compounds. Readers will discover the impact of the distribution in the environment of antimicrobial resistance genes and antibiotics on both the ecosystem and human and animal health. Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment is divided into four parts: Part I, Sources, including ecological and clinical consequences of antibiotic resistance by environmental microbes Part II, Fate, including strategies to assess and minimize the biological risk of antibiotic resistance in the environment Part III, Antimicrobial Substances and Resistance, including antibiotics in the aquatic environment Part IV, Effects and Risks, including the effect of antimicrobials used for non-human purposes on human health Recognizing the intricate links among overlapping complex systems, this book examines antimicrobial resistance using a comprehensive ecosystem approach. Moreover, the book's multidisciplinary framework applies principles of microbiology, environmental toxicology, and chemistry to assess the human and ecological risks associated with exposure to antibiotics or antibiotic resistance genes that are environmental contaminants. Each chapter has been written by one or more leading researchers in such fields as microbiology, environmental science, ecology, and toxicology. Comprehensive reference lists at the end of all chapters serve as a gateway to the primary research in the field. Presenting and analyzing the latest findings in a field of growing importance to human and environmental health, this text offers readers new insights into the role of the environment in antimicrobial resistance development, the dissemination of antimicrobial resistant genetic elements, and the transport of antibiotic resistance genes and antibiotics.
Graham Seymour The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening Graham Seymour The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening Новинка

Graham Seymour The Molecular Biology and Biochemistry of Fruit Ripening

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A comprehensive and mechanistic perspective on fruit ripening, emphasizing commonalities and differences between fruit groups and ripening processes. Fruits are an essential part of the human diet and contain important phytochemicals that provide protection against heart disease and cancers. Fruit ripening is of importance for human health and for industry-based strategies to harness natural variation, or genetic modification, for crop improvement. This book covers recent advances in the field of plant genomics and how these discoveries can be exploited to understand evolutionary processes and the complex network of hormonal and genetic control of ripening. The book explains the physiochemical and molecular changes in fruit that impact its quality, and recent developments in understanding of the genetic, molecular and biochemical basis for colour, flavour and texture. It is a valuable resource for plant and crop researchers and professionals, agricultural engineers, horticulturists, and food scientists. Summary: Reviews the physiochemical and molecular changes in fruit which impact flavour, texture, and colour Covers recent advances in genomics on the genetic, molecular, and biochemical basis of fruit quality Integrates information on both hormonal and genetic control of ripening Relevant for basic researchers and applied scientists

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DNA typing of non-human DNA is a fast developing area of research and professional practice. The application of DNA typing in wildlife forensic science is one of these prime uses of DNA typing and is gaining increasing profile. The use of DNA profiling in wildlife forensic science falls into two broad areas: species testing and genetic linkage. Species testing answers the question ‘what species is this?’ and genetic linkage answers the question ‘did these two samples come from the same organism or population?’ Wildlife DNA Analysis: Applications in Forensic Science provides an accessible introduction to both of these key areas. Clearly structured throughout, the introduction highlights the different types of crime where these techniques are regularly used. This chapter includes a discussion as to who performs forensic wildlife examinations, the standardisation and validation of methods, and the role of the expert witness in this type of alleged crime. This is followed by a detailed section on the science behind DNA typing including the problems in isolating DNA from trace material and subsequent genetic analysis are also covered. The book then undertakes a comprehensive review of species testing using DNA, including a step-by-step guide to sequence comparisons. A comparison of the different markers used in species testing highlights the criteria for a genetic marker. A full set of case histories illustrates the use of the different markers used. The book details the use of genetic markers to link two or more hairs/feather/leaves/needles to the same individual organism and the software used in population assignment. The problems and possibilities in isolating markers, along with the construction of allele databases are discussed in this chapter. The book concludes with evaluation and reporting of genetic evidence in wildlife forensic science illustrated by examples of witness statements. •An accessible introduction to this fast developing area of research within forensic science •Case studies throughout to link theory and practice and to highlight the use of DNA testing in species testing. •Covers both crimes against wildlife and offences where wildlife can provide vital evidence •Assumes only a basic background knowledge of DNA •Includes a comprehensive review of species testing using DNA, including a step-by-step guide to sequence comparisons
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