Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Two

This second book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites covers the stimulation, extraction, and utilization of plant secondary metabolites, which are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but which are not required for the plant to survive by fighting off herbivores, pests, and pathogens. These plant secondary metabolites have been used since early times in various medicines and food products for...

miRNomics: MicroRNA Biology and Computational Analysis

In miRNomics: MicroRNA Biology and Computational Analysis, expert researchers in the field present an overview of the current state of the art and aim to put the respective areas of research into a larger perspective. These include methods and techniques ranging from miRNA biogenesis, their biological function, computational analyses to their medical implications and applications. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular...

Big Data's Big Potential in Developing Economies

Big data involves the use of sophisticated analytics to make decisions based on large-scale data inputs. It is set to transform agriculture, environmental protection and healthcare in developing countries. This book critically evaluates the developing big data industry and market in these countries and gives an overview of the determinants, performances and impacts. The book provides a detailed analysis of technology creation, techno...

Mikrobiologie (Kompaktwissen Biologie)

Die ReiheKompaktwissenpräsentiert in klarer, prägnanter Darstellung die Inhalte biologischer Fachgebiete. Ohne unnötigen Ballast und im richtigen Kontext erläutert jeder Band verständlich die Fakten, Zusammenhänge und Prinzipien eines Teilgebiets der Lebenswissenschaften.Damit eignet sich die Reihe besonders… zur Nachbereitung von Vorlesungen und Seminaren… zur Vorbereitung auf Prüfungen… zum Nachschlagen während des späteren Studium...

On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics: Principles, Practices, and Prospects

Claims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine – rather than further – human and animal well being? On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics examines the potential for the skills, know-how, information, and techniques associated with modern biology to serve contrasting ends. In recognition of the moral ...

Yam in West Africa: Food, Money, and More

Yam in West Africa examines a crop that has been sidelined and ignored for too long while being central to the existence of so many and consumed worldwide. In this book, Felix Nweke attempts to unravel the contradictory nature of the yam crop sector in West Africa by looking at the largest issues in the problematic industry. Yam production is concentrated in West Africa, which is responsible for more than 90 percent of the 50 million...

Microarray Data Analysis: Methods and Applications

In this new volume, renowned authors contribute fascinating, cutting-edge insights into microarray data analysis. Information on an array of topics is included in this innovative book including in-depth insights into presentations of genomic signal processing. Also detailed is the use of tiling arrays for large genomes analysis. The protocols follow the successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, offering step-by-step ins...

Biological Concepts and Techniques in Toxicology: An Integrated Approach

Highlighting the latest advances in molecular biology, mathematical modeling, quantitative risk assessment, and biopharmaceutical development, this reference presents how current scientific applications and methods impact and revolutionize mainstream toxicological research. Presenting findings from disciplines that will impact the future of toxicology in years to come including proteomics, toxicogenomics, and metabonomics, this exper...

Mycotoxigenic Fungi Methods and Protocols

This thorough volume explores the possibility of detecting and identifying toxigenic fungi, able to produce secondary metabolites known as mycotoxins, which cause severe health problems in humans and animals after exposure to contaminated food and feed, having a broad range of toxic effects, including carcinogenicity, neurotoxicity, and reproductive and developmental toxicity. Beginning with a section on fungal genera and species of ...