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Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues ebook

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Plant Biotechnology, Volume 2: Transgenics, Stress Management, and Biosafety Issues

This volume is the second of the new two-volume Plant Biotechnology set. This volume covers many recent advances in the development of transgenic plants that have revolutionized our concepts of sustainable food production, cost-effective alternative energy strategies, microbial biofertilizers and biopesticides, and disease diagnostics through plant biotechnology. With the advancements

Plant Biotechnology, Volume 1: Principles, Techniques, and Applications ebook

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Plant Biotechnology, Volume 1: Principles, Techniques, and Applications

This book, first of this new two-volume set, provides an informative tour of the basics of biotechnology to recent advances in biotechnology. Knowledge of new and fresh approaches is a prerequisite to solving plant biological problems, and to this end, the editors have brought together a group of contributors who address the most recent techniques and their applications in plant biotechnology.

Breast Cancer: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology) ebook

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Breast Cancer: Methods and Protocols (Methods in Molecular Biology)

This volume provides resources, ideas, and bench manuals for the study of breast cancer. This book is divided into five sections: methods used in clinical laboratory for diagnosis (Detection of Molecular Markers of Breast Cancer); methods used in both clinical and research laboratories for testing genetic alterations (Genetic Detection of Breast Cancer) and (Isolation of Breast Cancer Cells); m

The Milk Lady of Bangalore: An Unexpected Adventure

The elevator door opens. A cow stands inside, angled diagonally to fit. It doesn’t look uncomfortable, merely impatient. “It is for the housewarming ceremony on the third floor,” explains the woman who stands behind the cow, holding it loosely with a rope. She has the sheepish look of a person caught in a strange situation who is trying to act as normal as possible. She i

Fire in California's Ecosystems ebook

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Fire in California's Ecosystems

Fire is both an integral natural process in the California landscape and growing threat to its urban and suburban developments as they encroach on wildlands. Written by many of the foremost authorities on the subject, this comprehensive volume, an ideal text and authoritative reference tool, is the first to synthesize our knowledge of the science, ecology, and management of fire in California.

Working Forests in the Neotropics: Conservation Through Sustainable Management? (Biology and Resource Management Series)

Neotropical forests sustain a wealth of biodiversity, provide a wide range of ecosystem services and products, and support the livelihoods of millions of people. But is forest management a viable conservation strategy in the tropics? Supporters of sustainable forest management have promoted it as a solution to problems of both biodiversity protection and economic stagnation. Detractors insist t

Applied RNA Bioscience ebook

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Applied RNA Bioscience

The focus of this book is to introduce up-to-date information on applications and practical use of RNA for agriculture, biotechnology and medicine. It provides unique ideas, tools, and methods in detail from a variety of scientific and technical disciplines.  RNA science has progressed enormously in recent decades, and vast amounts of information on RNA functions and their regulatory mechanism