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Plant Genomics By Hany A. El-Shemy
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-912530-06-9 EAN 9781912530069 Renowned experts in the field have contributed chapters that describe and discuss some of the most topical aspects of plant genomics. The book is... More > fully illustrated and chapters include comprehensive reference sections. Essential reading for scientists involved in plant genomics and a recommended volume for everyone involved in plant science.< Less
The Prion Protein By Jörg Tatzelt
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-912530-07-6 EAN 9781912530076 Highlights the apparently incongruous activities of different PrP conformers. The articles outline current research on celluar pathways implicated... More > in the formation and signaling of neurotoxic and physiological PrP isoforms and delineate future research direction. Topics covered include the physiologcial activity of PrPC and its possible role as a neurotrophic factor, the finding that aberrant PrP conformers can cause neurodegeneration in the absence of infectious prion propagation, the requirement of the GPI anchor of PrPC for the neurotoxic effects of scrapie prions, the pathways implicated in the formation and neurotoxic properties of cytosolically localized PrP, the impact of metal ions on the processing of PrP, and the role of autophagy in the propagation and clearance of PrPSc. The book is fully illustrated and chapters include comprehensive reference sections. Essential reading for scientists involved in prion research.< Less
PCR Troubleshooting and Optimization: The Essential Guide By Suzanne Kennedy & Nick Oswald
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Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-72-1 EAN 9781904455721 Discusses the strategies for effective controls and standards for PCR, when they should be employed and how to interpret. Optimization for... More > efficiency, precision and sensitivity of PCR methodology. Essential guidance on how to troubleshoot inefficient reactions. Design and optimization techniques, use of appropriate controls, the significance of standard curves and the principles and strategies required for effective troubleshooting. Authors highlight the importance of sample preparation and quality, primer design, controlling inhibitors, avoiding amplicon and environmental contamination, optimizing reagent quality and concentration, and modifying the thermal cycling protocol for optimal sensitivity and specificity. The history of PCR, the choice of instrumentation, the applications of PCR in metagenomics, high resolution melting analysis, the MIQE guidelines, and PCR at the microliter scale. An essential book for anyone using PCR technology.< Less
PCR Troubleshooting: The Essential Guide By Michael L. Altshuler
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-904455-07-3 EAN 9781904455073 A unique PCR troubleshooting guide that is an essential companion for anyone who uses the polymerase chain reaction technique. Aimed at a reader... More > with some experience in PCR the book discusses the many and varied problems encountered with PCR together with tips, advice and procedures to obviate rather than overcome the PCR problems. Written in the language of the laboratory with a little humour and a down-to-earth approach, the book is easy to read and understand. If you fail at PCR, consult this book! The advice in these pages is invaluable and is the sort of advice that is not usually found elsewhere. In the words of the author, remember that there are many other things in life than PCR ... for example, isothermal DNA amplification.< Less
Lactobacillus Genomics and Metabolic Engineering By Sandra M. Ruzal
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910190-89-0 EAN 9781910190890 The considerable commercial importance has stimulated a plethora of research projects studying the genomics, molecular biology and metabolic... More > engineering of these bacteria and prompted the need for this concise book which provides a timely overview of the field. Topics covered include: the genomic perspective on niche adaptability; catabolic pathways of complex carbohydrates metabolism; the production of lactate; genetics, biology of the cell envelope and applications of the S-layer proteins; lactobacilli bacteriophage; DNA transfer into Lactobacillus species; recombinant gene expression and genomics of antibiotic resistance in Lactobacillus. This book is an invaluable source of information and essential reading for everyone working with lactobacilli, lactic acid bacteria and probiotics, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and those working in clinical environments.< Less
Cyanobacteria: Signaling and Regulation Systems By Dmitry Dmitry A. Los
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910190-87-6 EAN 9781910190876 In this book Dr Los reviews the current research with experimental stressors and how these can be used to search for and to identify the... More > regulatory molecules and circuits of cyanobacterial cells. Topics covered include: cyanobacterial genetic systems responsible for acclimation to changing environment, including the two-component regulatory system, eukaryotic-type serine-threonine protein kinases, sigma subunits of RNA polymerase, transcription factors, and some other regulators of gene expression in response to various factors. This book will be essential for anyone with an interest in cyanobacteria, stress responses, photosynthesis, nitrogen fixation and biotechnology.< Less
Viruses of Microorganisms By Paul Hyman
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910190-85-2 EAN 9781910190852 In this multi-authored volume, international experts review the genomics, ecology, comparative biology and biotechnological applications of these... More > fascinating viruses. Chapters have extensive reference sections that should encourage readers to pursue each subject in greater detail. This unique reference volume is a must-read for everyone working with VoMs, from the PhD student to the experienced scientist, in academia, the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries and working in clinical environments.< Less
Plant-Microbe Interactions in the Rhizosphere By Adam Schikora
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-912530-00-7 EAN 9781912530007 In this volume expert authors review current research on diverse aspects of the interactions which occur in the rhizosphere between the host plant... More > and the microorganisms. The chapters focus on specific phenomena, from the biochemical and genetical level to complex inter-organism communication. The authors provide valuable insights into phenomena which are exemplary for diverse types of interaction and highlight emerging research providing important new insights into the interaction networks. Topics include: bacterial metabolism in the rhizosphere, the role of plasmids, plant immunity, the MTI-ETI model, endofungal bacteria, plant-nematode interactions, and apple replant disease. This excellent volume is recommended for anyone involved in plant science or environmental microbiology and is indispensable for scientists working in the areas of soil microbiology and plant-microbe interactions.< Less
Borrelia: Molecular Biology, Host Interaction and Pathogenesis By Justin D. Radolf & D. Scott Samuels
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Hardback: ISBN 978-1-904455-58-5 EAN 9781904455585 Written by renowned scientists who have made seminal contributions to the field, this book is a comprehensive guide to the pathogenic Borrelia,... More > providing researchers, advanced students, clinicians, and other professionals with an encyclopedic overview of the molecular biology of this important genus and the pathogenesis of diseases caused. Leading authorities have contributed chapters. The volume is essential for anyone involved in Borrelia research and is strongly recommended for microbiologists, immunologists, and physicians involved in spirochete research, Lyme borreliosis, or relapsing fever. The book is a recommended reference volume for all microbiology libraries.< Less
Shigella: Molecular and Cellular Biology By William D. Picking
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Paperback: ISBN 978-1-910190-19-7 EAN 9781910190197 This book provides a thorough overview of current research on the cellular and molecular biology of Shigella. Expert authors have contributed... More > authoritative and up-to-date reviews of current knowledge and recent advances in the molecular biology of these pathogens. This compendium provides the researcher with a flavour of the molecular and cellular topics that are important in understanding Shigella and the delicate balance it has with its primary host. This is an essential book for Shigella researchers and recommended reading for anyone working in the area of bacterial pathogenesis.< Less