Language : English
Published : 2012-04-03
Pages : 316
Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology and Biophysics: Architecture, Dynamics, and Interaction of Biomolecules 2nd Edition
With its detailed and systematic coverage of the current state of biophysical mass spectrometry (MS), here is one of the first systematic presentations of the full experimental array of MS-based techniques used in biophysics, covering both fundamental and practical issues. The book presents a discussion of general biophysical concepts and a brief overview of traditional biophysical techniques before outlining the more advanced concepts of mass spectrometry. The new edition gives an up-to-date and expanded coverage of experimental methodologies and a clear look at MS-based methods for studying higher order structures and biopolymers. A must for researchers in the field of biophysics, structural biology, and protein chemistry.
About the Author
IGOR A. KALTASHOV, PHD, is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
STEPHEN J. EYLES, PHD, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Director of the Mass Spectrometry Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Molecular Plant Immunity provides an integrated look at both well-established and emerging concepts in plant disease resistance providing the most current information on this important vitally important topic within plant biology. Understanding the molecular basis of the plant immune system has implications on the development of new varieties of sustainable crops, understanding the challenges plant life will face in changing environments, as well as providing a window into immune function that could have translational appeal to human medicine.
Molecular Plant Immunity opens with chapters reviewing how the first line of plant immune response is activated followed by chapters looking at the molecular mechanisms that allow fungi, bacteria, and oomycetes to circumvent those defenses. Plant resistance proteins, which provide the second line of plant immune defense, are then covered followed by chapters on the role of hormones in immunity and the mechanisms that modulate specific interaction between plants and viruses. The final chapters look at model plant-pathogen systems to review interaction between plants and fungal, bacterial, and viral pathogens.
Written by a leading team of international experts, Molecular Plant Immunity will provide a needed resource to diverse research community investigated plant immunity.
About the Author
Guido Sessa is Associate Professor of Molecular Plant Pathology in the Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants at Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Pollinators play a vital role in ecosystem health and are essential to ensuring food security. With declines in both managed and wild pollinator populations in recent years, scientists and regulators have sought answers to this problem and have explored implementing steps to protect pollinator populations now and for the future. Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators focuses on the role pesticides play in impacting bee populations and looks to develop a risk assessment process, along with the data to inform that process, to better assess the potential risks that can accompany the use of pesticide products.
Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators opens with two chapters that provide a biological background of both Apis and non-Apis species of pollinators. Chapters then present an overview of the general regulatory risk assessment process and decision-making processes. The book then discusses the core elements of a risk assessment, including exposure estimation, laboratory testing, and field testing. The book concludes with chapters on statistical and modeling tools, and proposed additional research that may be useful in developing the ability to assess the impacts of pesticide use on pollinator populations.
Summarizing the current state of the science surrounding risk assessment for Apis and non-Apis species, Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators is a timely work that will be of great use to the environmental science and agricultural research communities.
- Assesses pesticide risk to native and managed pollinators
- Summarizes the state of the science in toxicity testing and risk assessment
- Provides valuable biological overviews of both Apis and non-Apis pollinators
- Develops a plausible overall risk assessment framework for regulatory decision making
- Looks towards a globally harmonized approach for pollinator toxicity and risk assessment
About the Author
David Fischer is Director of Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment at Bayer CropScience. Thomas Moriarty is a Team Leader in the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Re-Evaluation Division .
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A squid with an eye the size of a basketball, a mammal that has venomous spurs; these are the bizarre and unexpected features of the animal world that have us glued to animal TV shows and movies and lining up to visit zoos each year. These are the types of awe-inspiring examples in Integrative Animal Biology that will bring students into a world of wonder. Taking an integrated, systems-based approach to animal biology (invertebrate/vertebrate) this book contains the unusual and surprising examples of biological structures and processes within an evolutionary context that is designed to capture student attention. You can embark on an unparalleled adventure and exploration into the animal world with Integrative Animal Biology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Tales of Animals Chapter 2: Body Plans, Skeletons, and Development Chapter 3: The Phylogeny of Animal Groups Chapter 4: Evolutionary Processes Chapter 5: Larvae and Life Cycles Chapter 6: History of Animals: Fossils Chapter 7: Locomotion Chapter 8: Feeding Chapter 9: Digestion Chapter 10: Symbiosis and Parasitism Chapter 11: Gaseous Exchange Chapter 12: Circulation Chapter 13: Excretion Chapter 14: Reproduction Chapter 15: Neural Integration Chapter 16: Endocrine Integration Chapter 17: Behaviour Chapter 18: Interactions with Humans