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"Sarra Abramovna Bekuzarova, Nina Anatolievna Bome, Anatoly Ivanovich Opalko, Larissa I. Weisfeld ". Temperate Crop Science and Breeding: Ecological and Genetic Studies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771882255. - 610 pp.

This new collection covers a wide variety of research on the ecological aspects of crops growing under stress conditions due to atmospheric changes and pollution and the impact on both plant and human health. The book provides research that will help to find ways to overcome adverse abiotic environmental factors and unfavorable anthropogenic pressures on crop plants, which also eventually impact human health.
A. K. Haghi, Devrim Balkose, Omari V. Mukbaniani, Andrew G. Mercader. Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Volume 1: Mathematical and Analytical Techniques. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885157. - 325 pp.

This new book brings together innovative research, new concepts, and novel developments in the application of informatics tools for applied chemistry and computer science. It presents a modern approach to modeling and calculation and also looks at experimental design in applied chemistry and chemical engineering. The volume discusses the developments of advanced chemical products and respective tools to characterize and predict the chemical material properties and behavior.
A. K. Haghi, Lionello Pogliani, Devrim Balkose, Omari V. Mukbaniani, Andrew G. Mercader. Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Volume 2: Principles, Methodology, and Evaluation Methods. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885584. - 325 pp.

"Covering a selection of topics within the field of applied chemistry and chemical engineering, the book is divided into several parts: polymer chemistry and technology bioorganic and biological chemistry nanoscale technology selected topics This book is the second of the two-volume series Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The first volume is Volume 1: Mathematical and Analytical Techniques."
Abdallah Bari, Ardeshir B. Damania, Michael Mackay, Selvadurai Dayanandan. Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498730136. - 284 pp.

Applied Mathematics and Omics to Assess Crop Genetic Resources for Climate Change Adaptive Traits focuses on practical means and approaches to further the use of genetic resources for mitigating the effects of climate change and improving crop production. Genetic diversity in crop plants is being further explored to increase yield, disease resistance, and nutritional value by employing recent advances in mathematics and omics technologies to promote the adaptation of crops to changing climatic conditions.
Ajeet Kumar Kaushik, Chandra K. Dixit. Nanobiotechnology for Sensing Applications: From Lab to Field. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883283. - 386 pp.

This book explores the potential of nanosystems as a multidisciplinary science with the aim of the design and development of smart sensing technologies using micro/nano electrodes and novel nanosensing material. It discusses their integration with MEMS, miniaturized transduction systems, novel sensing strategies, and wearable sensors performing at POC for diagnostics and personalized health care monitoring. It presents basic concepts pertaining to nanobiosensor fabrication, developments in the field of smart nanomaterials, nano-enabling technologies, micro-nano hybrind platforms, and their applications in healthcare.
Alexander S. Pasciak, PhD., Yong Bradley, MD., J. Mark McKinney, MD.. Handbook of Radioembolization: Physics, Biology, Nuclear Medicine, and Imaging. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498742016. - 330 pp.

Radioembolization is a widely used treatment for non-resectable primary and secondary liver cancer. This handbook addresses the radiation biology, physics, nuclear medicine, and imaging for radioembolization using Yttrium-90 (90Y) microspheres, in addition to discussing aspects related to interventional radiology.
Allan Svendsen. Understanding Enzymes: Function, Design, Engineering, and Analysis. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669320. - 700 pp.

Understanding Enzymes: Function, Design, Engineering, and Analysis focuses on the understanding of enzyme function and optimization gained in the past decade, past enzyme function analysis, enzyme engineering, and growing insights from the simulation work and nanotechnology measurement of enzymes in action in vitro or in silico. The book also presents new insights into the mechanistic function and understanding of enzyme reactions, as well as touching upon structural characteristics, including X-ray and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) structural methods.
Amritpal Singh. Regulatory and Pharmacological Bases of Ayurvedic Formulations. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498750943. - 268 pp.

Regulatory affairs and pharmacological drug safety issues of Ayurvedic medicine has been overlooked by practitioners for many years. Research in Ayurveda is now a world-wide phenomenon, and several large pharmaceutical corporations are investing money for novel drug discovery from Ayurvedic sources. This book examines the regulatory and pharmacological aspects and includes extensive data on scientific evaluation carried out on Ayurvedic formulations. It will also serve as a reference book on standardization, pre-clinical studies, and clinical and toxicological studies on Ayurvedic formulations.
Anand Ramamurthi, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli. Elastic Fiber Matrices: Biomimetic Approaches to Regeneration and Repair. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498721905. - 352 pp.

Elastic Fiber Matrices: Biomimetic Approaches to Regeneration and Repair provides a comprehensive resource on the intrinsic and pathological aberrations of the complex process of elastic matrix assembly and/or variations thereof in different elastic tissue types, and on strategies to regenerate or restore lost elastin matrix, either in vitro or in vivo, including biomimetic elastin-like-peptides, gene therapy, drug delivery, tissue engineering (biomolecules, scaffolds, and mechanical stimuli), pharmacological approaches, elastin stabilization and preservation, stem cell therapy, allografts/xenografts, and synthetic/biological elastomers.
Andreas Vilcinskas. Biology and Ecology of Aphids. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482236767. - 282 pp.

"Shows that, contrary to popular perception, only about 250 species out of 4000 are pests Shows how aphids are model organisms in evolutionary biology and ecology Covers phylogeny, genome biology, epigenetics and chemical ecology"
Annaliese S. Mason. Polyploidy and Hybridization for Crop Improvement. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498740661. - 490 pp.

Many of our current agricultural crops are natural or agricultural hybrids (between two or more species), or polyploids (containing more than one genome or set of chromosomes). These include potato, oats, cotton, oilseed rape, wheat, strawberries, kiwifruit, banana, seedless watermelon, triticale and many others. Polyploidy and hybridization can also be used for crop improvement: for example, to introgress disease resistance from wild species into crops, to produce seedless fruits for human consumption, or even to create entirely new crop types. Some crop genera have hundreds of years of interspecific hybridization and ploidy manipulation behind them, while in other genera use of these evolutionary processes for crop improvement is still at the theoretical stage.
Appian Subramoniam. Plants with Anti-Diabetes Mellitus Properties. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482249897. - 591 pp.

Plants with Anti-Diabetes Mellitus Properties presents an exhaustive compilation of the anti-diabetes mellitus activities of more than 1000 plants occurring worldwide. The author provides a brief botanical description, distribution, pharmacological properties, and phytochemicals, where appropriate. A list of traditional medicinal plants used to treat diabetes, but not tested for anti-diabetic activity, is also given.
Areej Hassan. Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884952. - 300 pp.

In Pediatric Behavioral Nutrition Factors: Environment, Education, and Self-Regulation, the editor carefully selected each chapter individually to provide a nuanced look at how environment, education, and self-regulation impact pediatric nutrition. All the various factors that intertwine with and influence nutrition are not yet known, and we often assume that poor nutrition is a socioeconomic issue.
Artur Pawlowski, Katarzyna Bulkowska, Ewa Klimiuk, Tomasz Pokoj, Zygmunt Mariusz Gusiatin. Biomass for Biofuels. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781138026315. - 188 pp.

Biomass for Biofuels presents technological aspects of the biomass conversion into advanced biofuels. The authors discuss the influence of growing biofuels market on the natural environment and social relations, as well as economic aspects of acquisition of biomass and its processing into biofuels. An important aspect of this work is also presentation of biomass characteristics. It provides its definition, chemical composition and properties. The focus is on lignocellulosic biomass, which complex structure is a limiting factor for biofuels production via biological processes. That’s why the mechanical, chemical and physicochemical methods are discussed, that enable the increase of its availability for the microorganisms used for biomass conversion to biofuels.
Ashok Kumar. Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482228816. - 480 pp.

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and book chapters, Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications is the first dedicated book on the subject. It thoroughly explores all aspects of cryogels from synthesis to applications in medical and biotechnological research and practice.
Ayman El-Baz, Xiaoyi Jiang, Jasjit S. Suri. Biomedical Image Segmentation: Advances and Trends. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482258554. - 526 pp.

As one of the most important tasks in biomedical imaging, image segmentation provides the foundation for quantitative reasoning and diagnostic techniques. A large variety of different imaging techniques, each with its own physical principle and characteristics (e.g., noise modeling), often requires modality-specific algorithmic treatment. In recent years, substantial progress has been made to biomedical image segmentation. Biomedical image segmentation is characterized by several specific factors. This book presents an overview of the advanced segmentation algorithms and their applications.
Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal. Modeling Methods and Practices in Soil and Water Engineering. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883269. - 375 pp.

This book discusses the development of useful models and their applications in soil and water engineering. It covers various modeling methods, including groundwater recharge estimation, rainfall-runoff modeling using artificial neural networks, development and application of a water balance model and a HYDRUS-2D model for cropped fields, a multi-model approach for stream flow simulation, multi-criteria analysis for construction of groundwater structures in hard rock terrains, hydrologic modeling of watersheds using remote sensing, and GIS and AGNPS.
Balram Panigrahi, Megh R. Goyal. Soil and Water Engineering: Principles and Applications of Modeling. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883924. - 550 pp.

Modeling aspects have added a new dimension in research innovations in all branches of engineering. In the field of soil and water engineering, they are increasingly used for planning, development, and management of land and water resources, including analysis of quantity and quality parameters of surface and ground water, flood forecasting and control measures, optimum allocation and utilization of irrigation water. The application of these models saves considerable time in decision support systems and helps in conservation and optimum allocations of scarce precious natural resources.
Barrie G. M. Jamieson. Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498744256. - 523 pp.

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting in thousands of deaths. Written by world authorities, this book examines many aspects of the biology, pathology, and control of the schistosoma parasite. Ranging in topic from infection in Pharaonic Egypt, through DNA relationships and biological systems, to advances in development of vaccines against the parasite, this book is a comprehensive text written for researchers and medical professionals alike.
Bhima Bhukya, Anjana Devi Tangutur. Microbial Biotechnology: Technological Challenges and Developmental Trends. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883320. - 448 pp.

The new volume takes an interdisciplinary look at current technical challenges and recent developmental trends in microbial biotechnology. It covers an avalanche of new information available through research by focusing on a broad spectrum of issues on different microorganisms and their recent applications and implications in agriculture, soil science and forestry, industry, and public health and medicine.
Brian I. Crother, Lynne R. Parenti. Assumptions Inhibiting Progress in Comparative Biology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498741279. - 270 pp.

This book is a thought-provoking assessment of assumptions inhibiting progress in comparative biology. The volume is inspired by a list generated years earlier by Donn Rosen, one of the most influential, innovative and productive comparative biologists of the latter 20th century. His list has assumed almost legendary status among comparative evolutionary biologists. Surprisingly many of the obstructing assumptions implicated by Rosen remain relevant today. Any comparative biologist hoping to avoid such assumptions in their own research will benefit from this introspective volume.
Bruno Fr?d?rich, Eric Parmentier. Biology of Damselfishes. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482212099. - 340 pp.

Damselfishes (Pomacentridae) are highly conspicuous, diurnal inhabitants of mainly reef areas, capturing the attention of many scientists. Their high diversity and the many interesting characteristics dealing with their way of life (sound production, breeding biology, sex change, farming and gregarious behavior, settlement, diet, habitat) easily explain how this group is continually kept in the limelight and is the subject of numerous studies. This book gathers the data dealing with damselfish morphology, physiology, behavior, ecology and phylogeny.It contains 14 chapters written by renowned scientists.
Cheng Wang, William Slikker, Jr.. Neural Cell Biology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498726009. - 520 pp.

This book delineates how systems biology, pharmacogenomic, and behavioral approaches, as applied to neurodevelopmental toxicology, provide a structure to arrange information in a biological model. The text?reviews and?discusses?approaches that can be used as effective tools to dissect mechanisms underlying pharmacological and toxicological phenomena associated with the exposure to drugs or environmental toxicants during development.
Christian Barbato, Francesca Ruberti. Mapping of Nervous System Diseases via MicroRNAs. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482263527. - 262 pp.

In recent years, understanding of microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis, the molecular mechanisms by which miRNAs regulate gene expression, and the functional roles of miRNAs has expanded. Mapping of Nervous System Diseases via MicroRNAs provides an up-to-date review on the function of miRNA in neurological diseases as well as advancements in technology for therapeutic modulation of miRNA activity.
Christos H. Skiadas, Charilaos Skiadas. Handbook of Applications of Chaos Theory. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781466590434. - 934 pp.

Discusses applications of chaos theory in biology, medicine, mechanical sciences, pattern recognition and encryption systems, socioeconomic and human sciences, and music
Daniela Pinna. Coping with Biological Grown on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885324. - 300 pp.

Coping with Biological Grown on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectives offers hands-on guidance for addressing the specific challenges involved in conserving historical monuments, sculptures, archaeological sites, and caves that have been attacked and colonized by micro- and macroorganisms. The volume provides many case studies of removal of biological growth with practical advice for making the right choices. It presents detailed and updated information related to biocides and to alternative substances, features that will be valuable to dealing with these challenges.
Darius Bartlett, Louis Celliers. Geoinformatics for Marine and Coastal Management. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498731546. - 414 pp.

This book will provide a timely and valuable assessment of the current state of the art in applying geoinformatics tools and methods to management of marine areas. Its focus is on the cutting-edge coverage of a wide spectrum of activities/topics that constitute the complex socio-ecological system of sustainable coastal management. The book presents a comprehensive overview of the field, covering key issues and debates, and specific case studies illustrating real-world applications of the technology.
Darren N. Nesbeth. Synthetic Biology Handbook. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781466568471. - 318 pp.

"The Synthetic Biology Handbook explains the major goals of the field of synthetic biology and presents the technical details of the latest advances made in achieving those goals. Offering a comprehensive overview of the current areas of focus in synthetic biology, this handbook: Explores the standardisation of classic molecular bioscience approaches Addresses the societal context and potential impacts of synthetic biology Discusses the use of legacy systems as tools for new product development Examines the design and construction of de novo cells and genetic codes Describes computational methods for designing genes and gene networks"
David A. Haukos, Clint Boal. Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482240221. - 376 pp.

Ecology and Conservation of Lesser Prairie-Chickens provides a compendium of data, analytical results, and synthesis generated among expert wildlife biologists, conservation biologists, and ornithologists. It thoroughly reviews the life history, genetics, and ecology of the species, and is ultimately directed toward developing and establishing appropriate conservation management strategies. It presents a detailed analysis of the issues and risks relative to conservation as well as an overview of potential conservation tools. It also addresses the challenges that natural resource managers continue to face in their current conservation efforts.
David H. Persing, Fred C. Tenover, Randall T. Hayden, Greet Ieven, Melissa B. Miller, Frederick S. Nolte, Yi-Wei Tang, Alex A. Van Belkum. Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practice. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781555819088. - 835 pp.

Molecular Microbiology: Diagnostic Principles and Practice is a textbook for molecular diagnostics courses that can also be used by anyone involved with diagnostic test selection and interpretation. It is also a useful reference for laboratories and as a continuing education resource for physicians.
Dawn P. Wooley, Karen B. Byers. Biological Safety. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781555816209. - 650 pp.

This title is published by the American Society of Microbiology Press and distributed by Taylor and Francis in rest of world territories.
Debabrata Das, Shantonu Roy. Biohythane: Fuel for the Future. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745291. - 340 pp.

This book is a novel attempt at describing the fundamental aspects of and advancements in the field of biohythane production. The comprehensive collection of chapters is based on the fundamentals of heterotrophic hydrogen production and consequent methane production technologies. Emphasis is on the integration of two stages of a hybrid system for maximum gaseous energy generation from organic wastes, thus making the overall process economically viable. Readers get insight into the technological advancements made in the field of biohydrogen and biomethane production and the challenges involved in integrating these two technologies.
Debasis Bagchi, Anand Swaroop. Food Toxicology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498708746. - 562 pp.

Food Toxicology covers various aspects of food safety and toxicology, including the study of the nature, properties, effects, and detection of toxic substances in food and their disease manifestations in humans. It will also include other aspects of consumer product safety.
Debasis Bagchi, Hiroyoshi Moriyama, Anand Swaroop. Green Coffee Bean Extract in Human Health. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498716376. - 240 pp.

The role of green coffee bean (GCB) in human health is of emerging interest to the nutraceutical field, especially given its role in improving metabolic syndrome, including weight management, hypertension, diabetes, and neuroprotection. GCB extract contains a novel antioxidant known as chlorogenic acid (also caffeoylquinic acid), which has been shown to positively affect blood pressure, brain health, diabetes, and weight management. This book provides information on the diverse health benefits of green coffee bean extract, molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways, safety of GCB, dosage, and recommended usage. It focuses on the chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, and safety of GCB extract.
Deepak Kumar Verma, Prem Prakash Srivastav. Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and the Environment. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884792. - 425 pp.

"In agricultural education and research, the study of agricultural microbiology has undergone tremendous changes in the past few decades, leading to today’s scientific farming that is a backbone of economy all over the globe. Microorganisms in Sustainable Agriculture, Food, and the Environment fills the need for a comprehensive volume on recent advances and innovations in microbiology. The book is divided into four main parts: food microbiology; soil microbiology; environmental microbiology, and industrial microbiology and microbial biotechnology."
Delphine Felder-Flesch. Dendrimers in Nanomedicine. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745499. - 420 pp.

This book provides a broad glimpse of how various dendritic nanomaterials have been designed and used as efficient tools for nanomedicine. It comprises a pedagogic introduction to dendrimers and hyperbranched systems and their classical and accelerated syntheses through cutting-edge methodologies.
Denis Vieira de Andrade, Catherine R. Bevier, Jos? Eduardo de Carvalho. Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482222043. - 214 pp.

Despite their diversity, amphibians and reptiles share many physiological traits, such as their dependence on external heat sources for body temperature regulation, that are of pivotal importance to their ability to cope with the environment. Considerable variation in physiological capabilities exists in these groups and often can be related to seasonal and geographic differences in environmental parameters. This book provides a comprehensive and integrative view of the interplay between physiology and behavior in amphibians and reptiles, leading to a better understanding of the subject.
Devarajan Thangadurai, Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Muniswamy David. Fundamentals of Molecular Mycology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771882538. - 194 pp.

Fundamentals of Molecular Mycology provides a complete overview of recent developments and applications in molecular mycology. It serves as a comprehensive guide for the identification of fungi and the application of fungal biomolecules in agriculture, food, environment, and pharmaceutical sectors by providing detailed information about application molecular markers and bioinformatics tools for mycology.
Devendra Pal Singh. Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885461. - 610 pp.

This new volume, Management of Wheat and Barley Diseases, presents the latest literature on management technology of diseases that affect the production of wheat and are capable of reducing grain yields as well as grain quality. These diseases include rusts, smuts, other foliar diseases such as blight, spots, blotch, powdery mildew, bunts etc., as well as diseases such as Karnal bunt of wheat, which is of importance in international trade.
Dhara Gandhi, Susy Albert, Neeta Pandya. Handbook on the Morphology of Common Grasses: Identification and Characterization of Caryopses and Seedlings. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771882491. - 324 pp.

This handbook is the first of its kind to include so many grass species that can be authentically identified with the help of pictorial diagnostic features of the seedlings and caryopses. The identifying features are solely on the basis of morphological, micromorphological, and morphometric characters.
Diana M. Bowman, Elen Stokes, Arie Rip. Embedding New Technologies into Society: A Regulatory, Ethical and Societal Perspective. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745741. - 350 pp.

This volume will focus primarily on the embedding of two emergent and emerging technologies: nanotechnologies and synthetic biology.
Dilip Ghosh, R. B. Smarta. Pharmaceuticals to Nutraceuticals: A Shift in Disease Prevention. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482260755. - 266 pp.

"Recently, there has been a fundamental shift in the global health and wellness industry from disease treatment to preventing chronic diseases. The use of nutraceuticals and functional foods in prevention efforts could lead to a decreased dependency on drugs. The pharmaceutical industry recognizes this shift; however, serious concerns have arisen regarding the claimed efficacy, quality, and safety of products used as medical foods."
Dipankar Chatterji. Basics of Molecular Recognition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482219685. - 125 pp.

Basics of Molecular Recognition explores fundamental recognition principles between monomers or macromolecules that lead to diverse biological functions. Based on the author’s longtime courses, the book helps readers understand the structural aspects of macromolecular recognition and stimulates further research on whether molecules similar to DNA or protein can be synthesized chemically.
Donatella Crosetti, Stephen J. M. Blaber. Biology, Ecology and Culture of Grey Mullets (Mugilidae). - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482252125. - 539 pp.

"Mullets (grey mullets) are a family (Mugilidae) and order of ray-finned fish found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide. There are approximately 80 species of mullet; these fish have been considered an important food source in Mediterranean Europe since Roman times. This book provides a long overdue update on the biology and ecology of mullets and features comprehensive coverage of the key features of the Mugilidae family, such as recent DNA evidence and morphological data that challenge the traditional taxonomy."
Dong Hwa Kim. Tuning Innovation with Biotechnology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745352. - 350 pp.

This book deals with evolving intelligence systems and their use in immune algorithm (IM), particle swarm optimization (PSO), bacterial foraging (BF), and hybrid intelligent system to improve plants, robots, etc. It discusses the motivation behind research on and background of evolving intelligence systems and illustrates IM-based approach for parameter estimation required for designing an intelligent system. It approaches optimal intelligent tuning using a hybrid genetic algorithm–particle swarm optimization (GA-PSO) and illustrates hybrid GA-PSO for intelligent tuning of vector system.
Dongheng Liu, Xingqian Ye, Yueming Jiang. Chinese Dates: A Traditional Functional Food. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498703581. - 387 pp.

Chinese Dates: A Traditional Functional Food delivers unique information on Chinese dates (jujubes) as typical ethical foods and traditional health-promoting foods. It conveys a better understanding of Asian food cultures and provides historical information in regard to traditional functional foods and their dietary applications.
Donglin Bai, Juan C. S?ez. Gap Junction Channels and Hemichannels. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498738620. - 289 pp.

Gap junction channels are a group of intercellular channels expressed in tissues and organs to synchronize many physiological processes. A gap junction channel is formed by the docking of two hemichannels, and each hemichannel is a hexamer of connexins. The field of gap junction channel and hemichannel research has recently exploded and became one of the most active areas of cell biology. Numerous novel approaches and techniques have been developed, but there is no single book dedicated to the unique techniques and protocols employed for the research on these large pore channels.
Dongyou Liu. Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498700368. - 944 pp.

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens presents expert summaries on state-of-the-art diagnostic approaches for major animal viral pathogens, with a particular emphasis on identification and differentiation at the molecular level.
Durgesh Kumar Tripathi, Vijay Pratap Singh, Parvaiz Ahmad, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Sheo Mohan Prasad. Silicon in Plants: Advances and Future Prospects. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498739498. - 378 pp.

" Discusses the structural and metabolic relationships of silicon in plant physiology and biochemistry. Emphasizes the role of silicon in enhancing resistance of plants to numerous stresses. Compiles recent global advances from leading laboratories on the function of silicon in plant biology. Describes silicon and toxicity in various elements, including arsenic, aluminum, boron, cadmium, and chromium. Summarizes the diverse beneficial role of silicon against the different stresses on crop production."
Elena Philippou. The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498703666. - 333 pp.

The Glycemic Index: Applications in Practice has gathered together, in an unbiased and critical way, all the evidence and research on GI, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy outcomes, sports performance, eye health, and cognitive functioning. It provides a detailed explanation on how to correctly measure a food’s GI, how the GI of food products can be altered, as well as the use and misuse of GI labelling around the globe.
Eman Rahamtalla Ahmed Elsheikh. Water Productivity of Sunflower under Different Irrigation Regimes at Gezira Clay Soil, Sudan. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781138029149. - 166 pp.

The Gezira Scheme is Sudan's oldest and largest gravity irrigation system. The scheme has played an important role in the economic development of the country, and is a major source of foreign exchange. The farming system of the Gezira Scheme is dominated by crop production. The main crops grown are sorghum, wheat, groundnut and the oilseed crop sesame. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) is an important oil crop in the world and a new edible oil crop in Sudan.
Emil Olafsson. Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498723244. - 285 pp.

"Discusses how microalgae and seaweeds contribute to biodiversity • Synthesizes research findings on macrophytes as a source of food • Covers threats to marine ecosystems caused by human activities • Serves as the first book to cover the value of macrophytes for the well-being of marine habitats"
Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury. Nanotherapeutics: From Laboratory to Clinic. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498707510. - 336 pp.

The emergence of nanotherapeutics is attributable to the integration of nanotechnology, recombinant DNA technology, and synthetic organic chemistry with medicine for treating critical human diseases in a more efficient and specific molecular approach than therapy with conventionally-designed and formulated drugs. Nanotherapeutics: From Laboratory to Clinic comprehensively discusses the current shortcomings for delivery of classical (small) drugs, macromolecular therapeutics, and recombinant vaccine via the common intravascular and extravascular routes.
Franck Poupeau, Hoshin Gupta, Aleix Serrat-Capdevila, Maria A. Sans-Fuentes, Susan Harris, L?szl? G. Hayde. Water Bankruptcy in the Land of Plenty. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781138029699. - 448 pp.

The book offers a diversity of complementary perspectives, including a statement of natural resources, biodiversity and their management, an analysis of water policy and its history, and a statement of ecosystem services in the context of both local biodiversity and also the economic activities that sustain economic growth.
Gen-ichiro Arimura, Massimo Maffei. Plant Specialized Metabolism: Genomics, Biochemistry, and Biological Functions. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498726283. - 376 pp.

Recent advances in science have clarified the role of plant specialized metabolites (classically known as plant secondary metabolites), which cannot be considered only bioactive molecules used for human health but also pivotal factors for the global ecosystem. They play major roles in plant life, evolution, and mutualism. To provide the reader a general view of plant specialized metabolites, it is important to consider both the biochemistry and the functional/ecological role of these important compounds.
Gennady E. Zaikov, Larissa I. Weisfeld, Eugeny M. Lisitsyn. Heavy Metals and Other Pollutants in the Environment: Biological Aspects. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884372. - 348 pp.

This important new volume presents a plethora of research on the distribution of heavy metals in soils and rocks of natural habitats, farmlands, and urbanized areas along with the factors influencing their bioavailability. The authors evaluate the content of organic matter, soil acidity, mineral fertilizers, and more. Developed for ecologists and specialists in the field of environmental protection and the conservation of biological diversity, the book presents the problems of reducing the anthropogenic load on the surrounding countryside and focuses on sustainable agricultural development.
Ghenadii Korotcenkov. Porous Silicon: From Formation to Application, Three Volume Set. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482264524. - 1248 pp.

Discusses applications of porous silicon in bioengineering and in various sensors, as well as the fabrication, parameters, and applications of these devices
Gherman Wiederschain. Glycobiology and Human Diseases. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498709187. - 334 pp.

This book discusses glycobiology and various forms of human diseases. Topics covered include immunoglobulins, inflammation and glycosylation, the role and therapeutic significance of natural anti-glycan antibodies in malignancies and in normal and aberrant pregnancy, identifying urinary glycans as a possible method for the diagnosis of lysosomal storage diseases, glycobiology of human milk (biological roles and diseases) and pectins as biological modulators of human physiological reactions. The book includes analysis of comprehensive data and some productive conclusions and perspectives.
Gilson Khang. Handbook of Intelligent Scaffold for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, Second Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745123. - 1100 pp.

Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering offer an alternative technique to whole-organ and tissue transplantation for diseased, failing, or malfunctioning organs. Millions of patients suffer from end-stage organ failure or tissue loss annually, and the only solution might be organ and biomaterial transplantation. However, to avoid the shortage of donor organs and poor biocompatibility–related problems, a new hybridized method combining cells and biomaterials was introduced around 20 years ago: regenerative medicine and tissue engineering.
Gokare A. Ravishankar, Akula Ramakrishna. Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498739054. - 574 pp.

Serotonin and Melatonin: Their Functional Role in Plants, Food, Phytomedicine, and Human Health highlights the significance of the plant sources of serotonin and melatonin in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and food science. Over the last few decades, an enormous amount of research data has been generated on these two neurotransmitters/plant signalers. This book covers topics regarding the occurrence of serotonin and melatonin in medicinal plants and food value plants with their implications for human health, the role of serotonin and melatonin in plant growth development, functions of melatonin and serotonin in the environmental adaptation of plants, and the implications of these molecules in human disorders and treatments.
Haruo Sugi. Muscle Contraction and Cell Motility: Fundamentals and Developments. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745161. - 474 pp.

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current progress in muscle contraction and cell motility research. It discusses structural, mechanical, and biochemical characteristics of skeletal, cardiac, and smooth muscles, and cell motility. The experimental objects of the studies described in this volume extend from humans to molecules.
Henry M. Streby, David E. Andersen, David Buehler. Golden-winged Warbler Ecology, Conservation, and Habitat Management. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482240689. - 238 pp.

Golden-winged Warblers (Vermivora chrysoptera) are migratory songbirds that breed in temperate North America, primarily in the Great Lakes region with remnant populations throughout the Appalachian Mountains, and winter in Central and northern South America. Their breeding range has contracted dramatically in the Appalachian Mountains and many populations have dramatically declined, likely due to habitat loss, competition and interbreeding with Blue-winged Warblers (Vermivora pinus), andglobal climate change..
Hernando Ombao, Martin Lindquist, Wesley Thompson, John Aston. Handbook of Neuroimaging Data Analysis. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482220971. - 662 pp.

This book explores various state-of-the-art aspects behind the statistical analysis of neuroimaging data. It examines the development of novel statistical approaches to model brain data. Designed for researchers in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, cognitive science, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and radiology, the book can also be used as a textbook for graduate-level courses in statistics and biostatistics or as a self-study reference for Ph.D. students in statistics, biostatistics, psychology, neuroscience, and computer science.
Iain A. Anderson, Julian Vincent, John Montgomery. Ocean Innovation: Biomimetics Beneath the Waves. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781439837627. - 188 pp.

"Bringing both a biological and engineering perspective to the biomimetic potential of oceanic organisms, this richly illustrated book investigates questions such as: How can we mimic the sensory systems of sea creatures like sharks, sea turtles, and lobsters to improve our ability to navigate underwater? What can we do to afford humans the opportunity to go unnoticed by marine life? How can we diffuse oxygen from water to enable deep diving without the risk of decompression sickness? "
Il-Jin Kim. Cancer Genetics and Genomics for Personalized Medicine. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669870. - 400 pp.

This book covers almost all fields of cancer genetics and genomics for personalized medicine. Surely, the one-fits-all approach does not work anymore for disease treatment. Targeted therapy or precision medicine or personalized medicine is becoming a standard for many disease treatments including cancer. However, how much do we know about the personalized medicine approach? This book will help undergraduate/graduate students, professional researchers, and clinicians to better understand the key concept of personalized medicine.
Isabel Ferrera. Climate Change and the Oceanic Carbon Cycle: Variables and Consequences. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885362. - 304 pp.

This valuable compendium provides an overview of the variables and consequences of oceanic carbon cycling in the context of climate change. The chapters highlight the importance of marine plankton in carbon processing as well as the effects of rising CO2 and temperature in their functioning.
J?rg Rinklebe, Anna Sophia Knox, Michael Paller. Trace Elements in Waterlogged Soils and Sediments. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482240511. - 386 pp.

Many wetlands around the world act as sinks for pollutants, in particular for trace elements. In comparison to terrestrial environments, wetlands are still far less studied. A collaborative effort among world experts, this book brings the current knowledge concerning trace elements in temporary waterlogged soils and sediments together. It discusses factors controlling the dynamics and release kinetics of trace elements and their underlying biogeochemical processes. It also discusses current technologies for remediating sites contaminated with trace metals, and the role of bioavailability in risk assessment and regulatory decision making.
Jean Emile Morel. Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498725026. - 334 pp.

Thoroughly researched using experimentation and re-examination of all previously published evidence, Molecular and Physiological Mechanisms of Muscle Contraction is a carefully crafted treatise and revision of previous conceptions of muscle contraction. It presents detailed descriptions of new, previously unpublished data and hybrids recent findings with the standard Huxley model.
Jeyabalan Sangeetha, Devarajan Thangadurai, Muniswamy David, Mohd Azmuddin Abdullah. Environmental Biotechnology: Biodegradation, Bioremediation, and Bioconversion of Xenobiotics for Sustainable Development. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883627. - 434 pp.

With focus on the practical use of modern biotechnology for environmental sustainability, this book provides a thoughtful overview of molecular aspects of environmental studies to create a new awareness of fundamental biological processes and sustainable ecological concerns. It covers the latest research by prominent scientists in modern biology and delineates recent and prospective applications in the sub-areas of environmental biotechnology with special focus on the biodegradation of toxic pollutants, bioremediation of contaminated environments, and bioconversion of organic wastes toward a green economy and sustainable future.
Joanna Burger, Michael Gochfeld. Habitat, Population Dynamics, and Metal Levels in Colonial Waterbirds: A Food Chain Approach. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482251128. - 565 pp.

This book is a result of the authors’ more than 40 years of study on the behavior, populations, and heavy metals in the colonial waterbirds nesting in Barnegat Bay and the nearby estuaries and bays in the Northeastern United States. From Boston Harbor to the Chesapeake, based on longitudinal studies of colonial waterbirds, it provides a clear picture of the toxic trends and effects of heavy metals in the aquatic environment.
John Dighton. Fungi in Ecosystem Processes, Second Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482249057. - 382 pp.

"Updated and revised, the second edition Expands the section on plant pathogens, invasive species, and insect–fungal interactions Provides more extensive coverage on insect–fungal interactions, including entomopathogens, the links between entomopathogens and endophytes, and symbiotic and mutualistic interactions Adds a new section on fungi in the built environment Presents new material on below-ground to above-ground interactions mediated through fungi, such as mycorrhizal signaling systems for herbivory defense"
John Pichtel. Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and Response, Second Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498738989. - 413 pp.

"Terrorist weapons and delivery methods are becoming increasingly sophisticated; as such, this book focuses on the chemistry and biology of WMDs, the development and history of their use, and human health effects of such weapons. Coverage of new threats, additional case studies, and the emergence of ISIL—and other terrorist "
Jordi Llop, Vanessa Gomez-Vallejo. Isotopes in Nanoparticles: Fundamentals and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669085. - 544 pp.

Nanoparticles may be used in industrial processes, incorporated into consumer products, or applied as biomedical agents. Isotopic (radio)labeling is one of the most powerful methods for nanoparticle tracing in experimental studies. This book presents an introduction to some commonly used nanomaterials, describes various methods with which they may be radiolabeled, and provides illustrative examples of applications of the labeled particles. Finally, it discusses the use of nanomaterials in radiotherapy, the stable isotope labeling technique, and operational health and safety aspects related to the manipulation of nanoparticles in controlled areas. The book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, molecular imaging, radiochemistry, and nanomedicine.
Jose L. Arias. Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, Volume Two: Nano-Engineering Strategies and Nanomedicines against Severe Diseases. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482262711. - 487 pp.

The recent introduction of nanomedicines in the drug therapy arena is revolutionizing the management of severe diseases. The key advance in the field is the optimization of the biological fate of drug molecules, thus improving the therapeutic effect while keeping to a very minimum the associated toxicity. Volume one of this book series, Nanoplatforms in Drug Delivery, established the basic aspects in the development of drug-loaded nanoplatforms, the so-called nanomedicines or nanodrugs, focusing on representative materials and strategies used in their formulation.
Jose T. V. S. de Albergaria, Hendrikus P. A. Nouws. Soil Remediation: Applications and New Technologies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498743617. - 174 pp.

Soil contamination represents a serious environmental problem and requires an immediate action plan to be prepared for typical and emergent contaminants. This book provides an overview of some remediation technologies, both traditional and emergent, as well as case studies based on the contribution from academia and service providers. Several soil and groundwater remediation technologies such as electrokinetic remediation, biological treatments (including phytoremediation), and chemical remediation are presented. Innovative technologies such as nanoremediation and the application of life cycle assessment as a decision tool for soil remediation technologies are also considered in this book.
Joshua Mitteldorf. Aging is a Group-Selected Adaptation: Theory, Evidence, and Medical Implications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498715287. - 243 pp.

Although books exist on the evolution of aging, this is the first book written from the perspective of again as an adaptive program. It offers an insight into the implications of research on aging genetics, The author proposes the Demographic Theory of Senescence, whereby aging has been affirmatively selected because it levels the death rate over time helping stabilize population dynamics and prevent extinctions.
Jun Mitsuhashi. Edible Insects of the World. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498756570. - 296 pp.

The first book on entomophagy written in this manner, Edible Insects of the World is an enumeration of 2,141 species of edible insects. For the reader’s convenience, insect names are arranged much like a dictionary, first by taxonomic group and then by country. In addition to taxonomic and location information, entries contain applicable details about the history of entomophagy, collecting, cooking, and medicinal uses.
K. R. Krishna. Push Button Agriculture: Robotics, Drones, Satellite-Guided Soil and Crop Management. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883047. - 470 pp.

This book covers three main types of agricultural systems: the use of robotics, drones (unmanned aerial vehicles), and satellite-guided precision farming methods. Some of these are well refined and are currently in use, while others are in need of refinement and are yet to become popular. The book provides a valuable source of information on this developing field for those involved with agriculture and farming and agricultural engineering.
Ka-Chun Wong. Computational Biology and Bioinformatics: Gene Regulation. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498724975. - 425 pp.

This book is designed to be self-contained and comprehensive, targeting senior undergraduates and junior graduate students in the related disciplines such as bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, genome science, computer science, applied data mining, applied machine learning, life science, biomedical science, and genetics. In addition, we believe that this book will serve as a useful reference for both bioinformaticians and computational biologists in the post-genomic era.
Kendall H. Lee, Penelope S. Duffy, Allan J. Bieber. Deep Brain Stimulation: Indications and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669894. - 486 pp.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a widely used therapy for movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Its therapeutic success has led to the application of DBS for an increasing spectrum of conditions. However, the fundamental relationships between neural activation, neurochemical transmission, and clinical outcomes during DBS are not well understood.
Kenji Mizoguchi, Hirokazu Sakamoto. DNA Engineering: Properties and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669467. - 366 pp.

This book presents basic information about DNA, along with comprehensive theoretical introduction to DNA. It discusses recent developments in divalent-metal-ion inserted M-DNA complex, which gives rise to the possibility of DNA application to electronic functionality. Further, the book describes three examples of applications: optical and electrical materials, electronic devices such as bioTFT memory and color-tunable light-emitting diodes, and biofuel cell application with use of proton conduction in DNA.
Kenneth Douglas. DNA Nanoscience: From Prebiotic Origins to Emerging Nanotechnology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498750127. - 424 pp.

DNA Nanoscience: From Prebiotic Origins to Emerging Nanotechnology melds two tales of DNA. One is a look at the first 35 years of DNA nanotechnology to better appreciate what lies ahead in this emerging field. The other story looks back 4 billion years to the possible origins of DNA which are shrouded in mystery. The book is divided into three parts comprised of 15 chapters and two Brief Interludes.
Kevin Byron, Katherine G. Herbert, Jason T. L. Wang. Bioinformatics Database Systems. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781439812471. - 270 pp.

The book summarizes the popular and innovative bioinformatics repositories currently available, including popular primary genetic and protein sequence databases, phylogenetic databases, structure and pathway databases, microarray databases and boutique databases. It also explores the data quality and information integration issues currently involved with managing bioinformatics databases, including data quality issues that have been observed, and efforts in the data cleaning field.
Kimball Nill. Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms, Fifth Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498758208. - 406 pp.

The 5th edition of Glossary of Biotechnology and Agrobiotechnology Terms will be a significant expansion of the previous 4th edition. In the past decade, many new terms have been introduced due to the appearance and application of new crop plant breeding methods as well as technical advances in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and agricultural research. The terms associated with important new technologies have been added to this new edition including terms related to Zinc Finger Proteins, Transcription Activator-Like Effectors (TALEs), TALE Nucleases, Genome Editing, CRISPR/Cas 9 Gene-editing Systems, Oligonucleortide-mediated Mutagenesis, and RNA Interference, as well as hundreds of others.
Kimberly Etingoff. Sustainable Development of Organic Agriculture: Historical Perspectives. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884839. - 300 pp.

This important compilation presents an in-depth view spanning past values and practices, present understandings, and potential futures, and covering a range of concrete case studies on sustainable development of organic agriculture. The book explores the very different facets of organic and sustainable agriculture.
Leo M.L. Nollet. Marine Microorganisms: Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498702553. - 152 pp.

Marine Microorganisms: Extraction and Analysis of Bioactive Compounds sheds light on the extraction, clean-up, and detection methods of major compounds from marine organisms. The book includes information on the different classes of marine microorganisms and the different bioactives that can be extracted from bacteria, fungi and microalgae.
Leonel Pereira. Edible Seaweeds of the World. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498730471. - 463 pp.

Seaweed is used in many countries for very different purposes - directly as food, especially in sushi, as a source of phycocolloids, extraction of compounds with antiviral, antibacterial or antitumor activity and as biofertilizers. About four million tons of seaweed are harvested annually worldwide. Of the various species known, less than 20 account for 90% of the biomass exploited commercially. This book details 147 species of edible seaweed, including scientific name and respective common names, geographic location, nutritional composition, uses and is extensively illustrated.
Luo Shiming, Stephen R. Gliessman. Agroecology in China: Science, Practice, and Sustainable Management. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482249347. - 448 pp.

Presenting eco-agriculture systems that are somewhat unique in comparison to those of the United States, Latin America, and Europe, Agroecology in China gives insight on how Chinese agroecologists, under the political and cultural systems specific to China, have created a strong foundation for ecologically sound agroecosystem design and management that can be applied and adapted to food systems elsewhere in the world.
Magalie Lesueur Jannoyer, Philippe Cattan, Thierry Woignier, Florence Clostre. Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498737838. - 290 pp.

"Crisis Management of Chronic Pollution: Contaminated Soil and Human Health deals with a long term pollution problem, generated by the former use of organochlorine pesticides. Through a case study of the chlordecone pollution in the French West Indies, the authors illustrate a global and systemic mobilization of research institutions and public services. This ""management model"", together with its major results, the approach and lessons to be learned, could be useful to other situations."
Margarida Bastos. Biocalorimetry: Foundations and Contemporary Approaches. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482246650. - 416 pp.

"The book begins with a look at the historical development of calorimeters needed for biological research. It then describes advanced approaches that use high-quality commercial calorimeters to study biochemical and other biological processes. It also shows how novel experimental designs and data analysis procedures are applied to proteins, DNA, membranes, and living matter. "
Margarida Bastos. Biocalorimetry: Foundations and Contemporary Approaches. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482246650. - 416 pp.

The book begins with a look at the historical development of calorimeters needed for biological research. It then describes advanced approaches that use high-quality commercial calorimeters to study biochemical and other biological processes. It also shows how novel experimental designs and data analysis procedures are applied to proteins, DNA, membranes, and living matter.
Mark D. Goldfein, Alexey V. Ivanov. Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771882729. - 458 pp.

Applied Natural Science: Environmental Issues and Global Perspectives provides the reader with a complete insight into the natural-scientific pattern of the world, covering the most important historical stages of the development of various areas of science, methods of natural-scientific research, general scientific and philosophical concepts, and the fundamental laws of nature. The book analyzes the main scientific trends and developments of modern natural science and also discusses important aspects of environmental protection.
Mark Deyrup. Ants of Florida: Identification and Natural History. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498754675. - 423 pp.

This book solves the twin problems of ant identification and the extraordinary fragmentation of natural history information about Florida ants.
Mats Isaksson, Christopher L. Raaf. Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482244649. - 614 pp.

Radioactive sources such as nuclear power installations can pose a great threat to both humans and our environment. How do we measure, model and regulate such threats? Environmental Radioactivity and Emergency Preparedness addresses these topical questions and aims to plug the gap in the lack of comprehensive literature in this field.
Matt Longshaw, Paul Stebbing. Biology and Ecology of Crayfish. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498767323. - 375 pp.

"Written by world experts in astacology, this book covers a range of aspects of the biology and ecology of freshwater crayfish. With a strong focus on wild crayfish, the book studies the taxonomy and genetics of this interesting group of animals. Under examination also are crayfish growth and reproduction, with detailed illustrations; behavior and chemical ecology of crayfish; diseases of crayfish; holistic understanding of drivers for crayfish population success; and methods for the control of non-native crayfish."
Matthias Dehmer, Frank Emmert-Streib, Stefan Pickl, Andreas Holzinger. Big Data of Complex Networks. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498723619. - 320 pp.

Intended for computer scientists, statisticians and mathematicians interested in the big data and networks, Big Data of Complex Networks is also a valuable tool for researchers in the fields of visualization, data analysis, computer vision and bioinformatics.
Maurice M. Iwu. Food as Medicine: Functional Food Plants of Africa. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498706094. - 384 pp.

This comprehensive book documents African plants used for functional and medicinal foods. It contains more than 60 detailed monographs of African foods, describing foods with various characteristics such as prebiotic, probiotic, satiety, immune modulation, stress-reduction, sports performance, mental acuity, sleep-supporting, metabolic syndrome, antioxidant, and unsaturated fats. Plant description, botanical names and synonyms, plant part used, habitat and distribution, folk use, nutritional content, and chemistry are all fully detailed. The book highlights indigenous African food processing technologies up to the modern era.
Md. Arshad Anwer. Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885195. - 365 pp.

Biopesticides and Bioagents: Novel Tools for Pest Management should find a prominent place on the shelves of agriculture and plant scientists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, plant pathologists and entomologists working in academic and commercial agrichemical situations, and in the libraries of all research establishments and companies where this exciting subject is researched, studied, or taught.
Md. Shamim, K.N. Singh. Biotic Stress Management in Rice. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885256. - 450 pp.

This book, Biotic Stress Management in Rice: Molecular Approaches, addresses biotic stress of rice and its management through molecular approaches. It focuses on the biotechnological aspects of rice with the aim of reducing the fungicide and insecticides and ultimately ensuring safety of rice as a food as well as the environment.
Megh R. Goyal, Deepak Kumar Verma. Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885560. - 350 pp.

Engineering Interventions in Agricultural Processing presents recent advanced research on biological engineering, bioprocessing technologies, and their applications in agricultural food processing, and their applications in agriculture science and agricultural engineering, focusing on biological science, biological engineering, and bioprocessing technology. With contributions from a broad range of leading researchers, this book presents several innovations in the areas of processing technologies in agriculture. The book is divided into three parts, covering
Michael J. Vepraskas, Christopher B. Craft. Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781439896983. - 508 pp.

Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification, Second Edition contains 11 new chapters and additional updates written by new authors with a broad range of related field and academic experience. This revised work augments the previous material on wetland functions and restorations, while maintaining the field-oriented focus of the first book.
Michel Drancourt, Didier Raoult. Paleomicrobiology of Humans. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781555819163. - 212 pp.

Only recently was it determined that two of the world's most devastating plagues, the plague of Justinian and the medieval Black Death, were caused by distinct strains of the same pathogen. Use of paleomicrobiological techniques led to this discovery. This work is just one example of the historical mysteries that this emerging field has helped to clarify. Others, such as when tuberculosis began to afflict humans, the role of lice in plague pandemics, and the history of smallpox, are explored and further illuminated in Paleomicrobiology of Humans.
Michel Lagarde, Nathalie Bernoud-Hubac, Celine Costaz, Frederic Carriere, Michel Guichardant. Structural and Mediator Lipidomics: A Functional View. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9782940222926. - 108 pp.

This book focuses on structural and mediator lipidomics, with a particular emphasis on their functional aspects. This includes lipids deserving of special interest for their structures (especially as parts of cell membranes or plasma lipoprotein particles) and lipids known for their biological activities, which mediate the action of cell agonists (for example, hormones, growth factors, etc.). The oxygenated metabolites of the major functional w6 and w3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in mammals, in particular arachidonic and docosahexaenoic acids, are presented, with special attention paid to their structure-function relationships.
Mihai V. Putz. Quantum Nanochemistry - Five Volume Set. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771881388. - 3097 pp.

This new 5-volume set presents in a balanced yet progressive manner the fundamental and advanced concepts, principles, and models of quanta, atoms, molecules, solids, and crystal and chemical-biological interaction in cells. It also addresses the first and novel combinations and applications in modeling complex natural or designed phenomena.
Miquel Angelo Parente Ribeiro Cerqueira, Ricardo Nuno Correia Pereira, Oscar Leandro da Silva Ramos, Jose Antonio Couto Teixeira, Antonio Augusto Vicente. Edible Food Packaging: Materials and Processing Technologies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482234169. - 469 pp.

The edible food packaging industry has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and will continue to impact the food market for quite some time going into the future. Edible Food Packaging: Materials and Processing Technologies provides a broad and comprehensive review on recent aspects related to edible packaging, from processing to potential applications, and covering the use of nanotechnology in edible packaging.
Mohamad Faiz Foong Abdullah, Mohd Tajudin Bin Ali, Farida Zuraina M. Yusof. Bioresources Technology in Sustainable Agriculture: Biological and Biochemical Research. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884495. - 285 pp.

This book focuses on cutting-edge advances and applications in tropical agriculture and bioresources. It outlines some of the newest advances, basic tools, and the applications of novel approaches to improve agricultural practices and utilization of bioresources for the enhancement of human life. Highlights include a thorough discussion on various aspects of agricultural modernization through technological advances in information technology, efficient utilization of under-exploited natural bioresources, new chemical approaches for the generation of novel biochemicals, and the applications of forensic and genetics approaches for bioresource conservation.
Mohammad Pessarakli. Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482234589. - 574 pp.

The Handbook of Cucurbits: Growth, Cultural Practices, and Physiology contains information on cultural practices, nutrition, and physiological processes of cucurbits under both normal and stressful conditions. It presents the history and importance of cucurbit crop production as well as exhaustive information on growth responses of cucurbits to various environmental conditions and nutrients.
Mohammad Pessarakli. Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482230734. - 846 pp.

Completely overhauled from its bestselling predecessors, the Handbook of Photosynthesis, Third Edition provides a nearly entirely new source on the subject that is both comprehensive and timely. It continues to fill the need for an authoritative and exhaustive resource by assembling a global team of experts to provide thorough coverage of the subject while focusing on finding solutions to relevant contemporary issues related to the field.
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad, Vasudha Bansal. Plant Secondary Metabolites, Three-Volume Set. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883580. - 1045 pp.

Plant secondary metabolites are organic compounds that aid in the growth and development of plants but 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 beneficial health purposes and are still relevant and popular today. This new three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites provides an abundance of valuable information on secondary metabolites, their health properties and possibilities, and their extraction and application methods.
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Kamlesh Prasad. Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume One: Biological and Therapeutic Significance. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883528. - 345 pp.

This volume, Plant Secondary Metabolites: Volume 1: Biological and Therapeutic Significance, presents important information on the curative and therapeutic roles of secondary metabolites that are present in different natural food groups. The book showcases the applications of herbal-based food group and also includes the effective utility of other plant-based food categories as well. In addition to the clinical role of secondary metabolites, other natural sources, such as micro-algae and bacterial cellulose, are also presented as efficacious sources of functional components.
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, Vasudha Bansal. Plant Secondary Metabolites, Volume Three: Their Roles in Stress Ecophysiology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883566. - 325 pp.

This third book in the three-volume Plant Secondary Metabolites examines the relationship between environmental stress and the physiology of plants, leading to stimulation of secondary metabolites. Various stressors are discussed, including plant and soil interfaces, changing climate elements, essential plant nutrients, pest insects, plant pathogens and microrganisms, and more. The chapters, written by experienced experts, also address the diverse utilization of plant-originated secondary metabolites and more.
Moselio Schaechter. In The Company of Microbes: Ten Years of Small Things Considered. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781555819590. - 292 pp.

In the Company of Microbes is a carefully selected treasure chest of wise, amusing, and even profound statements about the ubiquity and relevance of the microbial world. Schaechter, past ASM Presidents, and distinguished microbiologists from around the globe reflect on personal, sometimes historic interactions with microbes and unexpected discoveries, each essay conveying the excitement and sense of surprise that microbiology holds for them.
Muhammad Sarwar Khan, Iqrar Ahmad Khan, Debmalya Barh. Applied Molecular Biotechnology: The Next Generation of Genetic Engineering. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498714815. - 627 pp.

" Showcases diverse, cutting-edge applications of molecular biotechnology Depicts the engineering of genes for the production of useful, desirable products Includes contributions from world-class researchers and extensive references to enhance further study"
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Robin Augustine, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Joshy K. S., Sabu Thomas. Nanomedicine and Tissue Engineering: State of the Art and Recent Trends. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771881180. - 562 pp.

This book focuses on the recent advances in nanomedicine and tissue engineering. It outlines the basic tools and novel approaches that are becoming available in nanomedicine and tissue engineering and considers the full range of nanomedical applications which employ molecular nanotechnology inside the human body, from the perspective of a future practitioner in an era of widely available nanomedicine.
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Sabu Thomas, Obey Koshy. Nanomaterials: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884617. - 410 pp.

"This new book focuses on recent developments in this field, focusing on nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. The book deals with some recent developments in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterial as well as its incorporation into polymer matrixes. The biological applications of nanomaterials are also discussed in detail, along with new approaches in nanostructured materials and nanocomposites. Highlights include a detailed discussion on synthesis of nanostructured materials and nanocomposites; reviews of biodiesel production; green nanostructured materials; and nanosensors, nanomedicines, and biomedical applications of nanostructured materials."
Nevijo Zdolec. Fermented Meat Products: Health Aspects. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498733045. - 572 pp.

This book presents recent developments on the health and safety of fermented meat products. It discusses health aspects of select topics in fermented meat microbiology, veterinary public health, chemistry, technology, biotechnology, nutrition, toxicology, and quality assurance, and gives a broad insight into the product’s safety and health hazards. The book considers the safety of fermented meat products through a whole food chain approach. It focuses on requirements for strict hygienic and technological procedures to prevent potential risk during the production of ready-to-eat products.
Nora Savage, Anita Street. Flash Forward: A Series of Futuristic Vignettes. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669443. - 198 pp.

This book contains fascinating vignettes depicting future societies and the implications which increasing technological change has on society and the environment. The topics discussed include nanotechnology, medicine, computational science, biotechnology, synthetic biology, and cognitive technology, among others in science. In addition, social norms, attitudes, and policy are also featured. The upshot of this combination is an entertaining, educational, and thought-provoking volume.
Olivier Rieppel. Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498754880. - 380 pp.

Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig traces the development of phylogenetic systematics against the foil of idealistic morphology through 100 years of German biology. It starts with the iconic Ernst Haeckel—the German Darwin from Jena—and the evolutionary morphology he developed. It ends with Willi Hennig, the founder of modern phylogenetic systematics. Written in English, the book presents a unique perspective on a vast body of German biological literature.
Ornella Parolini. Placenta: The Tree of Life. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498700269. - 296 pp.

Placenta: The Tree of Life summarizes the advantages of perinatal tissue as a source of cells with therapeutic potential and is designed for use in the study of genetics, stem cell science, placental function, reproductive biology, regenerative medicine, and related fields.
Pandit B. Vidyasagar, Sagar S. Jagtap, Omprakash Yemul. Radiation in Medicine and Biology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745925. - 300 pp.

This book discusses conventional and emerging applications of radiations, which include radio waves and ultraviolet and gamma radiations. It contains 10 chapters arranged into two parts: new techniques in radiation therapy and effects of ionizing radiations on biological systems. The applications of radiations in the synthesis and use of nanoparticles along with combined effects with hypergravity provide an added dimension. The book offers a concise account of the latest studies carried out so far and shows the new initiatives to be undertaken in the field of medicine and biology.
Patrick D. Keyser, Todd Fearer, Craig A. Harper. Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498742870. - 289 pp.

If you are responsible for oak management, Managing Oak Forests in the Eastern United States is for you. It is the definitive practical guide for anyone interested in improving stewardship of eastern oak forests.
Peter B?hlmann, Petros Drineas, Michael Kane, Mark van der Laan. Handbook of Big Data. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482249071. - 464 pp.

Handbook of Big Data also identifies areas in need of further development, encouraging greater communication and collaboration between researchers in big data sub-specialties such as genomics, computational biology, and finance.
Peter Grunwald. Handbook of Carbohydrate-Modifying Biocatalysts. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669788. - 1056 pp.

The updated content of the second edition of this book has been extended by discussing the current state of the art of using recombinantly expressed carbohydrate-modifying biocatalysts and the synthesis of minicellulosomes in connection with consolidated bioprocessing of lignocellulosic material. Furthermore, a synthetic biology approach for using DAHP-dependent aldolases to catalyze asymmetric aldol reactions is presented.
Peter Schuck. Sedimentation Velocity Analytical Ultracentrifugation: Discrete Species and Size-Distributions of Macromolecules and Particles. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498768948. - 244 pp.

" Fills a gap in biophysical methodology Links up to current laboratory practice Cross-references to practical data analysis software Covers relevant physics and mathematics background Authored by leading experts in the field"
Pratyoosh Shukla. Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498756778. - 364 pp.

Microbial Biotechnology: An Interdisciplinary Approach covers all aspects of microbial biotechnology, whilst bringing the field of functional foods and microbial bioremediation to the fore. Recounting the interdisciplinary scope of biotechnology and its discoveries, this text presents innovative ideas in the field of emerging biotechnology providing the scientific community with a much needed new resource
Qi Jiang, Weili He. Benefit-Risk Assessment Methods in Medical Product Development: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482259360. - 296 pp.

Benefit–Risk Assessment Methods in Medical Product Development: Bridging Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments provides general guidance and case studies to aid practitioners in selecting specific benefit–risk (B–R) frameworks and quantitative methods. Leading experts from industry, regulatory agencies, and academia present practical examples, lessons learned, and best practices that illustrate how to conduct structured B–R assessment in clinical development and regulatory submission.
Qiang Cui, Markus Meuwly, Pengyu Ren. Many-Body Effects and Electrostatics in Biomolecules. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814613927. - 596 pp.

In this book, contributions by leading experts in the area of biomolecular simulations discuss cutting-edge ideas regarding effective strategies to describe many-body effects and electrostatics at quantum, classical, and coarse-grained levels. The goal of the book is to not only provide an up-to-date snapshot of the current simulation field but also stimulate exchange of ideas across different sub-fields of modern computational (bio)chemistry. The text will be a useful reference for the biomolecular simulation community and help attract talented young students into this exciting frontier of research.
R.N. Hughes, D. J. Hughes, I. P. Smith, A.C. Dale. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, Volume 54. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498747981. - 502 pp.

"Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues create a demand for authoritative reviews summarizing the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes more than 50 years ago. Its objectives are to consider, annually, the basic areas of marine research, returning to them when appropriate in future volumes; to deal with subjects of special and topical importance; and to add new subjects as they arise."
Rakesh N. Veedu. Aptamers: Tools for Nanotherapy and Molecular Imaging. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669832. - 386 pp.

Aptamers, often termed as ‘chemical antibodies,’ are an emerging class of synthetic ligands for efficient target-specific molecular recognition. The objective of this book is to highlight recent advances and potential of aptamers in various disease conditions. . This book focuses on the applications of aptamers in targeted nanotherapy, detection, and in molecular imaging in various disease conditions such as cancer, neurological diseases and infectious diseases.
Ram J. Singh. Plant Cytogenetics, Third Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781439884188. - 528 pp.

This new edition begins with a brief introduction on the historical aspect of cytogenetics and flows directly into handling of plant chromosomes by classical and modern cytological techniques, classical Mendelian Genetics, brief description of cell division, and chromosome identification by karyotype analysis. The comprehension of cytogenetics is incomplete without information on the role of aneuploidy in associating a gene on a particular chromosome, and the book covers these methodologies as a primary topic. Covering classical to modern cytogenetics, the book presents to the reader the crucial role of cytogenetics in improving crops.
Ram Sarup Singh, Ashok Pandey, Edgard Gnansounou. Biofuels: Production and Future Perspectives. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498723596. - 578 pp.

This will be a comprehensive multi-contributed reference work, with the Editors being highly regarded alternative fuels experts from India and Switzerland. There will be a strong orientation toward production of biofuels covering such topics as biodiesel from renewable sources, biofuels from biomass, vegetable based feedstocks from biofuel production, global demand for biofuels and economic aspects of biofuel production.
Ramakrishna Seethala, Prabhavathi Fernandes. Handbook of Drug Screening. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9780203908570. - 520 pp.

A presentation of screening techniques, modern technologies, and high-capacity instrumentation for increased productivity in the development and discovery of new drugs, chemical compounds, and targeted delivery of pharmaceuticals. It contains practical applications and examples of strategies in cell-based and cell-free screens as well as homogeneous, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, and radioactive-based technologies.
Ramasamy Santhanam. Biology and Ecology of Toxic Pufferfish. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884396. - 350 pp.

This is the first comprehensive book on the biology and ecology of pufferfish, also known as blowfish, swellfish, and globefish. Covering 197 species of pufferfish recorded so far from the marine, brackish, and freshwater ecosystems of the world, this important volume expounds on the toxins and associated poisonings of pufferfish. Importantly, the volume also explores the many uses of pufferfish, such as in aquariums, for their nutritional and culinary value, and for their emerging uses in the treatment of pain.
Ramasamy Santhanam. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Marine Snails. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883306. - 408 pp.

"The first comprehensive volume exclusively on marine cone snails, this book provides descriptions of over 100 species of hazardous marine snails along with their biological and ecological characteristics; the characteristics of conotoxins; information on cone snail injuries and their treatment along with prevention measures; and the therapeutic and medicinal value of conotoxins, including as a powerful nonaddictive painkiller, an epilepsy drug, and more. Over 275 color illustrations accompany the text for easy identification."
Ramasamy Santhanam. Biology and Ecology of Venomous Stingrays. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885386. - 325 pp.

This comprehensive book on the venomous stingrays of the world seas and freshwater systems provides first-hand information on the diversity, biology, and ecology of venomous stingrays of freshwater, brackish, and marine ecosystems.
Ramesh C. Ray, Cristina M. Rosell. Microbial Enzyme Technology in Food Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498749831. - 520 pp.

This book discusses the uses of enzymes in conventional and non-conventional food and beverage processing as well as in dairy processing, brewing, bakery and wine making.
Randall T. Hayden, Karen C. Carroll, Yi-Wei Tang, Donna M. Wolk. Diagnostic Microbiology of the Immunocompromised Host. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781555819033. - 794 pp.

relevant aspects of host biology, antineoplastic, and transplantation techniques and the basis of immunosuppressive conditions ranging from diabetes to age-related immunosuppression
Ranjeet Kumar. Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885034. - 400 pp.

This book, Insect Pests of Stored Grain: Biology, Behavior, and Management Strategies, provides comprehensive coverage of stored product entomology for the sustainable management of insects and other noninsect pests, such as mites, birds, rodents, and fungi, with the aim to mitigate and eliminate these losses of food from grains.
Rattan Lal, B. A. Stewart. Soil Phosphorus. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482257847. - 339 pp.

"This book focuses on the availability and recycling of phosphorus; regulatory and policy issues of sustainable phosphorus use; and water quality management in agroecosystems pertaining to phosphorus. Sections are dedicated to global phosphorus reserves; cycling and pathways of phosphorus; phosphorus in agriculture; human dimensions and policy intervention; and research and development priorities."
Rattan Lal. Encyclopedia of Soil Science, Third Edition. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498738903. - 2804 pp.

A ready reference addressing a multitude of soil and soil management concerns, the highly anticipated and widely expanded third edition of Encyclopedia of Soil Science now spans three volumes and covers ground on a global scale. A definitive guide designed for both coursework and self-study, this latest version describes every branch of soil science and delves into trans-disciplinary issues that focus on inter-connectivity or the nexus approach.
Ray J. Rose. Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498726023. - 396 pp.

"Molecular Cell Biology of the Growth and Differentiation of Plant Cells encompasses cell division, cell enlargement and differentiation; which is the cellular basis of plant growth and development. Understanding these developmental processes is fundamental for improving plant growth and the production of special plant products, as well as contributing to biological understanding. The dynamics of cells and cellular organelles are considered in the context of growth and differentiation, made possible particularly by advances in molecular genetics and the visualization of organelles using molecular probes. "
Raymond Cooper, Jeffrey John Deakin. Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498704281. - 252 pp.

As the shortcomings of purely synthetic approaches to biochemical discovery and development are becoming more apparent, a renaissance of interest in the chemistry of natural products as sources for new compounds is occurring. A unique approach to natural products chemistry, Botanical Miracles: Chemistry of Plants That Changed the World relates applications of plant extracts to the historical progress of civilization. I
Richard H. Guy. Metals and the Skin: Topical Effects and Systemic Absorption. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9780203909058. - 448 pp.

"""Addresses the increase of toxic heavy metals in the environment. Sets the standard for future research in interactions between the skin and metals and metal compounds-covering the general toxicology of 35 metals and metalloids, their occurrence in the environment, significance in nutrition, skin diffusivity, occupational exposure risks, and immunotoxicity."""
Robert Splinter. Illustrated Encyclopedia of Applied and Engineering Physics, Three-Volume Set. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781439860861. - 1560 pp.

Covers the wide breadth of subject areas including biophysics, optics, electricity and magnetism, fluid dynamics, material sciences, radiation, thermodynamics and waves
S. Chakraverty, Smita Tapaswini, Diptiranjan Behera. Fuzzy Differential Equations and Applications for Engineers and Scientists. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482244731. - 224 pp.

Differential equations play a vital role in the modeling of physical and engineering problems, such as those in solid and fluid mechanics, viscoelasticity, biology, physics, and many other areas. In general, the parameters, variables and initial conditions within a model are considered as being defined exactly.
S. K. Gupta, Megh R. Goyal. Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture: Technological Advances and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884433. - 410 pp.

This important volume, Soil Salinity Management in Agriculture, addresses the crucial issue of soil salinity of potential farmland and provides a comprehensive picture of the saline environment and plant interactions, along with management and reclamation methods and policies. With contributions from researchers from the fields of agricultural chemistry, soil science, biotechnology, agronomy, environmental sciences, and plant breeding and genetics, the volume emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach.
S.C. Bhatia. Food Biotechnology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789385059186. - 412 pp.

Today, in the arena of food, the primary goals of food biotechnology are to provide a more abundant, less expensive, and a more nutritious food supply in order to address the needs of our growing global population. Today, food biotechnology utilizes the knowledge of plant science and genetics to further this tradition. Through the use of modern biotechnology, scientists can move genes for valuable traits from one plant to another. This process results in tangible environmental and economic benefits that are passed on to the farmer and the consumer.
Sabyasachi Maiti, Kalyan Kumar Sen. Bio-Targets and Drug Delivery Approaches. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498729994. - 596 pp.

The advances in drug delivery systems over recent years have resulted in a large number of novel delivery systems with the potential to revolutionize the treatment and prevention of diseases. Bio-Targets and Drug Delivery Approaches is an easy-to-read book for students, researchers and pharmaceutical scientists providing a comprehensive introduction to the principles of advanced drug delivery and targeting their current applications and potential future developments.
Sajad Majeed Zargar, Vandna Rai. Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771884556. - 550 pp.

Due to the advent of state-of-the-art technologies in the field of biotechnology, much progress has been achieved since the last decade. OMICS technologies are being extensively used to address various issues pertaining to agriculture. Recent advances in genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics techniques have revolutionized the understanding of genetic response of plants to various biotic and abiotic stresses. Strategic application of this revolutionary technology will eventually lead towards attaining sustainability in agriculture. This new book, Plant OMICS and Crop Breeding, addresses this important issue.
Santosh Kumar. Crop Breeding: Bioinformatics and Preparing for Climate Change. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771883443. - 370 pp.

"This compendium volume offers a global perspective on the topic, with contributions from 42 eminent researchers from 12 nations around the world. The editor is a respected and published scientist in the bioinformatics field, who has chosen articles in the following topics: An overview of the genetic challenges presented by climate change A genomic toolkit for crop-related research Specific methods of improvement for specific crop by means of genomic applications"
Sara C. Zapico. Mechanisms Linking Aging, Diseases and Biological Age Estimation. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498709699. - 304 pp.

"This book focuses on four of the hallmarks of aging: aspartic acid racemization, advanced glycation end products, telomere shortening and mitochondrial mutations; describing their role in aging and diseases; and their application to age-at-death estimation in forensic sciences in greater depth, displaying the interconnecting pathways among these processes. An additional chapter related to Epigenetics and its role in aging, diseases, and forensic age estimation is also included. This book is aimed at a broad audience: from students being introduced to aging, diseases, and forensic science research to scientists in biomedicine and forensics complementing their knowledge in their respective fields while also increasing their knowledge in other disciplines."
Sean V. Murphy, Anthony Atala. Regenerative Medicine Technology: On-a-Chip Applications for Disease Modeling, Drug Discovery and Personalized Medicine. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498711913. - 428 pp.

"This book covers the technologies necessary to develop organ-on-a-chip systems, including microfabrication, 3D bioprinting, 3D cell culture techniques, biosensor design and microelectronics, microfluidics, data collection, and predictive analysis. It details specific tissue types that have been developed for disease modeling and drug discovery applications, including lung, liver, heart, skin, and kidney ""on-a-chip"" as well as recent progress in designing an entire ""body-on-a-chip"" system. It also provides an overview of other current and potential applications of these systems."
Se-Kwon Kim. Marine Glycobiology: Principles and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498709613. - 520 pp.

Marine glycobiology is an emerging and exciting area in the field of science and medicine. Glycobiology, the study of the structure and function of carbohydrates and carbohydrate-containing molecules, is fundamental to all biological systems and represents a developing field of science that has made huge advances in the last half-century. This book revolutionizes the concept of marine glycobiology, focusing on the latest principles and applications of marine glycobiology and their relationships.
Se-Kwon Kim. Marine OMICS: Principles and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482258202. - 724 pp.

This book provides comprehensive coverage on current trends in marine omics of various relevant topics such as genomics, lipidomics, proteomics, foodomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, nutrigenomics, pharmacogenomics and toxicogenomics as related to and applied to marine biotechnology, molecular biology, marine biology, marine microbiology, environmental biotechnology, environmental science, aquaculture, pharmaceutical science and bioprocess engineering.
Shabir Hussain Wani, Mohammad Anwar Hossain. Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482245134. - 434 pp.

Salinity stress currently impacts more than 80 million hectares of land worldwide and more arable land is likely to be impacted in the future due to global climate changes. Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants: Molecular and Genomic Perspectives presents detailed molecular and genomic approaches for the development of crop plants tolerant to salinity stress. The book discusses salinity stress in plant adaptation and productivity, biochemical and molecular mechanisms responsible for plant salt tolerance, and genomic approaches for the development of plants tolerant to salinity stress.
Shamim I. Ahmad. Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498735452. - 543 pp.

Unlike other narrowly focused books, Reactive Oxygen Species in Biology and Human Health provides a comprehensive overview of ROS. It covers the current status of research and provides pointers to future research goals. Additionally, it authoritatively reviews the impact of reactive oxygen species with respect to various human diseases and discusses antioxidants and other compounds that counteract oxidative stress.
Shampa Sen, Yashwant Pathak. Nanotechnology in Nutraceuticals: Production to Consumption. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498721882. - 465 pp.

While nutraceuticals were verified to be expedient, they often lack stability, bioavailability, and permeability, and nano-nutraceuticals are being developed to afford a solution to the problem. Nanotechnology in Nutraceuticals: Production to Consumption delves into the promises and prospects of the application of nanotechnology to nutraceuticals, addressing concepts, techniques, and production methods.
Shufeng Zhou. Cytochrome P450 2D6: Structure, Function, Regulation and Polymorphism. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781466597877. - 508 pp.

This book focuses on the critical role CYP2D6 plays in the human liver. It examines the genetic, epigenetic, physiological, pathological, and structural factors of the gene that govern the highly variable metabolism of a number of drugs in clinical use. It highlights the impact of the functional roles of CYP2D6 on clinical practice and drug development and also discusses implications for precise medicine, strategies to avoid adverse drug reactions, and paths for future research.
Silvia Muro. Drug Delivery Across Physiological Barriers. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669405. - 426 pp.

Transport of pharmaceutical agents in the body is paramount to therapeutic efficacy. Advances in the past decades have rendered a remarkable improvement of drug delivery strategies, which has helped to increase the bioavailability of therapeutic agents by protecting them from degradation, targeting them to diseased sites, and controlling their circulation time and release rate. Additionally, for most therapeutics, reaching the targets of action require penetration across tissues and/or entry within cells. The design of strategies to control the transport of therapeutic compounds through these physiological barriers has become an imperative and a challenging need in the quest for better therapeutics.
Spiros Paramithiotis. Lactic Acid Fermentation of Fruits and Vegetables. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498726900. - 312 pp.

Lactic acid fermentation has been practiced for thousands of years mainly to preserve surplus and perishable foodstuff and also to enhance them organoleptically. Lactic acid fermentation of fruits and vegetables is no exception, leading to the production of a wide range of products, some of which are now considered as characteristic of certain geographical areas and cultures. The aim of this book is to collect, present, and discuss all available information regarding lactic acid fermentation of fruits and vegetables. For this purpose, an international group of experts was invited to contribute their knowledge and experience in a highly informative and comprehensive way.
Stefan Haacke, Irene Burghardt. Ultrafast Dynamics at the Nanoscale: Biomolecules and Supramolecular Assemblies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745338. - 450 pp.

The functionality and control of biological systems and nanostructured (bio)assemblies have been under intense investigation over recent years, in view of developing a detailed understanding of ultrafast nanoscale energy and charge transfer, as well as fostering novel technologies based on sustainable energy resources.
Stephen P. Slocombe, John R. Benemann. Microalgal Production for Biomass and High-Value Products. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482219708. - 334 pp.

Microalgae are a particularly interesting source of products that range from currently marketed human nutritionals and food ingredients, to potential sources of biofuels and animal feeds. Rapid advances in technology and commercial development are taking place worldwide. Importantly, algal cultivation does not compete with agriculture for land, water, and in some cases, fertilizer resources.
Sumiko Anno. Gene-Environment Interaction Analysis: Methods in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814669634. - 212 pp.

Gene–environment (G ? E) interaction analysis is a statistical method for clarifying G ? E interactions applicable to a phenotype or a disease that is the result of interactions between genes and the environment. This book is the first to deal with the theme of G ? E interaction analysis. It compiles and details cutting-edge research in bioinformatics and computational biology and will appeal to anyone involved in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Sunil K. Deshmukh, J. K. Misra, Jalpa P. Tewari, Tamas Papp. Fungi: Applications and Management Strategies. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498724913. - 496 pp.

The book deals with the application of fungi and the strategic management of some plant pathogens. It covers fungal bioactive metabolites, with emphasis on those secondary metabolites that are produced by various endophytes, their pharmaceutical and agricultural uses, regulation of the metabolites, mycotoxins, nutritional value of mushrooms, prospecting of thermophilic and wood-rotting fungi, and fungi as myconano factories.
Sunil Pareek. Fresh-Cut Fruits and Vegetables: Technology, Physiology, and Safety. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498729949. - 593 pp.

"Discusses the basics and applied aspects of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables. Covers tissue structure, safety, nutritional aspects, and physiology. Explains cutting edge technologies for quality preservation and safety, such as hurdle technology, pulsed electric fields, edible coatings, antimicrobial coatings, gum arabic coating, and natural compounds. Covers all aspects of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables for academia and industry"
Sunil Pareek. Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498703802. - 643 pp.

Postharvest Ripening Physiology of Crops is a comprehensive interdisciplinary reference source for the various aspects of fruit ripening and postharvest behavior. It focuses on the postharvest physiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology of ripening and provides an overview of fruits and vegetables, including chapters on the postharvest quality of ornamental plants and molecular biology of flower senescence.
Suresh G. Borkar, Rupert Anand Yumlembam. Bacterial Diseases of Crop Plants. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498755986. - 594 pp.

Bacterial diseases are widespread and are difficult to identify and to control. Few pesticides are available for use in control, and many plant pathologists are not well trained in the management of bacterial diseases. Bacterial Diseases of Crop Plants offers concise information on bacterial diseases of crops, proving a valuable asset to students, scientists in industry and academia, farmers, extension workers, and those who deal with crops that are vulnerable to bacterial diseases.
Swaminathan Sethuraman, Uma Maheswari Krishnan, Anuradha Subramanian. Biomaterials and Nanotechnology for Tissue Engineering. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498743730. - 352 pp.

Nanotechnology and high-end characterization techniques have highlighted the importance of the material choice for the success of tissue engineering. A paradigm shift has been seen from conventional passive materials as scaffolds to smart multi-functional materials that can mimic the complex intracellular milieu more effectively.
T. J. Pandian. Reproduction and Development in Crustacea. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498748285. - 315 pp.

Dating back to the early Cambrian period, crustaceans had ample time to undertake endless experimentation with form and function. Today, no other group of plants or animals on the planet exhibit the range of morphological diversity seen among extant Crustacea. With more than 52,000 species, they are placed fourth in terms of overall species diversity. This book comprehensively elucidates the reproduction and development of all the taxonomic groups of Crustacea and bridges the gap between conventional zoologists and molecular biologists. Reproductive modes from the point of embryonic stem cells and primordial germ cells is discussed with a special section on cysts.
T. Pullaiah, K. V. Krishnamurthy, Bir Bahadur. Ethnobotany of India, Volume 4: Western and Central Himalayas. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885508. - 425 pp.

Together, the five volumes in the Ethnobotany of India series presents the available ethnobotanical knowledge of India in one place. India’s ancient and culturally rich and diverse information and use of ethnobotany will be valuable to those in the fields of botany and plant sciences, pharmacognosy and pharmacology, nutraceuticals, and others. The books also consider the threat to plant biodiversity imposed by environmental degradation, which impacts cultural diversity.
Takaomi Arai. Biology and Ecology of Anguillid Eels. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482255157. - 340 pp.

Anguillid eels have fascinated biologists for centuries due to their spectacular long-distance migrations between freshwater habitats and their spawning areas far out in the ocean. This book provides a long overdue update on the biology and ecology of anguillid eels and features comprehensive coverage of the key features of the genus Anguilla. It covers a broad spectrum of topics on the biology (taxonomy, phylogeny, evolution, reproduction, feeding, salinity adaptation) and ecology (life history, recruitment, migration) of anguillid eels. It also brings together important information on the state of eel fisheries, conservation, exploitation, and management.
Tanmoy Chakraborty, Prabhat Ranjan, Anand Pandey. Computational Chemistry Methodology in Structural Biology and Materials Sciences. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781771885683. - 350 pp.

Part 1, on Computational Chemistry Methodology in Biological Activity, of the book emphasizes presents new developments in the domain of theoretical and computational chemistry and its applications to bioactive molecules. It looks at various aspects of density functional theory and other issues. Part 2, on Computational Chemistry Methodology in Materials Science, presents informative new research on computational chemistry as applied to materials science.
Thiago Bruce Rodrigues, Amaro Emiliano Trindade Silva. Molecular Diversity of Environmental Prokaryotes. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482233223. - 379 pp.

This book correlates the vast genetic diversity associated with environmental samples and still underexploited potential for the development of biotechnology products. The book points out the potential of different types of environmental samples. It presents the main characteristics of microbial diversity, the main approaches used for molecular characterization of the diversity, and practical examples of application of the exploration of the microbial diversity. It presents a not-yet-explored structure for discussing the main topics related to molecular biology of environmental prokaryotes and their biotechnological applications.
Ulrich Flogel, Eric Ahrens. "Fluorine Magnetic Resonance Imaging ". - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814745314. - 462 pp.

This book is an interdisciplinary compendium that details cutting-edge science and medical research in the emerging field of 19F MRI. Edited by Ulrich Fl?gel and Eric Ahrens, two prominent MRI researchers, this book will appeal to investigators involved in MRI, biomedicine, immunology, pharmacology, probe chemistry, and imaging physics.
Vandana B. Patravale, John I. Disouza, Maharukh Rustomjee. Pharmaceutical Product Development: Insights Into Pharmaceutical Processes, Management and Regulatory Affairs. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498730778. - 433 pp.

Pharmaceutical Product Development equips the pharmaceutical formulation scientist with extensive and up-to-date knowledge of drug product development and covers all steps from the beginning of product conception to the final packaged form that enters the market and lifecycle management thereof.
Victor A. Karachevtsev. Nanobiophysics: Fundamentals and Applications. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9789814613965. - 434 pp.

Nanobiophysics is a new branch of science that operates at the interface of physics, biology, chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, and medicine. This book is the first one devoted to nanobiophysics and introduces this field with a focus on some selected topics related to the physics of biomolecular nanosystems, including nucleosomal DNA and model lipid membranes, nanobiohybrids involving DNA/RNA and single-walled carbon nanotubes, biomolecules deposited on nanoparticles, and nanostructured surfaces.
Victoria Hall Moran, Nicola M. Lowe. Nutrition and the Developing Brain. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482254730. - 265 pp.

Nutrients play a significant role in brain development throughout fetal and postnatal life. This book reviews the evidence from animal and human research, highlighting the influence of specific nutrients on brain function and cognitive development. With a unique, integrative approach to the nutritional, environmental, and genetic influences on brain development, the book examines issues such as single versus multiple limiting nutrients, critical periods of deficiency, and the impact of the child-parent relationship on the architecture of the developing brain.
W. Bryan Jennings. Phylogenomic Data Acquisition: Principles and Practice. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482235340. - 232 pp.

Phylogenomics is a rapidly growing field of study concerned with using genome-wide data—usually in the form of DNA sequence loci—to infer the evolution of genes, genomes, and the Tree of Life. Accordingly, this discipline connects many areas in biology including molecular and genomic evolution, systems biology, molecular systematics, phylogeography, conservation genetics, DNA barcoding, and others.
Walter E. Goldstein. The Science of Ethanol. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498726153. - 274 pp.

This book covers all facets involving the production and use of ethanol. Topics include the optimization of raw materials, energy, capital, process model-based computer control, and human resources to produce ethanol. It compares and contrasts processes to prepare ethanol using biotechnology processes to prepare ethanol from chemical synthesis. Matters of optimization of ethanol use as fuel/fuel components are addressed based on thermodynamics, kinetics, and usage. It also discusses pollutants produced from ethanol and mixtures containing ethanol, the status of ways to control these pollutants, and what can be done to minimize the harm to the earth’s ecosystems due to ethanol and gasoline reactions.
Woon-Chien Teng, Ho Han Kiat, Rossarin Suwanarusk, Hwee-Ling Koh. Medicinal Plants and Malaria: Applications, Trends, and Prospects. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498744676. - 472 pp.

This up-to-date book details the medicinal plant species used in treating malaria and describes the plant parts used, methods of preparation, and doses where available. The book begins with a brief introduction of malaria, and covers its epidemiology and implications on public health, the life cycle of Plasmodium parasites, clinical presentation of the disease, currently available antimalarial drugs and their roles in therapy, and medicinal plants used for malaria, including those that are currently in clinical use in various countries.
Xiaodong Feng, Hong-Guang Xie. Applying Pharmacogenomics in Therapeutics. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781466582675. - 308 pp.

Recent advances in high-throughput gene sequencing and other omics biotechnologies have served as a springboard for the field of pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenomics is now generally accepted as the major determinant of variable drug safety, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness. Therefore, widespread use of pharmacogenomics for patient care has become a critical requirement.
Xinkun Wang. Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781482217889. - 246 pp.

The development of genome and transcriptome sequencing technologies has led to a paradigm shift in life science research and disease diagnosis and prevention. Scientists are now able to see how human diseases and phenotypic changes are connected to DNA mutation, polymorphism, genome structure, and epigenomic abnormality. Next-Generation Sequencing Data Analysis shows how next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies are applied to transform nearly all aspects of biological research.
Yejun Wu. Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781498712149. - 288 pp.

Starting with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident, Oil Spill Impacts: Taxonomic and Ontological Approaches chronicles a timeline of events that focus on the impact of oil spills and provides an understanding of these incidents using a number of approaches. The book includes an interdisciplinary oil spill taxonomy, an oil spill topic map, and highlights information–organization tools, such as indexes, taxonomies, and topic maps that can be used to connect information resources with concepts of interest.
Young K. Truong, Mechelle M. Lewis. Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists. - Taylor & Francis, 2016. - ISBN 9781466566149. - 415 pp.

Statistical Techniques for Neuroscientists introduces new and useful methods for data analysis involving simultaneous recording of neuron or large cluster (brain region) neuron activity. The statistical estimation and tests of hypotheses are based on the likelihood principle derived from stationary point processes and time series. Algorithms and software development are given in each chapter to reproduce the computer simulated results described therein.

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