Handbook of Epigenetics

Handbook of Epigenetics
Author: Trygve Tollefsbol
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2017-07-10
ISBN 10: 0128054778
ISBN 13: 9780128054772
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Epigenetics Book Review:

Handbook of Epigenetics: The New Molecular and Medical Genetics, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive analysis of epigenetics, from basic biology, to clinical application. Epigenetics is considered by many to be the new genetics in that many biological phenomena are controlled, not through gene mutations, but rather through reversible and heritable epigenetic processes. These epigenetic processes range from DNA methylation to prions. The biological processes impacted by epigenetics are vast and encompass effects in lower organisms and humans that include tissue and organ regeneration, X-chromosome inactivation, stem cell differentiation, genomic imprinting, and aging. The first edition of this important work received excellent reviews; the second edition continues its comprehensive coverage adding more current research and new topics based on customer and reader reviews, including new discoveries, approved therapeutics, and clinical trials. From molecular mechanisms and epigenetic technology, to discoveries in human disease and clinical epigenetics, the nature and applications of the science is presented for those with interests ranging from the fundamental basis of epigenetics, to therapeutic interventions for epigenetic-based disorders. Timely and comprehensive collection of fully up-to-date reviews on epigenetics that are organized into one volume and written by leading figures in the field Covers the latest advances in many different areas of epigenetics, ranging from basic aspects, to technologies, to clinical medicine Written at a verbal and technical level that can be understood by scientists and college students Updated to include new epigenetic discoveries, newly approved therapeutics, and clinical trials

Epigenetics in Human Disease

Epigenetics in Human Disease
Author: Trygve O. Tollefsbol
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 577
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0123884152
ISBN 13: 9780123884152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics in Human Disease Book Review:

Epigenetics is one of the fastest growing fields of sciences, illuminating studies of human diseases by looking beyond genetic make-up and acknowledging that outside factors play a role in gene expression. The goal of this volume is to highlight those diseases or conditions for which we have advanced knowledge of epigenetic factors such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and aging as well as those that are yielding exciting breakthroughs in epigenetics such as diabetes, neurobiological disorders and cardiovascular disease. Where applicable, attempts are made to not only detail the role of epigenetics in the etiology, progression, diagnosis and prognosis of these diseases, but also novel epigenetic approaches to the treatment of these diseases. Chapters are also presented on human imprinting disorders, respiratory diseases, infectious diseases and gynecological and reproductive diseases. Since epigenetics plays a major role in the aging process, advances in the epigenetics of aging are highly relevant to many age-related human diseases. Therefore, this volume closes with chapters on aging epigenetics and breakthroughs that have been made to delay the aging process through epigenetic approaches. With its translational focus, this book will serve as valuable reference for both basic scientists and clinicians alike. Comprehensive coverage of fundamental and emergent science and clinical usage Side-by-side coverage of the basis of epigenetic diseases and their treatments Evaluation of recent epigenetic clinical breakthroughs

Epigenetics

Epigenetics
Author: C. David Allis
Publsiher: CSHL Press
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2007-01
ISBN 10: 0879697245
ISBN 13: 9780879697242
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Epigenetics Book Review:

The regulation of gene expression in many biological processes involves epigenetic mechanisms. In this new volume, 24 chapters written by experts in the field discuss epigenetic effects from many perspectives. There are chapters on the basic molecular mechanisms underpinning epigenetic regulation, discussion of cellular processes that rely on this kind of regulation, and surveys of organisms in which it has been most studied. Thus, there are chapters on histone and DNA methylation, siRNAs and gene silencing; X-chromosome inactivation, dosage compensation and imprinting; and discussion of epigenetics in microbes, plants, insects, and mammals. The last part of the book looks at how epigenetic mechanisms act in cell division and differentiation, and how errors in these pathways contribute to cancer and other human diseases. Also discussed are consequences of epigenetics in attempts to clone animals. This book is a major resource for those working in the field, as well as being a suitable text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on gene regulation.

Medical Epigenetics

Medical Epigenetics
Author: Trygve Tollefsbol
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128032405
ISBN 13: 9780128032404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Epigenetics Book Review:

Medical Epigenetics provides a comprehensive analysis of the importance of epigenetics to health management. The purpose of this book is to fill a current need for a comprehensive volume on the medical aspects of epigenetics with a focus on human systems, epigenetic diseases that affect these systems and modes of treating epigenetic-based disorders and diseases. The intent of this book is to provide a stand-alone comprehensive volume that will cover all human systems relevant to epigenetic maladies and all major aspects of medical epigenetics. The overall goal is to provide the leading book on medical epigenetics that will be useful not only to physicians, nurses, medical students and many others directly involved with health care, but also investigators in life sciences, biotech companies, graduate students and many others who are interested in more applied aspects of epigenetics. Research in the area of translational epigenetics is a cornerstone of this volume. Critical reviews dedicated to the burgeoning role of epigenetics in medical practice Coverage of emerging topics including twin epigenetics as well as epigenetics of gastrointestinal disease, muscle disorders, endocrine disorders, ocular medicine, pediatric diseases, sports medicine, noncoding RNA therapeutics, pain management and regenerative medicine Encompasses a disease-oriented perspective of medical epigenetics as well as diagnostic and prognostic epigenetic approaches to applied medicine

Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Author: Christine Mummery,Anja van de Stolpe,Bernard Roelen,Hans Clevers
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-23
ISBN 10: 0124115675
ISBN 13: 9780124115675
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stem Cells Book Review:

The second edition of Stem Cells: Scientific Facts and Fiction provides the non-stem cell expert with an understandable review of the history, current state of affairs, and facts and fiction of the promises of stem cells. Building on success of its award-winning preceding edition, the second edition features new chapters on embryonic and iPS cells and stem cells in veterinary science and medicine. It contains major revisions on cancer stem cells to include new culture models, additional interviews with leaders in progenitor cells, engineered eye tissue, and xeno organs from stem cells, as well as new information on "organs on chips" and adult progenitor cells. In the past decades our understanding of stem cell biology has increased tremendously. Many types of stem cells have been discovered in tissues that everyone presumed were unable to regenerate in adults, the heart and the brain in particular. There is vast interest in stem cells from biologists and clinicians who see the potential for regenerative medicine and future treatments for chronic diseases like Parkinson's, diabetes, and spinal cord lesions, based on the use of stem cells; and from entrepreneurs in biotechnology who expect new commercial applications ranging from drug discovery to transplantation therapies. Explains in straightforward, non-specialist language the basic biology of stem cells and their applications in modern medicine and future therapy Includes extensive coverage of adult and embryonic stem cells both historically and in contemporary practice Richly illustrated to assist in understanding how research is done and the current hurdles to clinical practice

Animal Biotechnology

Animal Biotechnology
Author: Ashish S. Verma,Anchal Singh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 798
Release: 2020-06-11
ISBN 10: 0128117257
ISBN 13: 9780128117255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Biotechnology Book Review:

Animal Biotechnology: Models in Discovery and Translation, Second Edition, provides a helpful guide to anyone seeking a thorough review of animal biotechnology and its application to human disease and welfare. This updated edition covers vital fundamentals, including animal cell cultures, genome sequencing analysis, epigenetics and animal models, gene expression, and ethics and safety concerns, along with in-depth examples of implications for human health and prospects for the future. New chapters cover animal biotechnology as applied to various disease types and research areas, including in vitro fertilization, human embryonic stem cell research, biosensors, enteric diseases, biopharming, organ transplantation, tuberculosis, neurodegenerative disorders, and more. Highlights the latest biomedical applications of genetically modified and cloned animals, with a focus on cancer and infectious diseases Offers first-hand accounts of the use of biotechnology tools, including molecular markers, stem cells, animal cultures, tissue engineering, ADME and CAM Assay Includes case studies that illustrate safety assessment issues, ethical considerations, and intellectual property rights associated with the translation of animal biotechnology studies

Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity

Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity
Author: Elisa J. Sobo
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-09-01
ISBN 10: 0429957947
ISBN 13: 9780429957949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dynamics of Human Biocultural Diversity Book Review:

This lively text by leading medical anthropologist Elisa Sobo offers a unique, holistic approach to human diversity and rises to the challenge of truly integrating biology and culture. The inviting writing style and fascinating examples make important ideas from complexity theory and epigenetics accessible to students. In this second edition the material has been updated to reflect changes in both the scientific and socio-cultural landscape, for example in relation to topics such as the microbiome and transgender. Readers learn to conceptualize human biology and culture concurrently—as an adaptive biocultural capacity that has helped to produce the rich range of human diversity seen today. With clearly structured topics, an extensive glossary and suggestions for further reading, this text makes a complex, interdisciplinary topic a joy to teach

Medical Epigenetics

Medical Epigenetics
Author: Trygve Tollefsbol
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 924
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 0128032405
ISBN 13: 9780128032404
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Epigenetics Book Review:

Medical Epigenetics provides a comprehensive analysis of the importance of epigenetics to health management. The purpose of this book is to fill a current need for a comprehensive volume on the medical aspects of epigenetics with a focus on human systems, epigenetic diseases that affect these systems and modes of treating epigenetic-based disorders and diseases. The intent of this book is to provide a stand-alone comprehensive volume that will cover all human systems relevant to epigenetic maladies and all major aspects of medical epigenetics. The overall goal is to provide the leading book on medical epigenetics that will be useful not only to physicians, nurses, medical students and many others directly involved with health care, but also investigators in life sciences, biotech companies, graduate students and many others who are interested in more applied aspects of epigenetics. Research in the area of translational epigenetics is a cornerstone of this volume. Critical reviews dedicated to the burgeoning role of epigenetics in medical practice Coverage of emerging topics including twin epigenetics as well as epigenetics of gastrointestinal disease, muscle disorders, endocrine disorders, ocular medicine, pediatric diseases, sports medicine, noncoding RNA therapeutics, pain management and regenerative medicine Encompasses a disease-oriented perspective of medical epigenetics as well as diagnostic and prognostic epigenetic approaches to applied medicine

Mechanisms of Memory

Mechanisms of Memory
Author: J. David Sweatt
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2009-09-28
ISBN 10: 9780080959191
ISBN 13: 0080959199
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanisms of Memory Book Review:

This fully revised second edition provides the only unified synthesis of available information concerning the mechanisms of higher-order memory formation. It spans the range from learning theory, to human and animal behavioral learning models, to cellular physiology and biochemistry. It is unique in its incorporation of chapters on memory disorders, tying in these clinically important syndromes with the basic science of synaptic plasticity and memory mechanisms. It also covers cutting-edge approaches such as the use of genetically engineered animals in studies of memory and memory diseases. Written in an engaging and easily readable style and extensively illustrated with many new, full-color figures to help explain key concepts, this book demystifies the complexities of memory and deepens the reader’s understanding. More than 25% new content, particularly expanding the scope to include new findings in translational research. Unique in its depth of coverage of molecular and cellular mechanisms Extensive cross-referencing to Comprehensive Learning and Memory Discusses clinically relevant memory disorders in the context of modern molecular research and includes numerous practical examples

Medical Physiology 2e Updated Edition E Book

Medical Physiology  2e Updated Edition E Book
Author: Walter F. Boron,Emile L. Boulpaep
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 1350
Release: 2012-01-13
ISBN 10: 1455711810
ISBN 13: 9781455711819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Medical Physiology 2e Updated Edition E Book Book Review:

Medical Physiology, in its updated 2nd edition, firmly relates molecular and cellular biology to the study of human physiology and disease. Drs. Walter Boron and Emile Boulpaep and a team of leading physiologists present you with practical, accurate coverage, continually emphasizing the clinical implications of the material. Each chapter explains the principles and organization of each body system, while more than 1400 high-quality, full-color line drawings and prominently featured clinical examples clarify every concept. This exceptionally detailed and comprehensive guide to physiology is ideal for a rich, straightforward, state-of-the-art understanding of this essential subject. Quickly review important content using prominent boxes included throughout the text to provide clinical examples of disordered physiology. Master difficult concepts with the use of 800 color drawings that feature balloon captions explaining key processes. Find information easily with the intuitive organization by body system and consistent style. Get up-to-date coverage of physiology with updated text and figures. Access the fully searchable text online at www.StudentConsult.com, along with Webnotes, Image Bank, 150 Self-assessment questions, and 10 physiology animations. Stay current thanks to updated material, including a new chapter on Physiology of Aging and a new section on hemostasis. Gain a clear visual understanding with a revised and updated art program of high-quality, full color line drawings and prominently featured clinical examples.

Fundamental Molecular Biology 2nd Edition

Fundamental Molecular Biology  2nd Edition
Author: Lizabeth A. Allison
Publsiher: Wiley Global Education
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-10-03
ISBN 10: 1118209885
ISBN 13: 9781118209882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamental Molecular Biology 2nd Edition Book Review:

Perfect for a single term on Molecular Biology and more accessible to beginning students in the field than its encyclopedic counterparts, Fundamental Molecular Biology provides a distillation of the essential concepts of molecular biology, and is supported by current examples, experimental evidence, an outstanding art program, multimedia support and a solid pedagogical framework. The text has been praised both for its balanced and solid coverage of traditional topics, and for its broad coverage of RNA structure and function, epigenetics and medical molecular biology.

Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics Second Edition

Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics  Second Edition
Author: Ingrid Kohlstadt,Kenneth Cintron
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2018-10-03
ISBN 10: 1351708651
ISBN 13: 9781351708654
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metabolic Therapies in Orthopedics Second Edition Book Review:

The first medical reference textbook to compile an unprecedented synthesis of evidence for regenerative orthopedics by key opinion leaders Thirty-five authors address your clinical questions What emerging technologies are right for my clinical practice? How can I strengthen my patients before their orthopedic surgery? Practically speaking, how can I leverage the latest metabolic therapies to safeguard my patients from toxins, medications, food and chronic diseases known to adversely affect the musculoskeletal system? "Ask the Author" feature Would you like to discuss a patient with a particular author? Now you can do so at www.betterorthopedics.com. First to be second Did you notice this book is the first book in regenerative orthopedics to publish a second edition? This diverse author team leads the growing field of regenerative orthopedics and offers the broadest and in-depth approach to leveraging metabolic therapies. This book comprises the professional opinion of its authors. It does not claim to represent guidelines, recommendations, or the current standard of medical care.

Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology

Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology
Author: William B. Coleman,Gregory J. Tsongalis
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2010-02-16
ISBN 10: 9780080922188
ISBN 13: 008092218X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Concepts in Molecular Pathology Book Review:

This streamlined "essential" version of the Molecular Pathology (2009) textbook extracts key information, illustrations and photographs from the main textbook in the same number and organization of chapters. It is aimed at teaching students in courses where the full textbook is not needed, but the concepts included are desirable (such as graduate students in allied health programs or undergraduates). It is also aimed at students who are enrolled in courses that primarily use a traditional pathology textbook, but need the complementary concepts of molecular pathology (such as medical students). Further, the textbook will be valuable for pathology residents and other postdoctoral fellows who desire to advance their understanding of molecular mechanisms of disease beyond what they learned in medical/graduate school. Offers an essential introduction to molecular genetics and the "molecular" aspects of human disease Teaches from the perspective of "integrative systems biology," which encompasses the intersection of all molecular aspects of biology, as applied to understanding human disease In-depth presentation of the principles and practice of molecular pathology: molecular pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms of disease, and how the molecular pathogenesis of disease parallels the evolution of the disease using histopathology. "Traditional" pathology section provides state-of-the-art information on the major forms of disease, their pathologies, and the molecular mechanisms that drive these diseases. Explains the practice of "molecular medicine" and the translational aspects of molecular pathology: molecular diagnostics, molecular assessment, and personalized medicine Each chapter ends with Key Summary Points and Suggested Readings

Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology

Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology
Author: Francesco Pezzella,Mahvash Tavassoli,David Kerr
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2019-05-02
ISBN 10: 0198779453
ISBN 13: 9780198779452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology Book Review:

The study of the biology of tumours has grown to become markedly interdisciplinary, involving chemists, statisticians, epidemiologists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists alongside biologists, geneticists, and clinicians. The Oxford Textbook of Cancer Biology brings together the most up-to-date developments from different branches of research into one coherent volume, providing a comprehensive and current account of this rapidly evolving field. Structured in eight sections, the book starts with a review of the development and biology of multi-cellular organisms, how they maintain a healthy homeostasis in an individual, and a description of the molecular basis of cancer development. The book then illustrates, as once cells become neoplastic, their signalling network is altered and pathological behaviour follows. It explores the changes that cancer cells can induce in nearby normal tissue, the new relationship established between them and the stroma, and the interaction between the immune system and tumour growth. The authors illustrate the contribution provided by high throughput techniques to map cancer at different levels, from genomic sequencing to cellular metabolic functions, and how information technology, with its vast amounts of data, is integrated with traditional cell biology to provide a global view of the disease. The effect of the different types of treatments on the biology of the neoplastic cells are explored to understand on the one side, why some treatments succeed, and on the other, how they can affect the biology of resistant and recurrent disease. The book concludes by summarizing what we know to date about cancer, and in what direction our understanding of cancer is moving. Edited by leading authorities in the field with an international team of contributors, this book is an essential resource for scholars and professionals working in the wide variety of sub-disciplines that make up today's cancer research and treatment community. It is written not only for consultation, but also for easy cover-to-cover reading.

Biology 2e

Biology 2e
Author: Mary Ann Clark,Jung Ho Choi,Matthew Douglas
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1567
Release: 2018
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1044735448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology 2e Book Review:

Biology 2e (2nd edition) is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements of a typical two-semester biology course for science majors. The text provides comprehensive coverage of foundational research and core biology concepts through an evolutionary lens. Biology includes rich features that engage students in scientific inquiry, highlight careers in the biological sciences, and offer everyday applications. The book also includes various types of practice and homework questions that help students understand -- and apply -- key concepts. The 2nd edition has been revised to incorporate clearer, more current, and more dynamic explanations, while maintaining the same organization as the first edition. Art and illustrations have been substantially improved, and the textbook features additional assessments and related resources.

The Molecular Biology of Cancer

The Molecular Biology of Cancer
Author: Stella Pelengaris,Michael Khan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 1444309080
ISBN 13: 9781444309089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Molecular Biology of Cancer Book Review:

This comprehensive text provides a detailed overview of the molecular mechanisms underpinning the development of cancer and its treatment. Written by an international panel of researchers, specialists and practitioners in the field, the text discusses all aspects of cancer biology from the causes, development and diagnosis through to the treatment of cancer. Written by an international panel of researchers, specialists and practitioners in the field Covers both traditional areas of study and areas of controversy and emerging importance, highlighting future directions for research Features up-to-date coverage of recent studies and discoveries, as well as a solid grounding in the key concepts in the field Each chapter includes key points, chapter summaries, text boxes, and topical references for added comprehension and review Supported by a dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/pelengaris An excellent text for upper-level courses in the biology of cancer, for medical students and qualified practitioners preparing for higher exams, and for researchers and teachers in the field

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases Four Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases  Four Volume Set
Author: Luciano Martini
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3043
Release: 2004-04-09
ISBN 10: 9780124755703
ISBN 13: 0124755704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases Four Volume Set Book Review:

The Encyclopedia of Endocrine Diseases is an authoritative reference developed by 16 international experts who recruited the world's top scientists for contributions. This stellar reference work focuses on nearly 500 endocrine diseases addressing everything from acromeglay, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease, unexplained weight loss, to androgen related disorders. This encyclopedia is an essential addition to any library collection written to be accessible for both the clinical and non-clinical reader. Associate Editors include: Eli Y. Adashi, John P. Bilezikian, George P. Chrousos, Junichi Fukata, Julianne Imperato-McGinley, Hiroo Imura, Antonio Liuzzi, Frank L. Moore, Daniel Porte, Jens F. Rehfeld, Ellis Samols, Gustav Schonfeld, Pierre C. Sizonenko, Wilmar M. Wiersinga. Also available online via ScienceDirect featuring extensive browsing, searching, and internal cross-referencing between articles in the work, plus dynamic linking to journal articles and abstract databases, making navigation flexible and easy. For more information, pricing options and availability visit www.info.sciencedirect.com. * Includes nearly 500 entries addressing all aspects of endocrine diseases * More than 800 eminent researchers contributed from 25 different countries around the world * More than 900 figures and 450 tables displayed * Comprehensive glossary comprising 1500 definitions * The Editor-in-Chief is former editor of the journal "Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology" and has contributed to over 40 books in the field of endocrinology"

How Genes Influence Behavior 2e

How Genes Influence Behavior 2e
Author: Jonathan Flint,Ralph J. Greenspan,Kenneth S. Kendler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2020-01-23
ISBN 10: 0198716877
ISBN 13: 9780198716877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Genes Influence Behavior 2e Book Review:

How Genes Influence Behavior takes a personal and lively approach to the study of behavioral genetics, providing an up-to-date and accessible introduction to a variety of approaches and their application to a wide range of disorders, and modeling a critical approach to both methods andresults.This second edition includes additional biology content to help students understand the biological foundations of the field, while maintaining an appropriate focus on the main issues of relevance to psychology students; updates coverage of genomic technologies and their applications; and covers awider range of disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, eating disorders, and intellectual disability. A new final chapter guides students through a range of quantitative approaches using worked examples that relate directly to cases and examples used earlier in the text, and addresses currentissues arising from debates around reproducibility.The online resources that accompany this book include:For students* Multiple choice questions for students to check their threshold knowledge* Data sets for students to manipulate, so that they can apply what they have learnedFor lecturers* Figures and tables from the book, ready to download

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3048
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN 10: 0128132523
ISBN 13: 9780128132524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Book Review:

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding

Conservation and the Genetics of Populations

Conservation and the Genetics of Populations
Author: Fred W. Allendorf,Gordon Luikart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 664
Release: 2009-03-12
ISBN 10: 1444309056
ISBN 13: 9781444309058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservation and the Genetics of Populations Book Review:

Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives acomprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, andtools needed to understand how genetic information can be used todevelop conservation plans for species threatened withextinction. Provides a thorough understanding of the genetic basis ofbiological problems in conservation. Uses a balance of data and theory, and basic and appliedresearch, with examples taken from both the animal and plantkingdoms. An associated website contains example data sets and softwareprograms to illustrate population genetic processes and methods ofdata analysis. Discussion questions and problems are included at the end ofeach chapter to aid understanding. Features Guest Boxes written by leading people in the fieldincluding James F. Crow, Nancy FitzSimmons, Robert C. Lacy, MichaelW. Nachman, Michael E. Soule, Andrea Taylor, Loren H. Rieseberg,R.C. Vrijenhoek, Lisette Waits, Robin S. Waples and AndrewYoung. Supplementary information designed to support Conservationand the Genetics of Populations including: Downloadable sample chapter Answers to questions and problems Data sets illustrating problems from the book Data analysis software programs Website links An Instructor manual CD-ROM for this title is available. Pleasecontact our Higher Education team at ahref="mailto:[email protected]"[email protected]/afor more information.