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Large-scale Genome Sequence Processing (Hardcover): Masahiro Kasahara, Shinichi Morishita Large-scale Genome Sequence Processing (Hardcover)
Masahiro Kasahara, Shinichi Morishita
R2,154 R2,004 Discovery Miles 20 040 Save R150 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Efficient computer programs have made it possible to elucidate and analyze large-scale genomic sequences. Fundamental tasks, such as the assembly of numerous whole-genome shotgun fragments, the alignment of complementary DNA sequences with a long genome, and the design of gene-specific primers or oligomers, require efficient algorithms and state-of-the-art implementation techniques. This textbook emphasizes basic software implementation techniques for processing large-scale genome sequences and provides executable sample programs.

Human Evolutionary Genetics (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Mark Jobling, Edward Hollox, Toomas Kivisild, Chris Tyler-Smith Human Evolutionary Genetics (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Mark Jobling, Edward Hollox, Toomas Kivisild, Chris Tyler-Smith
R1,759 R1,567 Discovery Miles 15 670 Save R192 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Now in full-color, the Second Edition of Human Evolutionary Genetics has been completely revised to cover the rapid advances in the field since publication of the highly regarded First Edition. Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, it is the only textbook to integrate genetic, archaeological, and linguistic perspectives on human evolution, and to offer a genomic perspective, reflecting the shift from studies of specific regions of the genome towards comprehensive genomewide analyses of human genetic diversity.

Human Evolutionary Genetics is suitable for courses in Genetics, Evolution, and Anthropology. Those readers with a background in anthropology will find that the streamlined genetic analysis material contained in the Second Edition is more accessible. The new edition also integrates new technologies (including next-generation sequencing and genome-wide SNP typing) and new data analysis methods, including recent data on ancient genomes and their impact on our understanding of human evolution. The book also examines the subject of personal genomics and its implications.

Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics (Hardcover): Erich Grotewold, Joseph Chappell, Elizabeth A. Kellogg Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics (Hardcover)
Erich Grotewold, Joseph Chappell, Elizabeth A. Kellogg
R2,088 R1,858 Discovery Miles 18 580 Save R230 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics provides a comprehensive treatment of all aspects of plant gene expression. Unique in explaining the subject from a plant perspective, it highlights the importance of key processes, many first discovered in plants, that impact how plants develop and interact with the environment. This text covers topics ranging from plant genome structure and the key control points in how genes are expressed, to the mechanisms by which proteins are generated and how their activities are controlled and altered by posttranslational modifications. Written by a highly respected team of specialists in plant biology with extensive experience in teaching at undergraduate and graduate level, this textbook will be invaluable for students and instructors alike. Plant Genes, Genomes and Genetics also includes: specific examples that highlight when and how plants operate differently from other organisms; special sections that provide in-depth discussions of particular issues; end-of-chapter problems to help students recapitulate the main concepts; rich, full-colour illustrations and diagrams clearly showing important processes in plant gene expression; a companion website with PowerPoint slides, downloadable figures, and answers to the questions posed in the book. Aimed at upper level undergraduates and graduate students in plant biology, this text is equally suited for advanced agronomy and crop science students inclined to understand molecular aspects of organismal phenomena. It is also an invaluable starting point for professionals entering the field of plant biology.

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas (Hardcover): Dave Edwards, Jacqueline Batley, Isobel Parkin, Chittaranjan... Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas (Hardcover)
Dave Edwards, Jacqueline Batley, Isobel Parkin, Chittaranjan Kole
R3,076 Discovery Miles 30 760 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The book describes the history of Brassica oilseed crops, introduces the Brassica genome, its evolution, diversity, classical genetic studies and breeding. It also delves into molecular genetic linkage and physical maps, progress with genome sequencing initiatives, mutagenesis approaches for trait improvement, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. The concluding of portion provides detailed methods for whole genome marker assisted breeding, the genetics and genomics of important traits including disease resistance, herbivory, insect and abiotic stress resistance, and discusses the future prospects for Brassica improvement through genomics. This volume provides a state of the moment view of current Brassica genetics, genomics and breeding research which is the foundation for the continued understanding of oilseed Brassica species, their genomes, evolution and further potential as important food and biofuel crops.

Karyotypes of Parasitic Hymenoptera (Hardcover, 2009 ed.): Vladimir E. Gokhman Karyotypes of Parasitic Hymenoptera (Hardcover, 2009 ed.)
Vladimir E. Gokhman
R3,959 R3,514 Discovery Miles 35 140 Save R445 (11%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This summary of the results of chromosomal analysis of various groups of parasitic wasps will be essential reading for those working in the field. It is the second edition of a monograph that was first published in Russian, and has been substantially updated with new data, conclusions and references.

The goal of this ground-breaking work is to document the author's study of the karyotype structure and chromosomal evolution of parasitic Hymenoptera. It also interprets the results obtained, from both routine and differential chromosome staining, for systematic and phylogenetic purposes.

Despite the huge importance of parasitic wasps, many problems of their taxonomy remain insufficiently studied. This is a situation that needs rectifying, as Hymenoptera are one of the largest and most taxonomically complicated groups of insects and they play a very important role in food chains as parasitoids of the overwhelming majority of insects and other arthropods. Parasitic wasps attack many pests of agriculture and forestry as well as certain beneficial insects. In addition, some secondarily phytophagous Hymenoptera damage certain cultivated plants.

The renowned entomologist and author of this volume, Vladimir Gokhman, has himself developed a particular technique for obtaining chromosomal preparations from adult parasitic wasps. This allowed the inclusion of a wide range of those insects into the study.

The karyotypic features of the majority of superfamilies and families as well as many lower taxa of parasitic Hymenoptera are listed, while the plesiomorphic and apomorphic character states of chromosome sets of parasitic wasps are revealed.

The structural features of karyotypes used for identifying and discriminating sibling species and similar forms are shown, as are the data on chromosome sets of about 400 species of parasitic Hymenoptera (including more than 200 micrographs). Also included is a comprehensive phylogenetic and taxonomic analysis of karyotypic information.

This book is unique because it demonstrates a range of karyotypic data for an insect group that seemed unattainable in this respect not so long ago. Rich in new facts, techniques and ideas, it will be of use to all those interested in karyology and Hymenoptera.

Introduction to Genetic Analysis (Hardcover, 11th ed.): Anthony J.F. Griffiths, Susan R. Wessler, Sean B. Carroll, John Doebley Introduction to Genetic Analysis (Hardcover, 11th ed.)
Anthony J.F. Griffiths, Susan R. Wessler, Sean B. Carroll, John Doebley
R6,160 Discovery Miles 61 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Moving from the foundations of Mendelian genetics to the latest landmark experiments that define the field, Introduction to Genetic Analysis presents a variety of ways for you to learn and understand genetics.

Primer to Analysis of Genomic Data Using R (Paperback): Cedric Gondro Primer to Analysis of Genomic Data Using R (Paperback)
Cedric Gondro
R1,274 R1,176 Discovery Miles 11 760 Save R98 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Through this book, researchers and students will learn to use R for analysis of large-scale genomic data and how to create routines to automate analytical steps. The philosophy behind the book is to start with real world raw datasets and perform all the analytical steps needed to reach final results. Though theory plays an important role, this is a practical book for graduate and undergraduate courses in bioinformatics and genomic analysis or for use in lab sessions. How to handle and manage high-throughput genomic data, create automated workflows and speed up analyses in R is also taught. A wide range of R packages useful for working with genomic data are illustrated with practical examples. The key topics covered are association studies, genomic prediction, estimation of population genetic parameters and diversity, gene expression analysis, functional annotation of results using publically available databases and how to work efficiently in R with large genomic datasets. Important principles are demonstrated and illustrated through engaging examples which invite the reader to work with the provided datasets. Some methods that are discussed in this volume include: signatures of selection, population parameters (LD, FST, FIS, etc); use of a genomic relationship matrix for population diversity studies; use of SNP data for parentage testing; snpBLUP and gBLUP for genomic prediction. Step-by-step, all the R code required for a genome-wide association study is shown: starting from raw SNP data, how to build databases to handle and manage the data, quality control and filtering measures, association testing and evaluation of results, through to identification and functional annotation of candidate genes. Similarly, gene expression analyses are shown using microarray and RNAseq data. At a time when genomic data is decidedly big, the skills from this book are critical. In recent years R has become the de facto< tool for analysis of gene expression data, in addition to its prominent role in analysis of genomic data. Benefits to using R include the integrated development environment for analysis, flexibility and control of the analytic workflow. Included topics are core components of advanced undergraduate and graduate classes in bioinformatics, genomics and statistical genetics. This book is also designed to be used by students in computer science and statistics who want to learn the practical aspects of genomic analysis without delving into algorithmic details. The datasets used throughout the book may be downloaded from the publisher's website.

Chromatin Signaling and Neurological Disorders, Volume 12 (Hardcover): Olivier Binda Chromatin Signaling and Neurological Disorders, Volume 12 (Hardcover)
Olivier Binda
R3,006 R2,847 Discovery Miles 28 470 Save R159 (5%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Chromatin Signaling and Neurological Disorders, Volume Seven, explores our current understanding of how chromatin signaling regulates access to genetic information, and how their aberrant regulation can contribute to neurological disorders. Researchers, students and clinicians will not only gain a strong grounding on the relationship between chromatin signaling and neurological disorders, but they'll also discover approaches to better interpret and employ new diagnostic studies and epigenetic-based therapies. A diverse range of chapters from international experts speaks to the basis of chromatin and epigenetic signaling pathways and specific chromatin signaling factors that regulate a range of diseases. In addition to the basic science of chromatin signaling factors, each disease-specific chapter speaks to the translational or clinical significance of recent findings, along with important implications for the development of epigenetics-based therapeutics. Common themes of translational significance are also identified across disease types, as well as the future potential of chromatin signaling research.

Safety, Ethics and Regulations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Phuc Van Pham, Achim Rosemann Safety, Ethics and Regulations (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Phuc Van Pham, Achim Rosemann
R3,436 R3,097 Discovery Miles 30 970 Save R339 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This invaluable resource discusses the saftey, ethics, and regulations of developing stem cell clinical applications. Each chapter is contributed by a preeminent scientist in the field and covers such topics as clinical safety of stem cell gene therapy, the patentability of hESC technologies, international guidelines, challenges to international stem cell clinical trials, worldwide regulations including in emerging markets like China and Taiwan. Saftey, Ethics, and Regulations and the other books in the Stem Cells in Clinical Applications series will be invaluable to scientists, researchers, advanced students and clinicians working in stem cells, regenerative medicine or tissue engineering.

Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): William B. Provine Origins of Theoretical Population Genetics (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
William B. Provine
R604 Discovery Miles 6 040 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Tracing the development of population genetics through the writings of such luminaries as Darwin, Galton, Pearson, Fisher, Haldane, and Wright, William B. Provine sheds light on this complex field as well as its bearing on other branches of biology. In a new afterword that is sure to stir discussion and controversy, Provine discusses how his beliefs about evolutionary biology have changed radically in the past 30 years. He examines the ten major assumptions in the field that were current when the book was first published and then, point- by -point, argues against them in light of more recent research. The result is a work that is at once imbued with new life and yet remains the definitive short history of a major development in modern biology.

Mammalian Genomics (Hardcover, New): Anatoly Ruvinsky, Jennifer Marshall Graves Mammalian Genomics (Hardcover, New)
Anatoly Ruvinsky, Jennifer Marshall Graves
R4,401 Discovery Miles 44 010 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Genomics has experienced a dramatic development during the last 15-20 years. Data from mammalian genomes such as the human, mouse and rat have already been published, while others such as the dog, cattle and chimpanzee will soon follow. This book summarizes the current knowledge of mammalian genomics and offers a comparative analysis of genomes known today. This analysis includes farm, companion and lab animals. Topics covered include structural and functional aspects of the mammalian genome, mechanisms of genomic changes at the molecular level, evolution of DNA sequences, comparative chromosome mapping and painting, genome databases, gene prediction and the use of genomic information to understand inherited diseases. Contributors include leading researchers from Europe, USA, Australia and Japan.

Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology - Complete Set (Hardcover): Marcelo L. Larramendy Ecotoxicology and Genotoxicology - Complete Set (Hardcover)
Marcelo L. Larramendy; Edited by (editors-in-chief) Diana Anderson
R7,696 Discovery Miles 76 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The potential impact of anthropogenic pollutants such as agrochemicals on the environment is of global concern. Increasing use of certain compounds can result in contamination of food, water and atmospheric systems and in order to combat this pollution it is important to be able to accurately monitor the short and long term effects. This two-volume set of books describes the latest non-traditional aquatic and terrestrial species models used as indicators of the toxic effects of environmental pollutants. The set enables understanding of the effects of pollutants in non-target species, and therefore enables analysis of the effects on ecosystems. This book will be of interest to anyone interested in developing new biomarker species with high degrees of ecological relevance. It will serve as a useful resource for regulatory and research toxicologists.

The Handbook of Plant Genome Mapping - Genetic and Physical Mapping (Hardcover): Khalid Meksem, Guenter Kahl The Handbook of Plant Genome Mapping - Genetic and Physical Mapping (Hardcover)
Khalid Meksem, Guenter Kahl
R4,525 R3,533 Discovery Miles 35 330 Save R992 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While the complete sequencing of the genomes of model organisms such as a multitude of bacteria and archaea, the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the worm Caenorhabditis elegans, the fly Drosophila melanogaster, and the mouse and human genomes have received much public attention, the deciphering of plant genomeswas greatly lagging behind. Up to now, only two plant genomes, one of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana and one of the crop species rice (Oryza sativa) have been sequenced, though a series of other crop genome sequencing projects are underway. Notwithstanding this public bias towards genomics of animals and humans, it is nevertheless of great importance for basic and applied sciences and industries in such diverse fields as agriculture, breeding in particular, evolutionary genetics, biotechnology, and food science to know the composition of crop plant genomes in detail. It is equally crucial for a deeper understanding of the molecular basis of biodiversity and synteny.

"The Handbook of Genome Mapping: Genetic and Physical Mapping" is the first book on the market to cover these hot topics in considerable detail, and is set apart by its combination of genetic and physical mapping. Throughout, each chapter begins with an easy-to-read introduction, also making the book the first reference designed for non-specialists and newcomers, too.

In addition to being an outstanding bench work reference, the book is an excellent textbook for learning and teaching genomics, especially for courses on genome mapping. It also serves as up-to-date guide for seasoned researchers involved in genetic and physical mapping of genomes, in particular plant genomes.

Labster Virtual Lab Experiments: Genetics of Human Diseases (Book, 1st ed. 2019): Aaron Gardner, Sarah Stauffer, Lindsay... Labster Virtual Lab Experiments: Genetics of Human Diseases (Book, 1st ed. 2019)
Aaron Gardner, Sarah Stauffer, Lindsay Petley-Ragan, Philip Wismer, Dewi Ayu Kencana Ungu
R556 R512 Discovery Miles 5 120 Save R44 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This textbook helps you to prepare for your next exams and practical courses by combining theory with virtual lab simulations. The "Labster Virtual Lab Experiments" series gives you a unique opportunity to apply your newly acquired knowledge in a learning game that simulates exciting laboratory experiments. Try out different techniques and work with machines that you otherwise wouldn't have access to.In this book, you'll learn the fundamental concepts of the genetics of human diseases focusing on: Monogenic Disorders - Cytogenetics - Medical Genetics - Viral Gene Therapy In each chapter, you'll be introduced to one virtual lab simulation and a true-to-life challenge. Following a theory section, you'll be able to play the relevant simulation that includes quiz questions to reinforce your understanding of the covered topics. 3D animations will show you molecular processes not otherwise visible to the human eye. If you have purchased a printed copy of this book, you get free access to five simulations for the duration of six months. If you're using the e-book version, you can sign up and buy access to the simulations at www.labster.com/springer. If you like this book, try out other topics in this series, including "Basic Biology", "Basic Genetics", and "Basic Biochemistry".

Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems (Paperback): Rama S. Singh, Jianping Xu, Rob J. Kulathinal Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems (Paperback)
Rama S. Singh, Jianping Xu, Rob J. Kulathinal
R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Ever since the pioneering work of Darwin and Wallace, evolutionary biologists have attempted to understand the evolutionary dynamics of genetic systems. A range of theories on evolutionary ratesfrom static to gradual to punctuated to quantumhave been developed, primarily by comparing morphological changes over geological timescales as described in the fossil record. Recent studies, however, are beginning to change the way that we view evolutionary patterns and processes. New paleontological, experimental, molecular, and genomic investigations are providing a tremendous amount of novel data and fresh perspectives, offering valuable insights on the rates of evolutionary change, particularly in fast-evolving genetic systems. Rapidly Evolving Genes and Genetic Systems captures these recent exciting developments across a broad range of morphological, molecular, cellular, developmental, and genetic investigations in both natural and experimental populations over a diversity of life forms. The book provides a fascinating series of case studies that exemplify rapid evolution, and showcases the diversity of rapidly evolving genes and genetic systems, emphasizing the extremely important roles that they play in adaptation, speciation, and the generation and maintenance of a diversity of biological traits and properties. This exciting collection showcases the latest research of more than 50 eminent evolutionary biologists. It will be suitable for senior undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and for all those interested in the study of evolution.

Decoding the Antibody Repertoire - High Throughput Sequencing of Multiple Transcripts from Single B Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Decoding the Antibody Repertoire - High Throughput Sequencing of Multiple Transcripts from Single B Cells (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Brandon Dekosky
R3,080 R2,357 Discovery Miles 23 570 Save R723 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thesis outlines the development of the very first technology for high-throughput analysis of paired heavy and light-chain antibody sequences, opening an entirely new window for antibody discovery and the investigation of adaptive immune responses to vaccines and diseases. Previous methods for high-throughput immune repertoire sequencing have been unable to provide information on the identity of immune receptor pairs encoded by individual B or T lymphocytes. The author directly addresses these limitations by designing two new technologies for sequencing multiple mRNA transcripts from up to 10 million isolated, single cells. The techniques developed in this work have enabled comprehensive interrogation of human B-cell repertoires and have been applied for rapid discovery of new human antibodies, to gain new insights into the development of human antibody repertoires, and for analysis of human immune responses to vaccination and disease.

Understanding Population Genetics (Paperback): Bengt-Ake Bengtsson, Torbjorn Sall Understanding Population Genetics (Paperback)
Bengt-Ake Bengtsson, Torbjorn Sall
R1,045 R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Save R99 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An inspiring introduction to a vital scientific field. The reader is taken through ten mathematical derivations that lead to important results, explaining in a hands-on manner the key concepts and methods of theoretical population genetics. The derivations are carefully worked out and easy to follow. Particular attention is given to the underlying assumptions and the mathematics used. The results are discussed and broadened out with relevant current implications. All topics feature questions with helpful answers. The book is intended for the reader who already knows some population genetics but requires a more comprehensive understanding. It is particularly suited to those who analyse genetic data and wish to better grasp what their results actually mean. It will also be helpful for those who wish to understand how population genetics contributes to the explanation of evolution. Or as the writers claim: If one wants to understand life in all its improbable and amazing richness one must start by understanding population genetics.

Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Oilseed Crops (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Chittaranjan Kole Genomic Designing of Climate-Smart Oilseed Crops (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Chittaranjan Kole
R3,770 R2,857 Discovery Miles 28 570 Save R913 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book highlights modern strategies and methods to improve oilseed crops in the era of climate change, presenting the latest advances in plant molecular breeding and genomics-driven breeding. Spectacular achievements in the fields of molecular breeding, transgenics and genomics in the last three decades have facilitated revolutionary changes in oilseed- crop-improvement strategies and techniques. Since the genome sequencing of rice, as the first crop plant, in 2002, the genomes of about one dozen oilseed crops have been sequenced and more are to follow. This has made it possible to decipher the exact nucleotide sequence and chromosomal positions of agroeconomic genes. Most importantly, comparative genomics and genotyping-by-sequencing have opened up new vistas for exploring available biodiversity, particularly of wild crop relatives, for identifying useful donor genes.

Basic Research and Clinical Aspects of Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Juan Pedro... Basic Research and Clinical Aspects of Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Juan Pedro Martinez-Barbera, Cynthia Lilian Andoniadou
R2,902 R2,616 Discovery Miles 26 160 Save R286 (10%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This astute volume brings together the latest expert research on adamantinomatous craniopharyngiomas (ACPs). ACPs are histologically benign but clinically aggressive tumors exhibiting a high propensity for local invasion into the hypothalamus, optic and vascular structures. These tumors, as well as the current treatments, may result in pan-hypopituitarism, diabetes insipidus, morbid obesity followed by type II diabetes mellitus, blindness, as well as serious behavioral and psychosocial impairments. Exploring in detail advances in both the understanding of tumor biology as well as clinical advances in patient management are explored in detail, this book will also look towards potential new treatment approaches. Basic Research and Clinical Aspects of Adamantinomatous Craniopharyngioma is the first book compiling all current research on ACPs. Mouse and human studies have unequivocally demonstrated that mutations in CTNNB1 encoding -catenin underlie the etiology of the majority, if not all ACP tumors. Genetic studies in mice have shown that ACPs are tumors of the pituitary gland and not of the hypothalamus as previously thought, and are derived from Rathke's pouch precursors. In addition, a role for tissue-specific adult pituitary stem cells has been revealed as causative of ACP. Together, these studies have provided novel insights into the molecular and cellular etiology as well as the pathogenesis of human ACP. Finally, this volume covers new treatment approaches that have been shown to be effective both in reducing ACP burden as well as reducing the morbidity associated with therapy.

Our Animal Connection - What Sapiens Can Learn From Other Species (Hardcover): Michael Hehenberger, Zhi Xia Our Animal Connection - What Sapiens Can Learn From Other Species (Hardcover)
Michael Hehenberger, Zhi Xia
R1,422 Discovery Miles 14 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The book covers the many ways humans benefit from interactions with other living species. By studying animals of all kinds and sizes, from microbial organisms to elephants and whales, we can learn about their adaptations to extreme conditions on planet Earth, about the evolutionary development of specialized capabilities, and about their ways to defend themselves against predators and diseases. We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Homo Sapiens, and how the study of animals can make us stronger and healthier. To increase our knowledge of genetics, molecular and cell biology, physiology and medicine, we need to study model organisms. To cure human disease, we can learn from animals how they have evolved ways to protect themselves. To improve our human performance, we can study the animal kingdom's top performers and possibly learn from their successes. Finally, we review genetic engineering techniques that can translate our existing and future animal connections into benefits for human health and performance.

Bioinformatics for Beginners - Genes, Genomes, Molecular Evolution, Databases and Analytical Tools (Hardcover): Supratim... Bioinformatics for Beginners - Genes, Genomes, Molecular Evolution, Databases and Analytical Tools (Hardcover)
Supratim Choudhuri
R1,116 R934 Discovery Miles 9 340 Save R182 (16%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"Bioinformatics for Beginners" provides a coherent and friendly treatment of bioinformatics for any student or scientist within biology who has not routinely performed bioinformatic analysis.

The book discusses relevant principles needed to understand the theoretical underpinnings of bioinformatic analysis, and demonstrates with examples targeted analysis using freely available web-based software and publicly available databases. Eschewing non-essential information, the work focuses on principles and hands-on analysis and points to many further study options.
Avoids non-essential coverage yet fully describes the field for beginners - in approximately 200 pages of textExplains the molecular basis of evolution to place bioinformatic analysis in biological contextProvides useful links to the vast resource of publicly available bioinformatic databases and analysis toolsOver 100 figures aid in concept discovery and illustration "

Life Of Professor Robert Hugh Pritchard, The: The Rise Of Genetics At Leicester (Paperback): Arieh Zaritsky Life Of Professor Robert Hugh Pritchard, The: The Rise Of Genetics At Leicester (Paperback)
Arieh Zaritsky
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Colleagues and former students of the late Professor Pritchard (aka Bob), an eminent UK geneticist, have gathered memories about his scientific and personal life. Bob's early, crucial contributions to decipher gene structure and mechanism of recombination in fungi, and those in bacterial physiology and the cell cycle, are briefly summarized. Bob was appointed as a young professor (34 years old) to open a new Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, a department that thrived under his leadership to become internationally recognized for the quality of its scientific research and teaching. Pritchard's research studies on Microbial Genetics and Physiology and his intellectual leadership were pioneering and instrumental in the development of Molecular Biology and Bacterial Cell Biology.Recollections from the contributors about their interactions with Bob will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of Genetics in the UK, during the 1960s and 1970s. To future generations of investigators, they provide insights into how unbiased honesty, humbleness, incisiveness, generosity and friendship are cornerstones for the advancement of human knowledge.The book has been compiled from articles by 26 colleagues, former students and friends of Bob Pritchard, and of his surviving daughter, each from his/her personal viewpoint. They include 17 Professors, 2 Readers, 4 Doctors (all PhD's), 2 politicians and an Attorney, and are citizens of 6 countries (UK-14, USA-5, FR-3, ES-2, IL-1, AU-1). Each chapter has been written independently of the others hence marked differences in length (between 1-10 pp) and style. The 44 photographs were gathered from their personal collections.

Life Of Professor Robert Hugh Pritchard, The: The Rise Of Genetics At Leicester (Hardcover): Arieh Zaritsky Life Of Professor Robert Hugh Pritchard, The: The Rise Of Genetics At Leicester (Hardcover)
Arieh Zaritsky
R1,244 R1,172 Discovery Miles 11 720 Save R72 (6%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Colleagues and former students of the late Professor Pritchard (aka Bob), an eminent UK geneticist, have gathered memories about his scientific and personal life. Bob's early, crucial contributions to decipher gene structure and mechanism of recombination in fungi, and those in bacterial physiology and the cell cycle, are briefly summarized. Bob was appointed as a young professor (34 years old) to open a new Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, a department that thrived under his leadership to become internationally recognized for the quality of its scientific research and teaching. Pritchard's research studies on Microbial Genetics and Physiology and his intellectual leadership were pioneering and instrumental in the development of Molecular Biology and Bacterial Cell Biology.Recollections from the contributors about their interactions with Bob will be enjoyed by anyone interested in the history of Genetics in the UK, during the 1960s and 1970s. To future generations of investigators, they provide insights into how unbiased honesty, humbleness, incisiveness, generosity and friendship are cornerstones for the advancement of human knowledge.The book has been compiled from articles by 26 colleagues, former students and friends of Bob Pritchard, and of his surviving daughter, each from his/her personal viewpoint. They include 17 Professors, 2 Readers, 4 Doctors (all PhD's), 2 politicians and an Attorney, and are citizens of 6 countries (UK-14, USA-5, FR-3, ES-2, IL-1, AU-1). Each chapter has been written independently of the others hence marked differences in length (between 1-10 pp) and style. The 44 photographs were gathered from their personal collections.

Introduction to Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants - Aims and Achievements (Hardcover): A Rashid Introduction to Genetic Engineering of Crop Plants - Aims and Achievements (Hardcover)
A Rashid
R1,156 R1,003 Discovery Miles 10 030 Save R153 (13%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Transgene technology since its inception, about two decades ago, has progressed rapidly, providing platform for discovery, product design and novel plants which are improved sources of food, feed, chemicals and drugs. This knowledge is changing rapidly by which plants develop their architecture to survive, abiotic and biotic stress, and become resistant to herbicides, pests and pathogens. Also the scene is set for a change from traditional farming to molecular farming. Moreover, gene silencing from a bane has turned out to be a boon, creating new prospects in genetic engineering of crop plants. In this book, one can find an up-to-date account of the aims and achievements of the genetic engineering of crop plants. This book will useful for undergraduate students of Botany, Biotechnology and Agriculture.

Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production (Hardcover): H. Cooper, Toby Hodgkin, Charlie Spillane Broadening the Genetic Base of Crop Production (Hardcover)
H. Cooper, Toby Hodgkin, Charlie Spillane
R3,036 Discovery Miles 30 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book focuses on the previously neglected interface between the conservation of plant genetic resources and their utilization. Only through utilization can the potential value of conserved genetic resources be realized. However, as this book shows, much conserved germplasm has to be subjected to long-term pre-breeding and genetic enhancement before it can be used in plant breeding programs.The authors explore the rationale and approaches for such pre-breeding efforts as the basis for broadening the genetic bases of crop production. Examples from a range of major food crops are presented and issues analyzed by leading authorities from around the world.

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