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Molecular Biology of Cancer - Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Lauren Pecorino Molecular Biology of Cancer - Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
Lauren Pecorino
R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets, and Therapeutics offers an accessible, engaging, and optimistic account of cancer biology for undergraduate and graduate students. Using the hallmarks of cancer as a starting point, the book looks at the cellular and molecular mechanisms underpinning the transformation of cells into cancer cells. After discussing the theory, each chapter then demonstrates how this knowledge can be directly applied to the development of new targeted therapies, giving the reader a clear appreciation of how our understanding of the theory can be translated into new approaches for tackling the disease. The new edition draws on the latest research in cancer biology, highlighting fundamental concepts and re-emphasising pre-existing concepts. The book features a variety of learning features - 'Pause and think', 'How do we know that?', self-tests and activities - to help students engage with, and master, the concepts presented. The emphasis is on acquiring a solid understanding of the essentials and an appreciation of how a theoretical understanding can be transformed into therapeutic benefit. Molecular Biology of Cancer is supported by online resources and is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks The online resources include: For students: - Multiple choice questions - Web links to additional cancer biology resources For registered adopters of the book: * Figures from the book, available to download

Life as We Made It - How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined--And Redefined--Nature (Hardcover): Beth Shapiro Life as We Made It - How 50,000 Years of Human Innovation Refined--And Redefined--Nature (Hardcover)
Beth Shapiro
R555 Discovery Miles 5 550 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Famous Old People - Being the Second Epoch of Grandfather's Chair (Paperback): Nathaniel Hawthorne Famous Old People - Being the Second Epoch of Grandfather's Chair (Paperback)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Cladistics - A Guide to Biological Classification (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): David M. Williams, Malte C. Ebach Cladistics - A Guide to Biological Classification (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
David M. Williams, Malte C. Ebach
R1,017 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R56 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This new edition of a foundational text presents a contemporary review of cladistics, as applied to biological classification. It provides a comprehensive account of the past fifty years of discussion on the relationship between classification, phylogeny and evolution. It covers cladistics in the era of molecular data, detailing new advances and ideas that have emerged over the last twenty-five years. Written in an accessible style by internationally renowned authors in the field, readers are straightforwardly guided through fundamental principles and terminology. Simple worked examples and easy-to-understand diagrams also help readers navigate complex problems that have perplexed scientists for centuries. This practical guide is an essential addition for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in taxonomy, systematics, comparative biology, evolutionary biology and molecular biology.

Dynamics of Visual Motion Processing - Neuronal, Behavioral, and Computational Approaches (Mixed media product, 2010):... Dynamics of Visual Motion Processing - Neuronal, Behavioral, and Computational Approaches (Mixed media product, 2010)
Guillaume S. Masson, Uwe J. Ilg
R5,327 Discovery Miles 53 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Motion processing is an essential piece of the complex brain machinery that allows us to reconstruct the 3D layout of objects in the environment, to break camouflage, to perform scene segmentation, to estimate the ego movement, and to control our action. Although motion perception and its neural basis have been a topic of intensive research and modeling the last two decades, recent experimental evidences have stressed the dynamical aspects of motion integration and segmentation. This book presents the most recent approaches that have changed our view of biological motion processing. These new experimental evidences call for new models emphasizing the collective dynamics of large population of neurons rather than the properties of separate individual filters. Chapters will stress how the dynamics of motion processing can be used as a general approach to understand the brain dynamics itself.

Animal Anomalies - What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development (Paperback): Lewis I. Held Jr Animal Anomalies - What Abnormal Anatomies Reveal about Normal Development (Paperback)
Lewis I. Held Jr
R863 R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Save R48 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Among the offspring of humans and other animals are occasional individuals that are malformed in whole or in part. The most grossly abnormal of these have been referred to from ancient times as monsters, because their birth was thought to foretell doom; the less severely affected are usually known as anomalies. This volume digs deeply into the cellular and molecular processes of embryonic development that go awry in such exceptional situations. It focuses on the physical mechanisms of how genes instruct cells to build anatomy, as well as the underlying forces of evolution that shaped these mechanisms over eons of geologic time. The narrative is framed in a historical perspective that should help students trying to make sense of these complex subjects. Each chapter is written in the style of a Sherlock Holmes story, starting with the clues and ending with a solution to the mystery.

Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback): Christof M. Aegerter Introductory Physics for Biological Scientists (Paperback)
Christof M. Aegerter
R1,600 R1,449 Discovery Miles 14 490 Save R151 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why do elephants have sturdier thigh bones than humans? Why can't ostriches fly? How do bacteria swim through fluids? With each chapter structured around relevant biological case studies and examples, this engaging, full-colour book introduces fundamental physical concepts essential in the study of biological phenomena. Optics is introduced within the context of butterfly wing colouration, electricity is explained through the propagation of nerve signals, and accelerated motion is conveniently illustrated using the example of the jumping armadillo. Other key physical concepts covered include waves, mechanical forces, thermodynamics and magnetism, and important biological techniques are also discussed within this context, such as gel electrophoresis and fluorescence microscopy. A detailed appendix provides further discussion of the mathematical concepts utilised within the book, and numerous exercises and quizzes allow readers to test their understanding of key concepts. This book is invaluable to students aiming to improve their quantitative and analytical skills and understand the deeper nature of biological phenomena.

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure (Paperback, 2nd edition): Stephen Neidle, Mark S. Anderson Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Stephen Neidle, Mark S. Anderson
R2,063 Discovery Miles 20 630 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Principles of Nucleic Acid Structure, Second Edition, provides the most complete and concise summary of underlying principles and approaches to studying nucleic acid structure, including discussions of X-ray crystallography, NMR, molecular modelling and databases. The book's focus is on a survey of structures that are especially important for biomedical research and pharmacological applications. This updated edition includes the latest advances relevant to recognition of DNA and RNA by small molecules and proteins, including sections on RNA folding, ribosome structure and antibiotic interactions, DNA quadruplexes, DNA and RNA protein complexes and short interfering RNA (siRNA). This reference is a must-have for those seeking an authoritative, comprehensive and up-to-date source on all aspects of nucleic acid structure, from basic first principles to details of recent research results.

Prenatal Mouse Brain Atlas - Color images and annotated diagrams of: Gestational Days 12, 14, 16 and 18 Sagittal, coronal and... Prenatal Mouse Brain Atlas - Color images and annotated diagrams of: Gestational Days 12, 14, 16 and 18 Sagittal, coronal and horizontal section (Mixed media product, 2nd Revised edition)
Uta Schambra; Illustrated by Barbara A. Connelly
R9,424 Discovery Miles 94 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the only book available for studies of the mouse brain before birth. It presents a complete mapping of the developing mouse brain that features imaging of whole brain sections. Users will be able to compare structure shown in the Atlas to what they see in the microscope. This new, greatly expanded edition provides an easily accessible tool for researchers in the fields of normal and abnormal brain development.

Understanding Development (Paperback): Alessandro Minelli Understanding Development (Paperback)
Alessandro Minelli
R316 R269 Discovery Miles 2 690 Save R47 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Developmental biology is seemingly well understood, with development widely accepted as being a series of programmed changes through which an egg turns into an adult organism, or a seed matures into a plant. However, the picture is much more complex than that: is it all genetically controlled or does environment have an influence? Is the final adult stage the target of development and everything else just a build-up to that point? Are developmental strategies the same in plants as in animals? How do we consider development in single-celled organisms? In this concise, engaging volume, Alessandro Minelli, a leading developmental biologist, addresses these key questions. Using familiar examples and easy-to-follow arguments, he offers fresh alternatives to a number of preconceptions and stereotypes, awakening the reader to the disparity of developmental phenomena across all main branches of the tree of life.

The Rise of Yeast - How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation (Hardcover): Nicholas P Money The Rise of Yeast - How the sugar fungus shaped civilisation (Hardcover)
Nicholas P Money 2
R492 R407 Discovery Miles 4 070 Save R85 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

From breakfast toast to evening wine, yeast is the microscopic thing that we cannot live without. We knew what yeast did as an invisible brewer and baker long before we had a clue about the existence of microorganisms. Ten thousand years ago, our ancestors abandoned bush meat and wild fruit in favor of farming animals and cultivating grain. Leaving the forests and grasslands, our desire for beer and wine produced by the fungus was a major stimulus for agricultural settlement. It takes a village to run a brewery or tend a vineyard. We domesticated wild yeast and yeast domesticated us. With the inevitable escape of the fungus from beer vats into bread dough, our marriage with yeast was secured by an appetite for fresh loaves of leavened bread. Over the millennia, we have adapted the technologies of brewing, winemaking, and baking and have come to rely on yeast more and more. Yeast produces corn ethanol and other biofuels and has become the genetically-modified darling of the pharmaceutical business as a source of human insulin and a range of life-saving medicines. These practical uses of yeast have been made possible by advances in our understanding of its biology, and the power of genetic engineering has been used to modify the fungus to do just about anything we wish. We know more about yeast than any other organism built from complex cells like our own. To understand yeast is to understand life. In this book Nicholas P. Money offers a celebration of our favorite microorganism.

Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Paperback, 8th Revised edition):... Wilson and Walker's Principles and Techniques of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Andreas Hofmann, Samuel Clokie 1
R1,243 R1,156 Discovery Miles 11 560 Save R87 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bringing this best-selling textbook right up to date, the new edition uniquely integrates the theories and methods that drive the fields of biology, biotechnology and medicine, comprehensively covering both the techniques students will encounter in lab classes and those that underpin current key advances and discoveries. The contents have been updated to include both traditional and cutting-edge techniques most commonly used in current life science research. Emphasis is placed on understanding the theory behind the techniques, as well as analysis of the resulting data. New chapters cover proteomics, genomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics, as well as data analysis and visualisation. Using accessible language to describe concepts and methods, and with a wealth of new in-text worked examples to challenge students' understanding, this textbook provides an essential guide to the key techniques used in current bioscience research.

Molecular Theory of Capillarity (Hardcover, Dover ed): John S. Rowlinson, B Widom Molecular Theory of Capillarity (Hardcover, Dover ed)
John S. Rowlinson, B Widom
R521 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R83 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Tracing the history of thought on the molecular origins of surface pheomena, this volume offers a critical and detailed examination and assessment of modern theories. The opening chapters survey the earliest efforts to recapture these phenomena by using crude mechanical models of liquids as well as subsequent quasi-thermodynamic methods. A discussion of statistical mechanics leads to the application of results in mean-field approximation to some tractable but artificial model systems. More realistic models are portrayed both by computer simulation and by approximations of the precise statistical equations. Emphasis throughout the text is consistently placed on the liquid-gas surface, with a focus on liquid-liquid surfaces in the final two chapters. Unabridged republication of the edition published by Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1989. Preface. Principal symbols. Appendixes. Name Index. Subject Index.

Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 3rd edition): Peter Sudbery Human Molecular Genetics (Paperback, 3rd edition)
Peter Sudbery
R1,559 Discovery Miles 15 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A clear introduction to the complex and fast moving field of "Human Molecular Genetics"; recommended for""students studying the subject as part of a general biology, genetics or medical degree.

New to the third edition:

  • Concise up-to-day introduction to human molecular genetics
  • Fully revised chapter on complex diseases including the use of population based genome-wide association studies to identify risk alleles.
  • New chapter on small RNAs and their role in gene regulation and disease
  • Fully revised chapter on genome sequencing and associated technologies, including how the draft human genome sequence was finished and the advent of next-generation sequencing technologies.
  • Updated chapter on single gene disorders reviewing advances in our understanding of their underlying molecular pathologies.

The following online resources support the text:

  • For Instructors: powerpoint slides
Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure - The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (Paperback): Steve Caplan Today's Curiosity is Tomorrow's Cure - The Case for Basic Biomedical Research (Paperback)
Steve Caplan
R815 Discovery Miles 8 150 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Basic curiosity-driven biomedical science has delivered many of today's most significant medical advances. This book provides clearly explained examples from recent biomedical history and includes convincing arguments for sustaining a robust portfolio of basic research. Intended as an engaging read, which will delight undergraduate and graduate students, as well as scientific researchers, it is full-throated advocacy of basic science. Illustrations and examples include the discoveries of penicillin and insulin, and the breakthrough elucidation of the genetic code. Providing both compelling rationale in support of basic science, and a fascinating look through the history of modern biomedical research, this book highlights with stirring examples why basic biomedical research is so important, and how so many key advances in medicine are derived from basic research. The book also offers a rationale for scientific inquiry and a broader understanding of the history of modern biomedical research missing from today's classrooms. Key Features 1) Provides clear explanations of great scientific discoveries 2) Illustrates connections between basic research findings and modern medicine 3) Includes compelling graphics/diagrams/illustrations 4) Accessible to the general public 5) Offers background for more specialized readers, including researchers as well as those with advanced degrees. Related Titles Staddon, J. Scientific Method: How Science Works, Fails to Work, and Pretends to Work (ISBN 978-1-1382-9536-0) Helliwell, J. R. Skills for Scientific Life (ISBN 978-1-4987-6875-7) MacRitchie, F. Scientific Research as a Career (ISBN 978-1-4398-6965-9)

Understanding Evo-Devo (Paperback): Wallace Arthur Understanding Evo-Devo (Paperback)
Wallace Arthur
R312 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R53 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Why do the best-known examples of evolutionary change involve the alteration of one kind of animal into another very similar one, like the evolution of a bigger beak in a bird? Wouldn't it be much more interesting to understand how beaks originated? Most people would agree, but until recently we didn't know much about such origins. That is now changing, with the growth of the interdisciplinary field evo-devo, which deals with the relationship between how embryos develop in the short term and how they (and the adults they grow into) evolve in the long term. One of the key questions is: can the origins of structures such as beaks, eyes, and shells be explained within a Darwinian framework? The answer seems to be yes, but only by expanding that framework. This book discusses the required expansion, and the current state of play regarding our understanding of evolutionary and developmental origins.

Introduction to Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics - Basics of Biophysics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Gauri Misra Introduction to Biomolecular Structure and Biophysics - Basics of Biophysics (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Gauri Misra
R5,192 Discovery Miles 51 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This comprehensive book presents a modern concept in biophysics based on recently published research. It highlights various aspects of the biophysical fundamentals and techniques that are currently used to study different physical properties of biomolecules, and relates the biological phenomenon with the underlying physical concepts. The content is divided into nine chapters summarizing the structural details of proteins, including recently discovered novel folds, higher order structures of nucleic acids, as well as lipids and the physical forces governing the macromolecular interactions which are essential for the various biological processes. It also provides insights into the recent advances in biophysical techniques including Hydrogen Deuterium Exchange with Mass Spectrometry (HDX-MS), Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) and Cryo Electron Microscopy (cryo EM), supplemented with interesting experimental data. It is a valuable reference resource for anyone with a desire to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of biophysical concepts and techniques of important biomolecules.

Agriculturally Important Microorganisms - Mechanisms and Applications for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover): Bibhuti Bhusan... Agriculturally Important Microorganisms - Mechanisms and Applications for Sustainable Agriculture (Hardcover)
Bibhuti Bhusan Mishra, Suraja Kumar Nayak, Avishek Pahari
R2,324 Discovery Miles 23 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book encompasses different Agriculturally Important microorganisms (AIMs), mechanisms of action and modes of application for sustainable agriculture. The potential of microbes in nitrogen fixation, solubilizing nutrients like phosphorous, Potassium, tolerance to etc. are the major strength of the book. There is relatively a new frontier, use of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria(PGPR)in enhancing crop productivity. These microbes inhabit at the rhizospheric region of the root and facilitate plant growth through a variety of direct and indirect mechanisms. These PGP have been identified to solubilize phosphate, Potassium, Zinc, produce siderophore, IAA, Hydrogencyanide, fix ammonia and many more. Today, such microbes are extensively studied not only as a biofertilizer or fortification of nutrient to the plant, but also a potential agent to decrease application of chemical fertilizer and other agrochemicals. The book also gives an insight to this aspect also. Last but not the least,a light has been thrown on use and application of nano-biofertilizer for sustainable agriculture. Note: T&F does not sell or distribute the hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This title is co-published with NIPA.

21st Century Guidebook to Fungi (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): David Moore, Geoffrey D. Robson, Anthony P. J. Trinci 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
David Moore, Geoffrey D. Robson, Anthony P. J. Trinci
R1,392 Discovery Miles 13 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The mysterious world of fungi is once again unearthed in this expansive second edition. This textbook provides readers with an all-embracing view of the kingdom fungi, ranging in scope from ecology and evolution, diversity and taxonomy, cell biology and biochemistry, to genetics and genomics, biotechnology and bioinformatics. Adopting a unique systems biology approach - and using explanatory figures and colour illustrations - the authors emphasise the diverse interactions between fungi and other organisms. They outline how recent advances in molecular techniques and computational biology have fundamentally changed our understanding of fungal biology, and have updated chapters and references throughout the book in light of this. This is a fascinating and accessible guide, which will appeal to a broad readership - from aspiring mycologists at undergraduate and graduate level to those studying related disciplines. Online resources are hosted on a complementary website.

Environmental Data Analysis - An Introduction with Examples in R (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Carsten Dormann Environmental Data Analysis - An Introduction with Examples in R (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Carsten Dormann
R2,399 Discovery Miles 23 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Environmental Data Analysis is an introductory statistics textbook for environmental science. It covers descriptive, inferential and predictive statistics, centred on the Generalized Linear Model. The key idea behind this book is to approach statistical analyses from the perspective of maximum likelihood, essentially treating most analyses as (multiple) regression problems. The reader will be introduced to statistical distributions early on, and will learn to deploy models suitable for the data at hand, which in environmental science are often not normally distributed. To make the initially steep learning curve more manageable, each statistical chapter is followed by a walk-through in a corresponding R-based how-to chapter, which reviews the theory and applies it to environmental data. In this way, a coherent and expandable foundation in parametric statistics is laid, which can be expanded in advanced courses.The content has been "field-tested" in several years of courses on statistics for Environmental Science, Geography and Forestry taught at the University of Freiburg.

Understanding Development (Hardcover): Alessandro Minelli Understanding Development (Hardcover)
Alessandro Minelli
R974 R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Save R202 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Developmental biology is seemingly well understood, with development widely accepted as being a series of programmed changes through which an egg turns into an adult organism, or a seed matures into a plant. However, the picture is much more complex than that: is it all genetically controlled or does environment have an influence? Is the final adult stage the target of development and everything else just a build-up to that point? Are developmental strategies the same in plants as in animals? How do we consider development in single-celled organisms? In this concise, engaging volume, Alessandro Minelli, a leading developmental biologist, addresses these key questions. Using familiar examples and easy-to-follow arguments, he offers fresh alternatives to a number of preconceptions and stereotypes, awakening the reader to the disparity of developmental phenomena across all main branches of the tree of life.

Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - A Practical Lab Manual (Paperback): Khalid Z. Masoodi, Sameena... Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - A Practical Lab Manual (Paperback)
Khalid Z. Masoodi, Sameena Maqbool Lone, Rovidha Saba Rasool
R2,301 Discovery Miles 23 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advanced Methods in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: A Practical Lab Manual is a concise reference on common protocols and techniques for advanced molecular biology and biotechnology experimentation. Each chapter focuses on a different method, providing an overview before delving deeper into the procedure in a step-by-step approach. Techniques covered include genomic DNA extraction using cetyl trimethylammonium bromide (CTAB) and chloroform extraction, chromatographic techniques, ELISA, hybridization, gel electrophoresis, dot blot analysis and methods for studying polymerase chain reactions. Laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures for key equipment are also discussed, providing an instructive overview for lab work. This practical guide focuses on the latest advances and innovations in methods for molecular biology and biotechnology investigation, helping researchers and practitioners enhance and advance their own methodologies and take their work to the next level.

Basic Molecular Quantum Mechanics (Paperback): Steven A. Adelman Basic Molecular Quantum Mechanics (Paperback)
Steven A. Adelman
R1,836 Discovery Miles 18 360 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Quantum mechanics is a general theory of the motions, structures, properties, and behaviors of particles of atomic and subatomic dimensions. While quantum mechanics was created in the first third of the twentieth century by a handful of theoretical physicists working on a limited number of problems, it has further developed and is now applied by a great number of people working on a vast range of problems in wide areas of science and technology. Basic Molecular Quantum Mechanics introduces quantum mechanics by covering the fundamentals of quantum mechanics and some of its most important chemical applications: vibrational and rotational spectroscopy and electronic structure of atoms and molecules. Thoughtfully organized, the author builds up quantum mechanics systematically with each chapter preparing the student for the more advanced chapters and complex applications. Additional features include the following: This book presents rigorous and precise explanations of quantum mechanics and mathematical proofs. It contains qualitative discussions of key concepts with mathematics presented in the appendices. It provides problems and solutions at the end of each chapter to encourage understanding and application. This book is carefully written to emphasize its applications to chemistry and is a valuable resource for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students specializing in chemistry, in related fields such as chemical engineering and materials science, and in some areas of biology.

Virus Bioinformatics (Hardcover): Dmitrij Frishman, Manja Marz Virus Bioinformatics (Hardcover)
Dmitrij Frishman, Manja Marz
R1,544 Discovery Miles 15 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Viruses are the most numerous and deadliest biological entities on the planet, infecting all types of living organisms-from bacteria to human beings. The constantly expanding repertoire of experimental approaches available to study viruses includes both low-throughput techniques, such as imaging and 3D structure determination, and modern OMICS technologies, such as genome sequencing, ribosomal profiling, and RNA structure probing. Bioinformatics of viruses faces significant challenges due to their seemingly unlimited diversity, unusual lifestyle, great variety of replication strategies, compact genome organization, and rapid rate of evolution. At the same time, it also has the potential to deliver decisive clues for developing vaccines and medications against dangerous viral outbreaks, such as the recent coronavirus pandemics. Virus Bioinformatics reviews state-of-the-art bioinformatics algorithms and recent advances in data analysis in virology. FEATURES Contributions from leading international experts in the field Discusses open questions and urgent needs Covers a broad spectrum of topics, including evolution, structure, and function of viruses, including coronaviruses The book will be of great interest to computational biologists wishing to venture into the rapidly advancing field of virus bioinformatics as well as to virologists interested in acquiring basic bioinformatics skills to support their wet lab work.

Understanding Evo-Devo (Hardcover): Wallace Arthur Understanding Evo-Devo (Hardcover)
Wallace Arthur
R978 R776 Discovery Miles 7 760 Save R202 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Why do the best-known examples of evolutionary change involve the alteration of one kind of animal into another very similar one, like the evolution of a bigger beak in a bird? Wouldn't it be much more interesting to understand how beaks originated? Most people would agree, but until recently we didn't know much about such origins. That is now changing, with the growth of the interdisciplinary field evo-devo, which deals with the relationship between how embryos develop in the short term and how they (and the adults they grow into) evolve in the long term. One of the key questions is: can the origins of structures such as beaks, eyes, and shells be explained within a Darwinian framework? The answer seems to be yes, but only by expanding that framework. This book discusses the required expansion, and the current state of play regarding our understanding of evolutionary and developmental origins.

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