The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook
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The Nucleic Acid Protocols Handbook

There can be no doubt that some ofthe most spectacular advances made in science over the past few decades have been in the isolation, analysis, and manipulation of nucleicacids. Thishas ledtoamuchgreaterunderstandingofmechanismsandprocesses across many fields of bioscience, such as biochemistry, microbiology, physiology, pharmacology, and the medical sciences to name a few. It has also led to the growth of the biotechnology industry,...

Manipulative Monkeys: The Capuchins of Lomas Barbudal
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Manipulative Monkeys

“Susan Perry and Joseph H. Manson‘s book reveals capuchins as having social lives as rich and as complex as those...of humans...Perry‘s book, with her husband and research partner, is far more than just stories about monkeys’ social lives. It offers fascinating biology from Costa Rica’s tropical forests, including the small, somewhat ugly, Machiavellian capuchin monkeys. They act as the focus for a discourse that ranges over “big que...

The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis
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The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis

There is long-standing disagreement among systematists about how to divide biodiversity into species. Over twenty different species concepts are used to group organisms, according to criteria as diverse as morphological or molecular similarity, interbreeding and genealogical relationships. This, combined with the implications of evolutionary biology, raises the worry that either there is no single kind of species, or that species are...

Eat or be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates
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Eat or be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates

This volume brings together primary data from a variety of primate species living in both natural habitats and experimental settings, and explores the variables that may play a role in primates' behavioral strategies. Taken together, these studies demonstrate that predator sensitive foraging is relevant to many primates, of various body sizes and group sizes and living in different environments. Eat or be Eaten encourages further dis...

Aqueous Two-Phase Systems: Methods and Protocols
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Aqueous Two-Phase Systems: Methods and Protocols

In Aqueous Two-Phase Systems: Methods and Protocols, Rajni Hatti-Kaul and her expert coauthors combine theory, methodology, and applications in a practical collection of easily reproducible protocols for bioseparations in aqueous two-phase systems (ATPS). The protocols range from established methods to cutting-edge techniques with potential biotechnological applications, all presented in set-by-step detail to ensure easy reproducibil...

Plants of Central Asia: Plant Collections from China and Mongolia, Volume 8a: Leguminosae
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Plants of Central Asia

This book contains the treatment of one of the most important and the largest of the angiosperm families of Central Asian region—Leguminosae—with the exception of complex genera Astragalus and Oxytropis.

Chromic Phenomena: Technological Applications of Colour Chemistry
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Chromic Phenomena: Technological Applications of Colour Chemistry

Chromic phenomena, or those produced by materials which exhibit colour in response to a chemical or physical stimulus, have increasingly been at the heart of 'high-tec' developments in a variety of fields in the last decade. Many of the newer technologies, which are at the cutting edge of research, are multi-disciplinary, involving researchers from areas as diverse as physics, biology, materials science and electronic engineering. Ch...

Cell Cycle Control and Dysregulation Protocols
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Cell Cycle Control and Dysregulation Protocols

The dysregulation of the normal cell cycle underlies an enormous number of pathological conditions, including the neurodegenerative disorders, all cancers, and diabetes. In Cell Cycle Control and Dysregulation Protocols: Cyclins, Cyclin-Dependent Kinases, and Other Factors, expert laboratorians detail emerging methodologies for studying the cell cycle, its kinases, and kinase inhibitors. The authors focus on issues of gene expression...

Platelets and Megakaryocytes: Volume 1: Functional Assays
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Platelets and Megakaryocytes: Volume 1: Functional Assays

12 The average human body has in the order of 10 circulating platelets. They are crucial for hemostasis, and yet excessive platelet activation is a major cause of m- bidity and mortality in western societies. It is therefore not surprising that platelets have become one of the most extensively investigated biological cell types. We are, however, far from understanding precisely how platelets become activated under physiological and p...