Open Access Books » Life Sciences

Our collection of 35 books indexed in the Book Citation Index in the Web of Science™ Core Collection (BKCI)

  • Advances in DNA Repair
    Advances in DNA Repair
    Edited by Clark C. Chen
    ISBN 978-953-51-2209-8,
    494 pages, November, 2015
    This book edition is intended to provide a concise summary for select topics in DNA repair, a field that is ever-expanding in complexity and biologic significance. The topics reviewed ranged from fundamental mechanisms of DNA repair to the interface ...
  • Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
    Biodiversity in Ecosystems - Linking Structure and Function
    Edited by Yueh-Hsin Lo, Juan A. Blanco and Shovonlal Roy
    ISBN 978-953-51-2028-5,
    658 pages, April, 2015
    The term biodiversity has become a mainstream concept that can be found in any newspaper at any given time. Concerns on biodiversity protection are usually linked to species protection and extinction risks for iconic species, such as whales, pandas a ...
  • Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Rice - Germplasm, Genetics and Improvement
    Edited by Wengui Yan and Jinsong Bao
    ISBN 978-953-51-1240-2,
    316 pages, April, 2014
    Rice is a staple food for half of the worlds population mostly in Asia. Productivity of rice has largely been improved since the Green Revolution in 1960s. Further improvement of rice yield is necessary to keep pace with population growth, which is a ...
  • Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Advances in Biology and Ecology of Nitrogen Fixation
    Edited by Takuji Ohyama
    ISBN 978-953-51-1216-7,
    282 pages, January, 2014
    Biological nitrogen fixation has essential role in N cycle in global ecosystem. Several types of nitrogen fixing bacteria are recognized: the free-living bacteria in soil or water; symbiotic bacteria making root nodules in legumes or non-legumes; ass ...
  • Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks
    Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks
    Edited by Gillian Ann Cerbu, Marc Hanewinkel, Giacomo Gerosa and Robert Jandl
    ISBN 978-953-51-1194-8,
    394 pages, August, 2013
    Climate scenarios suggest that current forest stands will face radically different temperature and precipitation conditions in the future. Developing future strategies for forest management in the face of uncertain and highly variable forecasts of fu ...
  • The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive
    The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive
    Edited by Danijela Poljuha and Barbara Sladonja
    ISBN 978-953-51-1067-5,
    322 pages, April, 2013
    The book "The Mediterranean Genetic Code - Grapevine and Olive" collects relevant papers documenting the results of research in grapevine and olive genetics, as a contribution to overall compendium of the existing biodiversity for both species with i ...
  • Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Abiotic Stress - Plant Responses and Applications in Agriculture
    Edited by Kourosh Vahdati and Charles Leslie
    ISBN 978-953-51-1024-8,
    418 pages, March, 2013
    "This book is not intended to cover all known abiotic stresses or every possible technique used to understand plant tolerance but, instead, to describe some of the widely used approaches to addressing such major abiotic stresses as drought, salinity, ...
  • A Comprehensive Survey of International Soybean Research - Genetics, Physiology, Agronomy and Nitrogen Relationships
    A Comprehensive Survey of International Soybean Research - Genetics, Physiology, Agronomy and Nitrogen Relationships
    Edited by James E. Board
    ISBN 978-953-51-0876-4,
    624 pages, January, 2013
    Soybean is the most important oilseed and livestock feed crop in the world. These dual uses are attributed to the crop's high protein content (nearly 40% of seed weight) and oil content (approximately 20%); characteristics that are not rivaled by an ...