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  • Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Pesticides - Formulations, Effects, Fate
    Editor Margarita Stoytcheva
    ISBN 978-953-307-532-7
    822 pages, January, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 300455 times.
    This book provides an overview on a large variety of pesticide-related topics, organized in three sections. The first part is dedicated to the "safer" pesticides derived from natural materials, the design and the optimization of pesticides formulatio ...
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Editor Imran Ahmad Dar and Mithas Ahmad Dar
    ISBN 978-953-307-468-9
    644 pages, December, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 185319 times.
    We are increasingly faced with environmental problems and required to make important decisions. In many cases an understanding of one or more geologic processes is essential to finding the appropriate solution. Earth and Environmental Sciences are by ...
  • Gel Electrophoresis - Principles and ...
    Gel Electrophoresis - Principles and ...
    Editor Sameh Magdeldin
    ISBN 978-953-51-0458-2
    376 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 155975 times.
    Most will agree that gel electrophoresis is one of the basic pillars of molecular biology. This coined terminology covers a myriad of gel-based separation approaches that rely mainly on fractionating biomolecules under electrophoretic current based m ...
  • DNA Replication-Current Advances
    DNA Replication-Current Advances
    Editor Herve Seligmann
    ISBN 978-953-307-593-8
    708 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 165517 times.
    The study of DNA advanced human knowledge in a way comparable to the major theories in physics, surpassed only by discoveries such as fire or the number zero. However, it also created conceptual shortcuts, beliefs and misunderstandings that obscure t ...
  • Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Soybean - Applications and Technology
    Editor Tzi-Bun Ng
    ISBN 978-953-307-207-4
    412 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 155197 times.
    Soybean is an agricultural crop of tremendous economic importance. Soybean and food items derived from it form dietary components of numerous people, especially those living in the Orient. The health benefits of soybean have attracted the attention o ...
  • Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Economic Effects of Biofuel Production
    Editor Dr.-Ing. Marco Aurélio dos Santos Bernardes
    ISBN 978-953-307-178-7
    462 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 121670 times.
    This book aspires to be a comprehensive summary of current biofuels issues and thereby contribute to the understanding of this important topic. Readers will find themes including biofuels development efforts, their implications for the food industry, ...
  • Advances in Embryo Transfer
    Advances in Embryo Transfer
    Editor Bin Wu
    ISBN 978-953-51-0318-9
    260 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 97984 times.
    Embryo transfer has become one of the prominent high businesses worldwide. This book updates and reviews some new developed theories and technologies in the human embryo transfer and mainly focus on discussing some encountered problems during embryo ...
  • Tropical Forests
    Tropical Forests
    Editor Padmini Sudarshana, Madhugiri Nageswara-Rao and Jaya R. Soneji
    ISBN 978-953-51-0255-7
    400 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 91754 times.
    The astounding richness and biodiversity of tropical forests is rapidly dwindling. This has severely altered the vital biogeochemical cycles of carbon, phosphorus, nitrogen etc. and has led to the change in global climate and pristine natural ecosyst ...
  • Biochemistry
    Biochemistry
    Editor Deniz Ekinci
    ISBN 978-953-51-0076-8
    462 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 79504 times.
    Over the recent years, biochemistry has become responsible for explaining living processes such that many scientists in the life sciences from agronomy to medicine are engaged in biochemical research. This book contains an overview focusing on the re ...
  • Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
    Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Design
    Editor Deniz Ekinci
    ISBN 978-953-51-0513-8
    418 pages, May, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 72237 times.
    Over the recent years, medicinal chemistry has become responsible for explaining interactions of chemical molecules processes such that many scientists in the life sciences from agronomy to medicine are engaged in medicinal research. This book contai ...
  • Sediment Transport
    Sediment Transport
    Editor Silvia Susana Ginsberg
    ISBN 978-953-307-189-3
    346 pages, April, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 102600 times.
    Sediment transport is a book that covers a wide variety of subject matters. It combines the personal and professional experience of the authors on solid particles transport and related problems, whose expertise is focused in aqueous systems and in la ...
  • Abiotic Stress Response in Plants - ...
    Abiotic Stress Response in Plants -  ...
    Editor Arun Shanker and B. Venkateswarlu
    ISBN 978-953-307-672-0
    358 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 92070 times.
    Plants, unlike animals, are sessile. This demands that adverse changes in their environment are quickly recognized, distinguished and responded to with suitable reactions. Drought, heat, cold and salinity are among the major abiotic stresses that ad ...
  • Genetic Transformation
    Genetic Transformation
    Editor María Alvarez
    ISBN 978-953-307-364-4
    340 pages, September, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 90628 times.
    Genetic transformation of plants has revolutionized both basic and applied plant research. Plant molecular biology and physiology benefit from this power fool, as well as biotechnology. This book is a review of some of the most significant achievemen ...
  • Plants and Environment
    Plants and Environment
    Editor Hemanth KN. Vasanthaiah and Devaiah Kambiranda
    ISBN 978-953-307-779-6
    284 pages, October, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 85894 times.
    Changing environmental condition and global population demands understanding the plant responses to hostile environment. Significant progress has been made over the past few decades through amalgamation of molecular breeding with non-conventional bre ...
  • Agricultural Science
    Agricultural Science
    Editor Godwin Aflakpui
    ISBN 978-953-51-0567-1
    264 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 70604 times.
    This book covers key areas in agricultural science, namely crop improvement, production, response to water, nutrients, and temperature, crop protection, agriculture and human health, and animal nutrition. The contributions by the authors include mani ...
  • Plant Pathology
    Plant Pathology
    Editor Christian Joseph R. Cumagun
    ISBN 978-953-51-0489-6
    374 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 69603 times.
    Plant pathology is an applied science that deals with the nature, causes and control of plant diseases in agriculture and forestry. The vital role of plant pathology in attaining food security and food safety for the world cannot be overemphasized.
  • Diversity of Ecosystems
    Diversity of Ecosystems
    Editor Mahamane Ali
    ISBN 978-953-51-0572-5
    496 pages, April, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 67822 times.
    The ecosystems present a great diversity worldwide and use various functionalities according to ecologic regions. In this new context of variability and climatic changes, these ecosystems undergo notable modifications amplified by domestic uses of wh ...
  • RNA Processing
    RNA Processing
    Editor Paula Grabowski, University of Pittsburgh, USA
    ISBN 978-953-307-557-0
    258 pages, August, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 59750 times.
    RNA functions broadly as informational molecule, genome, enzyme and machinery for RNA processing. While these functions reflect ancient activities, they also remain vital components of contemporary biochemical pathways. In eukaryotic cells RNA proces ...
  • Parasitology
    Parasitology
    Editor Mohammad Manjur Shah
    ISBN 978-953-51-0149-9
    216 pages, March, 2012
    All chapters downloaded 40874 times.
    Parasitology is an established discipline that covers a wide area of subjects, ranging from the basics (study of life cycle, ecology, epidemiology, taxonomy, biodiversity, etc) to the advanced and applied aspects (human and animal related, although ...
  • Biodiversity
    Biodiversity
    Editor Adriano Sofo
    ISBN 978-953-307-715-4
    148 pages, October, 2011
    All chapters downloaded 30690 times.
    Biodiversity is strongly affected by the rapid and accelerating changes in the global climate, which largely stem from human activity. Anthropogenic activities are causing highly influential impacts on species persistence. The sustained environmental ...