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  • Microsatellite Markers
    Microsatellite Markers NEW
    Early Online Release
    Edited by Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-51-2798-7,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2797-0,
    250 pages, November, 2016
    Microsatellite or so-called simple sequence repeat (SSR) markers have been one of the most reliable molecular markers derived from the DNA molecule, which were widely and successfully used for more than 25 years in the genetic studies of environmenta ...
  • Cryopreservation in Eukaryotes
    Cryopreservation in Eukaryotes NEW
    Early Online Release
    Edited by Francisco Marco-Jiménez and Hülya Akdemir
    ISBN 978-953-51-2780-2,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2779-6,
    226 pages, November, 2016
    Since accidentally discovering the ability of glycerol on protecting cells from freezing damage, many researchers have been pursuing to develop cryopreservation methods of a very wide range of cells and some tissues, and these have found widespread a ...
  • Telomere - A Complex End of a Chromosome
    Telomere - A Complex End of a Chromosome NEW
    Edited by Marcelo L. Larramendy
    ISBN 978-953-51-2753-6,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2752-9,
    224 pages, November, 2016
    This book, Telomere - A Complex End of a Chromosome, is organized into nine chapters containing the latest aspects of the current knowledge about the structure of telomeres and the crucial role that telomerase plays not only in maintaining chromosoma ...
  • Advances in Silage Production and Utilization
    Advances in Silage Production and Utilization NEW
    Edited by Thiago da Silva and Edson Mauro Santos
    ISBN 978-953-51-2778-9,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2777-2,
    204 pages, November, 2016
    Ensiling is a technique that is used to store food, mainly vegetable crops, to feed the herd when the forage supply from the pastures is not enough to maintain the productive performance of the ruminant animals. However, silage can also be used as su ...
  • Plant Growth
    Plant Growth NEW
    Edited by Everlon Cid Rigobelo
    ISBN 978-953-51-2772-7,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2771-0,
    230 pages, November, 2016
    Over the last few decades, the prevalence of studies about plant growth has dramatically grown in most regions of the world. Many aspects have been investigated related to this phenomenon. If we can gain understanding of how plants grow, then we may ...
  • Autophagy in Current Trends in Cellular Physiology and Pathology
    Autophagy in Current Trends in Cellular Physiology and Pathology NEW
    Edited by Nikolai V. Gorbunov and Marion Schneider
    ISBN 978-953-51-2727-7,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2726-0,
    524 pages, November, 2016
    Autophagy in Current Trends in Cellular Physiology and Pathology is addressed to one of the fundamental molecular mechanisms - autophagy- evolutionarily adopted by cells for processing of unnecessary or malfunctioned constituents and shaping intracel ...
  • Tropical Forests - The Challenges of Maintaining Ecosystem Services while Managing the Landscape
    Tropical Forests - The Challenges of Maintaining Ecosystem Services while Managing the Landscape
    Edited by Juan A. Blanco, Shih-Chieh Chang and Yueh-Hsin Lo
    ISBN 978-953-51-2759-8,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2758-1,
    136 pages, November, 2016
    Large regions of the planet have been transformed from their natural composition into different human-made landscapes (farmlands, forest plantations, pastures, etc.). Such process, called land use change, is one of the major components of the current ...
  • Cotton Research
    Cotton Research
    Edited by Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov
    ISBN 978-953-51-2737-6,
    Print ISBN 978-953-51-2736-9,
    308 pages, November, 2016
    Cotton is the most important natural fiber crop of our planet, which provides humanity with cloth and vegetable oil, medicinal compounds, meal and hull for livestock feed, energy sources, organic matter to enrich soil, and industrial lubricants. Ther ...