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Fundamentals of Microbiome Science - How Microbes Shape Animal Biology (Hardcover): Angela E. Douglas Fundamentals of Microbiome Science - How Microbes Shape Animal Biology (Hardcover)
Angela E. Douglas
R804 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R189 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An essential introduction to microbiome science, a new cutting-edge discipline that is transforming the life sciences This book provides an accessible and authoritative guide to the fundamental principles of microbiome science, an exciting and fast-emerging new discipline that is reshaping many aspects of the life sciences. Resident microbes in healthy animals--including humans-can dictate many traits of the animal host. This animal microbiome is a second immune system conferring protection against pathogens; it can structure host metabolism in animals as diverse as reef corals and hibernating mammals; and it may influence animal behavior, from social recognition to emotional states. These microbial partners can also drive ecologically important traits, from thermal tolerance to diet, and have contributed to animal diversification over long evolutionary timescales. Drawing on concepts and data across a broad range of disciplines and systems, Angela Douglas provides a conceptual framework for understanding these animal-microbe interactions while shedding critical light on the scientific challenges that lie ahead. Douglas explains why microbiome science demands creative and interdisciplinary thinking-the capacity to combine microbiology with animal physiology, ecological theory with immunology, and evolutionary perspectives with metabolic science. An essential introduction to a cutting-edge field that is revolutionizing the life sciences, this book explains why microbiome science presents a more complete picture of the biology of humans and other animals, and how it can deliver novel therapies for many medical conditions and new strategies for pest control.

North American Boletes - A Color Guide To the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms (Hardcover, 1st ed): Alan E. Bessette North American Boletes - A Color Guide To the Fleshy Pored Mushrooms (Hardcover, 1st ed)
Alan E. Bessette
R1,907 Discovery Miles 19 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

North American Boletes is the first comprehensive guide to an extraordinary and highly prized group of mushrooms known for their beautiful colors, distinctive features, relative abundance, and edibility. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors consider the symbiotic relationship that boletes share with higher plants and trees, their geographical distribution, and new information regarding the macrochemical test reactions of the boletes; they also describe several new species. The book's combination of aesthetically appealing and scientifically accurate color photographs and extensive descriptions makes it a standard reference work for bolete identification in North America.

Chlamydomonas: Molecular Genetics and Physiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Michael Hippler Chlamydomonas: Molecular Genetics and Physiology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Michael Hippler
R3,098 Discovery Miles 30 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This Microbiology Monographs volume covers the current and most recent advances in genomics and genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and molecular biology of C. reinhardtii. Expert international scientists contribute with reviews on the genome, post-genomic techniques, the genetic toolbox development as well as new insights in regulation of photosynthesis and acclimation strategies towards environmental stresses and other structural and genetic aspects, including applicable aspects in biotechnology and biomedicine. Powerful new strategies in functional genomic and genetics combined with biochemical and physiological analyses revealed new insights into Chlamydomonas biology.

Soil Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture - Functional Annotation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Ajar Nath Yadav Soil Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture - Functional Annotation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Ajar Nath Yadav
R4,816 Discovery Miles 48 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book encompasses current knowledge of soil microbiomes and their potential biotechnological application for plant growth, crop yield, and soil health under the natural as well as harsh environmental conditions for sustainable agriculture. The microbes are ubiquitous in nature. The soil is a natural hotspot of the soil microbiome. The soil microbiome plays a critical role in the maintenance of global nutrient balance and ecosystem functioning. The soil microbiomes are associated with plant ecosystems through the intense network of plant-microbe interactions. The microbes present in bulk soil move toward the rhizospheric region due to the release of different nutrients by plant systems. The rhizospheric microbes may survive or proliferate in rhizospheric zone depending on the extent of influences of the chemicals secreted into the soil by roots. The root exudates contain the principal nutrients factors (amino acids, glucose, fructose, and sucrose). The microbes present in rhizospheric region have capabilities to fix atmospheric nitrogen, produce different phytohormones, and solubilize phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. The plant systems take these nutrients for their growth and developments. These soil and plant associated microbes also play an important role in protection of plants from different plant pathogenic organisms by producing different secondary metabolites such as ammonia, hydrogen cyanide, siderophores, and hydrolytic enzymes. The soil microbiomes with plant growth-promoting (PGP) attributes have emerged as an important and promising tool for sustainable agriculture. The soil microbiomes promote the plant growth and enhance the crop yield and soil fertility via directly or indirectly different plant growth-promoting mechanism. The soil microbes help the plant for adaptation in extreme habitats by mitigating the abiotic stress of high/low temperatures, hypersalinity, drought, and acidic/alkaline soil. These PGP microbes are used as biofertilizers/bioinoculants to replace the harmful chemical fertilizers for sustainable agriculture and environments. The aim of the book "Soil Microbiomes for Sustainable Agriculture" is to provide the recent advances in mechanisms of plant growth promotion and applications of soil microbiomes for mitigation of different abiotic stresses in plants. The book is useful to scientists, researchers, and students related to microbiology, biotechnology, agriculture, molecular biology, environmental biology, and related subjects.

Plant Microbiology (Hardcover, New): Michael Gillings, Andrew Holmes Plant Microbiology (Hardcover, New)
Michael Gillings, Andrew Holmes
R4,013 Discovery Miles 40 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Plant Microbiology provides a comprehensive source of information on DNA sequencing and mapping, the newest technology and procedures in areas such as radiation hybrid mapping, FISH and specialized sequencing techniques are covered. The book also describes how transgene expression is controlled in plants and how advanced information strategies can be used to manipulate and modify the plant genome. An exciting final chapter provides and overview of all the applications of plant transformation in agriculture, medicine and industry.

Aerobic Utilization of Hydrocarbons, Oils, and Lipids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fernando Rojo Aerobic Utilization of Hydrocarbons, Oils, and Lipids (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fernando Rojo
R6,578 Discovery Miles 65 780 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the biochemistry and genetics of aerobic degradation of hydrocarbons and lipids by bacteria and yeasts, as well as the functional genomics of the best-known microorganisms involved in these processes. It forms part of the Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Series, a definitive resource of current knowledge on the diverse aspects of the interactions of microbes with hydrocarbons and lipids. Chapters are mainly focused on the new discoveries of recent years. It is aimed to scientists and others interested in different aspects of the microbiology of hydrocarbons.

Microorganisms in Foods 7 - Microbiological Testing in Food Safety Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): International... Microorganisms in Foods 7 - Microbiological Testing in Food Safety Management (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods
R4,841 Discovery Miles 48 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The second edition of Microorganisms in Foods 7: Microbiological Testing in Food Safety Management updates and expands on information on the role of microbiological testing in modern food safety management systems. After helping the reader understand the often confusing statistical concepts underlying microbiological sampling, the second edition explores how risk assessment and risk management can be used to establish goals such as a "tolerable levels of risk," Appropriate Levels of Protection, Food Safety Objectives or Performance Objectives for use in controlling foodborne illness. Guidelines for establishing effective management systems for control of specific hazards in foods are also addressed, including new examples for pathogens and indicator organisms in powdered infant formula, Listeria monocytogenes in deli-meats, enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli in leafy green vegetables, viruses in oysters and Campylobacter in poultry. In addition, a new chapter on application of sampling concept to microbiological methods, expanded chapters covering statistical process control, investigational sampling, environmental sampling, and alternative sampling schemes. The respective roles of industry and government are also explored, recognizing that it is through their collective actions that effective food safety systems are developed and verified. Understanding these systems and concepts can help countries determine whether imported foods were produced with an equivalent level of protection. Microorganisms in Foods 7 is intended for anyone using microbiological testing or setting microbiological criteria, whether for governmental food inspection and control, or industrial applications. It is also intended for those identifying the most effective use of microbiological testing in the food supply chain. For students in food science and technology, this book provides a wealth of information on food safety management principles used by government and industry, with many references for further study. The information was prepared by the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF). The ICMSF was formed in response to the need for internationally acceptable and authoritative decisions on microbiological limits for foods in international commerce. The current membership consists of fifteen food microbiologists from twelve countries, drawn from government, universities, and food processing and related industries.

Nanotechnology for Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Saif Hameed, Suriya Rehman Nanotechnology for Infectious Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Saif Hameed, Suriya Rehman
R4,413 Discovery Miles 44 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book aims to cover the applications of nanotechnology against human infectious diseases. The chapters of the book discuss the role of nanotechnology in the efficient diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. It explicitly provides an overview of nanodiagnostics for infectious diseases from nanoparticles-based, nanodevice-based, and point-of-care platforms. The book also covers the state-of-the-art review of recent progress in biomimetic and bioengineered nanotherapies to treat infectious diseases. It also presents a nano carrier-based CRISPR/Cas9 delivery system for gene editing and its applications for developing interventional approaches against communicable diseases. Further, it reviews the recent developments in nanotechnology to engineer nanoparticles with desired physicochemical properties as a line of defense against multi-drug resistance micro-organisms. Cutting across the disciplines, this book serves as a guide for researchers in biotechnology, parasitology, and nanotechnology.

Bioanalytik fur Einsteiger - Diabetes, Drogen und DNA (German, Paperback, 2. Aufl. 2021): Reinhard Renneberg, Darja Sussbier,... Bioanalytik fur Einsteiger - Diabetes, Drogen und DNA (German, Paperback, 2. Aufl. 2021)
Reinhard Renneberg, Darja Sussbier, Carola Renneberg
R807 Discovery Miles 8 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dieses Einsteiger-Lehrbuch bietet eine hochaktuelle, aber auch alltagstaugliche Gesamtschau der Bioanalytik. Drogen- und Virus-Tests, die Blutzucker-Bestimmung bei Diabetes, die Messung der koerperlichen Fitness, Schwangerschaft und der lebensrettende Check eines Herzinfarkts sind einige der spannenden und lebensnahen Aspekte, die mit einer Vielzahl an vierfarbigen Grafiken und Fotos beschrieben werden. Wie das mit bereits funf Auflagen erfolgreiche Werk des Autors Biotechnologie fur Einsteiger soll auch dieses Buch zeigen: "Wissenschaft kann Spass machen!" und die Neugier auf mehr wecken - und das schon alleine beim Durchblattern. Die abwechslungsreiche Gestaltung des Buches bietet neben Meinungen von Experten, die Standpunkte aus Forschung und Industrie veranschaulichen, auch geschichtliche Aspekte sowie die beliebte Nanoru-Cartoon-Geschichte, die, wie gewohnt, witzig in die Thematik einfuhrt. Acht Fragen am Ende jedes Kapitels helfen bei der Selbstkontrolle von Lernbegierigen. Die zweite Auflage wurde ganzlich uberarbeitet und - buchstablich bis zur letzten Minute vor dem Druck - u.a. mit dem erlauterten Nachweis von Coronaviren auf den aktuellsten Stand gebracht.

Methods in Actinobacteriology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai Methods in Actinobacteriology (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Dhanasekaran Dharumadurai
R6,059 Discovery Miles 60 590 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume details techniques on the study of Isolation, characterization, and exploration of actinobacteria in industrial, food, agricultural, and environmental microbiology. Chapters cover a wide range of basic and advanced techniques associated with research on isolation, characterization and identification of actinobacteria in soil, sediment, estuarine, water, Saltpan, Mangroves, plants, lichens, sea weeds, sea grass, animals-crab, snail, shrimp. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Methods in Actinobacteriology aims to be a useful practical guide to researches to help further their study in this field.

Clinical Xenotransplantation - Pathways and Progress in the Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species (Hardcover,... Clinical Xenotransplantation - Pathways and Progress in the Transplantation of Organs and Tissues Between Species (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
David K.C. Cooper, Guerard Byrne
R2,672 Discovery Miles 26 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title provides an illuminating examination of the current state of xenotransplantation - grafting or transplanting organs or tissues between members of different species - and how it might move forward into the clinic. To be sure, this is a critical topic, as a major problem that remains worldwide is an inadequate supply of organs from deceased human donors, severely limiting the number of organ transplants that can be performed each year. Based on presentations given at a major conference on xenotransplantation, this title includes important views from many leading experts who were invited to present their data and opinions on how xenotransplantation can advance into the clinic. Attention was concentrated on pig kidney and heart transplantation as it is in regard to these organs that most progress has been made. Collectively, these chapters effectively highlight the many advantages of xenotransplantation to patients with end-stage organ failure, thereby encouraging the mapping of a concrete pathway to clinical xenotransplantation. The book is organized across 22 chapters, beginning with background information on clinical and experimental xenotransplantation. Following this are discussions addressing how pigs can be genetically engineered for their organs to be resistant to the human immune response through deletion of pig xenoantigens, and the insertion of 'protective' human transgenes. Subsequent chapters analyze complications that arise in practice, comparing allotransplant and xenotransplant rejection. The selection of the ideal patients for the first clinical trials is discussed. Finally, the book concludes with an analysis on the regulatory, economic, and social aspects of this research, including FDA perspectives and the sensitive, psychosocial factors regarding allotransplantation and xenotransplantation. A major and timely addition to the literature, Clinical Xenotransplantation will be of great interest to all researchers, physicians, and academics from other disciplines with an interest in xenotransplantation.

Yeasts in Biotechnology and Human Health - Physiological Genomic Approaches (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Isabel Sa-Correia Yeasts in Biotechnology and Human Health - Physiological Genomic Approaches (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Isabel Sa-Correia
R4,709 Discovery Miles 47 090 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book discusses genome-based strategies to provide a holistic understanding of yeasts in Human Health and as model organisms in basic research or industrial production. Using numerous Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains and various non-conventional yeast species isolated from diverse origins, it describes essential biological processes, the biotechnological exploitation of yeast and pathogenesis control. It also demonstrates how functional and comparative genomics and the development of genome engineering tools are used in modern yeast research. The use of yeasts as experimental eukaryotic models increasingly gained prominence when several Nobel Prizes in Physiology/Medicine and Chemistry were awarded for innovative research, using yeast strains to elucidate molecular mechanisms in a wide range of human physiological processes and diseases, such as autophagy, cell cycle regulation and telomerase activity. This book offers useful insights for scientists in yeast research, clinical scientists working with yeast infectious models and for industrial researchers using applied microbiology.

Denis Burkitt - A Cancer, the Virus, and the Prevention of Man-Made Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022): John H. Cummings Denis Burkitt - A Cancer, the Virus, and the Prevention of Man-Made Diseases (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
John H. Cummings
R816 R730 Discovery Miles 7 300 Save R86 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This biography of Dr. Denis Parsons Burkitt, after whom the childhood cancer Burkitt's lymphoma was named, and who was a pioneer of the dietary fiber movement, paints a personal but holistic portrait of both the man and his life's work. Featuring excerpts from Dr. Burkitt's personal diaries, spanning seven decades from his boyhood to just before his passing, and extensive family archives, this book invites readers to follow Burkitt's journey through life and experience his tribulations and successes. Prof. John Cummings was a colleague of Dr. Burkitt and weaves the tale of his life through the lens of family, faith, and science. The journey takes Burkitt from his childhood in Ireland, a country undergoing major social upheaval, through his medical studies in Dublin, to army service in Africa in the midst of WWII and the independence movements that swept the continent in the following years. During his two decades spent in Uganda, working for the Colonial Medical Service, Burkitt made his first major contribution to cancer research - the characterization of Burkitt's lymphoma and its possible viral cause. Following his return to England in 1966, he turned his attention to the cause of 'Western Diseases' especially the role of dietary fibre in the prevention of disease and promotion of health. This earned him even wider international recognition and helped to inspire what is a vital field of research today. The book examines Burkitt's personal views of the world around him, including his experiences as a committed evangelical Christian who had been raised an Irish Protestant, and the challenges, both familial and cultural, that this elicited from and towards him and his scientific work. The lymphoma and later the fibre story propelled Denis into an orbit of worldwide travel, fame and many honours. An engaging speaker but man of great humility, always giving the credit for much of what he did to others, he left a legacy of evidence and ideas for the causes of cancer and prevention of disease from which we all now benefit.

Plant Microbiome: Stress Response (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Parvaiz Ahmad Plant Microbiome: Stress Response (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Parvaiz Ahmad
R4,600 R2,633 Discovery Miles 26 330 Save R1,967 (43%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents state-of-the-art research on the many facets of the plant microbiome, including diversity, ecology, physiology and genomics, as well as molecular mechanisms of plant-microbe interactions. Topics considered include the importance of microbial secondary metabolites in stimulating plant growth, induced systemic resistance, tolerance to abiotic stress, and biological control of plant pathogens. The respective contributions show how microbes help plants to cope with abiotic stresses, and represent significant progress toward understanding the complex regulatory networks critical to host-microbe interaction and plant adaptation in extreme environments. New insights into the mechanisms of microbial actions in inducing plant stress tolerance open new doors for improving the efficacy of microbial strategies, and could produce new ways of economically increasing crop yields without harming the environment. As such, this book offers an essential resource for students and researchers with an interest in plant-microbe interaction, as well as several possibilities for employing the plant microbiome in the enhancement of crop productivity under future climate change scenarios.

Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae (Hardcover): Larry McEdward Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae (Hardcover)
Larry McEdward
R5,408 Discovery Miles 54 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is the first book to provide a detailed treatment of the field of larval ecology. The 13 chapters use state-of-the-art reviews and critiques of nearly all of the major topics in this diverse and rapidly growing field. Topics include:
o patterns of larval diversity
o reproductive energetics
o spawning ecology
o life history theory
o larval feeding and nutrition
o larval mortality
o behavior and locomotion
o larval transport
o dispersal
o population genetics
o recruitment dynamics
o larval evolution
Written by the leading new scientists in the field, chapters define the current state of larval ecology and outline the important questions for future research.

Sustainable Technologies for the Management of Agricultural Wastes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Zainul Akmar Zakaria Sustainable Technologies for the Management of Agricultural Wastes (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Zainul Akmar Zakaria
R2,301 R1,463 Discovery Miles 14 630 Save R838 (36%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses modern technologies for utilizing various types of agricultural waste as a direct means of properly managing its abundance. It explores the potential of using waste materials obtained from the palm oil industry, used cooking oil, maize and tea plantations, as well as citrus-based plants for the production of useful, high-value materials such as pyroligenous acid and bio-oil (Chapter 1), ferulic acid (Chapter 4) and bio-control agents (Chapter 5-7, 9). It also includes case studies to further enhance readers' understanding. This comprehensive volume is useful to anyone involved in agricultural waste management, green chemistry and agricultural biotechnology. It is also recommended as a reference work for all agriculture and biotechnology libraries.

Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels - Opportunities and Perception (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Sachin Kumar, Rajesh Sani Biorefining of Biomass to Biofuels - Opportunities and Perception (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Sachin Kumar, Rajesh Sani
R3,886 R2,260 Discovery Miles 22 600 Save R1,626 (42%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume focuses on the prospects of the conversion of biomass into biofuels including ethanol, butanol, biogas, biohydrogen, biodiesel, syn-gas and other useful products. Biomass-derived fuels have gained tremendous attention worldwide. However, due to high raw material and processing costs, biofuels produced from lignocelluloses have been found to be more expensive than conventional fuels. Therefore, a concept of biorefining has been introduced, where more than one product or each and every component of biomass may be derived into useful products in a manner of petroleum refinery.

Hemicellulose Biorefinery: A Sustainable Solution for Value Addition to Bio-Based Products and Bioenergy (Hardcover, 1st ed.... Hemicellulose Biorefinery: A Sustainable Solution for Value Addition to Bio-Based Products and Bioenergy (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2022)
Michel Brienzo
R4,406 Discovery Miles 44 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edited book provides knowledge about hemicelluloses biorefinery approaching production life cycle, circular economy, and valorization by obtaining value-added bioproducts and bioenergy. A special focus is dedicated to chemical and biochemical compounds produced from the hemicelluloses derivatives platform. Hemicelluloses are polysaccharides located into plant cell wall, with diverse chemical structures and properties. It is the second most spread organic polymer on nature and found in vast lignocellulosic materials from agro and industrial wastes, therefore, hemicelluloses are considered as abundant and renewable raw material/feedstock. Biorefinery concept contributes to hemicelluloses production associated with biomass industrial processes. Hemicelluloses are alternative sources of sugars for renewable fuels and as platform for chemicals production. This book reviews chemical processes for sugar production and degradation, obtaining of intermediate and final products, and challenges for pentose fermentation. Aspects of hemicelluloses chain chemical and enzymatic modifications are presented with focus on physicochemical properties improvement for bioplastic and biomaterial approaches. Hemicelluloses are presented as sources for advanced materials in biomedical and pharmaceutical uses, and as hydrogel for chemical and medicine deliveries. An interdisciplinary approach is needed to cover all the processes involving hemicelluloses, its conversion into final and intermediate value-added compounds, and bioenergy production. Covering this context, this book is of interest to teachers, students, researchers, and scientists dedicated to biomass valorization. This book is a knowledge source of basic aspects to advanced processing and application for graduate students, particularly. Besides, the book serves as additional reading material for undergraduate students (from different courses) with a deep interest in biomass and waste conversion, valorization, and chemical products from hemicelluloses

Recent Advancements in Biofuels and Bioenergy Utilization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Prakash Kumar Sarangi, Sonil Nanda,... Recent Advancements in Biofuels and Bioenergy Utilization (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Prakash Kumar Sarangi, Sonil Nanda, Pravakar Mohanty
R3,938 Discovery Miles 39 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The concerns relating to global warming, climate change, and increasing energy demands have led to significant research towards the development of alternative energy to substitute the fossil energy sources. Biomass-based energy or biofuels are highly promising due to many perceptible environmental and socio-economic advantages. Cutting-edge academic research and advanced industrial product development have created tremendous scope for the implementation of biofuels at a global scale to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions and supplement the escalating energy demands. The prime focus of this book is to provide an overview of the different technologies utilized to harness the chemical energy from plant-based non-edible biomass and other organic wastes in the form of solid, liquid, and gaseous biofuels. The opportunities and challenges of different biomass conversion technologies, especially biomass-to-liquid, biomass-to-gas and gas-to-liquid routes, as well as biomass pretreatments, densification, anaerobic digestion, reforming, transesterification, supercritical fluid extraction, microalgal carbon sequestration, life-cycle assessment and techno-economic analysis have been comprehensively discussed in this book. This book is an amalgamation of fifteen different chapters each with distinctive investigations and a collective focus relating to the transition from fossil fuels towards carbon-neutral biofuels. This book serves as a benchmark for academic and industrial researchers involved in exploring the true potentials of plant residues and waste organic matter to produce alternative renewable fuels. To realize the real promises of bioenergy, this book attempts to assess the biorefining approaches, biofuel production and application, and environmental sustainability.

Physiological and Biotechnological Aspects of Extremophiles (Paperback): Richa Salwan, Vivek Sharma Physiological and Biotechnological Aspects of Extremophiles (Paperback)
Richa Salwan, Vivek Sharma
R2,638 Discovery Miles 26 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Physiological and Biotechnological Aspects of Extremophiles highlights the current and topical areas of research in this rapidly growing field. Expert authors from around the world provide the latest insights into the mechanisms of these fascinating organisms use to survive. The vast majority of extremophiles are microbes which include archaea, bacteria and some eukaryotes. These microbes live under chemical and physical extremes that are usually lethal to cellular molecules, yet they manage to survive and even thrive. Extremophiles have important practical uses. They are a valuable source of industrially important enzymes and recent research has revealed novel mechanisms and biomolecular structures with a broad range of potential applications in biotechnology, biomining, and bioremediation. Aimed at research scientists, students, microbiologists, and biotechnologists, this book is an essential reading for scientists working with extremophiles and a recommended reference text for anyone interested in the microbiology, bioprospecting, biomining, biofuels, and extremozymes of these organisms.

Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions (Hardcover, New): Francis Martin, Sophien Kamoun Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions (Hardcover, New)
Francis Martin, Sophien Kamoun
R4,157 Discovery Miles 41 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Plants and microbes interact in a complex relationship that can have both harmful and beneficial impacts on both plant and microbial communities. Effectors, secreted microbial molecules that alter plant processes and facilitate colonization, are central to understanding the complicated interplay between plants and microbes. Effectors in Plant-Microbe Interactions unlocks the molecular basis of this important class of microbial molecules and describes their diverse and complex interactions with host plants. Effectors in Plant Microbe Interactions is divided into five sections that take stock of the current knowledge on effectors of plant-associated organisms. Coverage ranges from the impact of bacterial, fungal and oomycete effectors on plant immunity and high-throughput genomic analysis of effectors to the function and trafficking of these microbial molecules. The final section looks at effectors secreted by other eukaryotic microbes that are the focus of current and future research efforts. Written by leading international experts in plant-microbe interactions, Effectors in Plant Microbe Interactions, will be an essential volume for plant biologists, microbiologists, pathologists, and geneticists.

Advances in Microbial Physiology, Volume 76 (Hardcover): Robert K. Poole Advances in Microbial Physiology, Volume 76 (Hardcover)
Robert K. Poole
R3,176 Discovery Miles 31 760 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Advances in Microbial Physiology, Volume 76, the latest release in this ongoing series, continues the long tradition of topical, important, cutting-edge reviews in microbiology. The updated release contains updates in the field, with comprehensive chapters covering Bacteria respiration during infection, Spironucleus vortens: functional imaging of a model aerotolerant flagellated protist, In situ Absorbance Measurements: a New Means to Study Respiratory Electron Transfer in Chemolithotrophic microorganisms, Microbubbles in microbiology, Bacterial catabolism of s-triazine herbicides: biochemistry, evolution and application, and more.

Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power... Extremophilic Microbial Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Biofuels, Value-Added Products, and Usable Power (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Rajesh K. Sani, Navanietha Krishnaraj Rathinam
R2,319 R1,357 Discovery Miles 13 570 Save R962 (41%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book presents a review and in-depth analyses of improved biotechnological processes emphasizing critical aspects and challenges of lignocellulosic biomass conversion into biofuels and value-added products especially using extremophiles and recombinant microorganisms. The book specifically comprises extremophilic production of liquid and gaseous biofuels (bioethanol, biobutanol, biodiesel, biohydrogen, and biogas) as well as value added products (e.g. single cell protein, hydrocarbons, lipids, exopolysaccharides, and polyhydroxyalkanoates). The book also provides the knowledge on how to develop safe, more efficient, sustainable, and economical integrated processes for enhanced conversion of lignocellulosic feedstocks to liquid and gaseous biofuels. Finally the book describes how to perform the techno-economical and life-cycle assessments of new integrated processes involving extremophiles. These modeling exercises are critical in addressing any deficiencies associated with the demonstration of an integrated biofuels and value-added products production process at pilot scale as well as demonstration on the commercialization scale.

Molecular Driving Forces - Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience (Paperback, 2nd edition):... Molecular Driving Forces - Statistical Thermodynamics in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Nanoscience (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Ken A. Dill, Sarina Bromberg, Dirk Stigter
R2,978 Discovery Miles 29 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Molecular Driving Forces, Second Edition is an introductory statistical thermodynamics text that describes the principles and forces that drive chemical and biological processes. It demonstrates how the complex behaviors of molecules can result from a few simple physical processes, and how simple models provide surprisingly accurate insights into the workings of the molecular world.

Widely adopted in its First Edition, Molecular Driving Forces is regarded by teachers and students as an accessible textbook that illuminates underlying principles and concepts. The Second Edition includes two brand new chapters: (1) "Microscopic Dynamics" introduces single molecule experiments; and (2) "Molecular Machines" considers how nanoscale machines and engines work. "The Logic of Thermodynamics" has been expanded to its own chapter and now covers heat, work, processes, pathways, and cycles. New practical applications, examples, and end-of-chapter questions are integrated throughout the revised and updated text, exploring topics in biology, environmental and energy science, and nanotechnology. Written in a clear and reader-friendly style, the book provides an excellent introduction to the subject for novices while remaining a valuable resource for experts.

Bioprocess Engineering - Kinetics, Sustainability, and Reactor Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition): Shijie Liu Bioprocess Engineering - Kinetics, Sustainability, and Reactor Design (Hardcover, 3rd edition)
Shijie Liu
R3,641 Discovery Miles 36 410 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Bioprocess Engineering: Kinetics, Sustainability, and Reactor Design, Third Edition, is a systematic and comprehensive textbook on bioprocess kinetics, molecular transformation, bioprocess systems, sustainability and reaction engineering. The book reviews the relevant fundamentals of chemical kinetics, batch and continuous reactors, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, reaction engineering and bioprocess systems engineering, introducing key principles that enable bioprocess engineers to engage in the analysis, optimization, selection of cultivation methods, design and consistent control over molecular biological and chemical transformations. The quantitative treatment of bioprocesses is the central theme in this text, however more advanced techniques and applications are also covered.

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