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Biotechnology

  • The Chemostatby J?r?me Harmand; Claude Lobry; Alain Rapaport; Tewfik Sari

    Wiley 2017; US$ 135.00 US$ 117.00

    Invented by J. Monod, and independently by A. Novick and L. Szilard, in 1950, the chemostat is both a micro-organism culturing device and an abstracted ecosystem managed by a controlled nutrient flow. This book studies mathematical models of single species growth as well as competition models of multiple species by integrating recent work in theoretical... more...

  • Extremophilic Enzymatic Processing of Lignocellulosic Feedstocks to Bioenergyby Rajesh K. Sani; R. Navanietha Krishnaraj

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 83.96

    This book introduces fundamentals of enzymatic processes, various renewable energy resources and their pretreatment processes.  It presents in-depth review of extremophilic enzymes (e.g., Cellulases, Xylanases, Lytic Polysaccharide Monooxygenases, Amylases, Ligninases, Pectinases, Esterases, and Chitinases) which can be used in several biotechnological... more...

  • Psychrophiles: From Biodiversity to Biotechnologyby Rosa Margesin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 256.38

    Most scientists in the middle of the twentieth century would probably not have believed that life was possible at extreme values of environmental factors, such as pH values close to 0 (e. g. sulfurous environments) or to 14 (e. g. soda lakes), sali- ties of 6 M NaCl (e. g. Dead Sea), hydrostatic pressures approaching 0. 1 MPa (deep sea) and temperatures... more...

  • Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 9.31

    Is a baby whose personality has been chosen from a gene supermarket still a human? If we choose what we create what happens to morality? Is this the end of human nature? The dramatic advances in DNA technology over the last few years are the stuff of science fiction. It is now not only possible to clone human beings it is happening. For the first... more...

  • Glycerolby Claudio J. A. Mota; Bianca Peres Pinto; Ana Lúcia de Lima

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.20

    This book is aimed at providing a concise discussion on the use of glycerol as a renewable raw material for the chemical industry. With the increasing use of biodiesel produced from oils and fats, there is a surplus of glycerol in the world. This abundant and rather cheap raw material can be transformed in commodities and specialty chemicals, as well... more...

  • Microbial Strategies for Vegetable Productionby Almas Zaidi; Mohammad Saghir Khan

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 134.34

    ​This book provides a comprehensive information on basic and applied concepts of microbesial strategies adopted for the improvement of  vegetables grown in various production systems. The beneficial role of soil microbes including plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR), nitrogen fixers, and phosphate-solubilizing bacteria in the improvement... more...

  • A Crack in Creationby Jennifer A. Doudna; Samuel H. Sternberg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017; US$ 26.30

    A trailblazing biologist grapples with her role in the biggest scientific discovery of our era: a cheap, easy way of rewriting genetic code, with nearly limitless promise and peril . more...

  • Magnetic Nanomaterialsby Yanglong Hou

    Wiley 2017; US$ 230.00 US$ 199.33

    Timely and comprehensive, this book presents recent advances in magnetic nanomaterials research, covering the latest developments, including the design and preparation of magnetic nanoparticles, their physical and chemical properties as well as their applications in different fields, including biomedicine, magnetic energy storage, wave-absorbing and... more...

  • Biotechnology of Yeasts and Filamentous Fungiby Andriy A. Sibirny

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 167.92

    This book provides a comprehensive overview on biotechnological applications of unicellular and multicellular fungi in a variety of industrial branches. Targeted genetic and metabolic engineering of fungi allows production of native and transgenic enzymes and proteins in industrial scales. Those most prominently find application in biorefineries... more...

  • Bacillus thuringiensis and Lysinibacillus sphaericusby Lidia Mariana Fiuza; Ricardo Antonio Polanczyk; Neil Crickmore

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 134.34

    This volume presents a comprehensive perspective of the biopesticides  Bacillus thuringiensis   and  Lysinibacillus sphaericu s , from their basic biology to agriculture, forestry and public-health applications. It covers their ecology, virulence factors, and genetic characterization. The topics related to agriculture and forestry... more...