Advances in Life Sciences provides state-of-the-art information and highlights the current developments in life sciences. It encompasses topics on viruses to crop plants, comprising seventeen reviews and six original articles. For the benefit of graduate and postgraduate students and researchers, a chapter on the use of internet for searching scientific literature is included. Subjects covered include stress biology, phytotaxis, biological nitrogen fixation and its biotechnology, community ecology, microbial production of drugs, cosmetics and other bioactive compounds, long-term storage of useful microbes, methods to transfer genes into multicellular organisms and gene expression. The book provides an insight in future perspectives in particular field with extensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter. The book will be highly useful and must-read for students, researchers and professionals in botany, environmental sciences, agriculture, molecular biology and life sciences.
I. REVIEWS 1. Abiotic Stress-Induced Metabolic Alterations in Crop Plants: Strategies for Improving Stress Tolerance 2. Physiological Implications of Salt Stress and Tolerance Mechanisms 3. Phosphate Transporters in Symbiotic Arbuscular Endomycorrhizal Association: A Bioinformatics Approach 4. Investigation of Gravitaxis and Phototaxis in Euglena gracilis 5. Symbiotic and Asymbiotic N2 Fixation 6. Cyanobacterial Biotechnology : Nutritional Interactions in Free-living and Symbiotic Forms 7. Development of New Generation of Cephalosporins 8. Cyanotoxins : An emerging environmental concern 9. UV-absorbing/screening compounds in algae 10. Cyanobacteria : A potent source of pharmaceuticals 11. Cryoprservation : A novel approach to cyanobacterial germplasm conservation 12. Methods for DNA transfer in filamentous cyanobacteria and strategy to overcome restriction by host-encoded endonucleases 13. Genotoxin-induced DNA damage : Detection, recovery and influence on human health 14. HIV: Present status and future perspectives 15. Problems, pitfalls and advantages of transgenic crops 16. Gene: Expression and regulation 17. Terrestrial vegetation : Community features and diversity attributes II. ORIGINAL CONTRIBUTIONS 18. Action spectrum of mycosporine-like amino acid (MAA) induction in Prorocentrum micans under solar radiation 19. Establishment of callus and cell suspension culture of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal 20. Effect of yeast extract in cell suspension culture of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal 21. Monetary value of Lake Ramgarh (Gorakhpur, UP, India): A preliminary investigation 22. Phytogeographical analysis of DEWAS District (Malwa Region (M.P., India) 23. Effect of mine spoils on growth, biochemical composition and yield of Chickpea (Cicerarietinum L) III. SPECIAL ARTICLE 24. Searching internet for scholarly information
Rajeshwar P. Sinha :- Rajeshwar P. SinhaDepartment of BotanyBanaras Hindu University Varanasi 221 005Ashwani K Rai :- Ashwani K RaiDepartment of BotanyBanaras Hindu University Varanasi 221 005Naveen K. Sharma :- Naveen K. SharmaSr. LecturerDepartment of Botany Post-Graduate College Ghazipur
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