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Advances in Life Sciences , 1/e

Editor : Rajeshwar P. Sinha , Naveen K. Sharma & Ashwani K Rai
© Year : 2011
ISBN : 9789381141045
Pages : 528
Binding : Hardback
Weight : 1.36   kg
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  • About the Book
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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.

Salient Features:

  • A compilation of 24 articles, the book deals with the changing trends in the approach of life sciences.
  • Contributed by 47 eminent scientists and academicians from India and a few other regions of the world.
  • Topics include bacterial biotechnology, cryopreservation, HIV research, genetics, phytogeography, agricultural crops, and the internet as source of information and so on.
  • Provides information on newer techniques and use of these tools to some of the basic problems in life sciences.
  • Each article includes an abstract and keywords, and gives a concluding remarks or future prospects.

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. Sinha
Department of Botany
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005

Ashwani K Rai :- Ashwani K Rai
Department of Botany
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005

Naveen K. Sharma :- Naveen K. Sharma
Sr. Lecturer
Department of Botany
Post-Graduate College
Ghazipur

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