• Science

Laboratory Exercises in Developmental Biology


Author: Yolanda P. Cruz
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0323137776
Category: Science
Page: 241
View: 9346
This intensive manual provides students with valuable information and insights into animal development at the organismal, cellular, and subcellular levels. The book uses both descriptive and investigative approaches that emphasize techniques, key experiments, and data analysis. Provides a broad introductory view of developmental systems Teaches both classical embryology and modern experimental approaches Contains seventeen laboratory exercises, written in step-by-step style Organized with additional notes to students and preparators Lists questions and references for each exercise Special chapters give introductions to the scientific process, use of the microscope, and the writing of scientific papers Illustrated with detailed line drawings

    • Science

Experimental Developmental Biology

A Laboratory Manual
Author: Laura R. Keller,John H. Evans,Thomas C. S. Keller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124039704
Category: Science
Page: 114
View: 2652
This work is designed for use as a lab manual in college-level courses in developmental biology or animal development. It could also be used in cell biology lab courses. In each laboratory exercise, students examine gametes and developing embryos of a single species, and also perform several experiments to probe the developmental process best illustrated by that species. A feature of this manual is the preparator's guide, which provides information for setting up each lab.

    • Science

Key Experiments in Practical Developmental Biology


Author: Manuel Marí-Beffa,Jennifer Knight
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521833158
Category: Science
Page: 382
View: 3766
This unique resource presents 27 laboratory exercises for use in student practical classes, all of which are classic experiments in developmental biology. These are experiments that provided key insights into developmental questions, and many of them are described by the scientists who carried out the original pioneering research. This book provides a bridge between state-of-the-art experimental work and the laboratory classes taken at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. All chapters follow the same logical format, taking the students from materials and methods, through results and discussion, so that they learn the underlying rationale employed in the research.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Using The Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Revised And Expanded
Author: Diane Schmidt,Elisabeth B. Davis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780824741716
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 488
View: 7270
"Provides an in-depth review of current print and electronic tools for research in numerous disciplines of biology, including dictionaries and encyclopedias, method guides, handbooks, on-line directories, and periodicals. Directs readers to an associated Web page that maintains the URLs and annotations of all major Inernet resources discussed in this edition."

    • Science

Devbio Laboratory

Vade Mecum 3 Access Card
Author: Mary S. Tyler,Ronald N. Kozlowski
Publisher: Sinauer Associates
ISBN: 9780878938735
Category: Science
Page: N.A
View: 7596
This access card code provides access to over 140 interactive videos and 300 labelled photographs instructing students on the life cycles of organisms, a laboratory manual containing challenging experiments, interactive puzzles and web links, a complete glossary with rollover definitions, study questions and a laboratory skills guide.

    • Science

Molecular Biology of the Cell


Author: Bruce Alberts
Publisher: Garland Science
ISBN: 1317563743
Category: Science
Page: 1464
View: 6701
As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.

    • Science

Developmental Biology

A Guide for Experimental Study
Author: Mary S. Tyler
Publisher: Sinauer Associates Incorporated
ISBN: 9780878938438
Category: Science
Page: 208
View: 6243
Developmental Biology: A Guide for Experimental Study, Second Edition is a laboratory manual for college-level courses in developmental biology. It teaches students to work as independent investigators on problems in development, and provides extensive background information and instructions for each experiment. It emphasizes the study of living material, intermixing developmental anatomy in an enjoyable balance, and allows students to make choices in their work. The manual contains challenging experiments requiring minimal equipment that are suitable for both large and small classes. Recipes for solutions, annotated bibliographies, and lists of scientific suppliers are also included.

    • Medical

The Biology of Exercise


Author: Michael J. Joyner,Juleen R. Zierath,John A. Hawley
Publisher: Perspectives Cshl
ISBN: 9781621821656
Category: Medical
Page: 408
View: 5094
Exercise training provokes widespread transformations in the human body, requiring coordinated changes in muscle composition, blood flow, neuronal and hormonal signaling, and metabolism. These changes enhance physical performance, improve mental health, and delay the onset of aging and disease. Understanding the molecular basis of these changes is therefore important for optimizing athletic ability and for developing drugs that elicit therapeutic effects. Written and edited by experts in the field, this collection from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine examines the biological basis of exercise from the molecular to the systemic levels. Contributors discuss how transcriptional regulation, cytokine and hormonal signaling, glucose metabolism, epigenetic modifications, microRNA profiles, and mitochondrial and ribosomal functions are altered in response to exercise training, leading to improved skeletal muscle, hippocampal, and cardiovascular function. Cross talk among the pathways underlying tissue-specific and systemic responses to exercise is also considered. The authors also discuss how the understanding of such molecular mechanisms may lead to the development of drugs that mitigate aging and disease. This volume will therefore serve as a vital reference for all involved in the fields of sports science and medicine, as well as anyone seeking to understand the molecular mechanisms by which exercise promotes whole-body health.

    • Medical

Practical Exercises in Parasitology


Author: D. W. Halton,J. M. Behnke,I. Marshall,British Society for Parasitology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521791045
Category: Medical
Page: 461
View: 7648
An excellent practical guide to hands-on teaching of parasitology in the laboratory.

    • Science

VanDeGraaff's Photographic Atlas for the Biology Laboratory, 8e


Author: Byron J Adams,John L Crawley
Publisher: Morton Publishing Company
ISBN: 1617317667
Category: Science
Page: 310
View: 2118
This full-color atlas provides students with a balanced visual representation of the diversity of biological organisms. It is designed to accompany any biology textbook or laboratory manual.

    • Medical

Plant Tissue Culture, Development, and Biotechnology


Author: Robert N. Trigiano,Dennis J. Gray
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439896143
Category: Medical
Page: 608
View: 9223
Under the vast umbrella of Plant Sciences resides a plethora of highly specialized fields. Botanists, agronomists, horticulturists, geneticists, and physiologists each employ a different approach to the study of plants and each for a different end goal. Yet all will find themselves in the laboratory engaging in what can broadly be termed biotechnology. Addressing a wide variety of related topics, Plant Tissue Culture, Development, and Biotechnology gives the practical and technical knowledge needed to train the next generation of plant scientists regardless of their ultimate specialization. With the detailed perspectives and hands-on training signature to the authors’ previous bestselling books, Plant Development and Biotechnology and Plant Tissue Culture Concepts and Laboratory Exercises, this book discusses relevant concepts supported by demonstrative laboratory experiments. It provides critical thinking questions, concept boxes highlighting important ideas, and procedure boxes giving precise instruction for experiments, including step-by-step procedures, such as the proper microscope use with digital photography, along with anticipated results, and a list of materials needed to perform them. Integrating traditional plant sciences with recent advances in plant tissue culture, development, and biotechnology, chapters address germplasm preservation, plant growth regulators, embryo rescue, micropropagation of roses, haploid cultures, and transformation of meristems. Going beyond the scope of a simple laboratory manual, this book also considers special topics such as copyrights, patents, legalities, trade secrets, and the business of biotechnology. Focusing on plant culture development and its applications in biotechnology across a myriad of plant science specialties, this text uses a broad range of species and practical laboratory exercises to make it useful for anyone engaged in the plant sciences.

    • Science

Development of Sea Urchins, Ascidians, and Other Invertebrate Deuterostomes

Experimental Approaches
Author: Charles A. Ettensohn,Gregory A. Wray,Gary M. Wessel
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780124802797
Category: Science
Page: 883
View: 4208
"This book provides a practical guide to experimental methods for studying the development invertebrate deuterostomes as animal model systems. The chapters provide detailed experimental protocols that cover a broad range of topics in modern experimental methods. Topics covered range from rearing embryos to the care of adult animals, while also presenting the basic experimental methods including light and electron microscopy, used to study gene expression, transgenics, reverse genetics, and genomic approaches. Covers a wide range of methods, from classical embryology through modern genomics. Di."--[Source inconnue].

    • Science

Molecular Biology Techniques

A Classroom Laboratory Manual
Author: Heather Miller,D. Scott Witherow,Sue Carson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123855454
Category: Science
Page: 232
View: 1885
This manual is an indispensable tool for introducing advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to the techniques of recombinant DNA technology, or gene cloning and expression. The techniques used in basic research and biotechnology laboratories are covered in detail. Students gain hands-on experience from start to finish in subcloning a gene into an expression vector, through purification of the recombinant protein. The third edition has been completely re-written, with new laboratory exercises and all new illustrations and text, designed for a typical 15-week semester, rather than a 4-week intensive course. The “project approach to experiments was maintained: students still follow a cloning project through to completion, culminating in the purification of recombinant protein. It takes advantage of the enhanced green fluorescent protein - students can actually visualize positive clones following IPTG induction. Cover basic concepts and techniques used in molecular biology research labs Student-tested labs proven successful in a real classroom laboratories Exercises simulate a cloning project that would be performed in a real research lab "Project" approach to experiments gives students an overview of the entire process Prep-list appendix contains necessary recipes and catalog numbers, providing staff with detailed instructions

    • Science

Essays on Developmental Biology


Author: Paul M Wassarman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128016167
Category: Science
Page: 734
View: 390
In 2016 Current Topics in Developmental Biology (CTDB) will celebrate its 50th or “golden anniversary. To commemorate the founding of CTDB by Aron Moscona (1921-2009) and Alberto Monroy (1913-1986) in 1966, a two-volume set of CTDB (volumes 116 and 117), entitled Essays on Development, will be published by Academic Press/Elsevier in early 2016. The volumes are edited by Paul M. Wassarman, series editor of CTDB, and include contributions from dozens of outstanding developmental biologists from around the world. Overall, the essays provide critical reviews and discussion of developmental processes for a variety of model organisms. Many essays relate the history of a particular area of research, others personal experiences in research, and some are quite philosophical. Essays on Development provides a window onto the rich landscape of contemporary research in developmental biology and should be useful to both students and investigators for years to come. Covers the area of developmental processes for a variety of model organisms International board of authors Part of two 50th Anniversary volumes proving a comprehensive set of reviews edited by Serial Editor Paul M. Wassarman

    • Science

A Practical Guide to Developmental Biology


Author: Melissa Ann Gibbs
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199249718
Category: Science
Page: 118
View: 3964
This lab manual is designed for upper level undergraduates or graduate students, to introduce them to the field of developmental biology. After spending two weeks learning how to handle and manipulate a variety of embryonic organisms, students will begin a series of experiments that more or less keep pace with the sequence of most developmental biology textbooks (axial patterning, plant cell totipotency, fertilization, early plant development, morphogenesis, cell adhesion, embryogenesis,gametogenesis, regeneration and metamorphosis. The manual is heavily illustrated and gives students a solid grounding in classic developmental biology as well as modern techniques in immunohistochemistry and homeobox gene expression. Appendices of recipes, needed chemicals, and sources for animals are included.

Developmental Biology


Author: Scott F. Gilbert,Michael J. F. Barresi
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781605357386
Category:
Page: 500
View: 5430
Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press. A classic gets a new coauthor and a new approach: Developmental Biology, Eleventh Edition, keeps the excellent writing, accuracy, and enthusiasm of the Gilbert Developmental Biology book, streamlines it, adds innovative electronic supplements, and creates a new textbook for those teaching Developmental Biology to a new generation. Several new modes of teaching are employed in the new Gilbert and Barresi textbook.

    • Computers

Calculations for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology


Author: Frank H. Stephenson
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128025980
Category: Computers
Page: 496
View: 529
Calculations in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Third Edition, helps researchers utilizing molecular biology and biotechnology techniques—from student to professional—understand which type of calculation to use and why. Research in biotechnology and molecular biology requires a vast amount of calculations. Results of one data set become the basis of the next. An error of choosing the wrong type of equation can turn what would have been a successful research project or weeks of labor and research into a veritable house of cards. It could be how you calculated the medium in which you test your sample to calculating how long it takes a sample to grow to calculating the synthesis of multiple variables. In one easy to use reference, Stephenson reviews the mathematics and statistics related to the day-to-day functions of biotechnology and molecular biology labs, which is a sticking point for many students, technicians, and researchers. The book covers all of the basic mathematical and statistical needs for students and professionals, providing them with a useful tool for their work. Features comprehensive calculations in biotechnology and molecular biology experiments from start to finish Provides coverage ranging from basic scientific notations to complex subjects like nucleic acid chemistry and recombinant DNA technology Includes recent applications of the procedures and computations in clinical, academic, industrial, and basic research laboratories cited throughout the text Features new coverage of digital PCR and protein quantification including chromatography and radiolabelling of proteins Includes more sample problems in every chapter for readers to practice concepts

    • Science

Experiments in the Purification and Characterization of Enzymes

A Laboratory Manual
Author: Thomas E. Crowley,Jack Kyte
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124095933
Category: Science
Page: 266
View: 1320
Experiments in the Purification and Characterization of Enzymes: A Laboratory Manual provides students with a working knowledge of the fundamental and advanced techniques of experimental biochemistry. Included are instructions and experiments that involve purification and characterization of enzymes from various source materials, giving students excellent experience in kinetics analysis and data analysis. Additionally, this lab manual covers how to evaluate and effectively use scientific data. By focusing on the relationship between structure and function in enzymes, Experiments in the Purification and Characterization of Enzymes: A Laboratory Manual provides a strong research foundation for students enrolled in a biochemistry lab course by outlining how to evaluate and effectively use scientific data in addition to offering students a more hands-on approach with exercises that encourage them to think deeply about the content and to design their own experiments. Instructors will find this book useful because the modular nature of the lab exercises allows them to apply the exercises to any set of proteins and incorporate the exercises into their courses as they see fit, allowing for greater flexibility in the use of the material. Written in a logical, easy-to-understand manner, Experiments in the Purification and Characterization of Enzymes: A Laboratory Manual is an indispensable resource for both students and instructors in the fields of biochemistry, molecular biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, and related molecular life sciences such as cell biology, neurosciences, and genetics. Offers project lab formats for students that closely simulate original research projects Provides instructional guidance for students to design their own experiments Includes advanced analytical techniques Contains adaptable modular exercises that allow for the study proteins other than FNR, LuxG and LDH Includes access to a website with additional resources for instructors

    • Business & Economics

The Cult of Statistical Significance

How the Standard Error Costs Us Jobs, Justice, and Lives
Author: Deirdre Nansen McCloskey,Steve Ziliak
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472026100
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 6678
“ McCloskey and Ziliak have been pushing this very elementary, very correct, very important argument through several articles over several years and for reasons I cannot fathom it is still resisted. If it takes a book to get it across, I hope this book will do it. It ought to.” — Thomas Schelling, Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, and 2005 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics “ With humor, insight, piercing logic and a nod to history, Ziliak and McCloskey show how economists— and other scientists— suffer from a mass delusion about statistical analysis. The quest for statistical significance that pervades science today is a deeply flawed substitute for thoughtful analysis. . . . Yet few participants in the scientific bureaucracy have been willing to admit what Ziliak and McCloskey make clear: the emperor has no clothes.” — Kenneth Rothman, Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Health The Cult of Statistical Significance shows, field by field, how “ statistical significance,” a technique that dominates many sciences, has been a huge mistake. The authors find that researchers in a broad spectrum of fields, from agronomy to zoology, employ “ testing” that doesn’ t test and “ estimating” that doesn’ t estimate. The facts will startle the outside reader: how could a group of brilliant scientists wander so far from scientific magnitudes? This study will encourage scientists who want to know how to get the statistical sciences back on track and fulfill their quantitative promise. The book shows for the first time how wide the disaster is, and how bad for science, and it traces the problem to its historical, sociological, and philosophical roots. Stephen T. Ziliak is the author or editor of many articles and two books. He currently lives in Chicago, where he is Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University. Deirdre N. McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, is the author of twenty books and three hundred scholarly articles. She has held Guggenheim and National Humanities Fellowships. She is best known for How to Be Human* Though an Economist (University of Michigan Press, 2000) and her most recent book, The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006).

    • Science

Discovering Biology in the Lab

An Introductory Laboratory Manual
Author: Tara A. Scully
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393918175
Category: Science
Page: 544
View: 8093
A lab manual that builds on the goals and themes in Discover Biology to make students more scientifically literate.