Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 1st Edition

  • Includes Supplementary 6 Volume Set, vols. 21-26
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  • ISBN-10: 0470714263
  • ISBN-13: 9780470714263
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
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  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released August 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Spanning the entire spectrum of life science research, the Encyclopedia features more than 3,000 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles. These concentrate primarily on the molecular and cellular life sciences, including biochemical topics, methods and techniques. Applied areas of science are also included on a selective basis, as are biographies and general interest articles on ethics and the history of science. The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE SCIENCES provides an excellent source of information for undergraduates, graduates, post-graduates, teachers/lecturers as well as professionals and researchers working in the biomedical sciences and related areas. Although chapters on more complex subjects have been written primarily for those with a scientific background, unnecessary technical jargon is avoided, enabling the material to be accessed by the non-specialist.

Table of Contents

Cover Page.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to Volumes 21–26.
Preface to Volumes 1–20.
Scientific Editorial Team.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Using the Encyclopedia.
1: Acanthamoeba castellanii Cell Culture.
2: Acorales (Sweet Flag).
3: Adaptation and Natural Selection: Overview.
4: Adeno-associated Viruses.
5: S-Adenosylmethionine.
6: Adventitious Roots.
7: Affective Disorders.
8: Affinity Purification of Antibodies.
9: Ageing - Future Directions for Research in the Biology of Ageing.
10: Ageing and the Immune System.
11: AIDS as a World Health Problem.
12: AIDS: Understanding HIV Transmission.
13: Alcohol and Pregnancy and the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
14: Algal Calcification and Silification.
15: Algal Spores.
16: Alismatales (water Plantains).
17: Alkaline Blotting of DNA Gels.
18: Altruism – A Philosophical Analysis.
19: Amborellales.
20: Ames/ Salmonella Assay: A Bacterial Test for Mutagens.
21: Anaesthesia, The History of.
22: Angiosperms.
23: Animal Cell Culture Scale-up.
24: Animal Cell Separation and Fractionation.
25: Antibody Engineering.
26: Antibody Microarrays.
27: Antibody Purification by Ammonium Sulfate Precipitation.
28: Antibody Synthesis in Vitro.
29: Antibody-dependent Cell-mediated Cytotoxicity (ADCC).
30: Anticancer Drugs, History of.
31: Antigen — Antibody Complexes.
32: Antigens: Thymus-dependent.
33: Antimalarial Agents, History of.
Antimicrobial Resistance: Epidemiology.
34: Archaea: Diversity.
35: Arctic Ecosystems.
36: Arenaviruses.
37: Artificial Chromosomes.
38: Asterales (Sunflower).
39: Asterids.
40: Auditory Processing.
41: Autonomic Control.
42: Autonomic Failure in Humans.
43: Autonomous Cell Specification: Overview.
44: Autoradiography and Fluorography.
45: Autosomal Recessive Traits and Diseases.
46: Aves (Birds).
47: Avicenna (Ibn Sina).
48: Axon Guidance at the Midline.
49: Bacterial Cell Differentiation.
50: Bacterial Evolution.
51: Bacterial Genetics.
52: Bacterial Membrane Transport: Organization of Membrane Activities.
53: Bacterial Membrane Transport: Superfamilies of Transport Proteins.
54: Bacteriophages in Industry.
55: Baculoviruses.
56: Bark.
57: Barophiles and Piezophiles.
58: Base Excision Repair, AP Endonucleases and DNA Glycosylases.
59: Base Pairing in RNA: Unusual Patterns.
60: Beadle, George Wells.
61: Behaviour Genetics - Human.
62: Behavioural Ecology.
Benign Intracranial Hypertension.
63: Binding of NAD(P)+ to Dehydrogenases.
64: Binz, Carl.
65: Biodegradation of Organic Pollutants.
66: Biodiversity – Threats.
67: Bioethics in Embryonic Research.
68: Bioethics of New Assisted Reproduction.
69: Bioethics of Organ Transplantation.
70: Biogeographical Regions.
71: Biological Computation.
72: Biological Warfare: History and Current Developments.
73: Biomechanical Studies of Food and Diet Selection.
74: Biotin.
75: Black, Joseph.
76: B-lymphocyte Activation.
Bone Marrow Failure.
77: Boreal and Temperate Forests.
Botulinum Toxin.
Brain Imaging as a Diagnostic Tool.
78: Brassicaceae (Mustard Family).
79: Brassicales (Mustard).
80: Brenner, Sydney.
81: Bridges, Calvin Blackman.
82: Bryophytes (Liverworts).
83: Buchheim, Rudolf.
84: Bursa of Fabricius.
85: Caenorhabditis Elegans Neural Development.
86: Caenorhabditis Elegans Vulval Induction.
87: Caenorhabditis elegans: Determination of Germ Cell Fate.
88: Calcium Channels in Presynaptic Terminals.
89: Calibration of a Transilluminator for UV Fixation of DNA to Nylon Filters.
90: Callose and Related Glucans.
91: Cancer Research, History of.
92: Capillary Blotting of RNA and DNA Gels.
93: Carbohydrates.
94: Cardiac Arrhythmias.
95: Carnivorous Plants.
Cell Culture Contamination.
96: Cell Culture: Basic Procedures.
97: Cell Cycle.
98: Cell Cycle: Synchronization at Various Stages.
99: Cell Junctions.
100: Cell Nucleus, The.
101: Cell Size Control.
102: Cellular Thermodynamics.
103: Centrosome Cycle.
Cerebral Cortex Diseases and Cortical Localization.
104: Chaperonins.
105: Checkpoints in the Cell Cycle.
106: Chemical Ecology.
107: Chiroptera (Bats).