Encyclopedia of Life Sciences: Supplementary 6 Volume Set, Volumes 27-32, 1st Edition

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The Encyclopedia of Life Sciences Volumes 1-32 comprises the original 20 volumes (published in 2002), the supplementary Volumes 21-26 published in 2007, and Volumes 27-32 published in 2010.

Spanning the entire spectrum of the life sciences, the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences features more than 4,300 specially commissioned and peer-reviewed articles, making it an essential read for life scientists and a valuable resource for teaching. Aimed at researchers, students and teachers, articles provide comprehensive and authoritative coverage, written by leaders in the field.

Color illustrations and tables accompany articles, with appendix and glossary material providing essential information for the non-specialist, including biochemical and taxonomic information, acronyms, synonyms, units and other technical data. All articles have been peer-reviewed to ensure a balanced representation of the literature. Articles are divided into three categories - Introductory, Advanced and Keynote

Coverage includes:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Developmental Biology
  • the Ecology
  • Evolution and Diversity of Life
  • Genetics and Disease
  • Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Immunology the Microbiology
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant Science
  • Science and Society
  • Structural Biology
  • Virology

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to Volumes 27–32.
Preface to Volumes 21–26.
Preface to Volumes 1–20.
Scientific Editorial Team.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Using the Encyclopedia.
1: Abiotic Stress.
2: Abscisic Acid (ABA).
3: Abscission.
4: Acetogenic Bacteria.
5: Actinobacteria.
6: Adaptive Evolution of Primate Sperm Proteins.
7: Allele-Specific mRNA Splicing in Human.
8: Alternative Polyadenylation in the Human Genome: Evolution.
9: Alternative Splicing in the Human Genome and Its Evolutionary Consequences.
10: Alzheimer Disease, Genetics of.
11: Amidohydrolase Superfamily.
12: AMP-Activated Protein Kinase (AMPK).
13: Amphibian Decline.
14: Anaerobes.
15: Analysis of the Amphioxus Genome.
16: Antibiotic Resistance and the Relationship to Use in Livestock.
17: Antibiotics and the Evolution of Antibiotic Resistance.
18: Are Humans Still Evolving?.
19: Ascertainment in Genetics Studies.
20: Atherosclerosis: Pathogenesis, Clinical Features and Treatment.
21: Autoimmune Disease: Mechanisms.
22: Autophagy.
23: Autophagy in Nonmammalian Systems.
24: Auxin.
25: Bacillus Subtilis as a Model for Bacterial Systems Biology.
26: Bacteriology.
27: Bacteriophage: Therapeutic Uses.
28: Baer, Karl Ernst von.
29: Balancing Selection in Human Evolution.
30: Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, an Oligogenic Disease.
31: BCL-2 Family Proteins – Key Regulators and Effectors of Apoptosis.
32: Berger, Hans.
33: Bernard, Claude.
34: BH3-Only Proteins.
35: Biallelic Germline Mutations of Mismatch-Repair Genes and Paediatric Malignancies.
36: Biased Gene Conversion and its Impact on Human Genome Evolution.
37: Bidirectional Gene Pairs in the Human Genome.
38: Bioethics – Overview.
39: Biological Impacts of Climate Change.
40: Biological Stoichiometry.
41: Biomolecular NMR Spectroscopy of Ribonucleic Acids.
42: Biotic Homogenization.
43: Birth and Evolution of Human Exons.
44: Bitter Taste Sensitivity in Humans and Chimpanzees.
45: Boveri, Theodor.
46: Brassinosteroids.
47: Cancer Stem Cells.
48: Cancer Stem Cells–Basic Concepts.
49: Cannabinoids and their Receptors.
50: Caspases in Inflammation and Immunity.
51: Caspases, Substrates and Sequential Activation.
52: CD Antigens.
53: Cell Migration During Development.
54: Cell Signalling Mechanisms in Plants.
55: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS).
56: Cerebral Cortex.
57: Cerebral Cortex Evolution and the ASPM Gene.
58: Cesalpino, Andrea.
59: Channelrhodopsin: Potential Applications in Vision Restoration.
60: Chemolithotrophy.
61: Chlorophyll Metabolism.
62: Chlorophyll-Binding Proteins.
63: Chromatin Structure and Human Genome Evolution.
64: Chromosomal Rearrangements in the Human and Chimpanzee Lineages.
65: Climate Change Impacts: Birds.
66: Climate Change Impacts: Vegetation.
67: Clostridia.
68: Coevolution: Plant–Insect.
69: Coffin–Lowry Syndrome.
70: Cold Acclimation and Freezing Tolerance in Plants.
71: Colour Vision.
72: Coltiviruses and Seadornaviruses.
73: Comparative Analysis of miRNA-mediated Gene Regulation in Mammals.
74: Comparative Genetics of Trinucleotide Repeats in the Human and Ape Genomes.
75: Comparing the Human and Canine Genomes.
76: Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes.
77: Comparing the Human and Fish Genomes.
78: Comparing the Human and Medaka Genomes.
79: Comparing the Human and Sea Urchin Genomes.
80: Comparison of Rates and Patterns of Meiotic Recombination Between Humans and Chimpanzees.
81: Conservation and Behaviour.
82: Conservation of Plants.
83: Convention on Biological Diversity.
84: Copy Number Variation in the Human Genome.
85: Cornification Diseases (Skin Cell Death).
86: Cornification of the Skin: A Non-apoptotic Cell Death Mechanism.
87: Craniofacial Defects and Cleft Lip and Palate.
88: Crop Plants: Evolution.
89: Crop–Weed Competition.
90: Cytokinins.
91: Cytoskeleton in Axon Growth.
92: Cytotoxicity of Aberrant Proteins.