Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 047001590X
  • ISBN-13: 9780470015902
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 14228 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2002 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2002

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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

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Scientific Advisors.
Special Advisors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
Using the Encyclopedia.
1: Acantharia.
2: Acanthocephala (Thorny-headed Worms).
3: Acetylcholine.
4: Acid Rain.
5: Acid–Base Balance Disorders.
6: Acid–Base Catalysis by Enzymes.
7: Acidophiles.
8: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
9: Action and Action Filaments.
10: Actinomyces Spores.
11: Actinopterygii and Sarcopterygii (Osteichthyes or Bony Fishes).
12: Action Potentials: Generation and Propagation.
13: Action Potential: Ionic Mechanisms.
14: Acute Haemostatic Failure.
15: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia.
16: Acute Myelogenous Leukaemia.
17: Acute-phase Proteins.
18: Adanson, Michel.
19: Adaptation and Constraint: Overview.
20: Adaptation: Genetics.
21: Adaptationist Claims – Conceptual Problems.
22: Adaptations: Meanings.
23: Adaptive Radiation.
24: Addiction.
25: Adenosine Triphosphate.
26: Adenovirus Culture.
27: Adenoviruses.
28: Adhesive Specificity and the Evolution of Multicellularity.
Adrenal Disease.
29: Adrenaline and Noradrenaline.
30: Adrenaline and Noradrenaline: Introduction.
31: Adrenergic Receptors.
32: Adrian, Edgar Douglas.
33: Affinity Chromatography.
34: Affinity of Antigen–Antibody Interactions.
Africa, East and West: Life Science Organizations.
Africa, North: Life Science Organizations.
35: Agassiz, Jean Louis Rodolphe.
36: Ageing.
37: Ageing and the Brain.
38: Ageing as a Global Challenge in the New Millennium.
39: Ageing Genes: Gerontogenes.
40: Agglutination Techniques for Detecting Antigen– Antibody Reactions.
41: Agnatha (Lampreys, Hagfishes and Ostracoderms).
42: Agricultural Production.
43: Agricultural Systems: Ecology.
44: Agrobacterium tumefaciens-mediated Transformation of Plant Cells.
45: AIDS and the Nervous System.
46: AIDS: Clinical Manifestations.
47: Alcoholism.
48: Alder, Kurt.
49: Aldrovandi, Ulisse.
50: Algae: Phylogeny and Evolution.
51: Algal Carbon Dioxide Concentrating Mechanisms.
52: Algal Cell Walls.
53: Algal Chloroplasts.
54: Algal Ecology.
55: Algal Eyes.
56: Algal Flagella.
57: Algal Metabolism.
58: Algal Photosynthesis.
59: Algal Pigments.
60: Algal Symbioses.
61: Algal Taxonomy: Historical Overview.
62: Alkaliphiles.
63: Allergens.
64: Allergy.
65: Alpine Ecosystems.
66: Alternative Splicing: Cell-type-specific and Developmental Control.
67: Altitude Sickness.
68: Altman, Sidney.
69: Alveolates.
Alzheimer Disease.
70: Amine Neurotransmitters.
71: Amine Transporters.
72: Amino Acid Biosynthesis.
73: Amino Acid Cofactors.
74: Amino Acid Degradation.
75: Amino Acid Neurotransmitters.
76: Amino Acid Side-Chain Hydrophobicity.
77: Amino Acid Substitutions: Effects on Protein Stability.
78: Amino Acid Transporters.
79: Aminoacyl-tRNA Synthetases.
80: Amnesia.
81: Amoeba.
82: Amoebiasis.
83: AMPA Receptors.
84: Amphibia.
85: Amphibian Brains.
86: Amyloidosis.
87: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
88: Anaemia: Overview.
89: Anaemia: Adaptive Mechanisms and Consequences.
90: Anaerobic Respiration.
91: Anaesthesia: Modern Approaches.
92: Arecales (Palms).
93: Anfinsen, Christian Boehmer.
Animal Models of Human Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases.
94: Animal Nutrient Requirements.
95: Animal Viruses Pathogenic for Humans.
96: Annelida (Segmented Worms).
97: Anoxia in Plants.
98: Anthocyanins.
99: Antibacterial Agents: Susceptibility In Vitro and In Vivo.
100: Antibiotic Molecules: Intracellular.
101: Antibiotic Resistance Plasmids in Bacteria.
102: Antibiotics.
103: Antibodies.
104: Antibody Classes.
105: Antibody Function.
106: Antibody Responses: Development.
107: Antifungal Agents.
108: Antigen Presentation to Lymphocytes.
109: Antigen Processing.
110: Antigen Recognition by Lymphocytes.
111: Antigen–Antibody Binding.
112: Antigenic Competition.
113: Antigenic Variation in Microbial Evasion of Immune Responses.
114: Antigen-presenting Cells.
115: Antigens.
116: Antigens: Carbohydrates.
117: Antigens: Lipids.
118: Antigens: Thymus Independent.
Color Insert.