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  1. Rice

    Origin, Antiquity and History

    Edited by S. D. Sharma

    During the last nine millennia or so, man has improved the rice plant, increased its productivity and has found various uses of its parts. The story of rice differs from region to region and has been different in different periods of time. There was a time when tax was collected in the form of rice...

    Published May 27th 2010 by CRC Press

  2. Biological Clock in Fish

    Edited by Ewa Kulczykowska, Wlodzimierz Popek, B.G. Kapoor

    Each organism has its own internal biological clock, which is reset by environmental cues (Zeitgebers), thus keeping it synchronized with the external environment. It is a chemically based oscillating system within cells, relying on molecular feedback loops. Circadian biological clocks exist in...

    Published May 27th 2010 by CRC Press

  3. Biology of Subterranean Fishes

    Edited by Eleonora Trajano, Maria Elina Bichuette, B.G. Kapoor

    In most habitats, adaptations are the single most obvious aspects of an organism’s phenotype. However, the most obvious feature of many subterranean animals are losses, not adaptations. Even Darwin saw subterranean animals as degenerates: examples of eyelessness and loss of structure in general....

    Published May 20th 2010 by CRC Press

  4. Fossil Behavior Compendium

    By Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar, Jr.

    In this complete and thorough update of Arthur Boucot’s seminal work, Evolutionary Paleobiology of Behavior and Coevolution, Boucot is joined by George Poinar, who provides additional expertise and knowledge on protozoans and bacteria as applied to disease. Together, they make the Fossil Behavior...

    Published April 12th 2010 by CRC Press

  5. Human Variation

    From the Laboratory to the Field

    Edited by C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek

    Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology

    The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human...

    Published March 17th 2010 by CRC Press

  6. Systema Naturae 250 - The Linnaean Ark

    Edited by Andrew Polaszek

    The advent of relational databasing and data storage capacity, coupled with revolutionary advances in molecular sequencing technology and specimen imaging, have led to a taxonomic renaissance. Systema Naturae 250 - The Linnaean Ark maps the origins of this renaissance, beginning with Linnaeus,...

    Published February 26th 2010 by CRC Press

  7. Toxoplasmosis of Animals and Humans, Second Edition

    By J. P. Dubey

    Found worldwide from Alaska to Australasia, Toxoplasma gondii knows no geographic boundaries. The protozoan is the source of one of the most common parasitic infections in humans, livestock, companion animals, and wildlife, and has gained notoriety with its inclusion on the list of potential...

    Published November 11th 2009 by CRC Press

  8. Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera

    Edited by Marian R. Goldsmith, Frantisek Marec

    Series: Contemporary Topics in Entomology

    Numerous and charismatic, the Lepidoptera is one of the most widely studied groups of invertebrates. Advances in molecular tools and genomic techniques have reduced the need for large sizes and mass-rearing, and lepidopteran model systems are increasingly used to illuminate broad-based experimental...

    Published September 1st 2009 by CRC Press

  9. Molluscan Paleontology of the Chesapeake Miocene

    By Edward J. Petuch, Mardie Drolshagen

    The Chesapeake Miocene will always be considered a paleontological treasure. Given the richness and accessibility of the Maryland and Virginia Miocene shell beds, it seems remarkable that very few people have ever described new species from these strata over the past 185 years. Until now....

    Published August 20th 2009 by CRC Press

  10. Decapod Crustacean Phylogenetics

    Edited by Joel W. Martin, Keith A. Crandall, Darryl L. Felder

    Series: Crustacean Issues

    Decapod crustaceans are of tremendous interest and importance evolutionarily, ecologically, and economically. There is no shortage of publications reflecting the wide variety of ideas and hypotheses concerning decapod phylogeny, but until recently, the world’s leading decapodologists had never...

    Published June 16th 2009 by CRC Press