There are 8,000 snakebites in the US every year. Plant ingestion results in 63,000 calls to national poison centers annually. This guide identifies some of the most feared and dangerous North American species of animals and plants and its purpose is twofold: 1) to debunk irrational myths about species such as snakes, spiders, sharks and bears; 2) to educate people about the proper action to take if one is confronted and/or injured by these dangerous species. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
This book describes the mechanisms of nutrient taken up by plants at the biochemical and molecular level. This is a new concept developed over the past 30 years, primarily due to use of modern technology developed in biotechnological research, instrumentation, modern computation facilities, bioinformatics, the large volumes of information generated by use of various 'omics' and of course the dedicated hard work of a large number of researchers.
Recent research indicates that nutrient uptake, its transport and redistribution in plants are under genetic control. There are groups of genes for each nutrient that encode transporter proteins whose functions are to acquire the specific nutrient from the soil and transport it across the plasma membrane of the root hair cells for use in plant metabolism. Deficiency or sufficiency of a plant nutrient induces different groups of genes to produce m-RNA transcripts for translation of transporter proteins. A large number of metabolic enzymes are up or down regulated in response to deficiency of plant nutrients. Morphological and metabolic adaptations in order to better acquire nutrients and use them frugally when nutrients are scarce in the growth medium can be observed in plants. Heavy metals, which are toxic to plants, induce different sets of defence mechanisms.
In 20 chapters, the book describes plants' uptake mechanisms for all the major, secondary and micronutrients, beneficial elements and heavy metals. References to research work quoted in the text are updated up to 2014 and included at the end of each chapter. Biotechnological approaches to improving nutrient use efficiency are discussed wherever such information is available. The structure and functions of transporter proteins involved in the uptake of nutrients are discussed. Additional information on some of the specific topics is provided in text boxes or as separate sections within the chapters. Lastly, the terminology used has been explained as far as possible in the text, mostly within parentheses.
Most of us avoid estate planning, which in plain English means getting our affairs in order, until we face a life-changing event such as: The birth or adoption of a child; the diagnosis of an illness that threatens disability or death; a family member or close friend dies unexpectedly; a new marriage with one or both spouses having children from a previous marriage. And sometimes it's just because we're about to take a trip. I congratulate you because you've decided to take action rather than wait for a crisis or emergency. If you've made an appointment with an estate planning attorney or are about to make that appointment, this book will help you get the estate plan that meets your needs and objectives, not your attorney's needs and objectives. How do I know, because I've been an estate planning and probate attorney for 30 years. This book does NOT include fill-in-the-blank Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney or Guardianship forms. If you want a do-it-yourself estate plan this is not the book for you. In 30 years as an estate planning and probate attorney, I've seen only heartache and regret from the use of do-it-yourself legal forms. It almost always turns out to be the proverbial penny-wise and pound-foolish. My objective is to guide you, the Client, to an excellent Client experience and the estate plan that's best for you.
Cell death is fast becoming one of the most dynamic areas of biological research-involving as it does the study of apoptosis and programmed cell death and the role these phenomena play in development and homeostasis on the one hand, and aging and disease on the other. The profound implications for medicine and agriculture from the manipulation of these processes have spawned a deluge of research papers, articles, approaches, and methods-making it difficult for scientists to get an overview of the field.<br> When Cells Die II: A Comprehensive Evaluation of Apoptosis and Programmed Cell Death offers the most thorough, cutting-edge coverage of this field since publication of the acclaimed first edition. Leading international researchers present an up-to-date yet accessible survey ranging from the history of cell death science to its modern methodology. Extensively revised to include major advances in research, this new edition features relevant discussion of:<br> * The impact of genomics and proteomics<br> * Gene therapy and pharmacogenetics<br> * The role of mitochondria<br> * Caspase-independent and non-apoptotic cell death<br> * Evolution of mechanisms<br> With the manipulation of programmed cell death in clinical situations now in the foreseeable future, When Cells Die II also addresses the role of apoptosis in specific organ systems-the immune system, nervous system, and gastrointestinal tract-as well as different disease states, including viral infection, cancer, and myocardial infarct.<br> Expertly edited to provide detailed cross-referencing, consistency of style, and a logical progression of topics, When Cells Die II is the definitive resource for understanding current cell death science. It will prove an invaluable text for advanced undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists, and clinicians in cell biology, immunology, developmental biology, neuroscience, and cancer research.
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