Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 234

A newly revised edition of the standard reference for the field today—updated with new terms, major discoveries, significant scientists, and illustrations Developmental biology is the study of the mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, and genetic levels. The discipline has gained prominence in part due to new interdisciplinary approaches and advances in technology, which have led to the rapid emergence of new concepts and words. The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, Second Edition is the first comprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research, history, and people. This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology. Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts, and biographies of historical figures. Comparative aspects are described in order to provide a sense of the evolution of structures, and topics range from fundamental terminology, germ layers, and induction to RNAi, evo-devo, stem cell differentiation, and more. Readers will find such features of embryology and developmental biology as: Vertebrates Invertebrates Plants Developmental genetics Evolutionary developmental biology Molecular developmental biology Medical embryology The author's premium on accessibility allows readers at all levels to enhance their vocabulary in their field and understand terminology beyond their specific focus. Researchers and students in developmental biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, and embryology will find the dictionary to be a vital resource.

Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

Author: Frank John Dye

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Developmental biology

Page: 232

View: 846

The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, Second Edition is the first comprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research, history, and people. This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology.

Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 843

A newly revised edition of the standard reference for the field today—updated with new terms, major discoveries, significant scientists, and illustrations Developmental biology is the study of the mechanisms of development, differentiation, and growth in animals and plants at the molecular, cellular, and genetic levels. The discipline has gained prominence in part due to new interdisciplinary approaches and advances in technology, which have led to the rapid emergence of new concepts and words. The Dictionary of Developmental Biology and Embryology, Second Edition is the first comprehensive reference focused on the field's terms, research, history, and people. This authoritative A-to-Z resource covers classical morphological and cytological terms along with those from modern genetics and molecular biology. Extensively cross-referenced, the Dictionary includes definitions of terms, explanations of concepts, and biographies of historical figures. Comparative aspects are described in order to provide a sense of the evolution of structures, and topics range from fundamental terminology, germ layers, and induction to RNAi, evo-devo, stem cell differentiation, and more. Readers will find such features of embryology and developmental biology as: Vertebrates Invertebrates Plants Developmental genetics Evolutionary developmental biology Molecular developmental biology Medical embryology The author's premium on accessibility allows readers at all levels to enhance their vocabulary in their field and understand terminology beyond their specific focus. Researchers and students in developmental biology, cell biology, developmental genetics, and embryology will find the dictionary to be a vital resource.

Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine

Author: Frank John Dye

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Developmental biology

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View: 987

This dictionary includes the fundamental terminology of each of these areas, the major discoveries and significant scientists that comprise the history and current development of the field, as well as a number of concepts. The vocabulary is presented within the broader lexicon of developmental biology and embryology, which provides context for these three fields. Topics covered range from stem cells (embryonic, adult, and iPSCs) to teratology. The inclusion of extensive cross-referencing of the terms will enable readers to broaden their understanding of them.

Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 376

View: 192

Stem cells, regenerative medicine, and translational medicine, are all areas of burgeoning basic research and clinical application. This dictionary includes the fundamental terminology of each of these areas, the major discoveries and significant scientists that comprise the history and current development of the field, as well as a number of concepts. The vocabulary is presented within the broader lexicon of developmental biology and embryology, which provides context for these three fields. Topics covered range from stem cells (embryonic, adult, and iPSCs) to teratology. The inclusion of extensive cross-referencing of the terms will enable readers to broaden their understanding of them. The Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine will provide both the basic background terminology needed by pre-health professions/biology major undergraduate students and early-stage graduate students, as well as being a valuable reference for university professors, researchers and peers in related disciplines.

International Dictionary of Medicine and Biology

Author: Ernest Lovell Becker

Publisher: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN:

Category: Biology

Page: 3200

View: 185

Covers traditional basic and clinical medical sciences as well as specialties dealing with new technology and with the delivery of health care. Includes biological terms related to medical research and practice.

Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine

Author: Frank J. Dye

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electronic book

Page:

View: 539

Stem cells, regenerative medicine, and translational medicine, are all areas of burgeoning basic research and clinical application. This dictionary includes the fundamental terminology of each of these areas, the major discoveries and significant scientists that comprise the history and current development of the field, as well as a number of concepts. The vocabulary is presented within the broader lexicon of developmental biology and embryology, which provides context for these three fields. Topics covered range from stem cells (embryonic, adult, and iPSCs) to teratology. The inclusion of extensive cross-referencing of the terms will enable readers to broaden their understanding of them. The Dictionary of Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, and Translational Medicine will provide both the basic background terminology needed by pre-health professions/biology major undergraduate students and early-stage graduate students, as well as being a valuable reference for university professors, researchers and peers in related disciplines.

Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Author: Anthony David Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Biochemistry

Page: 738

View: 302

The Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology provides a comprehensive survey of current biochemistry and molecular biology. The entries are short but informative, providing up-to-date information on a broad range of topics. There are over 17,000 main entries, which give details of biochemical substances and the processes in which they are involved, define methods and concepts in molecular biology, and give definitions of biochemical symbols and abbreviations. Alternative names for biochemical compounds are listed and will refer the reader to the main entry where the internationally recommended biochemical nomenclature is used. Entries also include the structures and activities of chemical compounds of interest to biochemists, with over 800 illustrations of chemical structures. Brief biographical details are provided for relevant Nobel Laureates and for eponyms.

CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences

Author: Robert Alan Lewis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 680

View: 445

Contemporary agriculture is a wide-ranging field with its own unique language. As an aid for improving scientific communication for everyone from students to public decision-makers, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences provides a comprehensive guide to the terminology of agriculture. It includes every area of agriculture, from traditional farming to environmental sciences to the latest developments in biotechnology and genetics. The dictionary provides: Approximately 15,000 terms Extensive cross-referencing of closely related entries Definitions include often-used variants of the principal meaning More than just a compendium of terms, this dictionary presents clear, concise definitions in traditional dictionary entry format. From agroecology to wildlife biology, the CRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences establishes common ground between the various practitioners involved in agriculture, making interdisciplinary communications easier and more precise. About the author: Dr. Lewis is a world-class scientist and renowned author and editor of numerous scientific papers and books written in English and German. His contributions include research and applications in ecology and agro-ecology; environmental science; environmental and agricultural technology; endocrinology; air pollution sciences; and environmental monitoring and specimen banking. Dr. Lewis has been an academic and government administrator in the United States and Germany and has developed and coordinated several programs of research that were national or international in scope.

Challenging the Modern Synthesis

Adaptation, Development, and Inheritance

Author: Philippe Huneman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 538

Since its origin in the early 20th century, the Modern Synthesis theory of evolution has grown to become the orthodox view on the process of organic evolution. Its central defining feature is the prominence it accords to genes in the explanation of evolutionary dynamics. Since the advent of the 21st century, however, the Modern Synthesis has been subject to repeated and sustained challenges. These are largely empirically driven. In the last two decades, evolutionary biology has witnessed unprecedented growth in the understanding of those processes that underwrite the development of organisms and the inheritance of characters. The empirical advances usher in challenges to the conceptual foundations of evolutionary theory. The extent to which the new biology challenges the Modern Synthesis has been the subject of lively debate. Many current commentators charge that the new biology of the 21st century calls for a revision, extension, or wholesale rejection of the Modern Synthesis Theory of evolution. Defenders of the Modern Synthesis maintain that the theory can accommodate the exciting new advances in biology. The original essays collected in this volume survey the various challenges to the Modern Synthesis arising from the new biology of the 21st century. The authors are evolutionary biologists, philosophers of science, and historians of biology from Europe and North America. Each of the essays discusses a particular challenge to the Modern Synthesis treatment of inheritance, development, or adaptation. Taken together, the essays cover a spectrum of views, from those that contend that the Modern Synthesis can rise to the challenges of the new biology, with little or no revision required, to those that call for the abandonment of the Modern Synthesis. The collection will be of interest to researchers and students in evolutionary biology, and the philosophy and history of the biological sciences.

German Dictionary of Biology: German-English

Author: Manfred Eichhorn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 903

View: 712

This volume contains some 63,000 terms and over 100,000 translations from all of the main subject areas in biology. Subject areas include: Behavioural biology, Biogeography, Biology of development, Biology of reproduction, Botany, Cytology, Ecology, Exo and Space Biology, General Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Morphology, Physiology, Systematic and applied biology, Zoology.

Using the Biological Literature

A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition

Author: Diane Schmidt

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

View: 655

The biological sciences cover a broad array of literature types, from younger fields like molecular biology with its reliance on recent journal articles, genomic databases, and protocol manuals to classic fields such as taxonomy with its scattered literature found in monographs and journals from the past three centuries. Using the Biological Literature: A Practical Guide, Fourth Edition is an annotated guide to selected resources in the biological sciences, presenting a wide-ranging list of important sources. This completely revised edition contains numerous new resources and descriptions of all entries including textbooks. The guide emphasizes current materials in the English language and includes retrospective references for historical perspective and to provide access to the taxonomic literature. It covers both print and electronic resources including monographs, journals, databases, indexes and abstracting tools, websites, and associations—providing users with listings of authoritative informational resources of both classical and recently published works. With chapters devoted to each of the main fields in the basic biological sciences, this book offers a guide to the best and most up-to-date resources in biology. It is appropriate for anyone interested in searching the biological literature, from undergraduate students to faculty, researchers, and librarians. The guide includes a supplementary website dedicated to keeping URLs of electronic and web-based resources up to date, a popular feature continued from the third edition.

Dictionary of Biology

Author: Kirti Sharma

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 288

View: 720

Biology refers to the science of life. It is the study of living organisms, divided into many specialized fields that cover their morphology, physiology, anatomy, behaviour, origin and distribution. It is one of the most rapidly developing areas of science. Biology is the key to understanding the health and growth of microorganisms, plants and animals. The learning of biology relates to careers in many fields, including medicine and other health professions, agriculture, law, laboratory and field research, education, resource management and industry. Biologists study the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution and distribution of living organisms. This Dictionary provides an explanation of the main ideas and concepts central to biology. It presents a galore of terms and definitions related to the subject in an easy, precise and lucid manner. It is designed in a concise way to provide a subtle know-how to the learners of the subject or who are lean to know the biological terminologies. It has been compiled focusing on the usefulness of quick revision of the subject. It is essentially a book to pick up and put downÑa book to browse through and use to add to your understanding of basic ideas.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: M. Abercrombie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 440

"A Dictionary of Biology" is an up-to-date reference work explains several thousand specialized words that allow for empirical approaches to the biological sciences. It includes more than bare definitions, including information about most of the things named so as to convey their significance in biological discussion. M. Abercrombie, C. J. Hickman, and M. L. Johnson in effect interpret this language as it is actually used, emphasizing customary usage rather than etymology.This comprehensive lexicon includes two thousand entries. Many unfamiliar terms, especially the rarer ones, are defined with the help of other technical terms, perhaps equally unfamiliar. This trick of dictionary-makers could only be avoided by giving a complete account of a large part of biology under each heading. Every biological technical term used in a definition is itself defined elsewhere in the dictionary; though some semi-technical terms, words that can be found in any English dictionary are omitted.The authors use codes throughout the dictionary to help the reader to interpret the use of a word such as whether it is used in relation to plants and animals only, whether the word is an adjective, and when a term is defined elsewhere and adds information to the current definition. The result is an invaluable guide for the layman, the student, and the scholar alike. It presents clear and authoritative explanations of the terms and will remain useful as a quick and concise source of reference.

Current Catalog

Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Medicine

Page:

View: 691

First multi-year cumulation covers six years: 1965-70.