Cannabis sativa L. – Botany and Biotechnology

Biology and Genetics

Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Mahmoud A. ElSohly – Cannabis sativa L. – Botany and Biotechnology
Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Manuel Mota, Johannes Tramper, “Multiphase Bioreactor Design”
Dawn J. Wright, Darius J. Barlett, “Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems”
Daisuke Kihara, “Protein Function Prediction: Methods and Protocols”
Strain Variation in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex: Its Role in Biology, Epidemiology and Control By Sebastien Gagneux

Suman Chandra, Hemant Lata, Mahmoud A. ElSohly – Cannabis sativa L. – Botany and Biotechnology

Published: 2017-05-23 | ISBN: 3319545639 | PDF | 474 pages | 12.56 MB

This book highlights current Cannabis research: its botany, authentication, biotechnology,in vitropropagation, chemistry, cannabinoids biosynthesis, metabolomics, genomics, biomass production, quality control, and pharmacology.
Cannabis sativaL. (Family: Cannabaceae) is one of the oldest sources of fiber, food and medicine. This plant has been of interest to researchers, general public and media not only due to its medicinal properties but also the controversy surrounding its illicit use. Cannabis has a long history of medicinal use in the Middle East and Asia, being first introduced as a medicine in Western Europe in the early 19thcentury.Due to its numerous natural constituents, Cannabis is considered a chemically complex species. It contains a unique class of terpeno-phenolic compounds (cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids), which have been extensively studied since the discovery of the chemical structure of tetrah
ydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), commonly known as THC, the main constituent responsible for the plant’s psychoactive effects. An additionally important cannabinoid of current interest is Cannabidiol (CBD). There has been a significant interest in CBD and CBD oil (extract of CBD rich Cannabis) over the last few years because of its reported activity as an antiepileptic agent, particularly its potential use in the treatment of intractable epilepsy in children.

Joaquim M.S. Cabral, Manuel Mota, Johannes Tramper, “Multiphase Bioreactor Design”

2001 | pages: 550 | ISBN: 0415272092 | PDF | 7,4 mb

Bioreaction engineering is fundamental to the optimization of biotechnological processes and the production of biochemicals by enzymes, microbial, plant and animal cells and higher organisms.
A reference text for postgraduate students and researchers in biochemical engineering and bioreactor design, Multiphase Bioreactor Design describes the fundamentals of bioreactors and their increasingly complex varieties. It highlights new methodologies for the analysis of multiphase bioreactors, namely hydrodynamics, image analysis and modeling. Specific chapters also provide information on the interactions between kinetic and transport phenomena, biocatalyst stability and cell physiology in non-conventional media such as organic solvents and pressurized gas phases.

Dawn J. Wright, Darius J. Barlett, “Marine and Coastal Geographical Information Systems”

1999 | pages: 369 | ISBN: 0748408703, 0748408622 | PDF | 19,1 mb

Marine and coastal applications of GIS are finally gaining wide acceptance in scientific as well as GIS communities, and cover the fields of deep sea geology, chemistry and biology, and coastal geology, biology, engineering and resource management. Comprising rigorous contributions from a group of leading scholars in marine and coastal GIS, this book will inspire and stimulate continued research in this important new application domain.
Launched as a project to mark the UN International Year of the Ocean (1998) and supported by the International Geographical Union’s Commission on Coastal Systems, this book covers progress and research in the marine and coastal realms, in the areas of theory, applications and empirical results. It is the first book of its kind to address basic and applied scientific problems in deep sea and coastal science using GIS and remote sensing technologies. It is designed for GIS and remote sensing specialists, but also for those with an interest in oceans, lakes and shores. Coverage ranges from seafloor spreading centres to Exclusive Economic Zones to microscale coastal habitats; and techniques include submersibles, computer modelling, image display, 3-D temporal data visualization, and development and application of new algorithms and spatial data structures. It illustrates the broad usage of GIS, image processing, and computer modelling in deep sea and coastal environments, and also addresses important institutional issues arising out of the use of these technologies.

Daisuke Kihara, “Protein Function Prediction: Methods and Protocols”

English | ISBN: 1493970135 | 2017 | 239 pages | EPUB | 6 MB

This volume presents established bioinformatics tools and databases for function prediction of proteins. Reflecting the diversity of this active field in bioinformatics, the chapters in this book discuss a variety of tools and resources such as sequence-, structure-, systems-, and interaction-based function prediction methods, tools for functional analysis of metagenomics data, detecting moonlighting-proteins, sub-cellular localization prediction, and pathway and comparative genomics databases. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, step-by-step instructions of how to use software and web resources, use cases, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.
Thorough and cutting-edge, Protein Function Prediction: Methods and Protocols is a valuable and practical guide for using bioinformatics tools for investigating protein function

Strain Variation in the Mycobacterium tuberculosis Complex: Its Role in Biology, Epidemiology and Control By Sebastien Gagneux

English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 319 Pages | ISBN : 331964369X | 10.08 MB

Until about 10 years ago, the general view in the field was that Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the causative agent of human tuberculosis was a “clone” with insufficient natural sequence variation between clinical strains to be considered biologically and epidemiologically “relevant”.
This view has now changed quite dramatically thanks to the –omics revolution, particularly the advent of next generation DNA sequencing. Large-scale comparative genomic studies over the last few years have revealed that M. tuberculosis clinical strains are more genetically diverse than appreciated previously. Moreover, an increasing number of experimental and epidemiological studies are showing that this genetic diversity also translates into important phenotypic variation. Taken together, these findings have led to a paradigm shift, such that currently phylogenetic diversity among M. tuberculosis clinical strains is being considered in the development of new tools to combat tuberculosis.
The purpose of this book is to bring together a series of contributions from some of the most influential groups working on various aspects of M. tuberculosis diversity, and which through their work have contributed to the this paradigm shift. This includes authors focusing on the evolution of M. tuberculosis in relation to other members of the M. tuberculosis complex adapted to animals, the co-evolution between M. tuberculosis and humans, the phenotypic consequences of strains diversity both from an experimental and epidemiological point of view, the ecology and evolution of drug resistant tuberculosis, the diversity and evolution of the BCG vaccine strains, and the use of mathematical modelling to study strain diversity and drug resistance in human tuberculosis. No such book has ever been published, and given the paradigm shift described above, this book will be a valuable resource both for established researchers as well as new scientists, clinicians and public health officials joining the growing field of tuberculosis research.