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Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene FunctionWith implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

Epigenetics, Nuclear Organization & Gene Function: With implications of epigenetic regulation and genetic architecture for human development and health

John C. Lucchesi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198831204
eISBN:
9780191869266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831204.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene function that do not involve changes in the DNA sequence. Epigenetic changes, consisting principally of DNA methylation, histone modifications ... More

Freshwater Ecology and ConservationApproaches and Techniques

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques

Jocelyne Hughes (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198766384
eISBN:
9780191820908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198766384.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This practical manual of freshwater ecology and conservation provides a state-of-the-art review of the methods and techniques used to measure, monitor, and conserve freshwater ecosystems. It offers a ... More

PertussisEpidemiology, Immunology, and Evolution

Pertussis: Epidemiology, Immunology, and Evolution

Pejman Rohani and Samuel Scarpino (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198811879
eISBN:
9780191850011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198811879.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a respiratory disease caused primarily by infection with the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It remains one of the leading causes of death among vaccine-preventable ... More

Measuring Metabolic RatesA Manual for Scientists

Measuring Metabolic Rates: A Manual for Scientists

John R. B. Lighton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198830399
eISBN:
9780191868672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Measuring Metabolic Rates demystifies the field of metabolic rate measurement, explaining every common variation of the art, from century-old manometric methods through ingenious syringe-based ... More

AnthrozoologyHuman-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals

Geoff Hosey and Vicky Melfi (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198753629
eISBN:
9780191815225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753629.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Anthrozoology, the study of human–animal interactions (HAIs), has experienced substantial growth during the past twenty years and it is now timely to synthesise what we know from empirical evidence ... More

HemoglobinInsights into protein structure, function, and evolution

Hemoglobin: Insights into protein structure, function, and evolution

Jay F. Storz

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198810681
eISBN:
9780191847929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810681.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biochemistry / Molecular Biology

The aims of this book are to provide a synthesis of our current understanding of hemoglobin structure, function, and evolution, and to illustrate how research on this paradigmatic protein has ... More

Avoiding AttackThe Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Aposematism, and Mimicry

Graeme D. Ruxton, William L. Allen, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780199688678
eISBN:
9780191868498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688678.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Avoiding Attack discusses the diversity of mechanisms by which prey avoid predator attacks and explores how such defensive mechanisms have evolved through natural selection. It considers how ... More

Insect BehaviorFrom Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Insect Behavior: From Mechanisms to Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences

Alex Córdoba-Aguilar, Daniel González-Tokman, and Isaac González-Santoyo (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198797500
eISBN:
9780191838842
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797500.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The astonishing diversity of insects is well reflected at their behavioral level. This book summarizes the main behavioral findings and maintreams at different hierarchichal levels of insect behavior ... More

Processes in Microbial Ecology

Processes in Microbial Ecology

David L. Kirchman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789406
eISBN:
9780191831256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789406.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Aquatic Biology

Processes in Microbial Ecology discusses the major processes carried out by viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and other protists—the microbes—in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. The ... More

The Biology of Grasslands

The Biology of Grasslands

Brian J. Wilsey

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198744511
eISBN:
9780191805738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744511.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Ecology

This accessible text provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the biology of global grasslands. Grasslands are vast in their extent, with native and non-native grasslands now covering ... More

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