Essential Mathematical Biology is a self-contained introduction to the fast-growing field of mathematical biology. Written for students with a mathematical background, it sets the subject in its historical context and then guides the reader towards questions of current research interest, providing a comprehensive overview of the field and a solid foundation for interdisciplinary research in the biological sciences. A broad range of topics is covered including: Population dynamics, Infectious diseases, Population genetics and evolution, Dispersal, Molecular and cellular biology, Pattern formation, and Cancer modelling. This book will appeal to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students studying mathematical biology. A background in calculus and differential equations is assumed, although the main results required are collected in the appendices. A dedicated website at www.springer.co.uk/britton/ accompanies the book and provides further exercises, more detailed solutions to exercises in the book, and links to other useful sites.
This textbook takes you on a journey to the basic concepts of cancer biology. It combines developmental, evolutionary and cell biology perspectives, to then wrap-up with an integrated clinical approach. The book starts with an introductory chapter, looking at cancer in a nut shell. The subsequent chapters are detailed and the idea of cancer as a mass of somatic cells undergoing a micro-evolutionary Darwinian process is explored. Further, the main Hanahan and Weinberg ´´Hallmarks of Cancer´´ are revisited. In most chapters, the fundamental experiments that led to key concepts, connecting basic biology and biomedicine are highlighted. In the book´s closing section all of these concepts are integrated in clinical studies, where molecular diagnosis as well as the various classical and modern therapeutic strategies are addressed. The book is written in an easy-to-read language, like a one-on-one conversation between the writer and the reader, without compromising the scientific accuracy. Therefore, this book is suited not only for advanced undergraduates and master students but also for patients or curious lay people looking for a further understanding of this shattering disease
Recent research in molecular biology has produced a remarkably detailed understanding of how living things operate. Becoming conversant with the intricacies of molecular biology and its extensive technical vocabulary can be a challenge, though, as introductory materials often seem more like a barrier than an invitation to the study of life. This text offers a concise and accessible introduction to molecular biology, requiring no previous background in science, aimed at students and professionals in fields ranging from engineering to journalism--anyone who wants to get a foothold in this rapidly expanding field. It will be particularly useful for computer scientists exploring computational biology. A reader who has mastered the information in The Processes of Life is ready to move on to more complex material in almost any area of contemporary biology.
The Colour Atlas and Handbook of Beverage Biology is a comprehensive reference work aimed primarily at practising beverage biologists. On the basis of numerous colour plates, microscopic enlargements and drawings, a morphological differentiation of all important beverage organisms is made possible.The various germs can be identified unambiguously in most cases by means of the detailed description of physiological-biochemical properties and growth characteristics. The two highly successful German language volumes already in print were updated, tailored to international requirements and combined into one in the present volume. The most recent taxonomic findings served as a basis. The detailed description of detection methods for all relevant microorganisms in the various beverages is also based on the latest scientific research. By presenting and giving a detailed description of numerous original cultures from commercial operations (cell morphology and growth characteristics), the objective is to provide all those working in the field with a tool to help them to accurately determine the hygienic and microbiological condition of their plant at all times and, if necessary, adopt appropriate measures. In this book, general microbiological tests are first set out, followed by a detailed treatment of the microbiology of breweries and wineries. The book contains chapters on fruit juice and lemonade operations, water/plant hygiene, dairy industry as well as associate flora. In the annex, modern detection methods, methods for biological operational control as well as processes for eliminating beverage-spoilage organisms are presented. A comprehensive word index makes it easier for beverage biologists to use this Colour Atlas and Handbook of Beverage Biology.
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