assay Books

  • Novel Approaches in Biosensors and Rapid Diagnostic Assays

    In the medical, food, and environmental fields there is a continuous demand for inexpensive and sensitive analytical devices that are reliable, rapid, capable of high-throughput screening, and have low cost per test unit. Small and portable biosensor devices are designed to fulfill most of these requirements, and can be used in laboratory and ...

  • Evaluation and validation of rapid molecular methods for the detection and identification of microorganisms in water - Standard Operating Procedures

    Molecular techniques are emerging as a rapid and powerful approach for microorganism detection. This project reviewed the efficacy of PCR assays for Cryptosporidium, Microcystis, adenovirus and ammonia oxidising bacteria, as well as candidate techniques for DNA extraction and inhibitor removal. The literature review led to an evaluation of DNA ...

  • MT-PCR – A rapid, reliable and effective tool for assessing toxic ‘algal’ blooms in Victorian water supplies: aiding protection and preservation

    This project addressed a need for a sensitive, accurate and reliable testing method to aid assessment of the toxicity of algal blooms and assist water management. Increasingly, diagnostic dilemmas are resolved through the use of DNA-based technologies which often provide high sensitivity and specificity and are efficient both in terms of costs and ...

  • Applied Water and Spentwater Chemistry

    Water quality and sewage treatment personnel working in industry, environmental services, and municipalities will gain the fundamentals they need from this practical source. This exhaustive coverage of water and slurry assays includes step-by-step instructions on using inexpensive, easily obtained assay materials that yield reliable ...

  • Fate of Estrogenic Compounds during Municipal Sludge Stabilization and Dewatering

    This project convened a team of experts in the fields of environmental engineering (AECOM), analytical chemistry and hydrogeology (USGS), and biological assay analysis (UA) to evaluate the occurrence and fate of estrogenic compound, and the estrogenicity of biosolids derived from wastewater treatment. Sludge and biosolids samples were collected ...

  • Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology

    Detection of Pathogens in Water Using Micro and Nano-Technology aims to promote the uptake of innovative micro and nano-technological approaches towards the development of an integrated, cost-effective nano-biological sensor useful for security and environmental assays. The book describes the concerted efforts of a large European research project ...

  • Environmental Radiochemical Analysis II

    Environmental Radiochemical Analysis II brings together comprehensive, up-to-date information from international experts in the field. Coverage includes information on new methods of radionuclide analyses, developments and improvements in existing methods, method comparisons, gamma detector performance and new software products, method ...

  • Immunotoxicology and Risk Assessment

    This authored book presents basic immunological tenets and mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level while employing the toxicology focus on hazard identification, appropriate assays, dose response, and risk assesment by mathematical models and safety factors. It will be a useful reference to toxicologists because it will incorporate new ...

  • Manual for Soil Analysis - Monitoring and Assessing Soil Bioremediation

    Reliable methods for monitoring and assessing soil quality are a prerequisite for successful soil bioremediation projects. The fifth volume of Soil Biology presents detailed descriptions of selected methods for evaluating, monitoring and assessing bioremediation treatments of soils contaminated with organic pollutants or heavy metals.Traditional ...

  • Adhesion Protein Protocols

    The second edition of Adhesion Protein Protocols combines traditionaltechniques with cutting-edge and novel techniques that can be adaptedeasily to different molecules and cell types. The topics discussed inthis updated second edition include novel techniques for studyingcell-cell adhesion, neutrophil chemotaxis, in vitro assays used tostudy ...

  • Stable Isotope Techniques in the Study of Biological Processes and Functioning of Ecosystems

    This book has a very strong practical orientation, telling readers what methodologies are available using stable isotopes, how studies should be designed and executed to maximise effectiveness and incisiveness in terms of data obtained and outcomes in terms of understanding events and processes in plant and ecosystem functioning. The ...

  • Environmental Chemistry

    Environmental chemistry is a new, fast developing science aimed at deciphering fundamental mechanisms ruling the behaviour of pollutants in ecosystems. Applying this knowledge to current environmental issues leads to the remediation of environmental media, and to new, low energy, low emission, sustainable processes. This book describes the ...

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Standardization of Biomarkers for Endocrine Disruption and Environmental Assessment: 8th Volume

    Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, 8th Volume (STP 1364) presents 29 peer-reviewed papers that provide you with the latest information on invertebrate and vertebrate endocrine disrupter screening assays and tests, in vitro endocrine disrupter testing, and an industrial perspective on endocrine screening testing. It focuses on the use ...

  • Environmental Genomics

    Environmental genomics seeks to predict how an organism or organisms will respond, at the genetic level, to changes in their external environment. These genome responses are diverse and, as a result, environmental genomics must integrate molecular biology, physiology, toxicology, ecology, systems biology, epidemiology and population genetics into ...

  • Plant Epigenetics

    The past fifteen years have witnessed major advances in epigenetics, one of the most popular and quickly evolving fields of modern science. In Plant Epigenetics: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers explore the most recent developments, examining in great detail the contribution of epigenetic regulation to cell function in plants. Chapters ...

  • Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change

    Introduction to Biomonitors and Biomarkers as Indicators of Environmental Change; F.M. Butterworth. Assessing Ecological Risks in Terrestrial Systems with Honey Bees; J.J. Bromenshenk, et al. Aquatic Insects as Biomonitors of Ecosystem Health in the Great Lakes Areas of Concern; L.D. Corkum, et al. Larvae of Chironomidae (Diptera) as ...

  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Science, Policy, and Standardization-- Implications for Environmental Decisions, 10th Volume

    The latest volume in this ASTM series explores the advancements in the field of environmental toxicology and risk assessment, including methods of carrying scientific findings forward to sound policy decisions. 25 papers in 6 sections cover:Aquatic Toxicology--examines the ionic composition in water used in toxicity tests and how that impacts on ...

  • Paraoxonase (PON1) in Health and Disease

    The journey to find genes responsible for determining sensitivity or resistance to specific insecticides led to the paraoxonase (PON1) gene on human chromosome 7. This gene encodes a 355 amino acid protein that is localized on the high density lipoprotein (HDL) particles in plasma. Characterization of this gene revealed that different individuals ...

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