DNA and RNA Diagnostics Books

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Understanding Surveillance Technologies: Spy Devices, Privacy, History, & Applications, Revised and Expanded Second Edit

    Understanding Surveillance Technologies demystifies spy devices and describes how technology is used to observe and record intimate details of people’s lives—often without their knowledge or consent. From historical origins to current applications, it explains how satellites, pinhole cameras, cell phone and credit card logs, DNA kits, tiny ...

  • Genetics: A Laboratory Manual

    Students will learn the experimental aspects of genetics through 15 three-hour laboratory exercises with plant and animal organisms. Each exercise consists of background information, a materials list, a step-by-step procedure, and study questions. Learning objectives include an understanding of chromosomes and the physical properties of DNA, ...

  • DNA-based Molecular Diagnostic Techniques. Research Needs for Standardization and Validation of the Detection of Aquatic Animal Pathogens and Diseases

    Series: FAO Fisheries Technical PapersIn efforts to limit transboundary movement of pathogens and reduce the economic and socioeconomic impact of disease in aquaculture, there is considerable scope for more effective use of DNA-based methods of pathogen detection. These technologies offer rapid results with potentially high sensitivity and ...

  • Semi-Markov Chains and Hidden Semi-Markov Models toward Applications

    This book is concerned with the estimation of discrete-time semi-Markov and hidden semi-Markov processes. Semi-Markov processes are much more general and better adapted to applications than the Markov ones because sojourn times in any state can be arbitrarily distributed, as opposed to the geometrically distributed sojourn time in the Markov case. ...

  • Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation

    In Post-Transcriptional Gene Regulation, renowned authors present current technical approaches to most aspects of post-transcriptional control and provide a useful and versatile laboratory bench resource. With chapters split into sections covering bioinformatics, fundamental aspects of the study of RNA biology, and techniques for specific aspects ...

  • Bioinformatics in Cancer and Cancer Therapy

    Bioinformatics can be loosely defined as the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers and mathematical algorithms. Although no single person or group started the field wholly on their own, Temple Smith, Ph.D., a professor at Boston University, is generally credited with coining the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Early Modern Humans at the Moravian Gate - The Mladec Caves and their Remains

    The Upper Paleolithic fossils of the Mladec caves, South Moravia, excavated at the end of the 19th century, hold a key position in the current discussion on modern human emergence within Europe and the fate of the Neanderthals. Although undoubtedly early modern humans - recently radio carbon dated to 31.000 years BP - their morphological ...

  • Regulatory Genomics

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the RECOMB 2004 Satellite Workshop on Regulatory Genomics, RRG 2004, held in San Diego, CA, USA in March 2004.The 10 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and improved for inclusion in the book. The papers address a broad variety of aspects of regulatory genomics ...

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics

    A comprehensible introduction to the key biological, mathematical, statistical, and computer concepts and tools behind bioinformatics. For physical scientists, the book provides a sound biological framework for understanding the questions a life scientist would ask in the context of currently available computational tools. For life scientists, a ...

  • In vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants

    This second volume of In Vitro Haploid Production in Higher Plants is broadly concerned with special applications and phenomena uniquely associated with haploid plants and their derivation. The first section (18 chapters) covers such topics as genetic stability of microspore-derived doubled haploids, transformation of pollen and microspores, ...

  • Theory and Mathematical Methods in Bioinformatics

    This monograph addresses, in a systematic and pedagogical manner, the mathematical methods and the algorithms required to deal with the molecularly based problems of bioinformatics. The book will be useful to students, research scientists and practitioners of bioinformatics and related fields, especially those who are interested in the underlying ...

  • Algorithmic Aspects of Bioinformatics

    Advances in bioinformatics and systems biology require improved computational methods for analyzing data, while progress in molecular biology is in turn influencing the development of computer science methods. This book introduces some key problems in bioinformatics, discusses the models used to formally describe these problems, and analyzes the ...

  • DNA Computing

    This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on DNA Based Computers, DNA8, held in Sapporo, Japan, in June 2002.The 30 revised full papers presented were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from an initial total of 68 submissions. The papers are organized in topical ...

  • Applied Microbial Systematics

    Modern approaches to microbial classification and identification, particularly those based on nucleic acid analysis, have raised the awareness and interest of microbiologists in systematics during the past decade. The extended scope of the subject has revolutionized microbial ecology with the demonstration of uncultivable microorganisms as a ...

  • Transactions on Computational Systems Biology II

    The LNCS journal Transactions on Computational Systems Biology is devoted to inter- and multidisciplinary research in the fields of computer science and life sciences and supports a paradigmatic shift in the techniques from computer and information science to cope with the new challenges arising from the systems oriented point of view of ...

  • Past and Present Water Column Anoxia

    The papers gathered in this authoritative volume, partly based on presentations by 60 scientists attending a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Past and Present Water Column Anoxia in Sevastopol, Ukraine, address the entire range of oxygen-deficient conditions and reflect the complexity of the issues governing the formation and persistence of ...

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