Biosciences round up

May 28, 2009

Plant Taxonomy: The Systematic Evaluation of Comparative Data

Author: Tod F. Stuessy

Edition: Second

Publisher: Columbia University Press

Pages: 568

Price: £71.00

ISBN 9780231147125

Synthesising current research and trends, this text aims to provide the most up-to-date overview in relation to monographic, biodiversity and evolutionary studies.

A Mechanistic Approach to Plankton Ecology

Author: Thomas Kiorboe

Edition: First

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Pages: 228

Price: £28.95

ISBN 9780691134222

The author examines the life and interactions of plankton organisms with the larger aim of understanding marine pelagic food webs. Chapters offer theoretical introductions and real-world applications.

Sequence Alignment: Methods, Models, Concepts and Strategies

Editor: Michael S. Rosenberg

Edition: First

Publisher: University of California Press

Pages: 360

Price: £35.00

ISBN 9780520256972

This text covers molecular causes, computational advances, approaches for assessing alignment quality and philosophical underpinnings of the algorithms.

Freshwater Mussel Ecology: A Multifactor Approach to Distribution and Abundance

Author: David L. Strayer

Edition: First

Publisher: University of California Press

Pages: 216

Price: £32.50

ISBN 9780520255265

Strayer provides a critical synthesis of the factors that control the distribution of pearly mussels.

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