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  • Avian immunology. 2nd ed. 2014
    ScienceDirect
    Provides an up-to-date overview of the current knowledge of avian immunology. From the ontogeny of the avian immune system to practical application in vaccinology, this book encompasses all aspects of innate and adaptive immunity in chickens.
  • This book gathers contributions by 16 international authors on the phenomenon bats, shedding some light on their morphology, the feeding behaviors (insects, fruits, blood) of different groups, their potential and confirmed transmissions of agents of diseases, their endo- and ectoparasites, as well as countless myths surrounding their lifestyle (e.g. vampirism, chupacabras, batman etc.). Bats have been known in different cultures for several thousand centuries, however their nocturnal activities have made them mysterious and led to many legends and myths, while proven facts remained scarce. Even today, our knowledge of bats remains limited compared to other groups in the animal kingdom. Also, their famous ability to avoid collisions with obstacles during their nightly flights with the help of a sophisticated and unique system using ultrasound waves (which are transmitted and received) is as poorly studied as birds finding their way from continent to continent. In recent times, where globalization transports millions of people and goods from one end of the earth to the other, there are increased risks posed by agents of diseases, as a result of which bats have received increasing attention as potential vectors. These suppositions are based on their proven transmission of viruses such as rabies.
  • Biosonar 2014
    Springer
    1. Biosonar of Bats and Toothed Whales: An Overview / Annemarie Surlykke and Paul E. Nachtigall -- 2. Sonar Signals of Bats and Toothed Whales / Brock (M. B.) Fenton, Frants H. Jensen, Elisabeth K. V. Kalko, and Peter L. Tyack -- 3. Production of Biosonar Signals: Structure and Form / Whitlow W. L. Au and Roderick A. Suthers -- 4. Sound Intensities of Biosonar Signals from Bats and Toothed Whales / Magnus Wahlberg and Annemarie Surlykke -- 5. Hearing During Echolocation in Whales and Bats / Paul E. Nachtigall and Gerd Schuller -- 6. Localization and Classification of Targets by Echolocating Bats and Dolphins / James A. Simmons, Dorian Houser, and Laura Kloepper -- 7. On-Animal Methods for Studying Echolocation in Free-Ranging Animals / Mark Johnson -- 8. Analysis of Natural Scenes by Echolocation in Bats and Dolphins / Cynthia F. Moss, Chen Chiu, and Patrick W. Moore -- 9. Echolocation in Air and Water / Peter Teglberg Madsen and Annemarie Surlykke.
  • Part I. Introduction -- Part II. Sound Detection by Aquatic Animals -- Part III. Sound Production by Aquatic Animals -- Part IV. Physiological Effects of Sounds -- Part V. Anthropogenic Sounds and Behavior -- Part VI. Population Effects -- Part VII. Anthropogenic Sound Sources and Their Measurement -- Part VIII. Science, Regulation and Sound Exposure Criteria -- Part IX. Monitoring, Management and Mitigation -- Part X. Workshops and Concluding Remarks.
  • Beyond the cellular alphabet of learning and memory in invertebrates / Randolf Menzel and Paul R. Benjamin -- Action selection / M. Heisenberg -- Cognitive components of insect behavior / Martin Giurfa and Randolf Menzel --Exploring brain connectivity in insect model systems of learning and memory / Jürgen Rybak -- 'Decision making' in larval Drosophila / Michael Schleyer, Sören Diegelmann, Birgit Michels, Timo Saumweber and Bertram Gerber -- Optophysiological approaches to learning and memory in Drosphila melanogaster / Thomas Riemensperger and André Fiala -- Computational analyses of learning networks / Douglas A. Baxter, Enrico Cataldo and John H. Byrne -- Issues in invertebrate learning raised by robot models / Barbara Webb -- Mechanosensory learning and memory in Caenorhabditis elegans / Andrea H. McEwan and Catharine H. Rankin -- Molecular and cellular circuits underlying Caenorhabditis elegans olfactory plasticity / Joy Alcedo and Yun Zhang -- Thermosensory learning in Caenorhabditis elegans / Hirouyuki Sasakura and Ikue Mori -- Age-dependent modulation of learning and memory in Caenorhabditis elegans / Shin Murakami -- Salt chemotaxis learning in Caenorhabditis elegans / Yuichi Iino -- A systems analysis of neural networks underlying gastropod learning and memory / Paul R. Benjamin -- Comparison of operant and classical conditioning of feeding behavior in Aplysia / Riccardo Mozzachiodi, Douglas A. Baxter and John H. Byrne -- Mechanisms of short-term and intermediate-term memory in Aplysia / Robert D. Hawkins, Igor Antonov and Iksung Jin -- Synaptic mechanisms of induction and maintenance of long-term sensitization memory in Aplysia / David L. Glanzman -- Roles of protein kinase C and protein kinase M in Aplysia learning / Margaret Hastings, Carole A. Farah adn Wayne S. Sossin -- Multisite cellular and synaptic mechanisms in Hermissenda Pavlovian conditioning / Terry Crow and Nan Ge Jin -- Molecular and cellular mechanisms of classical conditioning in the feeding system of Lymnaea / Gyorgy Kemenes -- Operant conditioning of respiration in Lymnaea / Ken Lukowiak and Sarah Dalesman -- Associative memory mechanisms in terrestrial slugs and snails / Alan Gelperin -- Observational and other types of learning in Octopus / Piero Amodio and Graziano Fiorito -- The neurophysiological basis of learning and memory in advanced vertebrates / Binyamin Hochner and Tal Shomrat -- Learning, memory, and brain plasticity in cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) / Ludovic Dickel, Anne-Sophie Darmaillacq, Christelle Joset-Alves and Cécile Bellanger -- A multidisciplinary approach to learning and memory in the crab Neohelice (Chasmagnathus) granulata / Daniel Tomsic and Arturo Romano -- Drosphila memory research through four eras / Seth M. Tomchik and Ronald L. Davis -- Visual learning and decision making in Drosphila melanogaster / Aike Guo, Huimin Lu, Ke Zhang, Qingzhong Rena nd Yah-num Chiang Wong -- In search of the engram in the honeybee brain / Randolf Menzel -- Neural correlates of olfactory learning in the primary olfactory center of teh honeybee brain / Jean-Christophe Sanidoz -- Mermory phases and signaling cascades in honeybees / Uli Muller -- Pheremones acting as social signals modulate learning in honeybees / Elodie Urlacher, Jean-Marc Devaud and Alison R. Mercer -- Extinction learning and memory formation in the honeybee / Dorothea Eisenhardt -- Glutamate neurotransmission and appetitive olfactory conditioning in the honeybee / Gérard Leboulle -- Cellular mechanisms of neuronal plasticity in the honeybee brain / Bernd Grünlatt -- Behavioral and neural analyses of punishment learning in honeybees / Stevanus Rio Tedjakumala and Martin Giurfa -- Breain aging and performance plasticity in honeybees / Daniel Munch and Gro V. Amdam -- Learning and recognitionof identity in ants / Patrizia D'ettorre -- Bounded plasticity in the desert ant's navigational tool kit / Rüdiger Wehner and Wolfgagn Rössler -- Learning and decision making in a social context / Nigel R. Franks and Ana B. Sendova-Franks -- Olfactory and visual learning in cockroaches and crickets / Makoto Mitzunami, Yukihisa Matsumoto, Hidehiro Watanabe and Hiroshi Nishino -- Individual recognition and the evolution of learning and memory in Polistes paper wasps / Elizabeth A. Tibbetts and Michael J. Sheehan.
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  • This addition to the Springer Brief in Stem Cells series focuses on aspects related to the specific mechanisms that ensure and control pluripotency and cell commitment in domestic animal species. This topic is generating rapidly-increasing interest due to the great potential for domestic animal species to be used as intermediate biomedical models, between the mouse and the human. The Brief addresses why we need large animal models for regenerative medicine. It also describes early embryo development with a careful and specific analysis of the regulatory mechanisms driving cleavage, polarization and genome activation in domestic species. How pluripotency is compartmentalized in domestic species as well as the different aspects that make the derivation of stem cells in domestic species very difficult are also addressed.
  • History of rabies research -- Rabies virus -- Epidemiology -- Molecular epidemiology -- Rabies in terrestrial animals -- Bat rabies -- Human disease -- Pathogenesis -- Pathology -- Immunology -- Laboratory diagnosis of rabies -- Measures of rabies immunity -- Rabies vaccines -- Next generation of rabies vaccines -- Public health management of humans at risk -- Therapy of human rabies -- Dog rabies and its control -- Rabies control in wild carnivores -- Blueprint for rabies prevention and control -- Future developments and challenges.
  • Part 1. Introduction. Reproductive science as an essential component of conservation biology / William V. Holt, Janine L. Brown, and Pierre Comizzoli -- "Mayday mayday mayday", the Millennium Ark is sinking? / Steven L. Monfort -- Part 2. The big picture: can species survive and adapt in a changing world? Climate change, extinction risks, and reproduction of terrestrial vertebrates / Cynthia Carey -- Impacts of endocrine disrupting chemicals on reproduction in wildlife / Emmelianna Kumar and William V. Holt -- The role of genomics in conservation and reproductive sciences / Warren E. Johnson and Klaus Koepfli -- The epigenetic basis of adaptation and responses to environmental change: perspective on human reproduction / Agustín F. Fernández, Estela García Toraño, Rocío González Urdinguio, Abel Gayo Lana, Ignacio Arnott Fernández, and Mario F. Fraga -- The black-footed ferret: on the brink of recovery? / Rachel M. Santymire, Travis M. Livieri, Heather Branvold-Faber, and Paul E. Marinari -- Comparative reproductive biology of elephants / Janine L. Brown -- The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus): a case study in the development of reproductive technology in a marsupial / Stephen D. Johnston and William V. Holt -- Reproduction and advances in reproductive studies in carnivores / Katarina Jewgenow and Nucharin Songsasen -- Methods to examine reproductive biology in free-ranging, fully-marine mammals / Janet M. Lanyon and Elizabeth A. Burgess -- Amphibian declines in the twenty-first century: why we need assisted reproductive technologies / John Clulow, Vance L. Trudeau, and Andrew J. Kouba -- The reality, use and potential for cryopreservation of coral reefs / Mary Hagedorn and Rebecca Spindler -- Recent advances and prospects in germplasm preservation of rare and endangered species / Pierre Comizzoli and William V. Holt -- Sperm DNA fragmentation and its role in wildlife conservation / Jaime Gosálvez, William V. Holt, and Stephen D. Johnston -- Somatic cells, stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells: how do they now contribute to conservation? / Gabriela F. Mastromonaco, L. Antonio González-Grajales, Melissa Filice, and Pierre Comizzoli -- Biosafety in embryos and semen cryopreservation, storage, management and transport / A. Bielanski -- Fertility control in wildlife: review of current status, including novel and future technologies / Deborah Garside, Ayman Gebril, Manal Alsaadi, and Valerie A. Ferro -- Cloning the mammoth: a complicated task or just a dream? / Pasqualino Loi, Joseph Saragusty, and Grazyna Ptak -- Conclusions: environmental change, wildlife conservation and reproduction / William V. Holt, Janine L. Brown, and Pierre Comizzoli -- Index.
  • A short introduction to disease emergence / Nicholas Johnson -- Patterns of foot-and-mouth disease virus distribution in Africa / Miriam B. Casey [and eleven others] -- Paroviruses of carnivores / Andrew B. Allison and Colin R. Parrish -- Rabies / Conrad Freuling [and four others] -- Lassa fever / Elisabeth Fichet-Calvet -- Henipaviruses / Glenn A. Marsh and Lin-Fa Wang -- The role of birds in the spread of West Nile virus / Paul Gale and Nicholas Johnson -- Rift Valley fever virus / Janusz T. Paweska and Petrus Jansen van Vuren -- From simian to human immunodeficiency viruses (SIV to HIV) / Denis M. Tebit and Eric J. Arts -- Hantavirus emergence in rodents, insectivores and bats / Mathias Schlegel [and four others] -- Nipah virus / David T.S. Hayman and Nicholas Johnson -- Synthesis / Philip R. Wakeley, Sarah North and Nicholas Johnson.
  • This edited volume addresses a rising concern among natural resource scientists and management professionals about decline of the many plant and animal species associated with early-successional habitats, especially within the Central Hardwood Region of the USA. These open habitats, with herbaceous, shrub, or young forest cover, are disappearing as abandoned farmland, pastures, and cleared forest patches return to forest. There are many questions about 'why, what, where, and how' to manage for early successional habitats. In this book, expert scientists and experienced land managers synthesize knowledge and original scientific work to address critical questions sparked by the decline of early successional habitats.

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