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Biology - Concordia University Libraries Recent Acquisitions

Titles in the call number range QH - QR (Biology) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • Developmental biology / Michael J. F. Barresi, Scott F. Gilbert
    QL 955 G48 2020
    Developmental Biology, twelfth edition, engages students and empowers instructors to effectively teach both the stable principles and the newest front-page research of this vast, complex, and multi-disciplinary field. This much loved, well-illustrated, and remarkably well written textbook invigorates the classical insights of embryology with cutting edge material, and makes the most complex topics understandable to a new generation of students. Designed with the undergraduate student in mind, this new, streamlined edition now contains studies of plant development, expanded coverage of regeneration, over a hundred new and revised illustrations, and deeply integrated active learning resources that build on the text's enthusiasm and accuracy. This is a text designed to make students become excited about how animals and plants develop their complex bodies from simple origins.NEW TO THIS EDITIONA focused and streamlined presentation of essential content highlights the important principles of each sectionNew Further Development feature makes for easy distinction between foundational and advanced coverage in each chapter both in the text and onlineNew content on plant development is now included throughout the book to help students appreciate common developmental principles across organismsA new introductory chapter encompasses the big picture and introduces common themes that students will encounter throughout the bookAn upgraded and comprehensive chapter on regeneration reflects the excitement of new discoveries in this expanding area of developmental biologyThoroughly updated chapters include important new studies on single cell transcriptomes, stem cell niches, cell communication during morphogenesis, fertilization, CRISPR technology, and the effects of global climateAn upgraded illustration program includes more than 125 new and revised figures

  • The anatomy of the brain and nerves / William Feindel, editor
    QM 451 W713 1966

  • Mechanobiology from molecular sensing to disease / edited by Glen L. Niebur
    QP303
    Mechanobiology: From Molecular Sensing to Disease will provide a review of the current state of understanding of mechanobiology and its role in health and disease. It covers: Current understanding of the main molecular pathways by which cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli, A review of diseases that with known or purported mechanobiological underpinnings; The role of mechanobiology in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; Experimental methods to capture mechanobiological phenomena; Computational models in mechanobiology. Presents our current understanding of the main molecular pathways by which cells sense and respond to mechanical stimuli Provides a review of diseases with known or purported mechanobiological underpinnings Includes the role of mechanobiology in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine Covers experimental methods to capture mechanobiological phenomena

  • Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in the Environment
    QH434

    Antibiotics and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes (AMR) in the Environment summarizes and updates information on antibiotic producing organisms and their resistance and entry routes in soil, air, water and sediment. As antibiotic use continues to rise in healthcare, their fate, bioavailability and biomonitoring, and impacts on environment and public health are becoming increasingly important. The book addresses the impact of antibiotics and AMR to environment and public health and risk assessment. Moreover, it focused on the metagenomics and molecular techniques for the detection of antibiotics and antimicrobial genes. Lastly, it introduces management strategies, such as treatment technologies for managing antibiotics and AMR/ARGs-impacted environment, and bioremediation approaches.

    Summarizes and updates information on antibiotics and AMR/ARGs production and its fate and transport in the environment Includes phytoremediation and bioremediation technologies for environmental management

    Provides analysis of risk assessment of antibiotic resistance genes to help understand the environmental and socioeconomic impacts of antibiotics and AMR/ARGs


  • The zebrafish in biomedical research biology, husbandry, diseases, and research / edited by Samuel C. Cartner... [et al.]
    QL638.C94

    The Zebrafish in Biomedical Research: Biology, Husbandry, Diseases, and Research Applications is a comprehensive work that fulfills a critical need for a thorough compilation of information on this species. The text provides significant updates for working vivarium professionals maintaining zebrafish colonies, veterinarians responsible for their care and well-being, zoologists and ethologists studying the species, and investigators using the species to gain critical insights into human physiology and disease. As the zebrafish has become an important model organism for the study of vertebrate development and disease, organ function, behavior, toxicology, cancer, and drug discovery, this book presents an important resource for future research.

    Presents a complete view of the zebrafish, covering their biology, husbandry, diseases and research applications Includes the work of world-renowned authors Provides the first authoritative and comprehensive treatment of zebrafish in biomedical research as part of the ACLAM series

  • Artificial intelligence for computational modeling of the heart edited by Tommaso Mansi, Tiziano Passerini and Dorin Comaniciu
    QP111.4

    Artificial Intelligence for Computational Modeling of the Heart presents recent research developments towards streamlined and automatic estimation of the digital twin of a patient's heart by combining computational modeling of heart physiology and artificial intelligence. The book first introduces the major aspects of multi-scale modeling of the heart, along with the compromises needed to achieve subject-specific simulations. Reader will then learn how AI technologies can unlock robust estimations of cardiac anatomy, obtain meta-models for real-time biophysical computations, and estimate model parameters from routine clinical data. Concepts are all illustrated through concrete clinical applications.

    Presents recent advances in computational modeling of heart function and artificial intelligence technologies for subject-specific applications Discusses AI-based technologies for robust anatomical modeling from medical images, data-driven reduction of multi-scale cardiac models, and estimations of physiological parameters from clinical data Illustrates the technology through concrete clinical applications and discusses potential impacts and next steps needed for clinical translation

  • The global carbon cycle and climate change : scaling ecological energetics from organism to the biosphere / David E. Reichle
    QH344

    The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change examines the global carbon cycle and the energy balance of the biosphere, following carbon and energy through increasingly complex levels of metabolism from cells to ecosystems. Utilizing scientific explanations, analyses of ecosystem functions, extensive references, and cutting-edge examples of energy flow in ecosystems, it is an essential resource to aid in understanding the scientific basis of the role played by ecological systems in climate change.

    This book addresses the need to understand the global carbon cycle and the interrelationships among the disciplines of biology, chemistry, and physics in a holistic perspective. The Global Carbon Cycle and Climate Change is a compendium of easily accessible, technical information that provides a clear understanding of energy flow, ecosystem dynamics, the biosphere, and climate change.

    "Dr. Reichle brings over four decades of research on the structure and function of forest ecosystems to bear on the existential issue of our time, climate change. Using a comprehensive review of carbon biogeochemistry as scaled from the physiology of organisms to landscape processes, his analysis provides an integrated discussion of how diverse processes at varying time and spatial scales function. The work speaks to several audiences. Too often students study their courses in a vacuum without necessarily understanding the relationships that transcend from the cellular process, to organism, to biosphere levels and exist in a dynamic atmosphere with its own processes, and spatial dimensions. This book provides the template whereupon students can be guided to see how the pieces fit together. The book is self-contained but lends itself to be amplified upon by a student or professor. The same intellectual quest would also apply for the lay reader who seeks a broad understanding." --W.F. Harris| Deputy Assistant Director, Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation (Retired); Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Retired)

    Provides clear explanations, examples, and data for understanding fossil fuel emissions affecting atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change, and the role played by ecosystems in the global cycle of energy and carbon Presents a comprehensive, factually based synthesis of the global cycle of carbon in the biosphere and the underlying scientific bases Includes clear illustrations of environmental processes

  • How fermented foods feed a healthy gut microbiota : a nutrition continuum / M. Andrea Azcarate-Peril, Roland R. Arnold, José M. Bruno-Bárcena
    QP 144 F85H69 2019eb

  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis : molecular infection biology, pathogenesis, diagnostics and new interventions / Seyed Ehtesham Hasnain, Nasreen Z. Ehtesham, Sonam Grover, editors
    QR201.T6

  • The cytoskeleton : diverse roles in a plant's life / Vaidurya Pratap Sahi, František Baluška, editors
    QH 603 C96C98 2019

  • BIOTREMOLOGY studying vibrational behavior
    QP82.2.V5

  • Ecology and Evolution of Rhizobia : Principles and Applications / En Tao Wang, Chang Fu Tian, Wen Feng Chen, J. Peter W. Young, Wen Xin Chen
    QR 82 R45W36 2019

  • Ecology and conservation of tropical ungulates in Latin America Sonia Gallina-Tessaro, editor
    QL737.U4

  • In Vitro Plant Breeding Towards Novel Agronomic Traits Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance / Manoj Kumar, Annamalai Muthusamy, Vivek Kumar, Neera Bhalla-Sarin, editors
    SB123

  • Plant Ecology Ernst-Detlef Schulze [and more] ; with contributions by Almust Arneth [and more]
    QK901

  • Autophagy biology and diseases : basic science / Zheng-Hong Qin, editor
    QH581.2

  • Ocular fluid dynamics anatomy, physiology, imaging techniques, and mathematical modeling / Giovanna Guidoboni, Alon Harris, Riccardo Sacco, editors
    QP475

  • Lobsters biology, fisheries and aquaculture / E.V. Radhakrishnan, Bruce F. Phillips, Gopalakrishnan Achamveetil, editors
    QL444.M33

  • The Alpheidae from China Seas crustacea: decapoda: caridea / Zhong-li Sha, Yan-rong Wang, Dong-ling Cui
    QL444.C79

  • Microbes and Enzymes in Soil Health and Bioremediation Ashok Kumar, Swati Sharma, editors
    QR111

  • Auditory Information Processing / Harunori Ohmori
    QP 341 O36 2019

  • Microbial Interventions in Agriculture and Environment. edited by Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ratna Prabha
    QR 111 M53 2019eb

  • Implication of Quorum Sensing and Biofilm Formation in Medicine, Agriculture and Food Industry edited by Pallaval Veera Bramhachari
    QR96.5

  • Plant biotic interactions state of the art / Ajit Varma, Swati Tripathi, Ram Prasad, editors
    QR351

  • Computational neuroscience : Second Latin American Workshop, LAWCN 2019, São João Del-Rei, Brazil, September 18-20, 2019, proceedings / Vinícius Rosa Cota, Dante Augusto Couto Barone, Diego Roberto Colombo Dias, Laila Cristina Moreira Damázio (eds.)
    QP 357.5 I58 2019

  • The optical clearing method a new tool for clinical practice and biomedical engineering / Luís Manuel Couto Oliveira, Valery Victorovich Tuchin
    QP 475 O45 2019

  • Microbial genomics in sustainable agroecosystems. Vijay Tripathi, Pradeep Kumar, Pooja Tripathi, Amit Kishore, Madhu Kamle, editors
    QH 434 M53 2019

  • Stress and animal welfare key issues in the biology of humans and other animals / Donald M. Broom, Ken G. Johnson
    QP82.2.S8

  • Bonobo and chimpanzee : the lessons of social coexistence / Takeshi Furuichi
    QL737.P94

  • Myelin : basic and clinical advances / edited by Kazunori Sango, Junji Yamauchi, Toru Ogata, Keiichiro Susuki, editors
    QP752.M9

  • Co-signal molecules in T cell activation : immune regulation in health and disease / Miyuki Azuma, Hideo Yagita, editors
    QR185.8.T2

  • Label-free monitoring of cells in vitro Joachim Wegener, editor ; with contributions by F. Alexander Jr. [and 22 others]
    QH585.2

  • Genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics : stem cells monitoring in regenerative medicine / Babak Arjmand, editor
    QH588.S83

  • Marine mammals : adaptations for an aquatic life / Randall W. Davis
    QL 713.2 D38 2019eb

  • Oral mucosal immunity and microbiome / Georgios N. Belibasakis, George Hajishengallis, Nagihan Bostanci, Michael A. Curtis, editors
    QR47

  • Current trends in landscape research / Lothar Mueller, Frank Eulenstein, editors
    QH 541.15 L35C87 2019eb

  • Neural interface : frontiers and applications / Xiaoxiang Zheng, editor
    QP360.7

  • Autophagy regulation of innate immunity Jun Cui, editor
    QH608

  • Genome and genomics : from archaea to eukaryotes / K. V. Chaitanya
    QH447

  • Emerging chemicals and human health / Yunhui Zhang, editor
    QP82.2.P6

  • Antibiotic resistant bacteria : a challenge to modern medicine / Sadhana Sagar, Shilpa Kaistha, Amar Jyoti Das, Rajesh Kumar
    QR177

  • Bacterial adaptation to co-resistance / Santi M. Mandal, Debarati Paul, editors
    QR41.2

  • The Grape Genome Dario Cantu, M. Andrew Walker, editors
    SB398.3

  • A semiotic methodology for animal studies Pauline Delahaye
    QH331

  • Biotechnological advances, phytochemical analysis and ethnomedical implications of Sapindus species Reetika Singh, Bechan Sharma
    QK495.S19

  • Persister Cells and Infectious Disease
    QR 177 P47 2019eb

  • Insect conservation and Australia's grasslands / Tim R. New
    QL 487 N49 2019

  • Electroreception fundamental insights from comparative approaches / Bruce A. Carlson, Joseph A. Sisneros, Arthur N. Popper, Richard R. Fay, editors
    QP369

  • Microbial interventions in agriculture and environment. Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Vijai Kumar Gupta, Ratna Prabha, editors
    QR111

  • Actin polymerization in apicomplexan : a structural, functional and evolutionary analysis / Avinash Kale, editor
    QL368.A16

  • Modeling survival data using frailty models / David D. Hanagal
    QH323.5

  • Aptamers biotechnological applications of a next generation tool / Gulab Singh Yadav, Vikas Kumar, Neeraj K. Aggarwal, editors
    QP625.O47

  • Medicinal plants : from farm to pharmacy / Nirmal Joshee, Sadanand A. Dhekney, Prahlad Parajuli, editors
    QK 99 A1M43 2019

  • Omics approaches to understanding muscle biology / Jatin George Burniston, Yi-Wen Chen, editors
    QP 321 O45 2019eb

  • Biodiversity and chemotaxonomy Kishan Gopal Ramawat, editor
    QK46.5.D58

  • Measuring leg stiffness during vertical jumps : theory and methods / Artur Struzik
    QP 310 J86S77 2019eb

  • Nanovaccines : an innovative technology to fight human and animal diseases / Sergio Rosales-Mendoza, Omar González-Ortega
    QR 189 R67 2019eb

  • The superfamily Mactroidea (Mollusca:Bivalvia) in American waters : an illustrated catalogue of recent species / Javier H. Signorelli
    QL 430.7 M3S54 2019eb

  • Microbial interventions in agriculture and environment. Dhananjaya Pratap Singh, Ratna Prabha, editors
    QR 111 M53 2019

  • Food safety & mycotoxins / Aibo Wu, editor
    QR115

  • Sensory biology of plants / Sudhir Sopory, editor
    QK725

  • Recent trends in human and animal mycology / Karuna Singh, Neelabh Srivastava, editors
    QK603

  • Microbial genomics in sustainable agroecosystems. Vijay Tripathi, Pradeep Kumar, Pooja Tripathi, Amit Kashore, editors
    QH434

  • Heat shock protein 90 in human diseases and disorders Alexzander A.A. Asea, Punit Kaur, editors
    QP552.H43

  • Services in family forestry Teppo Hujala, Anne Toppinen, Brett J. Butler, editors
    SD431

  • Protein allostery in drug discovery / Jian Zhang, Ruth Nussinov, editors
    QP552.A436

  • Nutritional quality improvement in plants / Pawan Kumar Jaiwal, Anil K. Chhillar, Darshna Chaudhary, Ranjana Jaiwal, editors
    QK 867 N88 2019

  • Essentials of bioinformatics. Khalid Rehman Hakeem, Noor Ahmad Shaik, Babajan Banaganapalli, Ramu Elango, editors
    QH324.2

  • Heart of the matter : key concepts in cardiovascular science / Cesare Terracciano, Samuel Guymer, editors
    QM181

  • Springer handbook of microscopy / Peter W. Hawkes, John C.H. Spence (eds.)
    QH205.2

  • Essays on life, science and society : the world through the eyes of a life scientist / Shaw M. Akula
    QH 311 A48 2019eb

  • Osmoprotectant-mediated abiotic stress tolerance in plants : recent advances and future perspectives / Mohammad Anwar Hossain, Vinay Kumar, David J. Burritt, Masayuki Fujita, Pirjo S. A. Mäkelä, editors
    QK 754 O76 2019eb

  • Animals and human society in Asia : historical, cultural and ethical perspectives / Rotem Kowner, Guy Bar-Oz, Michal Biran, Meir Shahar, Gideon Shelach-Lavi, editors
    QL85

  • Corpses in Belgian anatomy, 1860-1914 : nobody's dead / Tinne Claes
    QM 33.4 C53 2019eb

  • Encyclopedia of animal cognition and behavior / editors, Jennifer Vonk, Todd Shackelford
    QL 750.3 E53 2019eb

  • Nature-inspired cyber security and resiliency : fundamentals, techniques and applications / edited by El-Sayed M. El-Alfy, Mohamed Eltoweissy, Errin W. Fulp, Wojciech Mazurczyk
    QP 517 B56N38 2019

    With the rapid evolution of cyberspace, computing, communications and sensing technologies, organizations and individuals rely more and more on new applications such as fog and cloud computing, smart cities, Internet of Things (IoT), collaborative computing, and virtual and mixed reality environments. Maintaining their security, trustworthiness and resilience to cyber-attacks has become crucial which requires innovative and creative cyber security and resiliency solutions. Computing algorithms have been developed to mimic the operation of natural processes, phenomena and organisms such as artificial neural networks, swarm intelligence, deep learning systems, biomimicry, and more. The amazing characteristics of these systems offer a plethora of novel methodologies and opportunities to cope with emerging cyber challenges.

    This edited book presents a timely review of the fundamentals, latest developments and diverse applications of nature-inspired algorithms in cyber security and resiliency. Topics include bio-inspired collaboration and cyber security; immune-based defense and resiliency; bio-inspired security and resiliency of network traffic; nature inspired machine learning approach for cyber security; nature-inspired algorithms in A.I. for malicious activity detection; DNA-inspired characterization and detection of novel social Twitter spambots; nature-inspired approaches for social network security; bio-inspired cyber-security for smart grid; nature-inspired cryptography and cryptanalysis, and more.


  • Semiconductor lasers and diode-based light sources for biophotonics / edited by Peter E. Andersen, Paul Michael Petersen
    QH 515 S46 2018eb

    Semiconductor lasers are small, reliable, low cost, high-performance and user-friendly optical devices which make them highly suitable for a variety of biomedical applications.

    This edited book gathers experts in the field to cover the fundamentals and technology advances of semiconductor lasers and diode-based lasers with a focus on their applications in medical optics and biophotonics including edge-emitting semiconductor lasers and light emitting diodes, Q-switched and mode-locked lasers, quantum cascade lasers, semiconductor disk lasers, near-infrared spectroscopy systems for biomedical applications, bio-medical Raman spectroscopy, nonlinear imaging and optical coherence tomography.


  • Signal processing and machine learning for brain-machine interfaces / edited by Toshihisa Tanaka and Mahnaz Arvaneh
    QP 360.7 S54 2018eb

    Brain-machine interfacing or brain-computer interfacing (BMI/BCI) is an emerging and challenging technology used in engineering and neuroscience. The ultimate goal is to provide a pathway from the brain to the external world via mapping, assisting, augmenting or repairing human cognitive or sensory-motor functions.

    In this book an international panel of experts introduce signal processing and machine learning techniques for BMI/BCI and outline their practical and future applications in neuroscience, medicine, and rehabilitation, with a focus on EEG-based BMI/BCI methods and technologies. Topics covered include discriminative learning of connectivity pattern of EEG; feature extraction from EEG recordings; EEG signal processing; transfer learning algorithms in BCI; convolutional neural networks for event-related potential detection; spatial filtering techniques for improving individual template-based SSVEP detection; feature extraction and classification algorithms for image RSVP based BCI; decoding music perception and imagination using deep learning techniques; neurofeedback games using EEG-based Brain-Computer Interface Technology; affective computing system and more.


  • Mobile biometrics / edited by Guodong Guo and Harry Wechsler
    TK7882.B56

    Mobile biometrics - the use of physical and/or behavioral characteristics of humans to allow their recognition by mobile/smart phones - aims to achieve conventional functionality and robustness while also supporting portability and mobility, bringing greater convenience and opportunity for its deployment in a wide range of operational environments from consumer applications to law enforcement. But achieving these aims brings new challenges such as issues with power consumption, algorithm complexity, device memory limitations, frequent changes in operational environment, security, durability, reliability, and connectivity. Mobile Biometrics provides a timely survey of the state of the art research and developments in this rapidly growing area.

    Topics covered in Mobile Biometrics include mobile biometric sensor design, deep neural network for mobile person recognition with audio-visual signals, active authentication using facial attributes, fusion of shape and texture features for lip biometry in mobile devices, mobile device usage data as behavioral biometrics, continuous mobile authentication using user phone interaction, smartwatch-based gait biometrics, mobile four-fingers biometrics system, palm print recognition on mobile devices, periocular region for smartphone biometrics, and face anti-spoofing on mobile devices.


  • Electron-gated ion channels : with amplification by NH3 inversion resonance / Wilson P. Ralston
    QH 603 I54R35 2005eb

    Understanding ion channel gating has been a goal of researchers since Hodgkin and Huxley's classic publication in 1952, but the gating mechanism has remained elusive. In this book it is shown how electrons can control gating. Introducing the electron as a gating agent requires amplification, but until now there has been no appropriate mechanism for amplification.

    It was discovered that NH3 groups, at the end of arginine and lysine side chains, act as amplifiers for electron tunneling. The amplification is about 25-fold, due to the inversion of NH3. The inversion frequency for NH3 attached to the side chain was calculated from an electron-gating model, calibrated to the Hodgkin-Huxley model. It was also determined experimentally in Blue Fluorescent Protein, using a new microwave spectroscopy technique developed specifically for this purpose. The inversion frequency of NH3 in the gas phase occurs at about 24 GHz and is used by the ammonia clock and for amplification in the ammonia maser. This frequency, reduced by the attachment of NH3 to the side chain, is the basis for amplification of electron tunneling at arginine and lysine sites. Detailed models for electron gating in sodium and potassium ion channels are described and an electron-gating model for calcium oscillators is presented.

    The book is a documentation of the author's research and is oriented towards research workers in the biological sciences. The new quantum-mechanical approach to ion channel gating elucidates mechanisms important to cellular function and signaling.

Updated: Thursday 23 January 2020
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