Avian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
By (author) Lewis Stevens
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Avian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by Lewis Stevens
Book DescriptionThe biology of birds is diverse and frequently differs significantly from that of other vertebrates. Many birds migrate or fly at high altitudes, while egg-laying and feather production places high demands on nutrient uptake and storage. This book is the only comprehensive and up-to-date survey of avian biochemistry and molecular biology available. It emphasises the similarities and differences between birds and other vertebrates, concentrating on new developments. The first section deals with protein, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, its hormonal control and the adaptations that occur in birds. The second covers the avian genome, gene expression, and avian immunology. Growth and embryological development are also discussed. Avian Biochemistry and Molecular Biology will be of interest to all those working on birds, especially postgraduate students and researchers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521612111
(246mm x 189mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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