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How to microscopically identify (at least roughly) fungi which not producing any specialized reproductive structure?

If a fungus does not produce any kind of recognizable sexual or asexual reproductive structure but keeps producing vegetative hyphae; is it possible to at least roughly identify them using a compound ...
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Book recommendation on experimental mycology

I am looking for any book that elaborates experimental methods to study multiple aspects of experimental study about fungi including culturing, induction of sporulation and other reproductive ...
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gene manipulation books for beginners

Are there any introductory book to explain gene manipulation in yeast for non-biologist? I had a look at this book and now I have some ideas. I like to read another book at the same level which is ...
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Does the difference in the height of artificial lighting affects the height of the plants?

I have some plants living on artificial lighting. I've noticed the following in the following two plants of the same species: This one was grown with lamps very close to it (~10cm). This one ...
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Learning industry skills for virology?

I am trying to learn more about virology for a tentative job I could be taking soon, as a quality control person in virology. However, I have not taken a formal virology course, nor any course work ...
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Book on the history of Darwin's discoveries and development of his theory

This question is a book request. I am wondering if there are any books with these elements: Tells the history of Darwin's discoveries. Captures Darwin's changing views of the origins of species, ...
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What's a good reference for learning about recombinant proteins?

I'm looking for books and articles that can bring me up to speed on the design, expression, and purification of mammalian proteins in recombinant systems, both in E. coli and in more complex systems ...
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Learning tensors for evolutionary or developmental biology

I'm looking for book recommendations on tensor algebra for use in biology. Tensors are being used increasingly in evolutionary biology and developmental biology, it seems. For example, here is an ...
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Book recommendation for studying biology for neuroscience [closed]

I will be starting a double degree in neuroscience and mathematics very soon, and I realised that an understanding of human biology can really help me out, and so I'm looking for an introductory level ...
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Are there any anatomy books focusing on etymology?

I noticed that I can remember names for a very long time if I now their etymological background, the reason is easy I love etymology, especially when it is connected to mythology. However when I learn ...
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Looking for book or article that derives formula for estimating the “average heterozygosity”

An online lecture I need to watch on population genetics describes a formula for the "average heterozygosity" as follows: ...we can theoretically predict that the average heterozygosity in the ...
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Advanced books about molecular biology and genetics

I'm finishing my third year of biochemistry and doing gene therapy practicals during the summer. I'd like to buy a book that describes flow of genetic information (transcription, translation, ...
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Which books give data on how humans grow physically from birth till death?

I am searching books on how humans grow physically from the birth till death. I am not a biology student, and don't know any technical terms. I searched amazon but didn't find any such books. I need ...
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Which data source gives the present status of research in extending human lifespan? [closed]

I have seen this book in Springer: The Future Of Aging (Pathways to human life extension) That book seems to be of 2010; I am not finding any such new books, giving data on the present status of the ...
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book on human sexuality evolution

i am interested in Lynn Margulis' book Mystery Dance: On the Evolution of Human Sexuality. i don't find it in libraries and it's too old and i am too poor for paying 20 euros for a 1991 book. Does ...
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Text or source (preferably free) for learning developmental biology

I might have to take a graduate level course in developmental biology, of which I have never taken a course in before. The course website lists no recommended texts. Therefore, I assume we will be ...
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What is a good introductory book on plant genetics for an outsider?

I am interested in plant breeding, but my knowledge about plant genetics itself is unfortunately limited (math major). Would you know of any good introductory '101' books that explain the basic ...
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Book on current state of knowledge on the genetics of intelligence

I'm looking for a book that gives a good summation of the current state of knowledge on the genetics underlying intelligence. I have read textbooks on human population genetics but I'm looking for ...
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Molecular genetics textbook (free?) suggestion for first time

I have never taken a molecular genetics course but want to prime myself for graduate school in the future. Does anyone have any suggestions or advice? A professor recommends "the molecular biology of ...
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Book recommendations: biological data analysis/error

I'm working as an undergrad in a tissue culture lab, and I have the most experience with statistics out of everyone in the lab. However, most of the knowledge I have in statistics is from my math ...
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Suitable writings for self-study in general biology/chemistry

I have recently commenced a graduate education in mathematics. Since I am currently attending extra classes in programming, which are not included in my education, my institution will not let me ...
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Any latest edition or successor of “Invertebrate zoology” by Ruppert & Barnes 2003?

I have the 6th edition of the textbook "Invertebrate Zoology" by Ruppert and Barnes from 1993. I know there is a 7th edition from 2003, but is there and will there ever be a 8th edition? Assuming they ...
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Resource for learning analysis of sequence data via QIIME 2

I am trying to study/learn metagenomics through 16s rRNA microbial data and I want to teach myself/review core biology concepts while also learning the QIIME 2 analysis pipeline, as the website ...
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Recommendation for book about soil and their food webs

Are there any de facto books for studying soil biology; specifically with details in the context of food webs? I am trying to teach myself about the subject and would like a good introductory book, ...
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Clinical Microbiology Books [closed]

I am looking for a good book about Clinical Microbiology, particularly good in Bacteriology and Bacteria Diagnosis (medium, plates, type of colonies...). With good photos. What are the bests in your ...
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Recommendation for a molecular biology book that explains how we know what we know

My background is in math and I know very little about biology. The few biology books that I've looked at seem to explain what is known (or what is believed), but don't really explain how we know what ...
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Where to start understanding chemical principles of human body?

I have no background in chemistry. What is a good way to start understanding principles of human body - how it works, determine which meals are good or bad for health. Maybe it is not just chemistry, ...
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Where to begin studying Biology in earnest, with preferably free sources?

I am a biology enthusiast and would like to study Biology in earnest. I have basic knowledge of biology (high school level) and some extended knowledge of small animals, mainly about mammals as I am ...
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Text Book Recommendation: Organic Evolution

I was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of any text books on organic evolution? I have recently become interested in the subject and would like to know more. I think an undergrad ...
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Book for molecular biology comparative to major taxonomic groups

Want recommendation of books on molecular biology (or molecular cell biology), that elaborately compares the structures and phenomena in the major taxonomic groups. For say, whenever studying about ...
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Books for learning how plants function

Can you recommend a good, detailed book on how plants function? A book that explains plant processes on a molecular level from roots up to the fruit. I am interested in home crops production, such as ...
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introduction of system biology to bench biologists [closed]

I am trained as a bench biologist and I want to learn about system biology and introduce a system biology type of analysis into my study. Can somebody recommend books and websites about system biology ...
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Text Book Recommendation: Cell & Molecular Biology + Organic Chemistry

I am studying undergraduate biology course and I have cell biology and molecular biology in my next semester. Our college recommends three books : Cooper, Lodish & Bruce Alberts. It would be ...
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Book request: systematics and evolution of vertebrates

Would you recommend any good vertebrate systematics & evolution book? The main goal is to teach a Master's level class - mostly focused on amphibia, reptiles and fish.
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Plant identification: San Francisco, USA

I am taking a biology lab class and I need to identify all these plants which are from the San Francisco area. My question is how can I find the right keyword to find their names on internet? Or can ...
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Jamaican/Caribbean insect, plant identification keys/field guides

Where can I find plant and insect identification keys and Field guides for Jamaica specifically, or for the Caribbean as a whole? I've searched Amazon and google for Jamaican and Caribbean ...
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Book recommendation to know and understand the brain and the phenomena and processes related to it [closed]

I need a book recommendation or, more properly, any source recommendation to know and understand more about the phenomena related to the brain, as far as we know how the brain works. I'm interested in ...
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Books on machine learning applications in Biology

I have recently engaged with a collaboration, which requires me to construct, then train an unsupervised artificial neural network (ANN). However, I have only a very coarse understanding of what ...
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Recommendation of Ecology books

What are some of the standard books to study : Biological Interactions: Symbiosis, Mutualism...etc Concept of Limiting factors Niche concept Resource partitioning Concepts of community change ...
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Mechanism of RNA synthesis by RNA polymerase [closed]

I want to study the mechanism involved in RNA polymerase's catalysis in E.coli. Things like: How does it bind to the promoter? How does it unwind the DNA? How does each component of the enzyme ...
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Extremely Scientific Sexual Education Material?

I'm trying to prepare material for 'the talk' about sex and reproduction. I know there's plenty of great books and resources out there for young readers, which I'll use to start with, but I'm also ...
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Immunology Book Suggestion

Which book will give a brief account about B-cell development so that it covers two questions about the following cells: Plasmablast Plasma cell Memory B cell Marginal zone (MZ) B cell B-1 cell B-2 ...
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Books: DNA replication [closed]

In what books can I find a detailed literature on the mechanism of function of different enzymes and proteins involved in DNA replication of E. coli ?
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Finding Regulatory Elements: How Have People Been Doing This?

First up, I am NOT asking about how to search for and match regulatory elements using a database. I'm asking about how people found what to search for and match in a genome, how they built those ...
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Problem in understanding Operon

Is there a good book that explains operons: lac operon and trp operon in details. I was reading the functioning of the trp repressor protein from 'Principles of genetics-by Snustard and Simmons',...
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Learn Bioconductor the hard way!

I came to analyzing population genetics data from the background of a theoretician and a computer biologist but not with the standard tools that a bioinformatician (or empiricist in population ...
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Book recommendation: Modern Synthetic theory

I'm a zoology minor. I wish to study modern synthetic theory (evolution) is there a good book available online for reading? The book should cover a basic idea about what the elements of modern ...
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Book recomendation: cell cycle regulation [closed]

I aim to study cell cycle regulation, can some of you suggest a good book or website that systematically explains the topic. It should include- Detailed account of Cyclin and cdks involved in ...
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Lifetime of secondary messengers such as Calcium or IP3

Can anyone suggest me literature on the lifetime of secondary messengers such as calcium or IP3? A book would be preferred. What I am specifically looking for is a validation that secondary messengers ...
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Material recommendation: molecular biology for mathematicians and computer scientists [closed]

I am wondering if there are some introductory learning resources on molecular biology designed specifically for scientists with heavily math-oriented curricula (math/physics/computer science). They ...