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BIOL 211: Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics   Tags: biol, biology, cell biology, cellular biology, genetics  

This is a guide for students in Biology 211, Introductory Cell Biology and Genetics.
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Sample searches:

  • amylase and inhibitors and plants
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  • carbohydrates and amylase and temperature
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  • Carbohydrates
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  • Starch
  • Starch Metabolism

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Starch - Yasunori Nakamura (Editor)
ISBN: 9784431554950
Publication Date: 2015-05-07
This book provides a detailed overview of the current understanding of the metabolic system of starch biosynthesis and degradation in plants. The focus is on new topics regarding the functional interaction between multiple enzymes and the initiation process of starch biosynthesis, which are essential for further understanding of related metabolic features. The book also explains and discusses the distinct structures of amylopectin and amylose and the crystalline structure of starch granules. At the same time, readers will be made aware of areas where further research remains to be done, such as the regulation of starch metabolism, the fine structure of starch molecules, and the manipulation of the structure and functional properties of starch by genetic and molecular technology. Also described are aspects of the biosynthetic machinery of starch, the structure and metabolism of which have developed and been refined during the process of plant evolution. In addition, recent approaches to producing novel starches with distinct physicochemical and functional properties in gene-modified mutants and transgenic plants for industrial applications are introduced.

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Methods for Analysis of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms - Horacio G. Pontis
ISBN: 9780128034033
Publication Date: 2016-09-06
Methods for Analysis of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Photosynthetic Organisms: Plants, Green Algae and Cyanobacteria examines both general and detailed aspects of carbohydrate metabolism in photosynthetic organisms, along with the four main oligosaccharides and each enzymatic reaction that gives birth to them. Chapters include information on how biological active protein is extracted for different cells, determination of enzymatic activity, separation of proteins by different available methods, and descriptions of analytical methods for the determination of various types of carbohydrates in photosynthetic organisms. The book contains useful protocols for researchers working on the determination of carbohydrate metabolism. The book provides foundational content as well as step-by-step guidance on how to design and conduct an experiment, including what other methodologies could be used if advanced instruments are not readily available. Includes a variety of analytical methods and how to apply the methods using examples from specific case studies Discusses technical information on how to characterize plant carbohydrates and sugar nucleosides Contains easy-to-follow protocols with detailed explanations for self-guidance Provides foundational content as well as step-by-step guidance on how to design and conduct an experiment

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Morris Library has a print copy of the newest edition (8th edition) for in-library use:  

Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers
Call Number: Reference T11 .S386 2014
Location: 1st Floor Reference Section (near the Information Desk)

Some online resources are available below.

  • Official Scientific Style and Format Citation Quick Guide
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  • EndNote via Web of Science
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