Advances in Animal Science and Zoology. Volume 9

Owen P. Jenkins (Editor)

Series: Advances in Animal Science and Zoology
BISAC: SCI070000

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This book presents a comprehensive review of recent advances in animal science and zoology research. Chapter One presents an overview of bacterial diseases in animals, the present scenario of a “post-antibiotic era”, and summarizes the mechanisms of action, purposes and potentials of the recent and forthcoming biotechnology applications. Chapter Two is mainly designed to cover the description of marine natural products currently used with high-value in the market, as well as to harbor the multiple biological and therapeutic properties of these multipurpose marine organisms. Chapter Three examines nutrient ecology and the dynamics of deer herbivory in a temperate ecosystem. Chapter Four reviews impacts of outfitters on free access to white-tailed deer habitat, hunting opportunities, and local residents in the state of Illinois. Chapter Five presents information related to the biodiversity and distribution of nematodes belonging to the families Longidoridae and Trichodoridae in different habitats in the countries belonging to the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States, formerly known as the USSR). Chapter Six summarizes the population size and trend of elephants in the Laikipia-Samburu-Marsabit ecosystem. Chapter Seven provides comments on genome size, heterochromatin and species diversity in salamanders and other vertebrates.

Preface

Chapter 1. Biotechnology-Derived Alternatives to Prevent and Treat Bacterial Infections in Animal Production
Carla Carvalho, Filipe Silva, Ana Rita Costa, and Ana Oliveira (CEB-UM; Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 2. Medical Applications of Marine Natural Products
Ana R. Gomes, Armando C. Duarte and Teresa A. P. Rocha-Santos (Department of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 3. Nutrient Ecology and the Dynamics of Deer Herbivory in a Temperate Ecosystem
Cyrus M. Hester and Clayton K. Nielsen (School of Sustainability, Arizona State University, AZ, USA, and others)

Chapter 4. Impacts of Outfitters on Free Access to White-tailed Deer Habitat, Hunting Opportunities, and Local Residents in Illinois
Rachael E. Urbanek, Marion F. Conlee III, Clayton K. Nielsen,and Eric M. Schauber (Department of Environmental Studies, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, USA, and others)

Chapter 5. A Note on the Distribution and Ecology of Nematodes Belonging to the Families Longidoridae and Trichodoridae
N. D. Romanenko and V. Krivtsov (Center of Parasitology of A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution , Russian Academy of Sciences. Moscow, Russia, and others)

Chapter 6. GPS Aerial Survey: Decline of Elephants in Laikipia-Samburu-Marsabit Ecosystem, Northern Kenya
Shadrack Ngene, Joseph Mukeka, Festus Ihwagi, James Mathenge, Anthony Wandera, Shadrack Muya, and Patrick Omondi (Kenya Wildlife Service, Biodiversity Research and Monitoring, Species Conservation and Management, Nairobi, Kenya, and others)

Chapter 7. Comments on Genome Size, Heterochromatin and Species Diversity in Salamanders and other Vertebrates
John Herrick (Department of Physics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, CA, USA)

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