The Biological Resources of Model Organisms: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Biological Resources of Model Organisms

1st Edition

Edited by Robert L. Jarret, Kevin McCluskey

CRC Press

280 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781138294615
pub: 2019-07-03
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Bioresources are used by thousands of researchers and represent invaluable assets for large-scale experiments in a wide range of disciplines. These living materials include diverse species such as thale cress, maize, fruit flies, clawed frogs, zebrafish, green algae, tilapia, and sheep spanning across scientific disciplines. This book discusses the history, significance, and biodiversity of various genetic resources; managing existing bioresources through acquisition, maintenance, and distribution policies; characterization and evaluation of these resources; and future goals and improvements in handling them.

Key Features:

  • Examines bioresources that are currently available for selected mammalian, microbiological, aquatic, and plant genetic resources.
  • Provides an overview of genetic resource collections for important model organisms, their history and contents.
  • Contains information on management practices of various genetic resources, how to access these materials and how they are used by individuals.
  • Discusses information on scientific approaches used to characterize and evaluate bioresources.

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About the Editors

Dr. Robert Jaret manages a research and service-oriented laboratory program. Mentors and trains staff and students. Updates and defines research priorities. Identifies new program goals. Develops and administers budget. Represents program and the project to peers, customers, stakeholders, and senior administrators. Prepares or assists in the preparation of strategic plans. Prepares and delivers reports. Initiates and implements collaborative research projects/partnerships. Conducts research operations. Publishes research results

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Molecular Biology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General