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Quantities, Symbols, Units and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences: A Guide for Authors and Editors

Handbook / Manual

Edited By: Arnost Kotyk

130 pages, Tabs

Humana Press

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #86615 | ISBN: 0896036499
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NHBS Price: £26.99 $34/€32 approx
Hardback | Dec 1998 | #86613 | ISBN: 0896036162
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About this book

An indispensable guide for editors, authors and reviewers who want to understand the scientific terms used in the widest variety of fields.

This authoritative guide has proved useful in the Editorial Office, as it covers a wide variety of disciplines...this is a pretty good reference text that many authors and editors will find helpful, especially when straying into a new subject. - Microbiology Today The book Quantities, Symbols, Units, and Abbreviations in the Life Sciences is a reliable compilation of the most up-to-date recommendations for using units, symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms in scientific publications across the biological sciences. This essential reference provides authors and editors with easy access to the authoritative usage of the universally accepted terms they need for clear scientific communication. - Cellular and Molecular Biology


Contents

Mathematics. Dimensionless Quantities. Arabic and Roman Numerals. Statistics. Greek Alphabet. Physics. Base Units. Space and Time. Classical Mechanics. Electricity and Magnetism. Radiation. Some Useful Physical and Mathematical Constants. Units of Logarithmic quantities. Chemistry and Biology. Right Subscripts. Left Subscripts. Right Superscripts. Left Superscripts. General Chemistry. Aggregation States. Chemical Elements. Physical Chemistry. Organic and Structural Chemistry. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Amino Acids. Sugars and Derivatives. Nucleic Acids Their Components and Derivatives. Plant Lectins. Vitamins. Miscellaneous Abbreviations in Biochemistry. Miscellaneous Abbreviations in Molecular Biology. Methods and Techniques in Biochemistry and Biophysics. Reagents and Technical Terms Related to Methods. Buffers. Enzyme Kinetics. Restriction Endonucleases. Cell Biology. Genetics. Chromosomes. Genes and Their Expression Products: Prokaryotes; Eukaryotic Microorganisms; Plants; Animals. Taxonomy. Suffixes for Taxonomical Categories. Virology. Microbiology. Plant Physiology. Animal Physiology. Pharmacology. Immunology. Medicine. General. Diseases. Syndromes. Techniques. Soil Biology. Soil Phases. Soil Moisture Regime. Soil Temperature Regime. Vegetation. Soil Color. Soil Texture. Human-introduced Crops. Master Soil Horizons. Paleontology. Psychology. Units Uniquely Used. Acronyms for Tests Examinations etc. Acronyms for Terms. Notes on Abbreviations in General Use in Scientific Writing.

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