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Hormone Biotechnology

Saumen Kumar Maitra (Editor)

The title presents for the first time a balanced variety of authentic reports on various aspects of endocrine research directed towards application of acquired towards application of acquired knowledge as the most effective tool of biotechnology for the propagation of economic animals and management of human health. The book provides comprehensive, integrated reviews giving sound, critical, and provocative ideas supported by most appropriate illustrations covering diverse areas of hormones and biotechnology, from molecular to organismic levels. One of the notable features of the book is that the articles included herein have been contributed but globally reputed scientists who were responsible for collection of original data from their own long-term research in India and/or abroad. Most of the articles deal with various aspects of hitherto undiscussed areas f hormones and biotechnology emphasizing hormonal implications in different reproductive and physiological disorders, and molecular basis of their remedies. The information presented in this book are recent and novel, and have far reaching consequences for application of hormones as the biotechnological tool in the care of animals and in cure of human physiological disorders. The book will be useful to students and researchers in the field of biotechnology, reproductive biology, molecular biology and any one with an interest in endocrinology.

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About the author

Saumen Kumar Maitra

Saumen Kumar Maitra, Professor of Zoology, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan is well-known for his contributions in the field of environmental endocrinology and reproductive biology. A Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, Dr. Maitra did his post-doctoral research in Germany (as a DAAD Fellow) and has earned expertise in studying the ultrastructure and functions of pineal organ. He has authored about 100 original research papers, many review articles, and three books published both within and outside India. Dr. Maitra is a recipient of several medals and awards including UGC Career Award and GtZ Award (Germany), Fellow of Zoological Society (Cal) and Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (FRE), and is office bearer of several academic bodies. His Environmental Endocrinology Laboratory is deeply enriched and supported by financial assistance from DST, DBT, UGC, CSIR and ICAR and many students are pursuing their Ph.D. research under his able guidance and many more are established in academic institutions in India and abroad. His recent interest is on the role of photoperiods and the pineal organ in the regulation off reproduction in fish.

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Bibliographic information

Title Hormone Biotechnology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.01.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 817035451X
length xii+417p., Figures; References; Index; 25cm.