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Biodiversity, threats and conservation, edited by R.C. Sobti

Biodiversity, threats and conservation, edited by R.C. Sobti
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non fiction
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edited by R.C. Sobti
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Translating Animal Science Research
Sub title
threats and conservation
The term "biodiversity" or "biological diversity" describes the variety of living beings on Earth encompassing microorganisms, plants, animals, and ecosystems, such as coral reefs, forests, and deserts. In fact, it also represents a wealth of biological resources available to us. Today, instead of exploring and preserving its unmapped biodiversity, mankind has gone away from mother nature, conquering the domain through relentless exploitation. This has resulted in an ecological imbalance and thereby has posed serious threat to biodiversity. Declining biodiversity is, therefore, a concern for countless reasons. Biodiversity's wealth of genetic information can be conserved by storing biological material from endangered species. Cell lines, gametes, and embryos are preserved so that in case a species becomes extinct or there is a need to increase the population of the species, then cloning and artificial reproductive techniques can be used to revive and reproduce the said species. The present volume discusses the biodiversity of specific animal groups, such as cnidarians and fish, as well as potential risks to and methods for conserving some of them. The following important aspects are addressed: 1. The importance of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystem balance for sustainability 2. The emerging role of biodiversity as a source of important materials, pharmaceuticals, food, and so on as such or through genetic manipulation to meet the contemporary and future challenges 3. The impact of environment degradation on biodiversity and conservation in a changing environment 4. Conventional and emerging biotechnological techniques to conserve biodiversity The book is intended for academics, scientists, and naturalists working in the fields of biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and biomedical sciences
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Editor Bio -- List of Contributors -- 1. Biodiversity: Threats and Conservation Strategies -- 2. Resilience Strategies for Biodiversity Conservation -- 3. Biodiversity Resources and Ecosystem Services in the Context of the Industrialized World -- 4. Extremophilic Diversity and Climate Change -- 5. Coral Reef Biodiversity-Threats and Management -- 6. Brachyuran Crab Diversity of Mangroves of Kochi, Kerala: An Overlooked and Threatened Face of Urban Biodiversity -- 7. Glimpses of the Freshwater Zooplankton Biodiversity and Conservation in the Wetlands of Kerala: A Review -- 8. New Innovative Technologies for Sustainable Aqua Production -- 9. Biodiversity and Conservation of Sheep Genetic Resources in Jammu and Kashmir -- 10. Fish Biodiversity of Jammu and Kashmir and Conservation Measures -- 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Status of Indigenous Livestock of India -- 12. Silkworm Biodiversity, Conservation, Threats, and Sustainable Utilization in Indian Subcontinent -- 13. Status, Conservation, and Economic Importance of Oak Tasar Silkworm, Antheraea Proylei (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) in the Western Himalayan Region of India -- 14. The Cnidarian Journey of Myxozoa -- 15. Evolutionary Journey of Experimental Animal Models: Contribution for Understanding Life Phenomenon -- 16. Animals: Pioneers or Victims of Experimental Biology? -- 17. Understanding of Adaptive Response: A Study from Animal Systems -- 18. Seasonal Abundance, Status, and Diversity of Hymenopterans (Insecta: Hymenoptera) in a Protected Landscape -- 19. Application of Molecular Phylogeny for the Identification of Species -- 20. In Vitro Fertilization and Embryo Transfer -- 21. Erythrocytes as an Indicator of Diseases in a Freshwater Catfish Heteropnuetes Fossilis (Bloch.)22. Insects as Forensic Indicators and Their Utility in Crime Investigation -- 23. Potential Applications of Animal-Friendly Affinity Reagents in Forensics -- 24. Biomimetics Approach of Biodiversity through Interventions of Bio-Designing and Technology -- 25. Biodiversity for Sustainable Development -- 26. Health and Helminths: Revisiting the Paradigm of Host-Parasite Relationship -- 27. Physical Growth of Cephalo-Facial Region in Adolescents-a Study from Himachal Pradesh, India -- 28. Human-Animal Coexistence and Conflicts-a Gateway to the Zoonotic Infections -- 29. A Solution to Healthy Living in Relation to Vector-Borne Encephalitis -- 30. Helminthiasis in a Tropical Environment in Immunomodulatory Role Regulating Dynamics of COVID-19 Infections -- 31. Women as an Edifice of Nation-Building: A Futuristic Approach -- 32. New Dimensions of Self-Employment for Sustainability -- Index

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