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

  •  ISBN-10 0-89603-649-9

  •  ISBN-13 978-0-89603-649-9

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publication info   A. Kotyk, ed., Humana Press, 1999, 152 pp., soft cover
mfr. no.   Humana

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This book provides easy access to universally accepted symbols, units, abbreviations, and measures of quantity for your scientific communications in the life sciences. Drawing on the authority of the various nomenclatural committees of the many international societies in bioscience, as well as on the editors of prestigious scientific journals, and on eminent individuals active in scientific publishing, Arnost Kotyk brings together the most up-to-date recommendations for using units, symbols, abbreviations, and acronyms in the biosciences.

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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 and Magnitudes of Logarithmic Quantities.
Chemistry and Biology.
Right Subscripts.
Left Subscripts.
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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