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INSECT HISTOLOGY: Practical Laboratory Techniques - Product Details

INSECT HISTOLOGY: Practical Laboratory Techniques
by Pedro Barbosa, Deborah L. Berry & Christina S. Kary

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2014, 348 pages, 32 color plates, b/w photos & drawings. This valuable guide is a much needed update of Barbosa's Basic Techniques in Insect Histology.  It is self-contained, holding all of the information you need for the preparation of histological slides of all types of insect tissues. It explains the essential procedures for their preparation, with step-by-step information on each phase, i.e., fixation, dehydrating, clearing, embedding, and staining.

The manual explains cutting-edge methodology, and provides a thorough collection of both historically established and modern insect histology techniques side-by-side. It is the first book to present these various techniques appropriate to insects.

Key issues covered include:
   the use of genetic markets in insect histology;
   important approaches for the preparation of tissues and organs for SEM and TEM fluorescence;
   new immunohistochemical techniques;
   histological problems encountered in insect tissues such as sclerotized chitin, yolk-laden eggs, chromosomes, genitalia, etc., and how to
      deal with them

Photographs show the likely results of procedures, components of the process, and advantages of the use of particular approaches or compounds. The book is a comprehensive resource researchers in entomology, systematics, developmental biology, insect cell biology, and morphology.  Paperback; 7-1/2 x 9-3/4".

About the Authors-
Dr. Pedro Barbosa is a Professor Emeritus at the Department of Entomology, University of Maryland.  Although his research focused on the ecology of insects and insect-plant interactions, he also has an interest in insect histology. Since his retirement in 2010, he has written several books on insects.

Dr. Deborah Berry is Co-Director for the Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University. She has over 20 years' experience in histology with a specialty in the history of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.

Dr. Christina Kary is a scientific editor with the journal Genes & Development at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. Before becoming an editor, she earned a PhD at the University of Maryland.

9463 Barbosa, Insect Histology: Practical Laboratory Techniques

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