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Chapter 30

Biological Diversity

What is Biodiversity?
Biodiversity describes the variety of living things at multiple organizational levels: genetic, species and ecosystem diversity. Species diversity…
Threats to Biodiversity
There have been five major extinction events throughout geological history, resulting in the elimination of biodiversity, followed by a rebound of…
Biodiversity and Human Values
Human civilization relies on biodiversity in many ways. Sudden changes in species biodiversity result in environmental changes that can modify…
Collection and Extraction of Occupational Air Samples for Analysis of Fungal DNA
Traditional methods of identifying fungal exposures in occupational environments, such as culture and microscopy-based approaches, have several…
A Comparative Analysis of Recombinant Protein Expression in Different Biofactories: Bacteria, Insect Cells and Plant Systems
Plant-based systems are considered a valuable platform for the production of recombinant proteins as a result of their well-documented potential for…
Exploring the Root Microbiome: Extracting Bacterial Community Data from the Soil, Rhizosphere, and Root Endosphere
The intimate interaction between plant host and associated microorganisms is crucial in determining plant fitness, and can foster improved tolerance…

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