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Title Imaging life : biological systems from atoms to tissues / edited by Gary C. Howard, William E. Brown, and Manfred Auer
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 459 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (soome color)
Contents Imaging life / Manfred Auer and Gary C. Howard -- Protein crystallography and x-ray diffraction / John P. Rose, M. Gary Newton and Bi-Cheng Wang -- Magnetic resonance in structural biology / G. Marius Clore -- Cryo-electron microscopy / Phoebe L. Stewart -- Single-molecule imaging and force spectroscopy by atomic force microscopy / K. Tanuj Sapra and Daniel J. Muller -- Biological imaging using x-ray free-electron lasers / Stefan P. Hau-Riege -- Bridging the resolution gap: electron tomography and advanced three-dimensional SEM approaches for cellular volumes / Manfred Auer -- Correlated soft x-ray tomography and cryo-light microscopy / Elizabeth A. Smith, Bertrand P. Cinquin, Gerry McDermott, Mark A. Le Gros and Carolyn A. Larabell -- Breaking Abbe's law: super-accuracy and super-resolution fluorescence microscopy based on single molecule detection / Sethuramasundaram Pitchiaya, John R. Androsavich and Nils G. Walter -- STED microscopy / Valentin Nägerl -- Imaging the (macro)molecular composition: mass spectrometry imaging / Brendan Prideaux -- Nondestructive molecular mapping and imaging: synchrotron FTIR spectral microscopy / Hoi-Ying Holman and Liang Chen -- Raman spectroscopic imaging of biological systems / Martin Schmidt, Pradeep N. Perera, Alexander Weber-Bargioni, Paul D. Adams, and P. James Schuck -- Automated microscopic imaging and survival statistics / Steven Finkbeiner -- From voxel maps to models / Chandrajit Bajaj -- Building and using 3D digital atlases of complex model animals at single-cell resolution / Hanchuan Peng
Summary "This volume provides an overview of a variety of approaches to biological image analysis, which allow for the study of living organisms at all levels of complexity and organization. These organisms range from individual macromolecules to subcellular and cellular volumes, tissues and microbial communities. Such a "systems biology" understanding of life requires the combination of a variety of imaging techniques, and with it an in-depth understanding of their respective strengths and limitations, as well as their intersection with other techniques. Howard, Brown, and Auer show us that the integration of these imaging techniques will allow us to overcome the reductionist approach to biology that dominated the twentieth century, which was aimed at examining the physical and chemical properties of life's constituents, one macromolecule at a time. However, while based on the laws of physics and chemistry, life is not simply a set of chemical reactions and physical forces; it features an exquisite spatiotemporal organization that allows an inconceivably large number of chemical processes to coexist, refined by billions of years of evolutionary experimentation. And yet, many fundamental questions remain largely unanswered; Imaging Life argues that we are just now beginning to address the spatiotemporal organizational component of living processes. "Imaging" is needed in order to reveal the spatiotemporal relationships between components, and thus to understand organizational guiding principles of living systems. Only through imaging will we be able to decipher the mechanisms and the marvelous organization that enable and sustain the mystery of life. Imaging Life shows us how biology is beginning to do just that"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from resource home page (ebrary, viewed April 19, 2016)
Subject Imaging systems in biology.
Biological Phenomena.
Diagnostic Imaging.
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted.
Form Electronic book
Author Auer, Manfred, editor
Brown, William E., editor
Howard, Gary C., editor
ISBN 0195314433 (hardback : alk. paper)
0199718172 (electronic bk.)
9780195314434 (hardback : alk. paper)
9780199718177 (electronic bk.)