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Biotechnology and Bioengineering Abstracts

This database provides bibliographic coverage of ground-breaking research, applications, regulatory developments and new patents across all areas of biotechnology and bioengineering, including medical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, environmental and marine biology.

Subject Coverage
    Major areas of coverage include:
    • Agricultural applications
    • Antibiotics, hormones, and immunological substances
    • Antisense technology
    • Aquaculture and fisheries
    • Biochemical applications
    • Bioengineering
    • Biofouling, corrosion, and adhesives
    • Biomaterials
    • Biomedical engineering
    • Biomedical equipment
    • Biopesticides
    • Biopolymers
    • Bioreactors and enzymes
    • Bioremediation
    • Biotechnological methods
    • Breeding techniques
    • Chemical and mineral products
    • Cloning
    • Cybernetics
    • Drug delivery systems
    • Energy applications
    • Production and conservation
    • Environmental applications
    • Fermentation
    • Food production and food safety tests
    • Genetic engineering and gene therapy
    • Human rehabilitation engineering
    • Industrial lubricants
    • Marine applications
    • Medical applications
Dates of Coverage
    1982 - current
Update Frequency
    Over 1,162,316 records as of March 2007
Print Equivalent
    Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology Abstracts; ASFA Marine Biotechnology Abstracts; Bioengineering Abstracts; Biotechnology Research Abstracts (archive); Genetics Abstracts; Medical & Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Abstracts; Microbiology Abstracts Section A: Industrial & Applied Microbiology
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Sample Record
    TI: Title
    Quantum cybernetics: Systemic modeling versus magical mystifications of quantum theory
    AU: Author
    Grossing, Gerhard
    AF: Author Affiliation
    Austrian Inst for Nonlinear Studies, Vienna, Austria
    SO: Source
    CYBERN SYST, vol. 27, no. 6, pp. 513- 525, 1996
    IS: ISSN
    PB: Publisher
    AB: Abstract
    Despite all negative accounts in many popular and superficial discussions of quantum theory, causal and realistic interpretations of the quantum mechanical formalism can be demonstrated to work perfectly well. They accept nonlocality as a well-established fact and mostly consider a quantum system as analyzable into a local particlelike nonlinearity of a generally nonlocal wavelike mode of some subquantum structure of the vacuum (`Dirac ether'). In this view, a particle can be considered as being guided along one specific route by the (generally nonlocal) configurations of superimposed waves, which spread along all possible paths of an experimental setup. Moreover, in the approach of quantum cybernetics, an additional focus is on the fact that the energy and momentum of a particle also determine the wave behavior. Thus, waves and particles are mutually and self-consistently defined, and quantum cybernetics puts particular emphasis on the circular relationship - mediated by plane waves - between a quantum system and its macroscopically defined boundary conditions. To show how firmly rooted this picture is in the orthodox quantum theory, an example is discussed here on the basis of the standard formalism that makes a systemic approach called for.
    LA: Language
    PY: Publication Year
    PT: Publication Type
    Journal Article
    DE: Descriptors
    Quantum theory; Boundary conditions
    ID: Identifiers
    Quantum cybernetics
    CL: Classification
    C 723.4 Artificial Intelligence; C 731.1 Control Systems; C 931.4 Quantum Theory; W4 723.4 Artificial Intelligence; W4 731.1 Control Systems; W4 931.4 Quantum Theory
    EM: Entry Month
    SF: Subfile
    Computer and Information Systems Abstracts; Bioengineering Abstracts
    AN: Accession Number
Field Codes
    The following field codes are found in the records of this database. Here they are listed in alphabetical order by two-letter code. See Field Codes and Search Examples for detailed descriptions and search examples.

    AB = Abstract IS = ISSN
    AF = Author Affiliation LA = Language
    AN = Accession Number NT = Notes
    AU = Authors NU = Other Numbers
    CA = Corporate Author OT = Original Title
    CF = Conference PB = Publisher
    CL = Classification PT = Publication Type
    DE = Descriptors PY = Publication Year
    ED = Editor SF = Subfile
    EM = Entry Month SL = Summary Language
    ER = Environmental Regime SO = Source
    IB = ISBN TI = Title
    ID = Identifiers TR = ASFA Input Center Number