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Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology - 2nd edition

Moselio Schaechter 
Academic Press  2010  



Hardcover  1259 pp  ISBN 9780123749802      £130.00
  • The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of microbiology to non-specialists
  • Bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews.
  • Provides concise and general overviews of important topics within the field making it a helpful resource when preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications

The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition is a single-volume comprehensive guide to microbiology for the advanced reader. Derived from the six volume e-only Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Third Edition, it bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current ";hot"; topics in the field, it will be invaluable for obtaining background information on a broad range of microbiological topics, preparing lectures and preparing grant applications and reports.

Of interest to microbiologists working in research, teaching, industry, and government

Contents (By topic)

Structure
Cell membrane, prokaryotic - Cell Structure, Organization, Bacteria and Archaea - Chromosome, Bacterial - Flagella, Prokaryotic - Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria - Peptidoglycan. (Murein) - Pili, Fimbriae - Crystalline Cell Surface Layers

Physiology
Adhesion, Microbial - Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism - Bioluminescence, Microbial - Cell Cycles and Division - Continuous Cultures (Chemostats) - Fermentation - Metabolism, Central (Intermediary) - Nutrition, Microbial - Photosynthesis: microbial - Posttranscriptional Regulation - Quorum-Sensing in Bacteria - Sensory Transduction in Bacteria - Stress, bacterial: General and Specific - Transcriptional Regulation - Transport, Solute - Development, Prokaryotic: Variety and Versatility - Chromosome Replication and Segregation - Chemotaxis - Growth Kinetics, Bacterial

Genetics
Conjugation, Bacterial - DNA Restriction and Modification - Plasmids, Bacterial - Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages - Transposable Elements

Genomics and Evolution
DNA Sequencing and Genomics - Evolution, Theory and Experiments with Microorganisms - Horizontal gene transfer: Uptake of extracellular DNA by bacteria - Metagenomics

Ecology
Biofilms, microbial - Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents - Marine Habitats - Ecology, Microbial

Pathogenesis and antimicrobials
Antibiotic Resistance - Emerging Infections - Exotoxins - Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Normal Human Host - Lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins) - Plant Pathogens and Disease: general introduction - Vaccines, Viral - Food and Waterborne Illnesses

Symbiosis
Endosymbionts and Intracellular Parasites - Microbial Diversity

Actinobacteria
Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation - Archaea (overview) - Bacillus subtilis - Caulobacter - Cyanobacteria - Escherichia coli - Opportunistic Human Gram Negative Anaerobes: Friend and Foe - Gram-Negative Opportunistic Anaerobes: Friends and Foes - Helicobacter pylori - Legionella, Bartonella, Haemophilus - Tuberculosis: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis - Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma - Pseudomonas - Spirochetes - Staphylococcus - Streptococcus pneumoniae - Yeasts

Viruses (and Prions)
Bacteriophage - Overview - Hepatitis Viruses - Herpesviruses - HIV/AIDS - Influenza - Prions - Viroids/virusoids

Industrial Processes and Methodology
Amino Acid Production - Bioreactors - Ethanol - Metal Extraction and Biomining - Strain Improvement - Industrial Biotechnology, (Overview)

Bioterrorism
Biological Warfare - Forensic Microbiology

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