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Life at Small Scale: The Behaviour of Microbes

By: David D Dusenbery

214 pages, Col photos & illus

Scientific American Library

Hardback | Oct 1996 | #59335 | ISBN: 0716750600
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About this book

Takes readers into the mysterious world of bacteria and fungi. Dusenbery investigates how they behave and why, providing a fascinating look at the rules that govern their world, from the physics that allows them to move without legs or muscles, to the different means of dispersal microorganisms use.


Invisible organisms; a different world; dispersal world; dispersal without locomotion; locomotion without legs steering without a rudder; avoiding obstacles; navigating in the darkness of soil; catching food; preparing food; trading for food; resisting predators; suppressing competitors; communicating with chemicals; anticipating the future; learning.

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