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Exploitation of Microorganisms

Edited By: DG Jones

488 pages, Figs, tabs

Chapman & Hall

Hardback | Dec 1993 | #25854 | ISBN: 0412457407
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Provides full coverage of the history, current state of the art, and future possibilities for the major uses by man of microbes.

17 papers which review the history, current state-of-the art and future possibilities for different areas of microbial exploitation. - Quarterly Journal of Forestry; The editor is to be commended on bringing together many of the leading exponents in these various fields, and producing a reference work which will be of immense value to those teaching applied microbiology courses ... this well-produces book deserves to find its way into the libraries of Departments of Microbiology world-wide, in both developed and developing countries - World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology; ...the quality of the contributions is uniformly high...the various chapters are written with the intention of being both interesting and informative...recommended with confidence to any student...both the Editor and Publisher are to be congratulated on a quite outstanding addition to the literature of microbiology. - Food Science and Technology Today; ...a most useful compilation of reviews which will provide final year undergraduates, postgraduates and other interested groups with source material on applied microbiology for some years to come. - Journal Chemical Technology and Biotechnology; ...this is an informative book that will appael to students and to many who might find textbooks of plant pathology or environmental microbiology much more forbidding. - Science in parliament Vol 51 No 3 june 1994; ...a very useful addition to the library bookshelf... - Experimental Agriculture; This is an informative book that will appeal to students and to many who might find textbooks of plant pathology or environmental microbiology much more forbidding...the volume [is] supplied with a helpfully comprehensive index -Science in Parliament


Contents

Biological control of weeds with fungal plant pathogens, D.O. TeBeest; the use of "Bacillus Thuringiensis" as an insecticide, D.R. Dent; aspects of biocontrol of fungal plant pathogens, J.M. Whipps and M.P. McQuilken; the use of microbial agents for the control of plant parasitic nematodes, B. Kerry; insect viruses as biocontrol agents, D. Winstanley and L. Rovesti; cyanobacteria and "azolla", B.A. Whitton; mycorrhizal associations, D.T. Mitchell; "rhizobium" innoculation of crop plants, D. Gareth Jones and D.M. Lewis; the use of micro-organisms in plant breeding, G.M. Evans; the mushroom industry, J.F. Smith; exploitation of micro-organisms in the processing of dairy products, A.H. Varnam; exploitation of micro-organisms in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages, A.H. Varnam; the exploitation of moulds in fermented food, R.A. Samson; exploitation of micro-organisms in the developing countries of the tropics, K.A. Jones, et al; micro-organisms and detoxification of industrial waste, M.T. Balba; formulation of biological control agents, D.J. Rhodes; the commercial exploitation of micro-organisms in agriculture, K.A. Powell.

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