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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Edited By: Moselio Schaechter

1149 pages, illus

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 2003 | #138834 | ISBN: 0126213615
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About this book

Broad coverage of all main areas of microbiology. Includes updated chapters from the authoritative Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition. Covers: general, environmental, medical, and industrial microbiology. All chapters include references to current review articles and websites.

This is a useful reference...I recommend this volume for any academic college or university library. - E-STREAMS, Paula J. Wolfe, University of Arizona Library, U.S. (October 2004) "...no longer need we hear the refrain: if only there was an easy to understand, readily available, single source! Schaechter has provided it and deserves our sustained gratitude and applause...This encyclopedia is an indispensable tool that should be a constant companion on the desk of each and every microbiologist and all persons intrigued by the indivisible creatures that make life possible on this planet." - Henry D. Isenberg, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, N.Y. (November 2004) "...well written and authoritative." -Microbiology Today (November 2004) "This work provides a compact, affordable overview of microbiology topics that are of widest interest in the field." -S.K. Oelker, Drew University, U.S., (November 2004)


Contents

Adhesion, Bacterial Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria Antifungal Agents Antisense RNAs Antiviral Agents Archaea Attenuation, Transcriptional Bacillus subtilis, Genetics Bacteriophages Biocides: Nonpublic Health, Nonagricultural Antimicrobials Biofilms and Biofouling Biological Warfare Bioluminescence, Microbial Bioreactors Bioremedation Biosensors Cell Membrane: Structure and Function Cell Walls, Bacterial Chemotaxis Chromosome, Bacterial Conjugation, Bacterial Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers (S Layers) Culture Collections and Their Databases Developmental Processes in Bacteria Diversity, Microbial DNA Repair DNA Replication DNA Restriction and Modification DNA Sequencing and Genomics Ecology, Microbial Emerging Infections Energy Transduction Processes Enteropathogenic Bacteria Escherichia coli and Salmonella, Genetics Exotoxins Extremophiles Fimbriae, Pili Flagella Foodborne Illnesses Fungal Infections, Cutaneous Fungal Infections, Systemic Gastrointestinal Microbiology Genetically Modified Organisms: Guidelines and Regulations for Research Genomes, Mapping of Bacterial Germfree Animal Techniques Gram-Negative Anaerobic Pathogens Gram-Negative Cocci, Pathogenic Heat Stress Horizontal Transfer of Genes Between Microorganisms Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Identification of Bacteria, Computerized Industrial Fermentation Processes Insects' Symbiotic Microorganisms Iron Metabolism Lipopolysaccharides Methanogenesis Methylotrophy Nitrogen Cycle Nitrogen Fixation Nodule Formation in Legumes Nutrition of Microorganisms Oral Microbiology Osmotic Stress Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria Oxidative Stress pH Stress Plant Pathogens Plasmids, Bacterial Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Prions Protein Secretion Quorum-Sensing in Gram-Negative Bacteria Recombinant DNA, Basic Procedures Sexually Transmitted Diseases Skin Microbiology Soil Microbiology SOS Response Space Flight, Effects on Microorganisms Sporulation Starvation, Bacterial Strain improvement Sulfur Cycle Transcriptional Regulation Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages Transformation, Genetic Transposable Elements Two-Component Systems Vaccines, Bacterial Vaccines, Viral Viruses Viruses, Emerging Yeasts

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