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Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science
By: Sebastian GB Amyes(Author)
144 pages, 25 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction
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  • Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 9780192895240 Edition: 2 Paperback Jun 2022 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
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Bacteria form a fundamental branch of life. They are the oldest forms of life as we know it, and they are still the most prolific living organisms. They inhabit every part of the Earth's surface, its ocean depths, and even terrains such as boiling hot springs. They are most familiar as agents of disease, but benign bacteria are critical to the recycling of elements and all ecology, as well as to human health.

In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria, their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease. In this new edition, he examines the ethical implications of synthetic bacteria, the evolving technologies used to combat antibiotics resistance, and the role bacteria play in the evolutionary development of humans.



1: Origins
2: Evolution
3: Microbiota and microbiome in man
4: Discovery
5: Environment and civilization
6: Bacterial pathogenesis
7: Antibiotics
8: Antibiotic resistance
9: The future

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Sebastian Amyes is Professor Emeritus of Microbial Chemotherapy at Edinburgh University, and author of many research publications as well as the books Antibacterial Chemotherapy (2010), and Magic Bullets: Lost Horizons (2001).

Popular Science
By: Sebastian GB Amyes(Author)
144 pages, 25 b/w photos and b/w illustrations
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