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Microbial Life

By: J Staley and Robert P Gunsalus
1066 pages, 820 illus
Microbial Life
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  • Microbial Life ISBN: 9780878936854 Edition: 2 Hardback May 2007 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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Microbial Life captures the richness, the intellectual excitement, and present-day understanding of the role of the microbe in evolution, human health, and in our lives. It is written for undergraduates who have a general understanding of chemical concepts and biochemistry.


PART ONE: THE SCOPE OF MICROBIOLOGY - Evolution, Microbial Life, and the Biosphere - Historical Overview - Fundamental Chemistry of the Cell - Structure and Function of Bacteria and Archaea - PART TWO: MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY: NUTRITION AND GROWTH - Nutrition, Cultivation, and Isolation of Microorganisms - Microbial Growth - Control of Microbial Growth - PART THREE: MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY: METABOLISM - Cellular Energy Derived from Chemicals - Cellular Energy Derived from Light - Biosynthesis of Monomers - Assembly of Bacterial Cell Structures - Role of Microbes in Biodegradation - PART FOUR: GENETICS AND BASIC VIROLOGY - Basic Genetics - Viruses - Genetic Exchange - Microbial Genomics - PART FIVE: MICROBIAL EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY - Taxonomy of Bacteria and Archaea - Archaea - Nonphotosynthetic Proteobacteria - Gram-positive Bacteria: Firmicutes and Actinobacteria - Phototrophic Bacteria - Exploring Microbial Diversity: Other Phyla, Other Microbial Worlds - Eukaryotic Microorganisms - PART SIX: ECOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS - Microbial Ecology - Beneficial Symbiotic Associations - Human Host-microbe Interaction - PART SEVEN: IMMUNOLOGY AND MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - Immunology - Microbial Diseases of Humans - Viral Diseases of Humans - Epidemiology and Clinical Microbiology - PART EIGHT: APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY - Industrial Microbiology - Applied Environmental Microbiology

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JAMES T. STALEY, University of Washington, Seattle ROBERT P. GUNSALUS, David Geffen School of Medicene, University of California Los Angeles STEPHEN LORY, Harvard Medical School JEROME J. PERRY
By: J Staley and Robert P Gunsalus
1066 pages, 820 illus
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