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Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition is a single-volume comprehensive guide to microbiology for the advanced reader. Derived from the six volume e-only Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Third Edition, it bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field, it will be invaluable for obtaining background information on a broad range of microbiological topics, preparing lectures and preparing grant applications and reports.

Audience
Microbiologists working in research, teaching, industry, and government.

Hardbound,

Published: July 2009

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374980-2

Contents

  • By topic

    Structure

    Cell membrane, prokaryotic

    Cell Structure, Organization, Bacteria and Archaea

    Chromosome, Bacterial

    Flagella, Prokaryotic

    Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria

    Peptidoglycan. (Murein)

    Pili, Fimbriae

    Crystalline Cell Surface Layers

    Physiology

    Adhesion, Microbial

    Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism

    Bioluminescence, Microbial

    Cell Cycles and Division

    Continuous Cultures (Chemostats)

    Fermentation

    Metabolism, Central (Intermediary)

    Nutrition, Microbial

    Photosynthesis: microbial

    Posttranscriptional Regulation

    Quorum-Sensing in Bacteria

    Sensory Transduction in Bacteria

    Stress, bacterial: General and Specific

    Transcriptional Regulation

    Transport, Solute

    Development, Prokaryotic: Variety and Versatility

    Chromosome Replication and Segregation

    Chemotaxis

    Growth Kinetics, Bacterial

    Genetics

    Conjugation, Bacterial

    DNA Restriction and Modification

    Plasmids, Bacterial

    Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages

    Transposable Elements

    Genomics and Evolution

    DNA Sequencing and Genomics

    Evolution, Theory and Experiments with Microorganisms

    Horizontal gene transfer: Uptake of extracellular DNA by bacteria

    Metagenomics

    Ecology

    Biofilms, microbial

    Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents

    Marine Habitats

    Ecology, Microbial

    Pathogenesis and antimicrobials

    Antibiotic Resistance

    Emerging Infections

    Exotoxins

    Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Normal Human Host

    Lipopolysaccharides (endotoxins)

    Plant Pathogens and Disease: general introduction

    Vaccines, Viral

    Food and Waterborne Illnesses

    Symbiosis

    Endosymbionts and Intracellular Parasites

    Microbial Diversity

    Actinobacteria

    Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation

    Archaea (overview)

    Bacillus subtilis

    Caulobacter

    Cyanobacteria

    Escherichia coli

    Opportunistic Human Gram Negative Anaerobes: Friend and Foe

    Gram-Negative Opportunistic Anaerobes: Friends and Foes

    Helicobacter pylori

    Legionella, Bartonella, Haemophilus

    Tuberculosis: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis

    Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma

    Pseudomonas

    Spirochetes

    Staphylococcus

    Streptococcus pneumoniae

    Yeasts

    Viruses (and Prions)

    Bacteriophage – Overview

    Hepatitis Viruses

    Herpesviruses

    HIV/AIDS

    Influenza

    Prions

    Viroids/virusoids

    Industrial Processes and Methodology

    Amino Acid Production

    Bioreactors

    Ethanol

    Metal Extraction and Biomining

    Strain Improvement

    Industrial Biotechnology, (Overview)

    Bioterrorism

    Biological Warfare

    Forensic Microbiology



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