Encyclopedia of Microbiology


  • Moselio Schaechter, San Diego State University, CA, USA

Available as an exclusive product with a limited print run, Encyclopedia of Microbiology, 3e, is a comprehensive survey of microbiology, edited by world-class researchers. Each article is written by an expert in that specific domain and includes a glossary, list of abbreviations, defining statement, introduction, further reading and cross-references to other related encyclopedia articles. Written at a level suitable for university undergraduates, the breadth and depth of coverage will appeal beyond undergraduates to professionals and academics in related fields.
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Researchers, technicians, teachers and students of microbiology, biotechnology, and environmental sciences


Book information

  • Published: March 2009
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373944-5


Review of the Second Edition: “.... This encyclopedia is an all-encompassing reference to meet the needs of the diverse number of disciplines dealing with microorganisms, including public health and agricultural and industrial microbiology, to name a few. ..... Once the secret is out, this text should find itself on the office shelves of all professional microbiologists and in the library of every academic microbiology department throughout the world.”--William Michael Dunner, Jr., mPhD, Case Western University in CHOICE

Table of Contents

Antimicrobial AgentsApplied Microbiology: Agro / Food Applied Microbiology: Industrial Cell Morphology, Chemical CompositionFungiGenetics, GenomicsHistory and Culture History and culture, (and Biographies)Microbial Ecology Microbiology and Society Model Systems Mutualism and Commensalism Pathogenesis PhysiologySystematics, Evolution Techniques