Eukaryotic Microbes

Edited by

  • Moselio Schaechter, San Diego State University, CA, USA Expertise: Microbial Physiology and Ecology, Field Mycology, Microbiological Education, Science Communication

Eukaryotic Microbes presents chapters hand-selected by the editor of the Encyclopedia of Microbiology, updated whenever possible by their original authors to include key developments made since their initial publication. The book provides an overview of the main groups of eukaryotic microbes and presents classic and cutting-edge research on content relating to fungi and protists, including chapters on yeasts, algal blooms, lichens, and intestinal protozoa. This concise and affordable book is an essential reference for students and researchers in microbiology, mycology, immunology, environmental sciences, and biotechnology.
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Audience

Students and researchers in microbiology, mycology, immunology, environmental sciences and biotechnology.

 

Book information

  • Published: August 2011
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-383876-6

Reviews

"The book is well illustrated with diagrams, figures and tables, and the chapters are thorough, well-presented and easy to read. The content has been carefully selected from the huge range of topics that are covered under eukaryotic microbiology, and provides an excellent overview. It will be a useful reference work for researchers and students in many areas of eukaryotic microbiology, and of course for all other microbiologists fascinated by these incredible, beautiful and important organisms."--Microbiology Today




Table of Contents

PREFACE

I. FUNGI

Yeasts

Aspergillus: A Multifaceted Genus

Clavicipitaceae: Free-Living and Saprotrophs to Plant Endophytes

Microsporidia: a model for minimal parasite–host interactions

Mycorrhizae

Endophytic Microbes

Lichens

Plant Pathogens: Newly Emerging Diseases

Fungal and Protist Plant Pathogens

Entomogenous fungi

Fungal Infections, Systemic

Fungal Infections, Cutaneous 

II. PROTISTS

Amitochondriate Protists (Diplomonads, Parabasalids, Oxymonads)

Amoebas (Lobose)

Ciliates

Secretive ciliates and putative asexuality in microbial eukaryotes

Coccolithophores

Diatoms: The Grass Menagerie

Dinoflagellates

Dyctiostelium

Foraminifera

Euglenozoa

Protozoan, Intestinal

Leishmania

Oomycetes (Water Mold)

Picoeukaryotes

Stramenopiles

Toxoplasmosis

Trypanosomes

Sleeping Sickness

Secondary endosymbiosis

Algal blooms

Food Webs, Microbial