Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

1st Edition - December 4, 2003

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  • Editor: Moselio Schaechter
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472461

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The Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology aims to provide an affordable and ready access to a large variety of microbiological topics within one set of covers. This handy desk-top reference brings together an outstanding collection of work by the top scientists in the field. Covering topics ranging from the basic science of microbiology to the current "hot" topics in the field.

Key Features

* Provides a broad, easily accessible perspective on a wide range of microbiological topics
* A synthesis of the broadest topics from the comprehensive and multi-volumed Encyclopedia of Microbiology, Second Edition
* Helpful resource in preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications


Microbiologists in all fields, including those working in research, teaching, industry, and government.

Table of Contents

  • Adhesion, Bacterial
    Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation
    Antibiotic Resistance in Bacteria
    Antifungal Agents
    Antisense RNAs
    Antiviral Agents
    Attenuation, Transcriptional
    Bacillus subtilis, Genetics
    Biocides: Nonpublic Health, Nonagricultural Antimicrobials
    Biofilms and Biofouling
    Biological Warfare
    Bioluminescence, Microbial
    Cell Membrane: Structure and Function
    Cell Walls, Bacterial
    Chromosome, Bacterial
    Conjugation, Bacterial
    Crystalline Bacterial Cell Surface Layers (S Layers)
    Culture Collections and Their Databases
    Developmental Processes in Bacteria
    Diversity, Microbial
    DNA Repair
    DNA Replication
    DNA Restriction and Modification
    DNA Sequencing and Genomics
    Ecology, Microbial
    Emerging Infections
    Energy Transduction Processes
    Enteropathogenic Bacteria
    Escherichia coli and Salmonella, Genetics
    Fimbriae, Pili
    Foodborne Illnesses
    Fungal Infections, Cutaneous
    Fungal Infections, Systemic
    Gastrointestinal Microbiology
    Genetically Modified Organisms: Guidelines and Regulations for Research
    Genomes, Mapping of Bacterial
    Germfree Animal Techniques
    Gram-Negative Anaerobic Pathogens
    Gram-Negative Cocci, Pathogenic
    Heat Stress
    Horizontal Transfer of Genes Between Microorganisms
    Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
    Identification of Bacteria, Computerized
    Industrial Fermentation Processes
    Insects' Symbiotic Microorganisms
    Iron Metabolism
    Nitrogen Cycle
    Nitrogen Fixation
    Nodule Formation in Legumes
    Nutrition of Microorganisms
    Oral Microbiology
    Osmotic Stress
    Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria
    Oxidative Stress
    pH Stress
    Plant Pathogens
    Plasmids, Bacterial
    Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
    Protein Secretion
    Quorum-Sensing in Gram-Negative Bacteria
    Recombinant DNA, Basic Procedures
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    Skin Microbiology
    Soil Microbiology
    SOS Response
    Space Flight, Effects on Microorganisms
    Starvation, Bacterial
    Strain improvement
    Sulfur Cycle
    Transcriptional Regulation
    Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages
    Transformation, Genetic
    Transposable Elements
    Two-Component Systems
    Vaccines, Bacterial
    Vaccines, Viral
    Viruses, Emerging

Product details

  • No. of pages: 1152
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2003
  • Published: December 4, 2003
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080472461

About the Editor

Moselio Schaechter

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, CA, USA

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