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Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080472461

Desk Encyclopedia of Microbiology

1st Edition

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Editors: Moselio Schaechter
eBook ISBN: 9780080472461
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 11th December 2003
Page Count: 1152
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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 Archaea Attenuation, Transcriptional Bacillus subtilis, Genetics Bacteriophages Biocides: Nonpublic Health, Nonagricultural Antimicrobials Biofilms and Biofouling Biological Warfare Bioluminescence, Microbial Bioreactors Bioremedation Biosensors Cell Membrane: Structure and Function Cell Walls, Bacterial Chemotaxis 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 Exotoxins Extremophiles Fimbriae, Pili Flagella 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 Lipopolysaccharides Methanogenesis Methylotrophy 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) Prions 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 Sporulation 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 Viruses, Emerging Yeasts


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About the Editor

Moselio Schaechter

Affiliations and Expertise

San Diego State University, CA, USA


"This is a useful reference...I recommend this volume for any academic college or university library." - E-STREAMS, Paula J. Wolfe, University of Arizona Library, U.S. (October 2004) " longer need we hear the refrain: if only there was an easy to understand, readily available, single source! Schaechter has provided it and deserves our sustained gratitude and applause...This encyclopedia is an indispensable tool that should be a constant companion on the desk of each and every microbiologist and all persons intrigued by the indivisible creatures that make life possible on this planet." - Henry D. Isenberg, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, N.Y. (November 2004) "...well written and authoritative." -Microbiology Today (November 2004) "This work provides a compact, affordable overview of microbiology topics that are of widest interest in the field." -S.K. Oelker, Drew University, U.S., (November 2004)

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