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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.
- The most comprehensive single-volume source providing an overview of microbiology to non-specialists
* Bridges the gap between introductory texts and specialized reviews.
* Provides concise and general overviews of important topics within the field making it a helpful resource when preparing for lectures, writing reports, or drafting grant applications
Microbiologists working in research, teaching, industry, and government.
Cell membrane, prokaryotic
Cell Structure, Organization, Bacteria and Archaea
Outer Membrane, Gram-Negative Bacteria
Crystalline Cell Surface Layers
Autotrophic CO2 Metabolism
Cell Cycles and Division
Continuous Cultures (Chemostats)
Metabolism, Central (Intermediary)
Quorum-Sensing in Bacteria
Sensory Transduction in Bacteria
Stress, bacterial: General and Specific
Development, Prokaryotic: Variety and Versatility
Chromosome Replication and Segregation
Growth Kinetics, Bacterial
DNA Restriction and Modification
Transduction: Host DNA Transfer by Bacteriophages
Genomics and Evolution
DNA Sequencing and Genomics
Evolution, Theory and Experiments with Microorganisms
Horizontal gene transfer: Uptake of extracellular DNA by bacteria
Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents
Pathogenesis and antimicrobials
Gastrointestinal Microbiology in the Normal Human Host
Plant Pathogens and Disease: general introduction
Food and Waterborne Illnesses
Endosymbionts and Intracellular Parasites
Agrobacterium and Plant Cell Transformation
Opportunistic Human Gram Negative Anaerobes: Friend and Foe
Gram-Negative Opportunistic Anaerobes: Friends and Foes
Legionella, Bartonella, Haemophilus
Tuberculosis: Molecular Basis of Pathogenesis
Mycoplasma and Spiroplasma
Viruses (and Prions)
Bacteriophage – Overview
Industrial Processes and Methodology
Amino Acid Production
Metal Extraction and Biomining
Industrial Biotechnology, (Overview)
- © Academic Press 2010
- 19th April 2010
- Academic Press
- eBook ISBN:
San Diego State University, CA, USA
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